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Demirdag, Seyithan – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Effective school administrators and teachers are those who provide the least restrictive learning environments for all students. The main goal of this study was to analyze the effects of inclusive science education on the general education population of middle school students' scientific conceptual understandings. The study was designed as a…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Middle School Students, Science Education
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Aydin, Utkun – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The study investigated differences in students' reported overall test anxiety before, during, or after test taking among two school-levels and gender. Differences among three test anxiety components (thoughts, off-task behaviors, and autonomic reactions) were also examined. Participants were 725 primary (349 females, 376 males) and 375 middle (180…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Gender Differences, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students
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Buber, Ayse; Coban, Gul Unal – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of learning activities based on argumentation about "Force and Motion" unit on conceptual understanding and views about establishing thinking friendly classroom environment of 7th graders. The study was conducted with total 39 students (20 students in experimental group and 19…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Scientific Concepts, Motion, Physics
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Yildiz, Avni; Baltaci, Serdal – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) is a model that explains how teachers use technology more effectively in the context of technological, pedagogical, and content knowledge. Teachers' TPACK competencies play great importance in this regard. Lesson study has also been playing significant roles in the development of teachers'…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Technological Literacy, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
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Onwumere, Onyebuchi; Reid, Norman – European Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Mathematics is an important school subject but one which often poses problems for learners. It has been found that learners do not possess the cognitive capacity to handle understanding procedures, representations, concepts, and applications at the same time. while the extent of field dependency may hold the key to one way by which the working…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Short Term Memory
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Sormunen, Kari; Köksal, Mustafa Serdar – European Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Majority of NOS studies comprise of determination or assessment studies conducted with ordinary students. In order to gain further understanding on variation in NOS understandings among the students, there should be different research attempts focusing on unconventional students such as academically advanced students. The purpose of this study is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Epistemology
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Hofferber, Natalia; Eckes, Alexander; Wilde, Matthias – European Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Grolnick and Ryan (1987) assume that an autonomy supportive environment leads to higher learner engagement and thus to greater achievements and deeper understanding of content. In school, knowledge acquisition (rote learning as well as conceptual learning) are regarded as most important. In this study, we examined the effects of teachers' autonomy…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Personal Autonomy, Academic Achievement, Rote Learning
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Ercan, Orhan; Bilen, Kadir – European Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Advances in computer technologies and adoption of related methods and techniques in education have developed parallel to each other. This study focuses on the need to utilize more than one teaching method and technique in education rather than focusing on a single teaching method. By using the pre-test post-test and control group semi-experimental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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Koparan, Timur; Güven, Bülent – European Journal of Educational Research, 2014
This study investigates the effect of the project based learning approach on 8th grade students' attitude towards statistics. With this aim, an attitude scale towards statistics was developed. Quasi-experimental research model was used in this study. Following this model in the control group the traditional method was applied to teach statistics…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Student Attitudes, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Koparan, Timur; Güven, Bülent – European Journal of Educational Research, 2014
This study examines the effect of project based learning on 8th grade students' statistical literacy levels. A performance test was developed for this aim. Quasi-experimental research model was used in this article. In this context, the statistics were taught with traditional method in the control group and it was taught using project based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Student Projects, Grade 8
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Hindal, Huda; Reid, Norman; Whitehead, Rex – European Journal of Educational Research, 2013
It is well established that girls and boys perform differently in traditional examinations in most countries. This study looks at a sample of 754 school students in Kuwait (aged about 13) and explores how boys and girls differ in the performance in a range of tests related to learner characteristics. The fundamental question is how boys and girls…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics, Learning, Adolescents
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Safdar, Muhammad; Hussain, Azhar; Shah, Iqbal; Rifat, Qudsia – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This paper describes the procedure of developing an instructional tool, "concept mapping" and its effectiveness in making the material meaningful to the students. In Pakistan, the traditional way of teaching science subjects at all levels at school relies heavily on memorization. The up-to-date data obtained from qualitative and…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Ali, Asma Amanat; Reid, Norman – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Mathematics is well known as a subject area where there can be problems in terms of understanding as well as retaining positive attitudes. In a large study involving 813 school students (ages approximately 10-12) drawn from two different school systems in Pakistan, the effect of limited working memory capacity on performance in mathematics was…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preadolescents, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes