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Science Teachers' Professional Development about Science Centers Enhancing Science Teachers' Views Concerning Nature of Science
Eren-Sisman, Ece N.; Cigdemoglu, Ceyhan; KANLI, UYGAR; KÖSEOĞLU, FİTNAT (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2020-10-01)
The purpose of this study is twofold: first, to delve into professional development (PD) of science teachers' views about nature of science (NOS) throughout activities linking NOS aspects to science centers (SCs), and seco...
Need satisfaction as a mediator between classroom goal structures and students' optimal educational experience
Alp, Aysenur; Michou, Aikaterini; Corlu, M. Sencer; Baray, Gamze (Elsevier BV, 2018-07-01)
Goal-related messages in a classroom are associated with students' experiences and functioning in learning. However, little is known about need satisfaction as a mediator that translates the classroom messages into student...
A Three-Tier Diagnostic Test to Assess Pre-Service Teachers' Misconceptions about Global Warming, Greenhouse Effect, Ozone Layer Depletion, and Acid Rain
Arslan, Harika Ozge; Cigdemoglu, Ceyhan; Moseley, Christine (2012-01-01)
This study describes the development and validation of a three-tier multiple-choice diagnostic test, the atmosphere-related environmental problems diagnostic test (AREPDiT), to reveal common misconceptions of global warmin...
An Assessment of Factors Related to Science Achievement of Turkish Students
Kalender, Ilker; Berberoglu, Giray (Informa UK Limited, 2009-01-01)
In this study, a hypothesised model with latent variables such as socio-economic status, students' perception of success and interest in different subject matter areas, out-of-school activities, and classroom teaching lear...
Factors related with students' science achievement: A modeling study
Ceylan, Eren; Berberoglu, Giray (2007-04-01)
The present study investigated the factors related to students' science achievement in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS 1999) using Linear Structural Modeling. The results suggest that there wer...
Differential Item Functioning Analysis of the Science and Mathematics Items in the University Entrance Examinations in Turkey
Kalaycioglu, Dilara Bakan; Berberoglu, Giray (2011-10-01)
This study is aimed to detect differential item functioning (DIF) items across gender groups, analyze item content for the possible sources of DIF, and eventually investigate the effect of DIF items on the criterion-relate...
Elementary Children's Judgments of the Epistemic Status of Sources of Justification
Sandoval, William A.; Cam, Aylin (Wiley, 2011-05-01)
This study investigated children's judgments of the epistemic status of justifications for causal claims. Twenty-six children (14 boys, 12 girls) between the ages of 8 and 10 were asked to help two story characters choose ...
The Effect of Guided-Inquiry Instruction on 6th Grade Turkish Students' Achievement, Science Process Skills, and Attitudes Toward Science
Koksal, Ela Ayse; Berberoglu, Giray (2014-01-02)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of guided-inquiry approach in science classes over existing science and technology curriculum in developing content-based science achievement, science process s...
Consistency of Students' Ideas across Evaporation, Condensation, and Boiling
Kirbulut, Zubeyde Demet; Beeth, Michael Edward (2013-02-01)
Existing research on students' conceptions contain competing philosophical positions concerning the nature of students' ideas-whether those ideas are coherent, systematic and theory-like, or fragmented and incoherent. Exis...
Usage of Tinker Plots to Address and Remediate 6th Grade Students' Misconceptions about Mean and Median
Yilmaz, Zuhal (2013-07-01)
Current need for interpreting data, making inferences from existing data, leads to an increased emphasis on the teaching of statistics in mathematics curricula. Recent studies suggested that using educational technology su...