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Göçen, Ahmet; Eral, Sümeyye Hatice; Bücük, Mustafa Hakan – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2020
Despite the uncertainty in the rapidly changing world, many countries expect their educational institutions to be ready for the future. To meet these expectations, educational policymakers bring in new changes. One of these transformational changes is the "Future Classroom Lab (FCL)," coordinated by the European Schoolnet with 15…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, 21st Century Skills, Educational Environment, Educational Technology
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Kaya, Suat; Ok, Ahmet – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2020
The purpose of the present study was to explore the antecedents influencing the implementation and the outcomes of the middle school English language curriculum. Case study was adopted to deeply explore a phenomenon, which can be the processes, events, persons, curricula, or things of interest to the researcher. The phenomenon, in this study, is…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Content Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Polat, Mustafa; Eristi, Bahadir – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
The study aims to find out the effects of authentic video materials on foreign language listening skill and foreign language listening anxiety of students studying at different levels of English proficiency. The experimental practices of the research designed as pretest-posttest true experimental design with control group have been conducted on…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Second Language Learning, Listening Skills, Anxiety
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Uzun, Ahmet Murat; Kilis, Selcan – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to explore preservice teachers' opinions about their instructors' use of PowerPoint slides during classes. To this end, 10 preservice teachers were selected through convenience sampling and semi-structured interviews were then conducted. The interviews were held one-by-one and audio recorded after having received permission from…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
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Aksoy, Gökhan – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to put forth how and to what degree pre-service science teachers can practice 2018 Secondary School Science Curriculum (SSSC). The study employs an illustrative case study design. Identified through purposive sampling, the participants of the study consist of 28 senior pre-service teachers studying at science teaching program at an…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Science Teachers, Secondary School Science
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Senol, Fatma Betül – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of this study is to reflect the effectiveness of a drama education program, identify the pro-social behaviour level of children, and determine the effects of the drama education program on the pro-social behaviours of children. In this study, experimental method with the pre-test, post-test retention control group design is adopted.…
Descriptors: Prosocial Behavior, Sharing Behavior, Drama, Program Descriptions
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Baykal, Nazli; Sayin, Idil; Zeybek, Gülin – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
Drama provides an opportunity for students to use their imagination to express themselves verbally and with body language and is concerned with the world of 'let's pretend'. It has been widely used to foster language skills in foreign language teaching and engages both students and the teachers affectively and cognitively. Apart from its…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Grounded Theory, Teacher Education Programs
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Kartal, Galip – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
This paper is devoted to exploring the way how the mobile instant messaging WhatsApp is deployed to enhance the learning of a second or foreign language. Therefore, this study set out to investigate the empirical studies related to WhatsApp and language learning published in peer-reviewed journals. Thirty-seven studies were selected after a…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Synchronous Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Aykaç, Necdet; Ulubey, Özgür; Çelik, Özkan; Korkut, Perihan – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
This study aims to investigate the effect of a drama program that was created to develop the affective traits of pre-service teachers; specifically, their attitudes towards teaching, teaching motivation, and self-efficacy. The study took place in the education faculty at a state university located on the west of Turkey, with 32 pre-service…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Drama, Program Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Akbulut, Fatma Demiray – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2019
This study investigates the effect of morphological treatment on morphological awareness and reading comprehension skill in a foreign language teaching. Experimental design was used in this study which was conducted with 74 freshmen who are studying at Translation and Interpreting Department. Following the Oxford Quick Placement Test and Nation's…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alwi, Azlin; Hussin, Ruhaya – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2018
Project-oriented problem-based learning (POPBL) is an alternative approach to innovative teaching and is widely implemented in the classroom. However, little information is gathered pertaining to its implementation in psychology-related subjects. The present study is guided by two objectives: 1) to examine students' perception of this type of…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Psychology
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Atar, Cihat – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2018
The aim of this study is to discuss whether explicit teaching of English pronunciation in second language (L2) and English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms is helpful for learners or not. This study aims to review the studies on pronunciation teaching to synthesize the literature. In this way, connections between research and practice will…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Pronunciation
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Baylak, Halil Mesut – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2016
The main objective of the physical geography is to give a meaning to the natural environment. It is only possible with the implementation of the observation method to make the students perfectly understand the physical geography topics, in laboratory environments allowing the participation of all senses in teaching activity. In physical geography…
Descriptors: Physical Geography, Geography Instruction, Computer Simulation, Educational Technology
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Wu, Hui-Ling; Weng, Hsiao-Lan; She, Hsiao-Ching – International Journal of Contemporary Educational Research, 2016
This study examined how background knowledge, scientific reasoning ability, and various scaffolding forms influenced students' science knowledge and scientific inquiry achievements. The students participated in an online scientific inquiry program involving such activities as generating scientific questions and drawing evidence-based conclusions,…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Prior Learning, Abstract Reasoning, Thinking Skills