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e-Kafkas Journal of Educational Research
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  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
ISSN (Online) 2148-8940
Published by Kafkas Üniversitesi Homepage  [2 journals]
  • A Descriptive Study of Research on Teaching Turkish to Bosniaks

    • Authors: Kürşad Çağrı BOZKIRLI; Onur ER
      Abstract: Thepurpose of this study, which was conducted by using the method of documentanalysis, is to evaluate the studies about teaching Turkish to Bosniaks interms of their research methods, sampling methods, data collection tools, dataanalysis techniques and subjects. For this reason, ULAKBİM and GOOGLE SCHOLARdatabases were searched and 26 Turkish articles published between 2010-2016, inwhich teaching Turkish to Bosniaks were discussed, were determined. The “ArticleClassification Form” developed by Sözbilir and Kutu (2008) was revised and usedby the researchers while the articles within the scope of the research wereexamined. Content analysis method was used for the analysis of the findings ofthe study. It was found that no research method was mentioned in most of thestudies or most of them are compilation, no sampling technique was identifiedin most of the studies, no data collection tool was used in some of thestudies, mostly quantitative data was collected and descriptive statistics wereemployed in order to analyze the data, the variety of the articles’ topics isvery limited and the number of the studies conducted in this field is veryinsufficient.
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • Effect of Creative Drama Method on the Occupational Self Efficacy of
           Teacher Candidates

    • Authors: Mehtap KARAÇİL KILIÇASLAN; Ahmet YAYLA
      Abstract: The purpose of this research isto demonstrate the impact of the creative drama method on the personal andprofessional competences of preservice teachers. From this point of view, inthe research, it was aimed to determine how creative drama method influencespreservice teachers about their professional development, which are within the scopeof the competencies of their profession. The study group consisted of 68preservice teachers, who were in their last year in Primary School TeachingDepartment of the Education Faculty of Kafkas University in the academic yearof 2016-2017. The study was designedaccording to mixed method. In the quantitative dimension of the study(pretest-posttest-permanence test), a focus group interview was conducted onthe quasi-experimental design, qualitative dimension. The quantitative data is gathered through the Self Efficacy Scaletowards Using the Creative Drama Method developed by Can and Cantürk Günhan(2009); the qualitative data is compiled by the means of semi-structuredinterview questions prepared by the researcher getting the experts’ opinions.The research findings indicate that the creative drama method improves theoccupational self-efficacy of teacher candidates and is more effective andlasting in improving this self-efficacy than the traditional method.
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • An Investigation of the Preservice Science Teachers’ Social Media

    • Authors: Şeyda GÜL; Emine Hatun DİKEN
      Abstract: The aim of this study is to investigate the levelsof preservice science teachers’ social media addictions and also, to compare interms of of gender and grade. For this aim, the data were collected through“Social Media Addiction Scale-Adult Form” which was originally developed bySahin and Yagci (2017). The sample of the study, consisted of 189 preservicescience teachers working in Education Faculty of Ataturk University. The datawere analyzed by SPSS 20.0 program. The findings indicated that the preservicescience teachers agreed in average score the statements of the Social MediaAddiction Scale-Adult Form. The findings in terms of sub-dimensions of the overall scale indicated that preservice science teachers agreed in averagescore for virtual tolerance and in low score for virtual communication.  The findings also indicated that there was noa statistically important difference between gender, but there was a statisticallyimportant difference between grades.
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • A Comparative Analysis of Conceptual Metaphors for “Natural

    • Authors: Öznur YAZICI; Özlem ULU KALIN
      Abstract: The purpose of this study is to compare thestudents’ metaphors of Geography Department and the Social Studies TeacherEducation Program towards the concept of natural disaster. The accessiblesample of the research consist of 206 Geography Department students and 110 theSocial Studies Teacher Education Program students. Phenomenology, which is oneof the qualitative research methods, was used in the study, and metaforsobtained were classified and interpreted through content analysis. The studentsof Geography Department produced 194 valid metaphors, while the students of theSocial Studies Teacher Education Program produced 81 valid metaphors. Thesemetaphors were then grouped under the conceptual category of 11 for GeographyDepartment and 8 for the Social Studies Teacher Education Program. As a resultof the research, it was determined that the conceptual categories created fortwo departments were the same, and that Geography Department students alsocreated different conceptual categories in addition. As a result; it can be said that the students of both departmentsproduced metaphors in similar categories, but the metaphors of GeographyDepartment students are more diverse than the ones of the Social Studiesteacher candidates.
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • The Impact of Computer Aided Education on the Student Success and the
           Student Attitude against the Lesson in the “Solar System and Beyond,
           Space Riddleˮ Unit

    • Authors: Regaip ŞAHİN; Uğur AKBABA
      Abstract: This study, theMinistry of Education has been prepared in accordance with the contemporarycurriculum development techniques. The access to achievements in science andtechnology courses, the impact of computer-assisted instruction on what level.The answer to this question has been sought in the research. For this purpose,science and technology lesson; “The Solar System and Beyond, Space Conundrum”abstract concept that the unit was discussed. The teaching of which isdifficult to embody this concept and visual "computer assistedinstruction" method effect was investigated. In order to conduct theresearch, 20 students who are male and female in 7A class in Şehit Recep EşiyokSecondary School in Bayburt are determined as the experimental group. 20 studentswho are male and female in 7B class in the same school are determined as thecontrol group. As we thought the computer software and computer programs wouldbe appropriate for “The Solar System and Beyond, Space Conundrum” unit in 7thgrade Science and Technology course taught with computer-aided. The aims of theunit is tried to be taught to control group with traditional method, to theexperimental group in the computer environment. Pre-test and post-test areapplied to both the control group and the experimental group. The results areanalyzed in SPSS-22 packaged software which is a statistic program by applying   t-test. The results of the analysis showedthat computer-aided education is more successful than traditional method. But,it was seen that the attitudes of the students are not change.
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +030
  • An Investigation on Change of Pre-Service Teachers’ Self-Confidence in
           Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge

    • Authors: Elvan İNCE AKA; Alev DOĞAN, Ayşe Sert Çıbık
      Abstract: Thepurpose of this study is to determine the change in pre service scienceteachers’ self-confidence in technological pedagogical content knowledge. Thisstudy was conducted with 35 senior pre service science teachers who areenrolled in Science education department in a public university in the contextof 8-week (16 hours) training in 2015-2016 academic year. In the first phase,the pre service science teachers were introduced with sample implementations ofmultimedia factors. Then, the participants were asked to prepare and present apresentation on the topics selected from the field of science enhanced withmultimedia as a group. The study was designed according to thequasi-experimental one-group pretest-posttest modeling. TechnologicalPedagogical Content Knowledge Self-Confidence Scale was used as the datacollection tool. As a result of the study, it was retained that pre servicescience teachers’ power point presentations supported with the multimediafactors has a positive effect on the change of their confidence and thepresentations prepared by using the multimedia factors revealed positivechanges in technological pedagogical content knowledge and technologicalpedagogical knowledge in terms of sub-dimensions.
      PubDate: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +030
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