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  • The Loss and Return of Chinese Culture in English Teaching: Teaching
           Design of Chinese Tea Culture in English Class Based on ADDIE Model

    • Authors: Yang Congzhou
      Abstract: Since the 21st century, China has put forward the “going out strategy of Chinese culture” which aims at realizing the awakening, reviving, integrating and spreading of Chinese culture. China emphasizes strengthening and improving the spreading of Chinese culture in order to enhance the soft power of national culture. China needs to cultivate intercultural communicative talents that can display Chinese culture to the world through an appropriate path with profound intercultural communication awareness and excellent intercultural communicative competence. Being representative of Chinese traditional culture, tea culture carries a long history of China. This paper takes the tea culture as an example for teaching design from the aspects of analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation based on the ADDIE model, aiming at optimizing the teaching design of Chinese culture into English teaching and cultivating students’ intercultural communicative ability.
      PubDate: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 04:29:28 +000
  • Reviewer Acknowledgements for International Education Studies, Vol. 12,
           No. 11

    • Authors: Chris Lee
      Abstract: Reviewer acknowledgements for International Education Studies, Vol. 12, No. 11, 2019.
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:49:46 +000
  • The Effects of Teacher Candidates’ Physical Activity Levels on
           Health-Related Quality of Life

    • Authors: Barış Gürol
      Abstract: The aim of this research was to determine the effects of physical activity levels of teacher candidates on the sub-dimensions of health-related quality of life. In the research among the quantitative research methods, relational survey model was used. A total of 90 teacher candidates participated in this research. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Short Form (IPAQ-SF) and the 36-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) were used in this study. In the data analysis, “percentage, frequencies, standard deviation, mean, Product-Moment Correlation coefficients and Multiple regression” were used. According to the results, role functioning/emotional, pain and general health sub-dimensions are important predictors on physical activity levels. However, physical functioning, emotional well-being, vitality, social functioning, role functioning/physical, sub-dimensions have not an important impact on physical activity levels statistically. As a conclusion, participation in physical activity can be said to have a negative effect on emotional problems and pain, and a positive effect on general health status.
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:40:56 +000
  • Factors Affecting MOOCs’ Adoption in the Arab World: Exploring
           Learners’ Perceptions on ‎MOOCs’ Drivers and Barriers

    • Authors: Nahed F. Abdel-Maksoud
      Abstract: Despite the potentials promised by MOOCs to democratize education, the adoption rate of MOOCs is still low in certain parts of the world, including the Arab region. Research on MOOCs’ adoption in the Arab region is also limited. To fill this research gap, this quantitative study aims to explore Arab learners’ ‎perceptions on the influential drivers and barriers of MOOCs’ usage. Participants of the study were 821 learners, all from Arabic-speaking countries, who were registered in at least one MOOC offered by one of the biggest Arabic MOOC platforms, Rwaq, during the ‎year 2019. Data were collected using a web-based survey. Results indicated that participants were overall satisfied ‎with their MOOC experience. The main reasons behind their enrolling in MOOCs were: they wanted to learn new things; they thought MOOCs were interesting; they needed credentials for their CVs. The main benefits they cited for participating in MOOCs were: the material learned through MOOCs was ‎valuable to me, ‎ the MOOCs’ structure and learning activities were flexible and supported my learning, Participating in MOOCs ‎developed my technological competency‏.‏ The main MOOC barriers were: problems accessing MOOCs materials due to unreliable internet connection, not having enough time to ‎complete all required ‎tasks and assignments, lacking the proficiency to use different tools in MOOCs‏, and the instructor was not there to help. Other findings of the study: gender, age, academic levels were not correlated with learners’ satisfaction with MOOCs. On the other hand number of MOOCs previously completed was significantly related to learners’ satisfaction in MOOCs.
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:38:45 +000
  • The Attitudes of Islamic Education Teachers Towards the Use of Social
           Media in Teaching and Learning

