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  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Education Studies, Vol. 13,
           No. 7

    • Authors: Chris Lee
      Abstract: Reviewer acknowledgements for International Education Studies, Vol. 13, No. 7, 2020.
      PubDate: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 07:59:44 +000
  • Investigation of Physical Education Teachers’ Altruism Features

    • Authors: Şıhmehmet YİĞİT
      Abstract: Purpose of the research: it is aimed to examine whether the levels of altruism of Physical Education and sports teachers differ according to some variables. This research consists of a total of 126 teachers, 35 women and 91 men, who work as physical education and sports teachers at primary education secondary grade and secondary schools in Kütahya province. In the research, ‘Personal Information Form’ developed by the researcher and the 20-item Altruism scale, which consists of two factors and was formed by Ersanlı and Çabuker (2015) with the aim of developing a measurement tool that can measure the individual’s level of altruism and that is suitable for Turkish society and culture. In reliability validity analysis, Cronbach Alpha internal consistency coefficient was found as α=.76.The analysis related to the questionnaire form used in the research and the scale was done through the SPSS 22 program. Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskal Wallis test were conducted for more than two independent sample groups. As a result of the research; when the results were analyzed according to gender, age, place of duty, school type, year variables of teachers working as physical education and sports teachers, no significant difference was seen due to the high level of teachers’ altruism points.
      PubDate: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 07:58:07 +000
  • Effectiveness of Flipped Learning: Improving Pre-Service Teachers’
           Prowess in Producing Videos

    • Authors: Faisal M. Almutairi
      Abstract: In the current study, the aim is to determine the effectiveness of flipped learning approach in developing pre-service teachers’ skills and knowledge in creating and editing digital videos. Furthermore, the approach was evaluated through the theoretical lens of constructivism and experiential learning.This research was conducted within a workshop course for six weeks period during the summer semester of the 2018-2019 academic year at a teacher training college in Kuwait. In the study, pre-test/post-test quasi-experimental design with control group was applied. The experiment involved applying a flipped learning approach to the experimental group while the courses were carried out using traditional lectures in the control group. A questionnaire was also administered to the experimental group to acquire feedback on the effectiveness of flipped learning activity. Descriptive statistics, Mann Whitney U Test and Wilcoxon Sign Test were used in the analysis of the quantitative data. The results obtained from Mann Whitney U Test and Wilcoxon Sign Test suggests that there is no significant difference between the pre-test and post-test scores of the experimental group and the control group. Descriptive data also demonstrated that the use of the flipped learning method in the curriculum had significantly increased the skill levels and knowledge of the experimental group pre-service teachers. The study recommends that care should be taken when structuring courses in pre-service teachers’ education when applying flipped learning.
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 03:10:19 +000
  • The Contributions of Temperament Characteristics to Attachment in
           6-Year-Old Children

    • Authors: İsa Kaya
      Abstract: The aim of the current study is to investigate whether 6-year-old children’s temperament predict their level of attachment. The study has a descriptive design. During the Spring term of the academic year 2017-2018, 59 children (60-72-month old) and their mothers in City of Tekirdağ (Süleymanpaşa District) volunteered to participate in the study. Demographics Form, Incomplete Stories with Doll Family and Short Temperament Scale for Children were used for the data collection. Descriptive statistics were performed to summarize the ISDF and STSC scores in the first step of the data analysis. A multiple linear regression was carried out and attachment scores and temperament sub-dimension scores were assigned as the dependent and independent variables, respectively. Multiple linear regression analyses revealed that the independent variables in the model predicted 16% of the dependent variable (R2 = .157), which meant that the children’s temperament predicted 16% of their attachment levels. Reactivity, sociability, rhythmicity and the linear combination of children’s reactivity, persistence, sociability and rhythmicity did not predict children’s attachment, but persistence did.
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 03:04:40 +000
  • Creative Economy Teaching and Learning–A Collaborative Online
           International Learning Case

