Building Communities of Practice to Support Graduate Students’ Development as Novice Researchers



Developing teachers' health-related fitness knowledge through a community of practice: Impact on student learning
Hunuk, Deniz; İnce, Mustafa Levent; Tannehill, Deborah (2013-02-01)
The purposes of this study were twofold: to examine the effects of a community of practice (CoP) on (1) physical educators' and their students' health-related fitness content knowledge and (2) the physical educators' health-related fitness pedagogical content knowledge construction process. Twelve experienced physical education teachers (six in treatment, six in control group) and 278 of their students voluntarily participated in this study. Mixed method research with experimental pre-post design was used. ...
Facilitating Conceptual Change in Students’ Understanding of Ecological Concepts
Özkan, Özlem; Öztekin, Ceren; Geban, Ömer (2004-01-01)
In this study, the effect of conceptual-change-texts-oriented instruction to seventh-grade students' understanding of ecological concepts was investigated. Using information collected through interviews and related literature, the Ecology Concept Test was developed and administered to 58 elementary students in two classes of an elementary school before and after the treatment. The experimental group received conceptual-change-texts-oriented instruction and the control group received traditional instruction....
Developing a technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) assessment for preservice teachers learning to teach English as a foreign language
Baser, Derya; Kopcha, Theodore J.; Özden, Muhammet Yaşar (2016-01-01)
This paper reports the development and validation process of a self-assessment survey that examines technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) among preservice teachers learning to teach English as a foreign language (EFL). The survey, called TPACK-EFL, aims to provide an assessment tool for preservice foreign language teachers that addresses subject-specific pedagogies and technologies. Using mixed methods approach, survey items were generated first using qualitative methods (e.g. expert interview...
Developing a model for effective communication of user research findings to the design process
Töre Yargın, Gülşen; Erbuğ, Çiğdem; Department of Industrial Design (2013)
It is a commonly held belief that the integration of user research data into the design process can bring great benefits; and there have been many studies that not only examine these benefits, but have also suggested how these researches may be carried out. However, effective integration relies as much on the way information gathered from user researches is delivered to the designer as the quality of the information gathered. Examples of how user research findings are communicated can be found in literature...
Developing a peer helping program and testing its effectiveness
Aladağ, Mine; Tezer, Esin; Department of Educational Sciences (2005)
The main purpose of this three-phase study was to develop a peer helping program. The purpose of the first phase was to plan a peer helping program with its goal and content. The purpose of the second phase was to develop a peer helping training program and to investigate its effectiveness on improving the helping skills and self-growth of the peer helpers. The purpose of the third phase was to understand the peer helpers̕ and helpees̕ evaluations of the peer helping program. In the first phase of the study...
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