    • Authors: Badr Abdullah Al-Harbi
      Abstract: The aim of this study was to identify and analyse the Islamic Education teachers’ attitudes, difficulties and purposes while using social media in the educational processes in the Saudi context. In doing so, this study adopted a quantitative, descriptive approach based on empirical data collected by means of a questionnaire. The study sample consisted of 124 teachers of Islamic Education in Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). While the participants reported positive attitudes towards the use of social media in the educational processes, the results showed their low use of social media which was limited mainly to personal purposes rather than using them for teaching learning activities. Based on the results, the study recommends developing teachers’ knowledge and skills to make them aware of the use of social media in education and encourage them to utilize them for teaching and learning activities. Since social media are ubiquitous and being widely used for personal reasons, their integration into the curricula and syllabi may further increase the teaching and learning of Islamic Education in Saudi Arabia.
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:36:28 +000
  • The Relationships Between Mindfulness and Valued Living in University
           Students: The Mediating Role of Authenticity

    • Authors: Ferah Çekici
      Abstract: It was aimed to examine the mediating role of authentic behavior on mindfulness and valued-living in this study. The study group involved the participation of a total of 270 undergraduate students and the students’ age was between 18-28 years old. The group’s mean age was 20.4 (Sd=1.44). The data were collected through The Mindful Attention and Awareness Scale, Valued Living Questionnaire and Authenticity Scale.The hierarchical regression analysis was used to analyze the mediating role of authenticity. The results of this study showed that authenticity has a mediating role on the relationship between mindfulness and valued-living.
      PubDate: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 12:34:25 +000
  • Examination of Classroom Management Approaches of Social Studies Teachers

    • Authors: Selma Güleç
      Abstract: In this study, the v0iews of social studies teachers about the autocratic, democratic and irrelevant classroom management approaches were examined. For this purpose, it was investigated whether the opinions of the social studies teachers about the classroom management approaches differed according to their gender and seniority. This research employed a descriptive research model. The sample of the study consisted of 83 teachers working in various schools in Bursa. In this study, the “teachers’ understanding of classroom management survey” developed by Terzi and composed of two sections and a total of 38 items was used. The data of the study was analyzed in the SPSS program by using the significance level of .05. By using one-sample t-test in the pairwise comparisons, it was aimed to determine whether there was a difference between the teachers’ classroom management understandings and their personal characteristics. In the comparison of more than two sets, one-way analysis of variance was applied. As a result of the study, no significant difference was found between the social studies teachers’ classroom management approaches according to the variable of gender. The female and the male social studies teachers demonstrated their autocratic, democratic and irrelevant classroom management understandings at the same level. According to the variable of professional seniority, it was found out that the teachers with a professional seniority of between 16-20 years exhibited their democratic classroom management approaches at a higher level.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:48:54 +000
  • Examination of the Restructured Turkish Teaching Undergraduate Program

    • Authors: Mehmet Alver
      Abstract: In the 21st century, dizzying rapid changes and innovations in science, technology, social life, learning and teaching approaches have redefined the characteristics of the type of human targeted to rise. The duty of training individuals with these qualifications falls to the teachers after the family. The training of teachers, who are the vital point of the education system, plays a key role in educating individuals with targeted qualifications. When considering history of training of teachers in Turkey, the existence of deep-rooted history is clear. As teacher training institutions change over time, it is seen that teacher training programs are renewed or updated parallel to the change. As a final, arrangements are made in 25 of teachers training undergraduate program to be applied in 2018-2019 academic year. One of these programs is the Turkish Teaching Undergraduate Program. The aim of this study is to examine the restructured Turkish Teaching Undergraduate Program in comparison with the previous Turkish Teaching Undergraduate Program in various aspects. The study is a descriptive study in screening model. The study group of the research consists of the 2006-2007 Turkish Teaching Undergraduate Program and the Turkish Teaching Undergraduate Program implemented in the 2018-2019 academic year. The data of the study was collected by qualitative research techniques through document analysis. The descriptive analysis technique was used in the analysis of the study data and the data collected about the problem of the research were tabularized and interpreted. As a result of the research, according to Turkish Teaching Undergraduate Program that was put into practice in 2018-2019 academic year, it was detected that there is important changes in issues such as courses, course hours, course contents, course credits.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:46:46 +000
  • Social and Economic Factors Associated with the Consumption of Alcoholic
           Beverages in Universities

