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Correa-Pérez, Roxanna; Sanhueza-Jara, María Gabriela – Online Submission, 2019
Autonomy in language learning is recognized as a basic skill language learners need to develop. This study describes the autonomous work activities university students carry out in a first-semester course of an English teaching program, and the amount of time they invest in each of these activities. Moreover, it describes the teachers' perspective…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, College Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kilickaya, Ferit – Online Submission, 2019
The current study comprises the views of the pre-service English language teachers on the process of coursebook evaluation and creating supplementary activities for the coursebook written for the fifth graders at middle schools in Turkey. The participants included seniors in the Department of Foreign Language Education at a state university in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language)
Özonur, Mesut; Kamisli, Halil – Online Submission, 2019
The microteaching method offers opportunities to pre-service teachers for both planning and applying teaching methods-techniques. This method generally focuses on teacher behaviors. In teacher training programs, pre-service teachers learn the theoretical underpinnings of pedagogical strategies, and then they practice these strategies, ensuring…
Descriptors: Microteaching, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Yadigaroglu, Mustafa; Demircioglu, Gökhan; Demircioglu, Hülya; Akar, Hayriye – Online Submission, 2018
The purpose of this study is to explore the metaphorical perceptions of science teacher candidates towards teacher and teaching profession. Qualitative research method was used in the study and "phenomenological approach" was employed as the design of the study. The participants of the study are comprised of 102 teacher candidates who…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Figurative Language, Preservice Teachers
Yorganci, Serpil – Online Submission, 2018
In this study, it was aimed to determine the views of graduate students on mathematics learning with dynamic mathematics software GeoGebra. Case study method was used in qualitative research patterns. The study group consists of 7 graduate students who were doing their degrees at the Education Faculty of a state university in Turkey. Data were…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Software
Kadioglu Ates, Hatice; Afat, Nuket – Online Submission, 2018
The objective of the present study is to identify the language development process, early literacy experiences and educational problems of an early reader identified as gifted. The research method was determined as a case study in line with this objective. The research was structured on the experiences of a fourth-grade male student born in 2010…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Language Acquisition, Gifted, Grade 4
Koçyigit, Mehmet; Erdem, Cahit – Online Submission, 2018
This study examines master's and doctoral theses on English preparatory classes at tertiary level in Turkey in terms of completion year, thesis type, subject areas, data types, research design, sample groups, problem statements and recommendations. This study is a systematic review of literature and the data was collected through document analysis…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Abrahamson, Earle Derek; Mann, Jonathan – Online Submission, 2018
Online systems like Turnitin have been identified as way to improve the quality of work that students submit. Related to this, recent studies concerned with Turnitin have foregrounded its capacity as an educative tool that improves students' understanding of academic misconduct. Academic writing, and the ability of students to appreciate feedback…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes, Cheating, Computer Software
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Tekerek, Mehmet; Tekerek, Betül – Online Submission, 2018
Instructional models form based on the needs. To satisfy the needs specific targeted instructions are presented. Teaching how a vehicle is used, is an example for specific targeted courses. This study suggests and defines a new concept namely "integrated instructional material". Integrated structures are applications and structures which…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Systems Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preservice Teachers
Sener, Zehra Taspinar; Bulut, Ahsen Seda; Ünal, Hasan – Online Submission, 2017
Problem Statement: Two different teacher training programs have been implemented in Turkey over recent years. In addition to attending faculties of teacher training (on traditional educational degree programs), graduates from different faculties have the right to become teachers by way of the "pedagogical formation certification…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Figurative Language, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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
Aydin, Gülnur; Baysan, Sultan; Aydogan, Selcen – Online Submission, 2017
This research was conducted to determine the perceptions of Turkish children in their mind maps at the primary educational level living in the UK and parental views on these perceptions about the children's home country Turkey and the world. For this purpose, case study approach in qualitative research is preferred. The study group consists of 36…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Cognitive Mapping
Cankaya, Pinar – Online Submission, 2017
The main concern of the current paper is to discuss English medium instruction (EMI, henceforth) in all aspects with a particular focus on its challenges and difficulties reported by both students and teachers based on the relevant research studies. As EMI is gaining greatest importance among the researchers, policy makers and educators; it is of…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
Turhan, Burcu; Okan, Zuhal – Online Submission, 2017
Advertising is a prominent discourse type which is inevitably linked to a range of disciplines. This study examines the language of a non-product advertisement, not isolating it from its interaction with other texts that surrounds it. It is based on Norman Fairclough's Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) framework in which there are three levels of…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
Ozdemir, Ertugrul – Online Submission, 2017
The purpose of this study is to create a short comic story about historical emergence of Planck's explanation of blackbody radiation and to investigate what students learn from it and what they think about the usage of comics in modern physics course. The participants are a small group of undergraduate students studying at department of science…
Descriptors: Cartoons, History, Radiation, Physics
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