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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
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
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
Kedrowicz, April A.; Royal, Kenneth; Flammer, Keven – Online Submission, 2016
Introduction: While social media has the potential to be used to make professional and personal connections, it can also be used inappropriately, with detrimental ramifications for the individual in terms of their professional reputation and even hiring decisions. This research explored students' and faculty members' perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Social Media, Veterinary Medical Education, Medical Students, College Faculty
Gustilo, Leah E. – Online Submission, 2016
The present study aimed at characterizing what skilled or more proficient ESL college writing is in the Philippine setting through a contrastive analysis of three groups of variables identified from previous studies: resources, processes, and performance of ESL writers. Based on Chenoweth and Hayes' (2001; 2003) framework, the resource level…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
Lai, Ching-San – Online Submission, 2016
This study aims to discuss the issues of integrating e-books into science teaching by preservice elementary school teachers. The study adopts both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In total, 24 preservice elementary school teachers participated in this study. The main sources of research data included e-books produced by preservice…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Technology Integration, Science Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education
Gurbanov, Elmir – Online Submission, 2016
The goal of the article is to find out the challenges of grading in student self and peer-assessment from teachers' and students' perspectives and to suggest ways to cope with them. Peer and self-assessment have accumulated a great significance in the last few decades related to vast application of the cognitive approach and the attempts of making…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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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
Gul, Showkeen Bilal Ahmad; Qasem, Mamun Ali Naji; Bhat, Mehraj Ahmad – Online Submission, 2015
In this paper an attempt was made to analyze the effect of items direction (positive or negative) on the Alpha Cronbach reliability coefficient and the Split Half reliability coefficient in Likert scale. The descriptive survey research method was used for the study and sample of 510 undergraduate students were selected by used random sampling…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Test Reliability, Test Items, Undergraduate Students
Blaškovic, Jelena – Online Submission, 2015
Extracurricular music activities are those performed outside regular and obligatory school programme. Students' aesthetic education is the goal of art extracurricular activities. The point and purpose of these activities is to uphold favourable conditions for the realisation of various cultural-art activities through which the insight into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education