    • Authors: Dante Ayaviri Nina
      Abstract: The objective of the research is to determine the social and economic factors associated with the consumption of alcoholic beverages and their impact on professional training through the fulfillment of academic activities of university students. It uses the deductive method, and has a descriptive level (factorial and discriminant analysis) and explanatory level (regression analysis). The questionnaire was applied as a data collection instrument, which has an index of Cronbach’s alpha of 0.745. It is applied to a sample of 98 students from a total population of 9,194 from the National University of Chimborazo, Ecuador. The results show that the alcohol consumption in university students depends significantly on the age that begins to consume, gender, marital status and frequency of consumption; there are social and economic factors associated with alcohol consumption; a high incidence of alcohol consumption in compliance with academic obligations in the professional training process.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:45:00 +000
  • Analysis of Gait Patterns in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
           After Recreational Therapy Program at Eskisehir Technical University

    • Authors: Barış Gürol
      Abstract: The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of adapted recreational therapy program on gait patterns of children with autism. The current study included twenty-one autistic boys aged between 8 and 15 years. The scores of the children with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to the “Gilliam Autism Rating Scale-2-Turkish Version” (autism level) ranged between 62 and 123. The gait analyses of the participants were evaluated with the results of total distance, average velocity, average horizontal force and average vertical force before and after recreational therapy program. The recreational therapy program was performed throughout 12 weeks, two sessions per a week and one hour per session as the one-to-one training format. The program covered several gross motor skills such as balance, toys ball, jump, jogging to increase cardiorespiratory endurance, and several branches of the basic sports skills such as basketball, badminton, and soccer. Pearson Correlation analysis was performed in order to determine the correlation between autism level and gait parameters. A negatively significant correlation was found between autism level and average velocity (r=-.553**, p
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:41:21 +000
  • From Mussels Stand to Becoming a Doctor: A Discussion on the Importance of
           Education in the Vertical Transition Between Social Strata in Terms of
           Career Choices and Sources of Vocational Awareness in Children with Low
           Socioeconomic Level

    • Authors: Emel TÜZEL İŞERİ
      Abstract: This study aims to discuss the importance of education in vertical transition between social strata in the context of career choices and vocational awareness sources in children with low socioeconomic level. The study used a phenomenological design within a qualitative research approach framework. The study group consisted of 55 fourth-grade students enrolled in a primary school in a low socioeconomic area of Izmir province in Turkey. Findings of the research laid out that the students mostly wanted to be a doctor, their positive attitudes towards the profession and their desire to be beneficial to the society gained importance in their career choices, taking the example of people who they encountered in real life and who they watched on TV affected their career choices, and that there were participant views indicating that a thorough presentation of careers was not conducted even though a number of professions were mentioned in the lesson. The findings were discussed in terms of carrying out vocational guidance more carefully for participants consisting of children with low socioeconomic level who have parents with low education level so that its disadvantages can be eliminated.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:39:38 +000
  • The Relationship Between Digital Game Addiction, Communication Skills and
           Loneliness Perception Levels of University Students

    • Authors: Sevtap Kanat
      Abstract: Today, with the developing technology, the use of computers, mobile phones and the internet has become indispensable tools of people’s lives. Technology has created new risks while facilitating the living conditions. Especially, there are various addiction concepts that negatively affect human life. Digital game addiction has been added to the concepts of addiction. Game addiction negatively affects the cognitive, psychological and social life of the individual. It is seen that such addiction rapidly spreading around the world are also widespread among children and young people in Turkey. The young population in Turkey is quite intense; it is necessary to investigate the problems related to digital games and find the optimal solution. In this research, it is aimed to investigate the digital game addiction, communication and loneliness perception levels of university students in terms of demographic variables. The sample of the study included 646 students studying at İnönü University in the 2018-2019 academic year. A survey that consists of personal information form, Digital Game Addiction Scale, Communication Skills Scale and UCLA Loneliness scale were used to collect data. The data obtained from the study were analyzed using independent t-test, one-way analysis of variance test (ANOVA) and Pearson’s Product-Moment Correlation Analysis. According to the results; digital game addictions of the participants vary according to gender, grade, parental educational degree, daily playing time and number of siblings. However, income level has no effect on digital gaming addiction. While gender, grade level, mother’s educational degree, duration of play and number of siblings have effects on communication skills; father’s education level and income level have no effect on it. There are significant relationships between students’ perception of loneliness and gender, mother and father educational degree and duration of playing time. One of the main finding obtained in the study; is a significant relationship between digital game addiction and communication skills while there is no statistically significant correlation between digital game addiction and loneliness.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:37:38 +000
  • Designing a Teacher’s Handbook: Perspectives of Pre-Service Elementary
           Teachers Regarding Activities and Songs

