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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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Okere, Mark I. O.; Keraro, Fred N.; Anditi, Zephania – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Emerging evidence indicates that culture influences pupils learning of science. However, the influence of culture on science learning is usually not considered when developing science curricular for both primary and secondary schools. This study investigated the extent to which primary and secondary school pupils believe in cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Heat
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Adeyemi, Sunday Bankole – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This paper is conceptualized to examine ways by which higher education in our own country (Nigeria) could be re-organized in such a manner that critical thinking skills could be imbued in the young learners, in order to make them problem solvers, thereby become assets rather than liabilities to the Nigerian society. In specific terms, the paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development
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Teo, Timothy – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The purpose of this study is to examine the pre-service teachers' attitudes toward computers use. The impact of five variables (perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, subjective norm, facilitating conditions, and technological complexity) on attitude towards computer was assessed. Data were collected from 230 preservice teachers through…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Computer Use, Measurement Techniques
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Péter-Szarka, Szilvia – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Motivation to learn foreign languages is a significant determinant of successful language acquisition. The subject has been widely researched in the past, and since the early 1990s a great deal of empirical research related to the classroom environment has been proposed to expand theory into everyday classroom practice. I present an empirical,…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Correlation, Comparative Analysis
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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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Dagli, Ümmühan Yesil; Ceylan, Remziye – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This research investigated perceptions, feelings and thoughts of early childhood teachers, working at university campus childcare centers in Turkey, regarding their profession and job. Understanding how they make the meaning of challenges, issues, difficulties, and enjoyment, and then connecting those to their job satisfaction, burnout, and stress…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Child Care
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Oginni, Omoniyi Israel; Owolabi, Olabode Thomas – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This study examined Programmed Instruction (PI) a panacea to students' dwindling interest in mathematics. Descriptive research of survey design was adopted for the study. A questionnaire was designed to collect data from a sample of seven hundred and fifty (750) respondents which include 700 Students and 50 Teachers from Public and Private…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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