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Çelenk, Koray – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2019
Metaphor is associated with expressions such as symbolic expression, connotation and simile. Metaphor is the use of similes to liken, compare and explain something with another. The concepts have been tried to be analyzed through metaphors in many studies. Although studies on the analysis of metaphors in different branches and branches of studies…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Music, Figurative Language
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Altuntas, Serkan; Sezer, Özcan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This study investigated whether the subjective well-being of eighth grade students varies with specific individual characteristics, individual circumstances and familial characteristics. The study population was comprised of 408 students (206 girls, 202 boys) who were in the eighth grade in the academic year 2014-2015 in Malatya in Turkey. Data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics, Family Characteristics, Well Being
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Kiliçoglu, Gökçe – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Purpose of this study is to determine cognitive structures, conceptual knowledge and misconceptions of the 8th grade students concerning concepts of citizenship through a word association test. In direction of this purpose, a word association test consisting of democracy, sovereignty, independency, freedom, right and responsibility concepts have…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Cognitive Structures, Citizenship, Foreign Countries
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Mertoglu, Munevver – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The aim of this research is to determine the reasons for the anger levels of teachers and administrators considering some variables and to recommend sustainable changes to the school system. To analyse the data the Kruskal-Wallis test and other statistical measures were used. The results show that while there is no significant relationship with…
Descriptors: Self Control, Psychological Patterns, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Aktas, Gulfem Sarpkaya; Ünlü, Melihan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
People need the idea of transformation geometry in order to understand the nature and environment they live in. The teachers should provide learning environments towards perceptual understanding in symmetry training and development practice skills of the students. In order to make up such a learning environment, teachers should have information…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Altay, Mesture Kayhan; Yalvaç, Betül; Yeltekin, Emel – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine 8th grade students' skills of connecting mathematics to real life. This study uses survey design since it aims to determine existing situations regarding to students' skills of connecting mathematics to real life. The study sample consists of 176 students in total, who are studying at a state school in the…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Relevance (Education), Student Surveys
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Özpinar, Ilknur; Gökçe, Semirhan; Yenmez, Arzu Aydogan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Storytelling is a popular instrument used in every domain of natural and social interaction for human communication and commonly used in classrooms to enrich the learning experience. With the use of technological tools in every field of our daily lives, its use in educational environments has become inevitable and in parallel with the development…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Academic Achievement, Story Telling, Electronic Publishing
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Farland-Smith, Donna; Tiarani, Vinta – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
Over the last fifteen years, engineering has made its way into science curriculum at all levels, elementary, middle, and high school. A need to analyze students' perception the field of engineering is warranted. Previous techniques for studying representations of scientists and build on what researchers in the science field have learned from…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Student Attitudes, Engineering, Comparative Analysis
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Akman, Ozkan; Koçoglu, Erol – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study is to present the connections between the concepts in perception and cognitive structures of secondary school 8th grade students for principles of Ataturk. Word association test is used in data collection. The number of the total participants in this research is 190. A frequency table is formed for the data obtained in…
Descriptors: Investigations, Grade 8, Secondary School Students, Concept Teaching
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Aydin, Bünyamin – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The aim of this research is to determine eighth grade students' learning styles and attitudes toward math class and to show the relationship between their learning styles and attitudes toward math class. Sample of the research consists of 100 eighth grade students having education in a school in the Central Anatolia of our country. As data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Cognitive Style
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Taspinar, Seyda Eraslan; Kaya, Ali – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
Objectives of the study are to determine the effect of teaching based on multiple intelligence theory (TBMIT) in visual arts class on student success and permanence. Experimental design is used in the study. Study group is composed of students at 8th grade in 2012-2013 educational term at Atatürk Secondary School in Igdir city centre. Experimental…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Teaching Methods, Visual Arts, Experimental Groups
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Ökmen, Burcu; Kilic, Abdurrahman – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The aim of this research is to observe the effect of language teaching methods on students' TEOG foreign language exams, the exam which is necessary to pass from secondary school to high school, administered by the Ministry of Education. The research sample consisted of 95 English teachers who taught in secondary schools in Duzce in 2013-2014, and…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Grade 8, Foreign Countries
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Bautista, Alfredo; Cañadas, María C.; Brizuela, Bárbara M.; Schliemann, Analúcia D. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
There are urgent calls for more studies examining the impact of Professional Development (PD) programs on teachers' instructional practices. In this study, we analyzed how grades 5-9 mathematics teachers used graphs to teach mathematics at the start and end of a PD program. This topic is relevant because while many studies have investigated…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Graphs, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development
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Dogan, Emrah; Demir, Selçuk Besir – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
The aim of this study is to examine the relation between TEOG score and Grade Point Averages from TR History of Revolution and Kemalism course. The study was carried out with correlation survey design, which is one of the non-experimental research methods. The universe of the study is composed of 588 8th grade students in secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Correlation, Scores, History Instruction, Grade Point Average
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Robb, Elizabeth; Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2014
This mixed methods counterbalanced study compared the gain score means of two different approaches to vocabulary acquisition--Vocabulary Theater (VT) and Teacher Directed Instruction (TDI) for 8th grade students from three schools in New York. The purpose of the study was to explore the effects of a peer teaching approach on students' vocabulary…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Peer Teaching, Grade 8, Academic Discourse