    • Authors: Oguzhan Atabek
      Abstract: Printed educational materials such as teacher’s handbook may affect the quality of education as much as teachers, curriculum, educational environment, and the other course materials. Perspectives of eighty-two pre-service elementary teachers regarding the activities and songs included in the teacher’s handbook for music course were examined by content analysis for shedding light on the nature of the handbook and for producing knowledge about how an effective teacher’s handbook for music course may be like. Even though the question was deliberately worded to let respondents express their both positive and negative views, the number of respondents who expressed positive views and the frequency of such expressions were considerably lower compared to the negative ones. Inappropriateness for age group and learning outcomes, insufficiency for facilitating learning, requiring hard-to-attain materials, and difficulty of application raised as major concerns for both activates and songs. Additionally, activities were argued to be repetitive and lacking entertainment while songs were criticized for their rhythm, melody, lyrics, quality, and practicability in the classroom.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:35:45 +000
  • Role of Psychological and Educational Guidance Center in Reducing the
           University Violence from Educational Science College’s Students’
           Perspective in Counseling and Mental Health Department at World Islamic
           Sciences and Education University

    • Authors: Saleh Hassan Al-Daheri
      Abstract: The study aimed to identify the roles of Psychological and Educational Guidance Center in Reducing the phenomenon of the university violence from the perspective of the Educational Science College’s students in Counseling and Mental Health Department at World Islamic Sciences and Education University. And to achieve the study’s goal, a sample consisted of 10 students of the Educational Science College was selected. A questionnaire was developed to collect data. Results showed that the level of students’ degree in practicing violence was moderate and media is one of the major causes of violence at university. The researcher came up with some recommendations.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:33:26 +000
  • An Exploration of Motivational Strategies and Factors That Affect
           Strategies: A Case of Chinese EFL Teachers

    • Authors: Xiaosu Chen
      Abstract: Based on Self-determination theory, learners’ motivation can be enhanced when the psychological needs—competence, autonomy, and relatedness—are satisfied (Ryan & Deci, 2017). In English as a second language classrooms, teachers can play an important role in this; however, their motivational strategies may be influenced by their beliefs and contextual factors (Hornstra, Mansfield, van der Veen, Peetsma, & Volman, 2015). In this case study, six EFL classrooms in a public school in Northwest China were observed over the period of five weeks. The teachers were interviewed after each observation and at the end of the observation period to explore the relationships among factors that may affect the teachers’ use of motivational strategies, namely teacher beliefs and pressure from “above” and from “below”. The data were analyzed qualitatively using the coding method. The findings revealed a discrepancy between teacher beliefs and motivational practices. All of the teachers regularly exercised controlling strategies regardless of their beliefs in the value of motivation. Nevertheless, relationships between motivational practices and contextual factors were found. These findings suggest the needs for effective teacher professional development on the use of motivational strategies to enhance intrinsic motivation.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:30:53 +000
  • Analyzing the Cyberbullying Behaviors of Sports College Students

    • Authors: Yahya Dogar
      Abstract: Studies conducted show that verbal and physical aggressive behaviors particularly among students are affected by the cyberbullying behaviors that are recently becoming even more prevalent with the increase in the social media tools. Such a case may also raise the need for investigating the cyberbullying behaviors of students of sports education in particular. Therefore, the aim of this study is to determine the cyberbullying behaviors of Sports College students. The sample of the study consists of 658 students (465 males and 193 females) studying at Sports Colleges in four different cities in Turkey. Among the quantitative research methods, scanning method has been used in the study. The “Cyberbullying Scale of Sports Audience” developed by Dogar and Karaca (2019) has been used in the study as data collection tool. It consists of 7 questions, which have one-dimension and 5-point Likert scale. The data obtained has had normal distribution. The student t-test has been used for dual comparisons, and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) with Tukey post hoc test has been used for multiple comparisons. The level of significance has been selected as p
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:27:56 +000
  • Vocational Education: A Missing Link for the Competitive Graduates'

