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Kosar, Gülten – Online Submission, 2018
The objective of this is to investigate young adult learners' perceptions of brain-compatible learning. 27 university preparatory school students aged 18-21 were taught in compliance with brain-compatible learning approach for four months and a half. Subsequent to the intervention, the participants were asked to fill in a questionnaire developed…
Descriptors: Brain, Student Attitudes, Postsecondary Education, Young Adults
Ocak, Gürbüz; Olur, Burak – Online Submission, 2018
The aim of this study is to develop a five point likert scale called 'Foreign Language Speaking Self-Efficacy'. A draft scale which includes 38 items has been given to 493 students studying in Afyon Kocatepe University, Foreign Languages School in Turkey. The principal component analysis has been employed in factor analysis of the scale to examine…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Self Efficacy
Gunduz, Semseddin – Online Submission, 2017
The purpose of this study was to set forth the relationship between the individuals' states to adopt social networks and social intelligence and analyze both concepts according to various variables. Research data were collected from 1145 social network users in the online media by using the Adoption of Social Network Scale and Social Intelligence…
Descriptors: Correlation, Social Networks, Interpersonal Competence, College Graduates
Derman, Aysegül; Kayacan, Kadriye – Online Submission, 2017
A non-experimental descriptive and correlational design was used to examine the "notion of the nature of scientific model, atom achievement and correlation between the two" held by a total sample of 76 prospective science teachers. "Students' Understanding of Models in Science" scale was utilized to evaluate the views of the…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Scientific Principles, Models
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Kavanoz, Suzan – Online Submission, 2017
Promoting higher communication efficiency among teacher candidates and acting as models are among the main professional responsibilities of teacher educators. This makes the task of teachers even more important in language education classes where students are prospective language teachers and their development as language teachers highly depend on…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Communication (Thought Transfer), Anxiety, Mixed Methods Research
Paker, Turan; Özcan, Yeliz Ergül – Online Submission, 2017
Our study aimed at finding out the effectiveness of corpus-based vocabulary teaching activities as well as students' attitudes towards concordance-based materials when corpus-based tasks in English vocabulary learning are used. The study was conducted in a preparatory school in a private university. The participants were 28 intermediate level…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
Sahin, Ayfer – Online Submission, 2017
This study aims to compare the perceptions and self-efficacy skills of primary school teachers who have taken drama courses to those who have not in terms of the use of drama as a teaching technique. The sample of the study consists of prospective second and third grade teachers enrolled in the Primary School Teaching Department at Ahi Evran…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education
Korucu, Agah Tugrul; Usta, Ertugrul – Online Submission, 2016
The development of technology brought about some advantages as well as particular disadvantages. Smart phones which are new generation mobile devices are technological tools for meeting certain needs such as entertainment, social media, realization of daily routines and usage for educational purposes. The facts that new generation mobile devices…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Information Technology
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Karakas, Ali; Uysal, Hüseyin; Bilgin, Selçuk; Bulut, Talat – Online Submission, 2016
The question of what makes a good teacher of English has aroused researchers' interest for many years, and the existing studies comparing NESTs (native English-speaking teachers) and NNESTs (non-native English-speaking teachers) have focused mostly on students' perceptions of these teachers. The current study aims to explore in the first phase if…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
Akçaoglu, Mustafa Öztürk – Online Submission, 2016
The current study aimed to identify teacher candidates' learning strategies and academic self-efficacy levels. Furthermore, the correlations between these variables and gender and departments were looked into. The study was mainly descriptive and correlational. The sample of the study consisted of 256 teacher candidates enrolled at a faculty of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Learning Strategies, Self Efficacy, Correlation
Akman, Özkan; Güven, Cemal – Online Submission, 2015
The purpose of this research is to develop a scale for analyzing the technological pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) and self-efficacy perceptions of the social sciences teachers and teacher candidates. During the development process, an item pool has been generated by evaluating the studies made in the literature. Also, after opinions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Technology, Technology Integration
Tozkoparam, Süleyman Burak; Kiliç, Muhammet Emre; Usta, Ertugrul – Online Submission, 2015
The aim of this study is to determine Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Competencies of teacher candidates in Turkish Teaching department of Mevlana (Rumi) University and the effect of Instructional Technology and Material Design (ITMD) Course on TPACK. The study is a study of quantitative type and single-group pretest-posttest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Competencies, Statistical Analysis
Korucu, Agâh Tugrul; Yücel, Ahmet; Gündogdu, Mustafa M.; Gençtürk, Tarik – Online Submission, 2015
It has been essential to make use of technology in education as a result of the improvements in information and communication technology in the 21st century. Teachers, who are the organizers and the developers of learning environments, need to have a high level of consciousness with regard to digital competence. Thus, students can acquire digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Technological Literacy, Likert Scales
Önem, E. E. – Online Submission, 2015
This study aimed to find whether meditation can be effective in terms of anxiety and vocabulary learning in a foreign language learning context. To test this, an experimental pre-test and post-test study was designed. 61 students (14 male-47 female) from the English Language Teaching Department of a state university in Turkey were assigned into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Anxiety, Vocabulary Development
Karadag, Ruhan – Online Submission, 2014
The aim of this study is to determine the primary school pre-service teachers' attitude toward cursive handwriting and to determine whether a significant difference exists among those pre-service teachers' attitude with respect to gender, class and their universities. In order to collect data "Scale for Attitude towards Cursive…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Handwriting, Gender Differences
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