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Sarac, Hakan; Tarhan, Devrim – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
In the rapidly developing age of technology, the contribution of using multimedia-supported instructional materials in the field of teaching technologies to science education has been increasing steadily. The purpose of this research is to compare the multimedia learning instructional materials prepared according to the 7E learning model and the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Instructional Materials, Experimental Groups
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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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Kaf, Ozlem; Yilmaz, Ozge Uygungul – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of creative drama as a teaching method on academic achievement and retention in social studies, students' attitude towards social studies of 4th grade. The research is designed according to quasiexperimental model. The research was conducted with 4th year students in a public school in Adana…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drama, Teaching Methods, Creativity
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Okyay, Ozlem; Kandir, Adalet – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study aims to review the impact of the interactive story reading method on 48-72 month children's vocabulary based on receptive and expressive language. The study group is 52 children in the 48-72 months age group at the nurseries of primary schools at Ankara province. The research employed a combined pattern analyzing both quantitative and…
Descriptors: Story Reading, Expressive Language, Vocabulary Development, Control Groups
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Rupprecht, Silke; Paulus, Peter; Walach, Harald – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Teacher wellbeing and performance is affected by their ability to cope with the demands of the profession. This pilot nonrandomized, waitlist-controlled study investigated the impact of a mindfulness intervention (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) on teachers' wellbeing, self-regulation ability and classroom performance applying a mixed-method…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Teacher Effectiveness, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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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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Pekdogan, Serpil; Korkmaz, Halil Ibrahim – European Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of a Creative Drama Based Perception of Self-sufficiency Skills Training Program on 2nd grade bachelor degree students' (who are attending a preschool teacher training program) perception of self-sufficiency. This is a quasi-experimental study. Totally 50 students were equally divided into…
Descriptors: Creativity, Drama, Experimental Groups, Teacher Education Programs
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Dejonckheere, Peter J. N.; de Wit, Nele; van de Keere, Kristof; Vervaet, Stephanie – European Journal of Educational Research, 2016
This study tested and integrated the effects of an inquiry-based didactic method for preschool science in a real practical classroom setting. Four preschool classrooms participated in the experiment (N = 57) and the children were 4-6 years old. In order to assess children's attention for causal events and their understanding at the level of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Control Groups, Pretests Posttests, Play
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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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Meyer, Annika; Meyer-Ahrens, Inga; Wilde, Matthias – European Journal of Educational Research, 2013
Previous research has found conflicting evidence in studies where students participate in the selection of their course topics in educational settings. Katz and Assor (2007), for example, have argued that the increase in student motivation is probably not due to the mere act of choosing, but to the value of the options with respect to personal…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Biology, Science Instruction, Science Education
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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