    • Authors: Aparna Katre
      Abstract: Culture plays a central role in the creative economy, not only in terms of developing creative products and services but also in terms of shaping the processes by which products are crafted. Among various pedagogical approaches for the development of creative products, Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) emerges as a promising vehicle. Educators can leverage audio, visual, and written communications technologies to connect learners from geographically distant cultures and place culture at the center of the creative product development processes. The University of Minnesota Duluth’s introductory class on cultural entrepreneurship, CUE 1001, hosted a semester-long COIL project with Ocean University of China’s Cultural Industries Management program to facilitate such innovation in cross-cultural teams. An ex-post evaluation of the project suggests that learners can appreciate the overall significance of culture when conceptualizing creative services and products. They develop an intercultural mindset and acquire the tools to work effectively in cross-cultural settings. Institutions of higher education can leverage COIL in a variety of domains, while studies comparing traditional and COIL-based approaches can further add to the body of knowledge regarding intercultural awareness and the internationalization of learning in higher education.
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 02:58:45 +000
  • Organizational Health Scale: A Scale Development Study

    • Authors: Ercan DOĞANAY
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to develop a valid and reliable measurement tool for measuring organizational health of schools. The study group consists of 429 teachers working in secondary schools in the central districts of Eskişehir/Turkey in the 2015-2016 academic year. The construct validity of the scale was examined by exploratory factor analysis. According to the results of the analysis, the scale measures a four-factor structure. The four-factor structure of the scale was confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis. The total variance ratio explained by the scale was determined as 71.101%. In order to determine the reliability of the scale, the internal consistency coefficient of Cronbach’s alpha was evaluated and this value was determined as .915. The results of all validity and reliability analyzes show that the Organizational Health Scale can be used as a valid and reliable measurement tool in the studies that teachers will be taken as a working group.
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 02:54:27 +000
  • Investigating Attitudes of Sports Science Faculty Students Towards
           Scientific Research

    • Authors: Fuat Erduğan
      Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of Sports science faculty students towards scientific research. The sample of this study consisted of 360 Sports science faculty students receiving pedagogical formation at Trakya, Iğdır, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Siirt, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University in Turkey. A demographic features form developed by researcher for determining the demographical features of participants and the ‘Scale of Attitudes towards Scientific Research’ developed by Korkmaz, Şahin, and Yeşil (2011) were used as a data collection tool. For the comparison of quantitative continuous data between two independent groups’ t-test, and for the comparison of quantitative data between groups a One Way Anova test was used for data analysis. As a complementary Post-hoc analysis; the Tukey test was used to determine the differences after the Anova test. As a result, Sports science faculty students were determined to have different attitudes towards scientific research in terms of several variables. However, participants who wanted to become an academician were determined to have positive attitudes towards scientific research and researchers.
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 02:47:04 +000
  • Discovering the Relationships Between Perceived Emotional Value, City and
           Friend Attachment, School ID, WOM and Educational Satisfaction: A
           Structural Research for University Students

    • Authors: Hüseyin Köse
      Abstract: Rapid transformations in higher education in recent years have made deeper researches about student-university relationship mandatory. Regarding the subject, Anderson, Sullivan, and Swidler (1993) stated that students who are the consumers of universities will have very important benefits for higher education institutions in determining the factors related to education satisfaction. So, the aim of this research is designed to determine the relationships between university students’ satisfaction with education, the emotional value they perceive, school identity, city attachment and positive WOM behavior. For the relevant purpose, 366 university students were reached online. The empirical data obtained were analyzed with a two-step approach (measurement and structural) in line with the basic methodological principles of SEM. Acceptance of all hypotheses created within the scope of the structural model proved empirical relationships between the related structures. The research has provided new perspectives to the ongoing discussions in the related literature by proving the direct or indirect effects of structures such as city attachment, emotional value, and school identity on university satisfaction. The results provided tips for professionals in the field to create educational satisfaction.
      PubDate: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 02:42:55 +000
  • The Relationship Between Teacher Candidates’ Self-Efficacy and
           Attitudes of Sports History

