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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
Koral Gümüsoglu, Eylem; Akay, Emel – Online Submission, 2017
Technology has undergone a lot of radical changes in the last years which have caused the implemention of new paradigms in different sectors. It is almost impossible for education not to be affected from this change in technology. It has shifted from the traditional applications to the technology use in the classrooms. In this case, teachers' role…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Adoption (Ideas), College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Tunaz, Mehmet – Online Submission, 2017
This research is conducted to examine novice ELT teachers' perspective on the possible motives behind young learners' problem behaviours in English classes. The gender of ELT teachers have been also considered in order to investigate whether there is a difference between the perception of male and female teachers on the leading causes of problem…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Balci, Ceyda; Yenice, Nilgun – Online Submission, 2016
The aim of this study is to analyse the effects of scientific argumentation based learning process on the eighth grade students' achievement in the unit of "cell division and inheritance". It also deals with the effects of this process on their comprehension about the nature of scientific knowledge, their willingness to take part in…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Grade 8, Persuasive Discourse, Science Achievement
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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)
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
Çakir, Ismail; Baytar, Birtan – Online Submission, 2014
Pronunciation is one of the controversial topics in the field of English language teaching as a second or foreign language. The aim of this study is to understand the attitudes of prep class students at Kastamonu University (state university) in Turkey towards the importance of pronunciation in language learning. Therefore, a pronunciation…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), College Students
Korkmaz, Özgen; Altun, Halis – Online Submission, 2014
The attitude of students towards computer programming learning is a subject which is not widely researched in the current literature. In fact, there is little generally accepted scale, which is tested and accepted in terms of reliability and validity in literature in order to measure the attitude of students towards computer programming learning.…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Test Validity, Test Reliability
Duatepe Aksu, Asuman – Online Submission, 2013
In this study, the aim was to examine the factors that predict the geometry knowledge of pre-service elementary teachers. Data was collected on 387 pre-service elementary teachers from four universities by using a geometry knowledge test, the van Hiele geometric thinking level test, a geometry self efficacy scale and a geometry attitude scale.…
Descriptors: Geometry, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Curriculum, Predictor Variables
Erdogan, Esra; Tunaz, Mehmet – Online Submission, 2012
This paper takes a brief look at external and internal demotivating factors among EFL young learners at Pozanti Regional Primary Boarding School (YIBO). In the search of the reasons of demotivation, a questionnaire consisting of 5-point Likert Scale, open-ended questions, observations and interviews were administered. Following the evaluation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Motivation, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Ilkörücü Göçmençelebi, Sirin; Özkan, Muhlis; Bayram, Nuran – Online Submission, 2012
This study examines the variables which help direct students to a deep learning approach to science lessons, with the aim of guiding programmers and teachers in primary education. The sample was composed of a total of 164 primary school students. The Learning Approaches to Science Scale developed by Ünal (2005) for Science and Technology lessons…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Scientific Attitudes