Learner-Centred Perspectives in School Curricula and Teacher Education: The Impact of John Dewey's Visit to Turkey in the Early Republican Era

Gökalp, Gökçe
Yıldırım, Ali


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In last decades, being autonomous language learners has been the spotlight of researchers and accepted as crucial and worth to think carefully about it’s’ applications in teacher training institutions. As a consequence, the Ministry of Education in Turkey always emphasises the learner autonomy in their language curriculums and official documents related to language learning. Even in European context, especially in CEFR, it is also stressed that to learn a language, an individual should be autonomous and mon...
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Through the widespread use of the Internet, WebQuest has become one of the popular techniques in a variety of fields of science and arts for teaching different age groups and levels. This study is conducted to research the effectiveness of this approach in English language learning and to determine possible problems in its implementation. Thus, the purpose of this study is to design, develop, and implement this new approach and to evaluate the learners’ experiences with it. The participants of this study we...
Learner modeling to facilitate personalized e-Learning experience
Görgün, Ilhami; Türker, Ali; Ozan, Yıldıray; Heller, Jürgen (2005-12-01)
This article describes a learner modeling strategy that is employed by an adaptive learning system in order to provide each learner with a personalized e-Learning experience. Parameters related to the learners' prior knowledge, goal and learning style constitute the basis of the personalization and the adaptivity of the mentioned learning system. The present paper focuses on the mechanisms concerning the learner's prior knowledge and the goal parameters. The learner modeling that takes into account the prio...
Learner's satisfaction, social presence and attitude in a project based collaborative learning through computer mediated communication: a case study
Örentürk, Burcu; Yıldırım, Zahide; Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology (2003)
This study examines elementary school students̕ project-based learning (PBL) experiences through Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC). The purpose of the study is to explore whether the use of computer-mediated communication tools in a project-based collaborative learning process enhances 5th grade students̕ attitudes toward computer and computer class within an online supported environment, analyze the level of learners̕ satisfaction about the project-based collaborative learning through CMC, and examine ...
Learner Characteristics and Understanding Nature of Science Is There an Association?
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible associations between preservice science teachers' understanding of nature of science and their learner characteristics; understanding of nature of scientific inquiry, science teaching self-efficacy beliefs, metacognitive awareness level, and faith/worldview schemas. The sample of the current study was 60 3rd-year preservice science teachers enrolled in the Nature of Science and History of Science course. Using a descriptive and associational case stu...
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G. Gökalp and A. Yıldırım, Learner-Centred Perspectives in School Curricula and Teacher Education: The Impact of John Dewey’s Visit to Turkey in the Early Republican Era. 2022.