    • Authors: Abdullah Yavuz Akıncı
      Abstract: The objective of the present study is to analyze the relationship between physical education and sports teacher candidates’ academic self-efficacy and attitudes towards the course of sports history.The population of the present study consists of 240 junior and senior teacher candidates studying at School of Physical Education and Sports at Yozgat Bozok University and Faculty of Sports Sciences at Erciyes University and Mehmet Akif Ersoy University. The sample group consists of 138 participants randomly selected from the population.A Personal Information Form developed by the researcher, academic self-efficacy scale developed by Jerusalem and Schwarzer (1981) and adapted to Turkish context by Yılmaz, Gürçay, and Ekici (2007), and the attitude scale towards the course of sports history developed by Yılmaz, Namlı, and Kan (2013) were used for data collection.The data obtained in the study were analyzed using a personal computer. Numbers, percentages, mean values and standard deviations were used as descriptive statistical methods in the data analysis. Pearson correlation analysis was applied to the continuous variables of the study.As a result, a positive correlation was found between physical education teacher candidates’ self-efficacy and attitudes towards the course of sports history. It can be suggested that this tendency stems from teacher candidates’ academic development during their education as a university student, which is a transition to a professional life, and their belief in the importance of transferring their academic development to younger generations during their professional career.
      PubDate: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 13:32:17 +000
  • Motivation of University Students Volunteer to Participate in Sportive
           Activities of Mentally Handicapped Individuals

    • Authors: Oğuz Kaan Esentürk
      Abstract: The general aim of the study is to determine the motivation of volunteers to participate in the sportive activities of mentally handicapped individuals (Study 1) and to reveal the details that can ensure the continuity of these volunteering activities (Study 2). In Study I, a survey model including the qualitative paradigm was used. Study I was carried out with 138 volunteers who participated in the Special Olympics Turkey event for mentally handicapped individuals in Gazi University. In the study I, an open-ended data collection tool with one question was used to determine the reasons for volunteers to participate in the sportive activities of mentally handicapped individuals. In the study I was used thematic analysis. In study I, It was determined that 121 (Female: 76, Male: 45) volunteers were in the internal motivation sub-dimension, 15 (Female: 4, Male: 11) volunteers were in the external motivation sub-dimension and 2 participants were in the non-motivation sub-dimension. In Study II, it was aimed to examine the expressions of volunteers involved in external motivation and non-motivation dimensions for these dimensions in depth. In Study II, a qualitative research approach was used. Study II was carried out with 17 volunteers involved in the dimensions of External Motivation (n: 15) and Non-motivation among volunteers. In Study II, semi-structured interview form was used as data collection tool. Study II shows the categories and frequencies achieved during interviews with individuals, whose voluntary participation motivations are external motivation and non-motivation. In interviews with volunteers in the external motivation sub-dimension, the following categories were obtained: “Occupational anxiety”, “Increasing the Sincerity with Teachers”, “Gaining Social Status/Becoming Popular” and “Rewarding Voluntary Participation”.
      PubDate: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 13:28:48 +000
  • Relationship Between Learned Resourcefulness and Academic Procrastination
           in Students Studying in Sports Departments

    • Authors: Barış Karaoğlu
      Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the learned resourcefulness levels and academic procrastination of students studying in sports departments. A total of 372 students who studied in Bingöl University at School of Physical Education and Sports participated in the study as volunteers. In the study, the personal information form, learned resourcefulness scale, and academic procrastination scale were used as data collection tools. In the analysis of the obtained data, Pearson Correlation and Linear Regression analysis were applied by using the SPSS package program. According to the research findings, it was determined that there was a positive relationship between the learned resourcefulness level and the level of academic procrastination, and the learned resourcefulness predicted the academic procrastination level by 8%. As a result; it was concluded that there was a low level and a positive correlation between learned resourcefulness level and academic procrastination, and learned resourcefulness power affects academic procrastination. In this context, it was thought that coping with the difficulties faced by students was important in both achieving their academic goals in school life and maintaining their psychological health.
      PubDate: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 13:24:53 +000
  • An Examination of Self-Regulation and Higher-Order Cognitive Skills as
           Predictors of Preschool Children’s Early Academic Skills

