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Kuramsal Eğitimbilim Dergisi / Journal of Theoretical Educational Science
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ISSN (Print) 1308-1659 - ISSN (Online) 1308-1659
Published by Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Homepage  [5 journals]
  • Effects of the Educational Games on Primary School Students’ Speaking
           Skills and Speaking Anxiety

    • Authors: Huri ASAN ; Zuhal ÇELİKTÜRK SEZGİN
      Abstract: The aim of this study is to determine the effects of educational games used in lesson Turkish on primary school fourth-grade students' impromptu speaking skills and speaking anxiety. In the research, one of the semi-experimental models, pretest and posttest nonequivalent groups design was used. The study group consisted of 28 students in 4-A and 4-B classes in a public school in the city center of Burdur in the first semester of 2018-2019 academic year. In the experimental group, Turkish lessons were taught and supported by educational games for six weeks. In the control group, it was processed in accordance with the basic teaching-learning approaches in the Turkish Curriculum. According to the results of the study, it was concluded that educational games positively affected the three-dimensional speaking order and style of speech, including the use of voice, which are composed of audibility and meaningfulness dimensions, topic and thought transfer, refinement, and use of time. It was concluded that educational games did not affect students’ speaking anxiety. The fact that the state of anxiety is not affected by this six-week practice of educational games may be due to the short implementation period. Therefore, a similar study can be repeated with a wider sample group with a longer application period. 
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +030
  • Prediction Validity of Teaching Efficacy on Task-Centered Anxiety: A Study
           on Physical Education Teacher Candidates

    • Authors: Mustafa Kayıhan ERBAŞ ; Hüseyin ÜNLÜ
      Abstract: This study aimed to determine the relationship between physical education teacher candidates' teaching efficacy and task-centered anxieties. Relational screening model was used in this research. The research group consisted of 228 prospective physical education teachers, 84 of whom were female (37%) and 144 were male (63%), who were educated in the 3rd and 4th grades in 5 different universities. Personal information form, Teacher Occupational Anxiety Scale and Physical Education Teaching Efficacy Scale were used as data collection tools. In the analysis of the data in the research; descriptive statistics were used. In advanced analysis; Pearson Moments Product Correlation Coefficient technique was used to determine the level and direction of the relationship between the teaching efficacy and task-centered anxiety levels of the physical education teacher candidates. In addition, whether the teaching efficacy levels of the physical education teacher candidates are predicting the task-centered anxiety levels were tested by multi-directional regression analysis. As a result of the analysis; It was determined that there was a moderate positive correlation between total teaching efficacy levels and task-centered anxiety levels, and when the results regarding the significance of regression coefficients were analyzed, only total teaching efficacy levels were significant and significant predictors of task-centered anxiety levels.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +030
  • Supporting Learning Trajectories for the Development of Number Concept:
           Digital Games

    • Authors: Derya CAN
      Abstract: The aim of this study is to examine the games in ABCya( based on the learning trajectories for the developmentof number concept. To achieve this aim in the study it was examined which ABCeducational game application support the learning trajectory and thedevelopment level related to number concept of games. This research wasdesigned in qualitative research methodology based on content analysis method.The ABCya application, which includes a dynamic structure, is suitable for manipulationand includes digital game features with mathematical content which make itappropriate to support the mathematical development of pre-school students. Itis seen that the games mostly support the trajectories of the “recognition ofnumber and subitizing” and “verbal and object counting” for the children agedbetween 4-6. For the trajectory of the “comparing, ordering and estimatingnumbers” there are games supporting the perceptual and counting comparison andordinal numbers, but games supporting the estimation skills are limited. It isvery important to introduce the digital platforms that include educational gameactivities to both teachers and families and to inform them about theircontribution to academic development of the children.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +030
  • A Systematic Review of Corpus-Based Studies on Academic Writing in the
           Turkish Context

    • Authors: Fatma YUVAYAPAN ; Ceyhun YÜKSELİR
      Abstract: Academic writing is rested on a view of academic negotiation between writers and readers in which writers ultimately aim to gain credibility in their academic discipline. In doing so, they utilize a wide range of linguistic devices based on cultural and disciplinary norms to communicate with readers and convince the readers about the truth of their claims. Based on a review of corpus-based studies about linguistic devices in academic writing conducted by Turkish scholars in the field of English Language Teaching and Linguistics, the present systematic review aims to show a general understanding of these devices in the lens of Turkish scholars in these fields. The systematic review has been carried out by postgraduate dissertations, MA theses and research articles in the past decade. Based on the results, it is found that Turkish academic writers had a different style of taking stance in their L1 and they mostly attempt to follow the linguistic conventions of both global and cultural communities in their discipline while writing academic genres in English. 
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +030
  • Investigating Flexibilities of the Classroom Teachers for Four Operations
           in the Basis of Different Strategies

    • Authors: Ebru AYLAR ÇANKAYA
      Abstract: Four operations algorithm is among the major topics occupying a significant position in primary school schedule. Moreover, utilizing alternative strategies during the education process and improving operation flexibility of students also considered important in teaching of mathematics. Flexibility in computing is the ability of solving any operation also by using various cognitive or model based calculation strategies with different methods. Giving place for these strategies in education process for improvement of skills of using different strategies and guiding students enabling them to develop their own strategies is important. In this study, in addition to the teaching the standard algorithm, covering a massive place in our courses, it is aimed to review the classroom teachers’ opinions for the alternative strategies of four operation that means their flexibility in the procedural process (procedural flexibility). The procedural flexibility is discussed through strategies and standard algorithms using preliminary learning such as modeling, mental processing and place value concept. It is a qualitative study conducted in 2018-2019 academic year with 45 classroom teachers. In the study, a 2-question open-ended question form based on multiplication and consisting of two different scenarios was used as data collection tool. The most favorite strategy preferred by teachers according to the findings obtained from this form is standard algorithm followed by mental process strategy. However, teachers showed no flexibility in the process, they did not prefer other alternative strategies given about multiplication and they reported negative opinions about some of them. 
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +030
  • Physical Education and Sports Course Value Orientations of Secondary
           School Students

    • Authors: Yasin KARACA ; Bijen FİLİZ
      Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine the value orientation of secondary school students in Physical Education (PE) in terms of gender, age, doing regular sports, participating in school teams, and family income variables. In this research, the general scanning method was used. The study sample consisted of 419 volunteer students who studied at secondary schools in central Malatya, selected using a simple random sampling method. The Physical Education Course Student Value Orientation Scale was used for research purposes. In the research, frequency and percentage analysis, Variance analysis, and the Tukey test were used. As a result of the research, the PE value orientation of male students was higher than that of female students, the sportive virtue behavior of students was higher than that of the age group of 13 compared to that of the age group of 15, and students with low family incomes were more likely to act in solidarity than students with high incomes. The most remarkable result of the study is that students who doing regular sports and participating in school teams have higher PE lesson value orientations than other students. These results show that students can be developed some responsibility behaviors through PE.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +030
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