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Ates, Ozlem; Unal Coban, Gul; Kaya Sengoren, Serap – European Journal of Educational Research, 2018
This study aims to explain the extent to which prospective physics teachers' views and practices are consistent with the constructivist framework. A case study design was employed as the research approach. The study was conducted with 11 prospective physics teachers attending a state university in Turkey. Data was collected through semi-structured…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Teachers, Observation, Check Lists
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Al Ghazali, Fawzi – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This research study investigates the cognitive, psychological and personal factors affecting the accuracy and fluency of English language usage among Arab learners. Early research led by Chomsky (1965) and Krashen (1981) suggested that an individual's Language Acquisition Device once triggered at the appropriate time and supported with adequate…
Descriptors: Arabs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Fluency
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Khan, Shaista Irshad – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Critical thinking is seen as a highly desirable way of thinking that needs to be encouraged in all areas of higher education. However, it is not easy to conceptualise critical thinking in ways that can help in its development and in its assessment. Recent policy documents in Pakistan have laid emphasis on the development of critical thinking…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Higher Education, Thinking Skills, Foreign Countries
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Chrysos, Michail – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study aims to present the design and pilot testing procedures of the two specific self-report questionnaires were used to measure the two key aspects of reading motivation, self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation in the field of literary (narrative) reading, and the partial factors that jointly shape them. These instruments were outlined in…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Motivation, Construct Validity, Reliability
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Okmen, Burcu; Kilic, Abdurrahman – European Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The aim of this research is to develop a scale to determine the language teaching methods used by English teachers. The research sample consisted of 300 English teachers who taught at Duzce University and in primary schools, secondary schools and high schools in the Provincial Management of National Education in the city of Duzce in 2013-2014…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, English Teachers
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Esomonu, Nkechi Patricia-Mary; Okeaba, James Uzoma – European Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The study developed and standardized an Inventory for measuring Students' Integration into University Academic Culture named Inventory for Students' Integration into University Academic Culture (ISIUAC). The increase in dropout rates, substance use, cultism and other deviant behaviours in Nigerian universities makes it necessary for one to ask the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Measures (Individuals), Test Construction
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Mubeen, Sarwat; Reid, Norman – European Journal of Educational Research, 2014
Motivation is an inner force that activates and provides direction to our thought, feelings and actions. Two main characteristics of motivation are goal directed behavior and persistence. Motivated people persistently work for the goal until it is achieved. This paper explores the nature of motivation in the context of learning and seeks to relate…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Science Instruction, Self Esteem, Self Efficacy
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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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Masaiti, Gift; Shen, Hong – European Journal of Educational Research, 2013
This research paper explores the concept of "cost sharing" which became more prominent in Zambia education with the advent of democratic form of governance in 1991. As a way of responding to the ever diminishing tax revenues, government through the education policy of 1996, allowed higher education institutions including public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Costs, State Universities, Governance
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Ugur, Gokhan; Dilber, Refik; Senpolat, Yasemin; Duzgun, Bahattin – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This study investigated the effects of analogy on the elimination of students' misconceptions about direct current circuits, students' achievement and the attitudes towards physics lessons. The sample of this study consisted of 51 11th grade students from two different classes. While one of the classes was the experimental group where analogy was…
Descriptors: Physics, Misconceptions, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction
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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
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Abu-Shakra, Amal; Saliim, Eric – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
A university course project was developed and implemented in a biology course, focusing on environmental problems, to assess community awareness of childhood lead poisoning. A set of 385 questionnaires was generated and distributed in an urban community in North Carolina, USA. The completed questionnaires were sorted first into yes and no sets…
Descriptors: Biology, Service Learning, Educational Research, Poisoning
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Abu-Shakra, Amal – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
For a university service learning educational research project addressing Legionnaires' disease (LD), a Yes/No questionnaire on community awareness of LD was developed and distributed in an urban community in North Carolina, USA. The 456 questionnaires completed by the participants were sorted into yes and no sets based on responses obtained to…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Educational Research, Age Differences, Diseases