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Akbulut, Melisa; Sahin, Ugur; Esen, Ali Can – Journal of Social Science Education, 2020
Purpose: We aim with this report to provide information on how the Covid-19 pandemic affected education and citizenship education in Turkey. Design: The report is based on literature review, the analysis of social media, and the observations of the authors. We provide a general framework of Turkish education after the pandemic using sources such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communicable Diseases, Citizenship Education, Social Media
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Mugaloglu, Ebru Z. – Science & Education, 2014
The intrusion of pseudoscience into science classrooms is a problem in science education today. This paper discusses the implications of constructivist pedagogy, which relies on the notions of viability and inter-subjectivity, in a context favourable to the acceptance of pseudoscience. Examples from written statements illustrate how prospective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers
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van Griethuijsen, Ralf A. L. F.; van Eijck, Michiel W.; Haste, Helen; den Brok, Perry J.; Skinner, Nigel C.; Mansour, Nasser; Savran Gencer, Ayse; BouJaoude, Saouma – Research in Science Education, 2015
International studies have shown that interest in science and technology among primary and secondary school students in Western European countries is low and seems to be decreasing. In many countries outside Europe, and especially in developing countries, interest in science and technology remains strong. As part of the large-scale European Union…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Science Interests, Student Interests
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Gürlesin, Ömer Faruk – Education Sciences, 2019
Public debates in the Netherlands assume there is an inherent tension between the traditional task of the imam and his tasks in the secularized Dutch society. Studies of the effect of age and generation on religiosity report that intense religious changes are taking place among second-generation migrants. But the direction of this change is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Muslims, Attitude Change, Role
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Erduran, Sibel – Science Education International, 2014
In this paper, I argue that contemporary accounts of nature of science (NoS) are limited in their depiction of "science" and that new perspectives are needed to broaden their characterisation and appeal for science education. In particular, I refer to the role of interdisciplinary characterisations of science in informing the theory and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Scientific Principles, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Research
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Genc, Muhammet Fatih – Education Sciences, 2018
Debates about the teaching of religion date back to the formation of the modern education system, when religion was first compartmentalized as a distinct subject within a broader curriculum. In many places, they continue to rage today. In Turkey, they are inextricably tied to the creation of the country's system of secular public instruction in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values Education, Religious Education, Educational History
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Akin, H. Levent; Meriçli, Çetin; Meriçli, Tekin – Computer Science Education, 2013
Teaching the fundamentals of robotics to computer science undergraduates requires designing a well-balanced curriculum that is complemented with hands-on applications on a platform that allows rapid construction of complex robots, and implementation of sophisticated algorithms. This paper describes such an elective introductory course where the…
Descriptors: Robotics, Computer Science Education, Undergraduate Study, Introductory Courses
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Kesten, Alper; Schur, Joan Brodsky; Gürsoy, Kudret – Journal of Social Science Education, 2014
This group of commentaries on teaching human rights in Turkey includes: (1) Reflection on Turkish Human Rights Lesson from Turkey (Alper Kesten)--A lesson on human rights in Turkey is analyzed for its representativity and methodology within the Turkish teaching culture from the viewpoint of a Turkish researcher; (2) Commentary on a Turkish Lesson…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civil Rights, Instruction, Social Studies
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Calik, Muammer; Coll, Richard Kevin – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
In this paper, we describe the Scientific Habits of Mind Survey (SHOMS) developed to explore public, science teachers' and scientists' understanding of habits of mind (HoM). The instrument contained 59 items, and captures the seven SHOM identified by Gauld. The SHOM was validated by administration to two cohorts of pre-service science teachers:…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Scientific Principles, Scientific Literacy, Cognitive Processes
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Titrek, Osman; Cobern, William W. – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
The process of modernization began in Turkey under the reform government of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881-1938). Turkey officially became a secular nation seeking to develop a modern economy with modern science and technology and political democracy. Turkey also has long been, and remains, a deeply religious society. Specifically, the practice of…
Descriptors: Democracy, Social Change, Foreign Countries, Sciences
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Gul, Seyda; Sozbilir, Mustafa – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
This paper reports on a content analysis of 633 biology education research [BER] papers published by Turkish science educators in national and international journals. The findings indicate that more research has been undertaken in environment and ecology, the cell and animal form and functions. In addition learning, teaching and attitudes were in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Science Education, Educational Research
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Irez, Serhat; Han, Cigdem – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2011
Research acknowledges that reform efforts in education often face resistance, particularly on the part of teachers. This study attempts to get to a better understanding of the reasons of resistance to change on the teachers' side through utilizing the structure of scientific revolutions as described by Thomas Kuhn as an analogy. To this end, a…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Tatar, Enver; Akkaya, Adnan; Kagizmanli, Türkan Berrin – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2014
The purpose of this study is to examine thesis studies on technology-supported mathematics education in Turkey in terms of the keywords, mathematical areas, technologies and methodology used and results obtained. Data were obtained from 105 graduate theses. At the end of the analysis of the data, it was determined that most used keywords were from…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Educational Trends, Theses, Mathematics Education
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Calik, Muammer; Ayas, Alipasa; Coll, Richard K. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2010
This paper reports on an investigation of the effectiveness an intervention using several different methods for teaching solution chemistry. The teaching strategy comprised a four-step approach derived from a constructivist view of learning. A sample consisting of 44 students (18 boys and 26 girls) was selected purposively from two different Grade…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Chemistry, Grade 9, Teaching Methods
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Turkmen, Lutfullah; Bonnstetter, Ronald J. – Science Education International, 2007
The last one thousand years or more of Turkish science educational development have numerous historical similarities to other parts of the world. While documentation of historical educational developments are important to those whose ancestors are being described, the true value of this regional- and country-specific evolutionary historical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Education History, Intellectual History
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