    • Authors: Elif Sezgin
      Abstract: In this study, the direct and indirect relationships of children’s self-regulation skills and their higher-order cognitive skills of cognitive flexibility and abstraction skills with their early academic competencies are examined. Within the scope of the study, the mediating role of self-regulation skills with early academic competencies is investigated. In the study, inhibitory control, behaviour regulation, effortful control and cognitive flexibility are focused on as the main components of executive functions which develop in the early childhood period. The research data were obtained from 185 children aged 60-72 months attending preschool education institutions in the central province of Bursa, and from 16 of these children’s teachers. For determining the children’s self-regulation skills, effortful control and behaviour regulation were evaluated. Stepwise multiple regression analysis was used to test whether or not the children’s self-regulation and higher-order cognitive skills predicted their early academic competencies. As a result of the research, it was determined that the self-regulation skills of effortful control and behaviour regulation predicted early academic skills and attitudes. A statistically significant relationship of cognitive flexibility and abstraction skills with early academic success scale scores was not found. The findings are discussed in terms of the relationship of behaviour regulation and effortful control with early academic success and competencies.
      PubDate: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 13:20:24 +000
  • The Investigation of the Physical and Performance Effects of
           High-Intensity Interval Training (HITT) on Sedentary University Students

    • Authors: Ali Erdem Cigerci
      Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine the physical and selected performance characteristics of 9-week High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on sedentary university students. Participants were separated two groups as HIIT and control group (CG). HIIT group applied training 3 times a week for 9 weeks. CG was not applied any training. Before and after HIIT training program, the subjects were applied to age, height, body weight (BW), body mass index (BMI) tests for physical parameters and standing long jump (SLJ), vertical jump (VJ), 10-20 m sprint, T agility test (TAT), star excursion balance test (SEBT), running-based anaerobic sprint test (RAST) for performance parameters. Multiple analysis of variance (MANOVA) was used to analyze of inter-group, intra group and the effect of training in repeated measurements. Bonferroni test was used for Post Hoc comparisons; the significance level was accepted as 0.05. There was a significant difference in BW, BMI and all performance parameters in favor of HIIT group. HIIT provided effective development to physical and performance characteristics of university students.
      PubDate: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 13:13:54 +000
  • Self-Esteem and Body Appreciation in Students of Sports Sciences Faculty:
           A Structural Equation Model

    • Authors: Okan Burçak Çelik
      Abstract: The aim of this research is to examine the body appreciation and self-esteem levels of sports sciences faculty students. In this study, it was used relational screening model that is one of the quantitative reserch methods. The research group of the study was composed of students who study in Faculty of Sports Sciences in Gazi University. In study, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) and Body Appreciation Scale (BAS) were used as data collection tools. The Pearson Moments Product Correlation, structural equation model and path analysis independent sample t-test, one-way ANOVA, percentage, frequency and descriptive statistics were used in data analysis. As a result of the research, it was determined that the self-esteem of students of sports sciences faculty is at an average level. In addition, it was found that the level of participants’ appreciating their own body was high. Moreover, it was concluded that self-esteem of female participants was higher than male participants, athletes in team sports has higher self-esteem than athletes in individual sports, 40-55 kg participants had a higher body appreciation score than 101 and over kg participants. Finally, it was concluded that the level of body appreciation increases as the level of self-esteem increases. As a conclusion of this study, it can be said that higher body appreciation correlated with higher self-esteem.
      PubDate: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 13:22:48 +000
  • Investigation of the Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Turkish Language and
           Literature Teachers in Practicing Constructivist Approach in Terms of
           Various Variables