    • Authors: Sukardi Sukardi
      Abstract: The present study is based on the issue of the competitiveness of vocational education graduates. This condition is likely due to the irrelevance between the content or the competencies developed and the superiority of the regions (Regency/Municipality). Therefore, the first step to improve the competitiveness of the graduates is evaluating the accordance of their competencies developed by the vocational education in every region of the regency or municipality. This study used a policy evaluation method formulated in the form of Service Quality (ServQual) by taking all vocational schools in 6 (six) sample districts/cities. The research instruments used are in-depth interview and document studies. The data were then analyzed using Location Quotient (LQ), growth ratio, and Overlay (Ovr) analysis. It indicates that the content of vocational education reflected in the competence of skills developed was not relevant to the issues or potential of each district/city. This condition causes the low competitiveness of vocational education graduates, both in entrepreneurship and competitiveness in the national and international labor market.
      PubDate: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 08:25:04 +000
  • The Effect of Classical Music on Anxiety and Well-Being of University

    • Authors: Devrim ERGINSOY OSMANOĞLU
      Abstract: Psychological and spiritual effects of music on people have been revealed by various studies and still continue to be investigated. The sound which has existed since the first formation of the universe; and music and music therapy which are as old as the history of mankind have constituted one of the treatment methods widely investigated at hospitals and universities. In the daily lives of people, anxiety, stress, well-being and similar phenomena clearly remain in the foreground. The current study is an experimental study designed to determine the effect of listening to classical music on anxiety and well-being. The sampling of the study is comprised of senior students in an education faculty. A total of 15 students (7 females and 8 males) participated in the current study. The data were collected with the State-Trait Anxiety Scale and the Psychological Well-being Scale. In the analysis of the data, Paired Sample t-Test was used. The findings of the current study have revealed that while listening to classical music for a 60-day period (listening to classical music ever day according to a music listening schedule) did not have any significant effect on the students’ State Anxiety scores, it led to a statistically significant effect on their Trait Anxiety and Psychological Well-being scores (t=3,451 P
      PubDate: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 11:12:39 +000
  • Teacher Development Through Coaching and Mentoring Integrated with the
           21st Century Instructional Strategies

    • Authors: Goachagorn Thipatdee
      Abstract: The research aimed to develop and evaluate teacher concepts and performances before and after training through coaching and mentoring procedures integrated with the 21st century instructional strategies of project-based learning, problem-based learning, and research-based learning. The subjects were 96 teachers teaching at schools under the jurisdiction of Si Sa Ket Primary Education Office 3, Si Sa Ket Province, Thailand, purposively selected from 11 schools with lower average scores of ordinary national educational test (ONET) than those of the national level. The results revealed the teachers gained better concepts since the posttest scores were significantly higher than those of the pretest at the .01 level. The teachers’ performances were at a level of pass with distinction, they satisfied with the training session at a higher level, and their composed lesson plans were at a fair level.
      PubDate: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 11:10:40 +000
  • Descriptive Investigation of Preschool Education in the Field of The
           Master’s Thesis in Turkey

    • Authors: Gülhan Güven
      Abstract: This research was carried to identify characteristics of the master dissertations completed in the field of preschool education, between the years of 2015-2019 in Turkey. The sampling of the study consisted of master dissertations in preschool education, child development and education/home economics department registered to National Dissertations Center database. The design of this study was descriptive study using document analysis model. The main purpose of the study was to bring out arguments that made in the field of preschool education in Turkey. For this purpose 151 master dissertations were analyzed. Results indicated that the majority of the master level dissertations related to preschool education were completed in 2015. Most of these researches were studied in Gazi University and quantitative statistic methods were preferred. The common subject was personal competence.
      PubDate: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 11:07:43 +000
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