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Maaß, Katja – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
This paper reports on a professional development activity (PD) for course leaders, which was designed within the European project Primas (2010-13, www.primas-project.eu). Primas aimed at the implementation of inquiry-based learning (IBL) in day-to-day teaching on a large scale. The focus is on the education of mathematics course leaders in…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development, Active Learning
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Cömert, Melike – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
The objective of the present study is to determine the teacher views on in-service training regarding its contribution to the vocational development of teachers. The sample of the study, which was designed as a case study from qualitative research methods, consisted of 35 field teachers from 7 middle schools in the Battalgazi district of Malatya…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Dilekli, Yalçin; Tezci, Erdogan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2018
Teaching thinking skills is core of the curriculum in many cultures. Although curricula have mutual points, the results were different from each other. Having different results of teaching thinking curriculums applied in different countries indicates importance of personal differences of teachers. Defining level of teacher's self-efficacy makes a…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Self Efficacy, Factor Analysis
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Lin, Lu-Fang – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
This study investigated whether an English reading course integrated with the problem-based learning approach could foster foreign language learners' reading comprehension ability, strategy use, and their active learning attitudes. The pedagogy was featured with the small group scaffolding. Two intact English classes in a Taiwanese university were…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension, Pretests Posttests
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Maass, Katja; Swan, Malcolm; Aldorf, Anna-Maria – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Inquiry-based learning (IBL) is a more student-centered approach to mathematics teaching that is recommended by many policy and curriculum documents across Europe. However, it is not easy for teachers to change from a more teacher-centered way of teaching to inquiry-based teaching as this involves a change of their role in class. Professional…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Inquiry
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Zhang, Haiyan; Peng, Wen; Sun, Liuhua – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
Cooperative learning is one of the most recognized and fruitful research areas in modern education practice. It has been widely used in many countries as an effective teaching strategy to improve class efficiency and students' comprehensive language ability since the 1990's. This paper takes JA Junior High School, a rural junior high school in…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods
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Kern, Anne Liu; Honwad, Sameer; McLain, Ed – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The science of climate change is a complex subject to teach. Teachers find climate change a challenging topic to teach due to a myriad of reasons. Gayford, 2010 describes some of the challenges teachers face while teaching climate change science as "first, the controversial nature of the topic; second, it does not relate well to the normal…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods, Climate
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Güler, Gürsel – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The aim of this study was to research the prospective mathematics teachers' ability to construct a mathematical model for a real life problem and to prove these models by generalizing them to use in similar situations. The study was conducted with 129 prospective teachers determined on a volunteering basis. The data were obtained with the help of…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Houssa, Marine; Nader-Grosbois, Nathalie – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
In an experimental design, we examined the effects of middle-term training in social information processing (SIP) and in Theory of Mind (ToM) on preschoolers' social cognition and social adjustment. 48 preschoolers took part in a pre-test and post-test session involving cognitive, socio-cognitive and social adjustment (direct and indirect)…
Descriptors: Social Development, Cognitive Processes, Theory of Mind, Preschool Children
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Demircioglu, Ebru – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
The aim of this research is to determine the views of history teacher candidates towards an oral history project carried out in the Special Teaching Method Course of the history pedagogy program of the Fatih Faculty of Education (FFE) at Karadeniz Technical University in Turkey. An open-ended questionnaire and semi-structured interview were the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, History Instruction, Semi Structured Interviews
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Gonen, S. Ipek Kuru – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2016
Reflective practice is considered as an effective way for professional development in order to gain awareness of one's own teaching as well as to compete with the changing needs of the students. Especially in pre-service period, when pre-service teachers work cooperatively with their peers in a reciprocal fashion towards reflectivity, it has a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Coaching (Performance), Conceptual Tempo, Higher Education
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Pei, Jacqueline; Job, Jenelle; Poth, Cheryl; O'Brien-Langer, Anna; Tang, Wei – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
There is a pressing need for enhancing the learning environment for students affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). To develop relevant professional learning opportunities for teachers, a logical initial step is to explore the extent to which pre-service teachers accurately understand the unique neuropsychological functioning…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Educational Environment, Preservice Teacher Education, Neuropsychology
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Kareva, Veronika; Echevarria, Jana – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2013
In this paper we present a comprehensive model of instruction for providing consistent, high quality teaching to L2 students. This model, the SIOP Model (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol), provides an explicit framework for organizing instructional practices to optimize the effectiveness of teaching second and foreign language learners.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bhalla, Jyoti – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2013
Developing countries have a responsibility not merely to provide computers for schools, but also to foster a habit of infusing a variety of ways in which computers can be integrated in teaching-learning amongst the end users of these tools. Earlier researches lacked a systematic study of the manner and the extent of computer-use by teachers. The…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration