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Akcay, Hakan; Kapici, Hasan Ozgur; Yager, Robert E. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The purpose of this article is to provide a brief literature review and useful suggestions for using advertisements as tools for organizing and accomplishing science teaching and learning. Newspapers and advertisements can be used as a context for developing scientific literacy and for promoting the development of critical thinking skills, through…
Descriptors: Newspapers, Advertising, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
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Tösten, Rasim; Han, Bünyamin; Anik, Sabri – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Problem solving skill is one of the important skills which are expected to be gained during the educational programs. In the development of children's skills and shaping the behaviors, parental attitudes are believed to be effective. That means problem-solving skills and behavioral characteristics of individuals are closely related. From that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Problem Solving, High School Students
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Rhodes, Christy M. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Amidst the ethnic and linguistic diversity in adult English language classes, there is heightened importance to using culturally responsive teaching practices. However, there are limited quantitative examinations of this approach in adult learning environments. The purpose of this investigation was to describe patterns of culturally responsive…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Surveys, Test Validity, Adult Educators
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Dincer, Ali – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study aimed to investigate the beliefs of English as foreign language (EFL) learners about speaking in English and being a good speaker of English through metaphor analysis. A phenomenological approach was adopted and 60 EFL learners completed a questionnaire with demographic questions and two prompts focusing on the characteristics of a good…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Figurative Language, Beliefs
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Coskun, Hilal; Dogan, Alev; Uluay, Gulsah – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Today, most of the researchers have agreed on the importance of classroom environment where students responsible of their own learning. It is important to use modern learning methods with technology to reach this aim in courses. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of using Technology in science courses to investigate 7th…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learning Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education
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Krajcso, Zita; Frimmel, Ulrike – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Foreign language teachers and learners use digital repositories frequently to find appropriate activities for their teaching and learning activities. The question is: How can content providers support them in finding exactly what they need and in retrieving high quality resources? This question has been discussed in the literature and in the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education
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Yazici, Kubilay – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between social studies pre-service teachers' (SSPTs) learning style, test anxiety and academic achievement. A total of 315 SSPTs participated in the study. Data were collected using Turkish versions of Grasha-Reichmann learning style scale (GRLSS) and test anxiety scale (TAS) by Spielberger.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Test Anxiety, Academic Achievement, Correlation
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Okçu, Veysel; Çetin, Hakan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The aim of this study is to examine the level of mobbing experienced by primary and secondary school teachers and to determine how and to what extent this affects their job satisfaction and burnout levels. This research used a relational survey model. As a result of the study, it has been determined that there is a negative and medium-level…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Bullying
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Ida, Zagyváné Szucs – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The introduction of the new Teacher Career Model, the School Inspectorate and the Complex School Assessment imply the basic question "What makes a good teacher?" The scholars have been focusing on the issue for a long period of time. The target of the recent studies is the teachers', school principals' and the teacher students' beliefs.…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Beliefs
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Machera, Robert P. – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Measuring of performance for lecturers' has become a popular event not only in the Botswana academic environment but in many parts of the world (16). Being charged with responsibilities as an AAT Team Leader the researcher was interested in getting feedbacks for faculty members in his department. This study focused on the relationship between…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Mixed Methods Research, Data Collection
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Berkant, Hasan Güner; Baysal, Seda – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The changes which occur during the learning process have been explained by many teaching-learning models and theories. One of these models is allosteric learning model (ALM) which was developed by André Giordan in 1989. This model was derived from a biological metaphor related to proteins. The interaction between individual and environment in a…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Lesson Plans, Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques
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Lewicka, Magdalena; Waszau, Anna – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The subject of this paper is embedded in the context of the issues of cultural and religious studies on the grounds of the contemporary glottodidactics, since it contains the characteristics of the selected textbooks for learning Arabic as a foreign language in the aspect of the content of the cultural thematic corpus. Three various textbooks,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation
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Lavigne, Denis – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
The OSeMOSYS project offers open-access energy modeling to a wide audience. Its relative simplicity makes it appealing for academic research and governmental organizations to study the impacts of policy decisions on an energy system in the context of possibly severe greenhouse gases emissions limitations. OSeMOSYS is a tool that enhances the…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Evaluation Methods, Professional Training, Climate
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Kartal, Metin; Demir, Özden; Kaya, Halil Ibrahim – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Metacognition, thinking, and learning are a continuous transformation in case of different aspects of the same event. In turn, metacognition is an inseparable part of the process of thinking to think. Recently, the definition of metacognition has been elaborated. And as defined in the past, it has only consisted of "thinking on think",…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Regression (Statistics), Preservice Teachers, Community Services
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Smieskova, Edita – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Often solved problems are problems of students' motivation in the process of teaching and learning. Some authors see the solution in creation a more space to students' creativity in teaching and learning. It is the aim of modern pedagogic and humanistic education, too. The submitted study aims to present possibility of how to teach geometric…
Descriptors: Geometry, Learning Motivation, Learning Processes, Creativity
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