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Dibek, Munevver Ilgun; Yavuz, Hatice C.; Tavsancil, Ezel; Yalcin, Seher – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The purpose of the present study was twofold: first to adapt the Relationship and Motivation (REMO) scale addressing role of peers and teachers in students' motivations into Turkish culture, and second to determine whether there were any differences between girls and boys regarding the scores obtained from this scale. To achieve these aims, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Relationship, Student Motivation, Factor Analysis
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Baloglu, Nuri – Educational Research and Reviews, 2017
In this study, the effects of family leadership orientation on social entrepreneurship, generativity and academic education success were examined with the views of college students. The study was conducted at a state university in Central Anatolia in Turkey. 402 college students who attending at three different colleges voluntarily participated in…
Descriptors: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Academic Achievement, College Students
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Gencay, Selçuk – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The behavior of the physical education teacher in the classroom or in the gym also affects the students' achievement and personality development. It is important to examine different aspects of loneliness and peer relations, which are thought to be one of the indicators of the level of sociability, in the profession of physical education teacher.…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Kaya, Sibel; Ceviz, Asli Elgun – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
The aim of this study is to examine the nature of questioning in primary classrooms taught by teacher candidates. The participants were 39 teacher candidates enrolled in the Department of Primary Education at a large university in Western Turkey as well as 3rd and 4th-grade students in four schools located in the area. Each teacher candidate has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Questioning Techniques
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Saffran, Andrea; Barchfeld, Petra; Sodian, Beate; Alibali, Martha W. – Developmental Psychology, 2016
In a series of 3 experiments, the authors investigated the influence of symmetry of variables on children's and adults' data interpretation. They hypothesized that symmetrical (i.e., present/present) variables would support correct interpretations more than asymmetrical (i.e., present/absent) variables. Participants were asked to judge covariation…
Descriptors: Children, Adults, Age Differences, Data Interpretation
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Uyanik, Gökhan – International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, 2016
The aim of the study is to determine effect of environmental education based on transformational learning theory on primary school teacher candidates' perceptions towards environmental problems and permanency of learning. Pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design have been used in this study. The study group consists of 66 teacher candidates who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Transformative Learning, Learning Theories
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Rosenkränzer, Frank; Kramer, Tim; Hörsch, Christian; Schuler, Stephan; Rieß, Werner – Higher Education Studies, 2016
The understanding of complex, dynamic and animate systems has a special standing in education for sustainable development and biology. Thus one important role of science teacher education is to promote student teachers' Content Related Knowledge (CRK) for teaching systems thinking, consisting of extensive Content Knowledge (CK) and well formed…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Systems Approach, Thinking Skills, Student Teachers
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de Villiers, Rian; Plantan, Tiffany; Gaines, Michael – Education as Change, 2016
The Science Made Sensible (SMS) programme began as a partnership between the University of Miami (UM), Florida, USA, and some public schools in Miami. In this programme, postgraduate students from UM work with primary school science teachers to engage learners in science through the use of inquiry-based, hands-on activities. Due to the success of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Hands on Science, Inquiry
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Aka, Elvan Ince – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The aim of the current study is to identify the attitudes towards the laboratory course and self-efficacy beliefs in the laboratory use of prospective teachers who are attending Gazi University Gazi Education Faculty Primary Education Science Teaching program, and to investigate the relationship between the attitudes and self-efficacy beliefs.…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Self Efficacy
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Krakowski, Claire-Sara; Poirel, Nicolas; Vidal, Julie; Roëll, Margot; Pineau, Arlette; Borst, Grégoire; Houdé, Olivier – Developmental Psychology, 2016
To act and think, children and adults are continually required to ignore irrelevant visual information to focus on task-relevant items. As real-world visual information is organized into structures, we designed a feature visual search task containing 3-level hierarchical stimuli (i.e., local shapes that constituted intermediate shapes that formed…
Descriptors: Children, Young Adults, Visual Discrimination, Age Differences
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Lin, Show-Yu; Wu, Ming-Ta; Cho, Ya-I; Chen, Hui-Huang – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2015
Background: Nanotechnology education has become an urgent priority to nurture skilled human resources for the rapidly developing nanotechnology-related industries. The promotion of popular science education focusing on nanotechnology is an ideal approach to bridge the gaps in formal curricula, and to stimulate curiosity about and interest in…
Descriptors: Molecular Structure, Technology, Program Effectiveness, Elementary Schools
Bostan Sarioglan, Ayberk; Küçüközer, Hüseyin – Online Submission, 2015
This research was a cross-age study that sought to determine and compare students' ideas about the causes of the seasons. Toward this aim, the research was carried out with 974 students at different educational levels and across the various age groups. First, the data obtained from the responses to the open-ended question was categorized according…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Astronomy, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts
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Dwaik, Raghad; Shehadeh, Adnan – English Language Teaching, 2015
The starting age of foreign language learning has been a controversial issue since the second half of the 20th century. Despite this long time, definite answers have not been found regarding the different aspects of the age issue, i.e., its influence on rate, route and ultimate attainment. Many researchers have explored the influence of age on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Stamper, John, Ed.; Pardos, Zachary, Ed.; Mavrikis, Manolis, Ed.; McLaren, Bruce M., Ed. – International Educational Data Mining Society, 2014
The 7th International Conference on Education Data Mining held on July 4th-7th, 2014, at the Institute of Education, London, UK is the leading international forum for high-quality research that mines large data sets in order to answer educational research questions that shed light on the learning process. These data sets may come from the traces…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Data Processing, Data Analysis, Data Collection
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Harder, Bettina; Vialle, Wilma; Ziegler, Albert – High Ability Studies, 2014
Recent handbooks of giftedness or expertise propose a plethora of conceptions on the development of excellent performance but, to our knowledge, there are no comparative studies that provide empirical evidence of their validity to guide researchers and practitioners in their adoption of a particular conception. This study sought to close that gap…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Expertise, Evidence, Validity
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