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Kisoglu, Mustafa – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine motivation of science high school students towards learning biology and their attitude towards biology lessons. The sample of the study consists of 564 high school students (308 females, 256 males) studying at two science high schools in Aksaray, Turkey. In the study, the relational scanning method, which is…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Learning Motivation
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Adair, Desmond; Jaeger, Martin; Price, Owen M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The use of a portfolio curriculum approach, when teaching a university introductory statistics and probability course to engineering students, is developed and evaluated. The portfolio curriculum approach, so called, as the students need to keep extensive records both as hard copies and digitally of reading materials, interactions with faculty,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Introductory Courses, Statistics, Probability
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Özdenk, Serhat; Karabulut, Ebru Olcay – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
In this study, it was aimed to examine of youth team athletes' social values according to some variables. The study was carried out by screening model and includes in range of 9-17 years 273 youth team athletes who take part in individual and team sports such as Taekwondo, Handball, Badminton, Wrestling, Volleyball and Football. "A Tool for…
Descriptors: Athletes, Team Sports, Social Values, Questionnaires
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Yang, Jing; Huang, Si-min; Li, Ze-jian; Feng, Lie; Lu, Chun-ting – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
Purpose: To develop a novel method for closely and effectively integrating simulation scenarios and clinical practices to improve clinical skills training in the concepts of translational medicine. Methods: Forty-two and 38 third-year medical students in the classes of 2010 and 2009 at Jinan University were selected as an observation group and a…
Descriptors: Simulation, Vignettes, Medical Students, Statistical Analysis
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Sarikaya, Esma Emmioglu; Ok, Ahmet; Aydin, Yesim Capa; Schau, Candace – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
This study examines factorial structure and the gender invariance of the Turkish version of the Survey of Attitudes toward Statistics (SATS-36). The SATS-36 has 36 items measuring six components: affect, cognitive competence, value, difficulty, effort, and interest. Data were collected from 347 university students. Results showed that the Turkish…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, College Students, Measures (Individuals)
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Basar, Ozlem Deniz; Genc, Elif Guneren – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The quality of an adult's daily working life comprising the major part of his life, will also increase the quality of his social life. Having a good working life is also associated with having a job that one desires and regards it as suitable for himself. But as will be acknowledged all over the world, the quality of a job that one can have will…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Yavuz, Günes – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to analyse the level of prospective classroom and mathematics teachers' anxieties about teaching mathematics. Freshman and junior prospective teachers from educational faculties of two different universities participated in this study. "Anxieties About Teaching Mathematics Scale" which was developed by Peker…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Teachers, Measures (Individuals)
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Chen, Chi Yuan; Wang, Shu-Yin; Yang, Yi-Fang – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of the study is to explore the influence of teaching evaluations on teachers in that they might try to please their students by giving higher grades in order to get higher teaching evaluation scores. To achieve this purpose, the study analyzed the correlations between teaching evaluation scores, student's final grades and course fail…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Evaluation, Scores, Academic Achievement
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Yang, Chao-Ming; Hsu, Tzu-Fan – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Visual communication design (VCD) is a form of nonverbal communication. The application of relevant linguistic or semiotic theories to VCD education renders graphic design an innovative and scientific discipline. In this study, actual teaching activities were examined to verify the feasibility of applying narrative theory to graphic design…
Descriptors: Design, Visual Literacy, Semiotics, Teaching Methods
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Taylor, Zachary W. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
A recent Educational Testing Services report (2016) found that international graduate students with a TOEFL score of 80--the minimum average TOEFL score for graduate admission in the United States--usually possess reading subscores of 20, equating to a 12th-grade reading comprehension level. However, one public flagship university's international…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Reading Comprehension, College Admission
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Tezel, Kadir Vefa – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Language is normally associated with linguistic capabilities of individuals. In the theory of multiple intelligences, language is considered to be related primarily to linguistic intelligence. Using the theory of Multiple Intelligences as its starting point, this descriptive survey study investigated to what extent prospective English teachers'…
Descriptors: Language Aptitude, Scores, Selection Criteria, Multiple Intelligences
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Karatay, Halit – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
In order to make teaching activities more appealing, different techniques and strategies have been constantly employed. This study utilized the strategy of "literature circles" to improve the text-analysis skills, reading desires, and interests of prospective teachers of Turkish. "Literature circles" was not chosen to be used…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, Literature, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension
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Bursali, Nihan; Öz, Hüseyin – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Over the past decades there has been a dramatic increase in academic research on motivation to learn a second or foreign language (L2). The present study tried to investigate the relationship between the ideal L2 self as a motivational variable and willingness to communicate in English (L2 WTC) inside the classroom. Participants were 56 university…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Communication (Thought Transfer), Second Language Instruction
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Duran, Ali; Yildirim, Nail – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
The aim of this present research is to specify the interrelation between the happiness and self-efficacy levels of the school administrators. This study is a descriptive survey model, and its population consists of the school principals and deputy principals in Amasya Province which are the subsidiaries of the Ministry of National Education. The…
Descriptors: Correlation, Administrator Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Psychological Patterns
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Lu, Xiaoye; Cheng, Xin; Li, Ke; Lee, Kenneth Ka Ho; Yang, Xuesong – International Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Objectives: Human histology is a discipline concerning the study of microscopic structures of human tissues and organs--with the aid of light or electron microscopes. Traditional teaching of histology is composed of two separated components, theory and practice. The main disadvantage with traditional histology teaching is the detachment of theory…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Laboratory Equipment
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