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PRESCHOOL TEACHERS’ VIEWS AND PRACTICES ON USING LOOSE PARTS IN DAILY ACTIVITIES
Eren, Tuba; Erden, Feyza; Department of Elementary Education (2021-8-29)
This case study aims to investigate preschool teachers’ views, self-reported practices, and actual practices with respect to the use of loose parts in daily activities. The study was conducted with 10 preschool teachers. S...
The interaction between middle school mathematics teachers’ beliefs and pedagogical content knowledge regarding rational numbers
Bulut, Aykut; Akyüz, Didem; Haser, Çiğdem; Department of Elementary Education (2021-7)
The aim of this study was to investigate middle school mathematics teachers’ PCK regarding rational numbers and their mathematics-related beliefs, and to understand the nature of the possible interaction between their PCK ...
Investigating the effectiveness of argument-based inquiry on 6th grade students’ scientific literacy and portraying their argumentation schemes andengagement in argumentation process
Şen, Mehmet; Sungur, Semra; Öztekin, Ceren; Department of Elementary Education (2021-3-08)
This study examined Argument Based Inquiry impact on 6thgrade students’ scientific literacy including content knowledge, epistemological beliefs, and science process skills and also portrayed students’ arg...
Exploring middle school students’ systems literacy within the context of water system
Demirci, Sinem; Şahin, Elvan; Department of Elementary Education (2021-1-31)
The purposes of this study are determined as to (1) provide a conceptual model for the description of ‘systems literacy’; (2) propose an alternative framework for the elements of systems literacy in water system context; (...
Implementation of systems thinking skills module for the context of energy
Can, Hediye; Öztekin, Ceren; Department of Elementary Education (2020)
The aim of this dissertation is to explore how pre-service science teachers develop their systems thinking skills in the context of energy. Qualitative methodology is followed through the research. The study conducted in s...
A Conceptual model of relationships among ecological worldview, fundamental values, personal norm and selfidentity
Ateş, Hüseyin; Öztekin, Ceren; Department of Elementary Education (2019)
A model was proposed to explain how ecological worldviews (human based and nature based), fundamental values (egoistic, biospheric and altrustic) and self-identity are related to personal norm. The model assumed that self-...
Experienced science teachers’ subject matter knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge regarding biogeochemical cycles in the context of education for sustainable development
Yılmaz Yendi, Bahar; Öztekin, Ceren; Department of Elementary Education (2019)
This study investigated experienced science teachers’ subject matter (SMK) and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) regarding biogeochemical cycles in the context of education for sustainable development (ESD). Three scienc...
Investigation of preservice science teachers’ nature of science understanding and decision making on socioscientific issue through the fractal model
Adal, Elif Ece; Çakıroğlu, Jale; Department of Elementary Education (2019)
This is a qualitative grounded theory study to reveal how decision making (DM) processes on socioscientific issue (SSI) in a referendum case are operated by unsophisticated (Group U) and sophisticated (Group S) ones in ter...
Playing with mathematics in the arts studio: students’ visual-spatial thinking processes in the context of a studio thinking based-environment
Kuş, Mehtap; Çakıroğlu, Erdinç; Department of Elementary Education (2019)
The aim of the study was to investigate how students make use of visual-spatial thinking processes in a Math-Art Studio Environment in which students are engaged in geometry-rich artworks through Studio Thinking Framework,...
An investigation of prospective middle school mathematics teachers' argumentation, proof, and geometric construction processes in the context of cognitive unity
Demiray, Esr; Işıksal Bostan, Mine; Department of Elementary Education (2019)
The first purpose of this study is to investigate how prospective middle school mathematics teachers’ argumentation process while producing conjectures in the cognitive unity based activities relates to the proving process...
The Role of personal and organizational factors on student attrition from graduate education: "do or die?"
Ertem, Hasan Yücel; Gökalp, Gökçe; Department of Elementary Education (2018)
Holding a graduate degree is a significant achievement as it provides students who have it with opportunity to become faculty member, to get professional development, and to gain professional seniority. Despite this appeal...
A Case study on middle grade mathematics teachers’ use of questioning in teaching lines and angles
Yılmaz, Ayşenur; Çakıroğlu, Erdinç; Department of Elementary Education (2018)
The purpose of the study was to identify tools that help teachers to use in teacher questioning in middle-grade mathematics classrooms. In addition to this, the study aimed to examine teachers’ questioning behaviors concer...
Promoting and investigating pre-service middle school mathematics teachers' TPACK-practical development in the context of an undergraduate course
Koştur, Merve; Haser, Çiğdem; Department of Elementary Education (2018)
The purpose of the study was to enhance and investigate the technological pedagogical content knowledge-practical (TPACK-P) development of pre-service middle school mathematics teachers (PMTs) through the Technology Use in...
Developing eighth grade students’ mathematical practices in solids through argumentation: a design-based study
Şahin Doğruer, Şule; Akyüz, Didem; Department of Elementary Education (2018)
The purpose of this study was to obtain classroom mathematical practices of eighth graders’ during the concept of solids and to test the effectiveness of this content in an eighth-grade mathematics classroom. In this respe...
Developing effective socioscientific issues teaching practices through educational design research
Irmak, Meltem; Yılmaz Tüzün, Özgül; Yürük, Nejla; Department of Elementary Education (2018)
The main purpose of this study was to develop pre-service science teachers’ (PSTs) effective socioscientific issues (SSI) teaching practices with technology by activating their metacognition. For this purpose, educational ...
Investigation of 5-year-old preschool children’s biophilia and children’s and their mothers’ outdoor setting preferences
Yılmaz, Simge; Olgan, Refika; Department of Elementary Education (2017)
The purpose of this study is to investigate 5-year-old preschool children’s biophilia (affinity toward nature) and children’s and their mothers’ landscape preferences. Children’s and mothers’ landscape preferences are iden...
Fostering spatial abilities of seventh graders through augmented reality environment in mathematics education: a design study
Özçakır, Bilal; Çakıroğlu, Erdinç; Department of Elementary Education (2017)
In this study, design and development of an augmented reality learning toolkit for fostering spatial ability of seventh graders and their spatial understanding with this tool among different trials on mobile devices were r...
Examination of topic-specific nature of pedagogical content knowledge: a case of science teacher of gifted students /
Çaylak, Burak; Çakıroğlu, Jale; Department of Elementary Education (2017)
The aims of this study were to investigate the topic-specific pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) of a science teacher working with gifted students, and to investigate the interaction of the teacher’s PCK components. Singl...
Investigating the association between playfulness, environment and social skills of preschool children
Sicim Sevim, Berna; Tantekin Erden, Feyza; Department of Elementary Education (2017)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the associations between playfulness and social skills of preschool children and preschools’ environment supportiveness for playfulness. The participants of the study were 212 5-...
An Analysis of prospective middle school mathematics teachers‘ argumentation structures in technology and paper-pencil environments
Erkek, Özlem; Işıksal Bostan, Mine; Department of Elementary Education (2017)
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the nature of argumentation structures of prospective middle school mathematics teachers while solving geometry tasks within the GeoGebra and Paper-Pencil groups. The stu...
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