    • Authors: Fatih Veyis
      Abstract: It is a scientifically and developmentally undeniable reality that the educational activities that guide education and training activities and aim to raise the nation according to the requirements of the age and keep up with the necessary arrangements for this purpose. With the periodic developments in the world, the transformation in the philosophy of education and understanding of education has brought along the application of new approaches and understandings in education. The constructivist approach that started to be applied in education with these developments is also one of the new educational approaches. Constructivist understanding is defined as a process in which students are actively involved in educational activities and new information is built on pre-learning. Constructivism is a contemporary understanding that covers all kinds of practices that the student can actively engage in the learning process, and it emphasizes that education can be successful to the extent that it can serve individual differences. It has been fifteen years since the practices on constructivism started to be implemented in our country. During this period and as a point reached, it is a question of how much this understanding is applied. With this research, it is aimed to examine the self-efficacy beliefs of Turkish language and literature teachers towards applying constructivist approach in terms of various variables.
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:04:37 +000
  • Identification of the Relationship Between Life Satisfaction and
           Narcissism Levels of University Students

    • Authors: İzzet Karakulak
      Abstract: The objective of this study is to identify the relationship between life satisfaction and narcissism levels of students of the Physical Education and Sports School of Mardin Artuklu University located in southeastern Turkey. In the study, Satisfaction with Life Scale and Narcissistic Personality Inventory were employed in order to collect data. Sample of the study is comprised of a total of 155 Physical Education and Sports School students who voluntarily agreed to participate in the study. 56 participants were female and 99 participants were male. In the data analysis of this research, SPSS 20.0 software was utilized. Independent Samples T-Test, One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and correlation analysis were used in data analysis. At the end of the statistical analysis, it was found that female students had quantitatively higher narcissistic personality and life satisfaction scores than male students. Thus, it was inferred that female students behaved more narcissistically and were more engaged with life. However, along with the comparison of students’ narcissism and life satisfaction scores particularly on the basis of departments of Physical Education and Sports School at which students were enrolled, it was ascertained that there was no statistically significant difference in either narcissism scores or life satisfaction scores.
      PubDate: Thu, 11 Jun 2020 13:00:40 +000
  • Teaching Educational Psychology in an International Setting: Exploring the
           Finnish Education System

    • Authors: Tim Pressley
      Abstract: The emphasis of this paper is on the importance of teaching teacher preparation courses, specifically educational psychology, through a study abroad trip to Finland. This experience allowed American preservice teachers to see theories applied in an international setting while also allowing preservice teachers to compare the United States education system to the Finnish educational system. The current study includes sixteen female, preservice teachers’ perceptions of the trip. Development of the activities abroad occurred with a Finnish university and included multiple school visits, panel discussions, and guest lectures. These experiences allowed for full immersion in the Finnish education system. The data include observations, student papers, and student survey responses, which present changes in students’ views of education, views of the Finnish education system, and the application of theories in a real-world setting. This experience not only provided preservice teachers with an opportunity to see one of the best educational systems in the world but also pushed the preservice teachers to rethink how teaching and learning can look in a classroom.
      PubDate: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 08:34:04 +000
  • An Approach to Reggaeton’s Songs: A Co-Educational and Pedagogical
           Proposal with Teenagers

    • Authors: Sandra Soler Campo
      Abstract: Currently there is a great variety of musical styles that coexist in our society. We can access music in very different ways and with immediacy never before imagined. For teenagers, music is a key element in defining their identity, socializing and taking refuge in their inner world. This communication focuses on the analysis of songs from the Reggaeton music genre and the way in which students receive them. The co-educational proposal carried out in a private secondary school in Barcelona will be explained. Its main objectives will be, on the one hand, to foster a critical spirit in the students towards these types of songs and, on the other hand, to offer an education in terms of equality that deconstructs myths and stereotypes.
      PubDate: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 08:30:29 +000
  • Graduate Students Academic Persistence: Academic and Social Integration
           Intertwined with Self-Directed Learning

    • Authors: Moi Mooi Lew
      Abstract: This study aimed to explore influential personal factors that could affect graduate students’ academic persistence. Data were collected with an online questionnaire and one-on-one interviews. The findings indicated that graduate students had integrated into the academic environment and established a positive relationship with advisors and program coordinators. Participants have limited social interactions with classmates. This factor decreased the importance of social integration on persistence. Data indicated that participants’ self-directed learning readiness was moderately high. This study suggests that these three personal factors are intertwined in influencing graduate students’ decision to persist in the academic programs.
      PubDate: Fri, 05 Jun 2020 08:26:52 +000
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