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Current Research in Education
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ISSN (Print) 2149-6285
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  • A Comparative Analysis of Coding Software for Children

    • Authors: Fatih Çağatay BAZ
      Abstract: Computer and coding instruction is progressing day by day. Coding education, which started to take place in curriculums since primary school, gives children success in analytical thinking, creativity and problem solutions besides computer field. Coding has been demonstrated in studies where children learning to solve problems can solve problems they can solve, and evaluate their results. Coding instruction also has a structure that sets goals for success and loves children progressively achieving these goals. This provides image, sound, music and similar media tools and encoding software in the media. All of these give children devotion and self-discipline throughout the education process. Recent developments in coding have led to a diversity of user profiles. Platforms for children have been created in the field of coding, and fun and educational software designed for their level has been designed. However, the fact that each of these software has different features makes it difficult to choose a suitable environment for children. In order to solve this problem, 40 of the coding environments for children have been examined by comparing them with different criteria. The result of comparative analyzes is that Scratch, and App Inventor software have more features and functions than other software. In this context, it can be said that the use of the mentioned softwares in children's coding learning may be more beneficial.
  • The Current System of Teacher Training Programs in One-Year Preparatory
           Schools of Foundation Universities in Ankara

    • Authors: Aydan IRGATOĞLU
      Abstract: Teacher Training Programs (TTPs) are very essential for the professional development of language instructors since they are referred as a series of planned events or as extended programs of accredited or non-accredited learning and help instructors keep up with the recent developments in their field and remember their previous knowledge while upgrading it. Most of the English language instructors working at preparatory schools of universities receive some forms of teacher training for their professional development. On the other hand, little is offered in spite of the great changes in approaches, methods and techniques in language teaching. In order to investigate the system of current teacher training programs (TTPs) in preparatory schools of four foundation universities in Ankara, this descriptive study was designed and conducted with 348 EFL instructors and four teacher trainers working at the preparatory schools of four foundation universities in Ankara. The study was conducted in 2015-2016 academic year. The related literature was reviewed and three research instruments that would be used to collect the data were chosen accordingly. These instruments including a questionnaire, interviews with four teacher trainers and interviews with four EFL instructors were used to investigate the current system of teacher training programs. The quantitative and qualitative analysis of the data revealed that TTPs conducted at the preparatory schools of four Foundation universities in Ankara were not systematic.
  • The Effects of Active Learning Activities Applied in Science and
           Technology Course to Students' Success and Permanence Levels

    • Authors: Sevim AŞİROĞLU
      Abstract: This study aims to examine the influence of the Active Learning-based activities in Science and Technology on the success and the permanency of the learning levels of the students. The Experimental Method has been used in the study. Active learning activities which are prepared by researchers are used in curriculum experimental group and curriculum of Ministry of Education Science and Technology activities are used in control group, the study was conducted in 2012-2013 Academic year on the students who attended a middle school in Istanbul. The achievement of Science and Technology test which prepared by researchers was applied on the control and experimental group. The data in the study were analyzed with independent t – test and ANCOVA test. According to the results of the study, it is found out that the Active Learning Approach has a positive influence on the success rates of the students. there are no significant differences between the groups where the Active Learning-based activities and the Ministry of National Education Science and Technology Program’s (2005) activities were applied in terms of permanency of learning.
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