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Çoruhlu, Tülay Senel; Er Nas, Sibel – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The aim of this research is to determine the effect of the use of guidance material based on the 5E model on students' conceptual understanding of a topic entitled "What is the earth's crust composed of?" The sample consists of 40 students from the 5th grade (experimental group 20, control group 20). A concept test, a drawing test, and…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Earth Science, Control Groups, Semi Structured Interviews
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Iyengar, Radhika; Muffly, Sarah; Akomaning-Mensah, Charles; Karim, Alia; Pokharel, Prabhas; Adeni, Sarayu – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
Educational outcomes across multiple countries show large gaps between children's grade level curricular expectations and the actual learning levels of children. This paper discusses findings from an early grades literacy study and attempts to explore factors that potentially improve the English language learning results of Grades 3 and 4 learners…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Reading Skills, Foreign Countries, Children
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Özek, Müzeyyen Bulut – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of creative drama on student achievement in the Information Technologies course. The study was carried out for the unit "Tomorrow's Technology" which is the first unit of Information Technologies course. For this study, 89 sixth grade students were selected from primary school in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Information Technology, Grade 6, Elementary School Students
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Sagirli, Muhittin – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study is the determination of reading comprehension levels of fifth grade's students who learned to read and write with the sentence method. With the program of 2005, it has been amended in the first reading and writing method. In the teaching of first reading and writing, it was passed to the sentence method instead of sound…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Grade 5
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Althauser, Krista; Harter, Cynthia – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The purpose of this study is to outline a partnership program that involved a local elementary school district, an institution of higher education, the local business community, and a state economic education advocacy group to integrate economics into math in grades K-5. The "Economics: Math in Real Life" program was provided in…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Mathematics Education, Integrated Curriculum, Partnerships in Education
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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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Tas, Erol – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
The main objective of this study is to research the effects of a student gains and activity based virtual material on students' success, permanence and attitudes towards science lesson, developed for science and technology lesson 6th grade "Systems in our body" unit. The study, which had a quasi-experimental design, was conducted with…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Achievement, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Al Darwish, Salwa – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
This qualitative study aims at detecting areas that requires to be developed in the EFL reading program in elementary stages in Kuwaiti public schools by using children's literature. It also examines the reading program in the public elementary curriculum. The participants were six English language major students from the College of Basic…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Programs, Childrens Literature, English (Second Language)