«European Journal of Contemporary Education» – international scientific Journal.

E-ISSN 2305-6746

Publication frequency – once in 3 months.
Issued from 2012.

Number 1. (in 1 part) December 15, 2013

1. Ömer Faruk Sözcü, İsmail İpek
Considerations for IEL Courseware Design and the Next Generation of E-learning

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2013, Vol.(6), № 4, p. 204-214.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2013.6.204CrossRef

The purpose of this study is to discuss strategies for developing integrated e-learning (IEL) courseware based on instructional design and technology (IDT) models and approaches as well as new discussions of e-learning. For this purpose, the study begins with the selection of one or more IDT models to conduct an e-courseware design including IEL modules based on instructional strategies and improvements. The authors discuss the strategies and steps that a design team should follow in designing integrated e-courseware, which gives way to effective e-learning with new variables such as job performance and learning. The steps include the development of content, units and modules for an IEL course. To recap, our purpose is to combine the necessary IDT models’ strategies for the pedagogical design of an IEL. Powerful IDT models are also discussed so as to meet the very high expectations of IEL with new ideas and new responsibilities in the e-learning process. To develop high quality IEL courseware, we will explain the integrated e-courseware design steps and their practice in order to improve learning tasks, complex cognitive skills, attitudes and competences in the e-learning process, as well as defining job performance and the business environment. At the end of the study, the IEL dimensions, including pedagogical, technological and organizational dimensions, and the main barriers to implementation, including perspectives such as student, teacher-designer, learning materials, job performance, the next generation of e-learning in business and social learning, and context setting, will be discussed and presented.

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2. Igor' V. Maev, Ol'ga B. Dautova, Diana T. Dicheva, Dmitrii N. Andreev, Kseniya O. Aleksandrova
Andragogic Aspects of Gastroenterology Training in Terms of Doctors’ Postgraduate Education

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2013, Vol.(6), № 4, p. 215-220.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2013.6.215CrossRef

The article is concerned with the issues of gastroenterology training in terms of already employed or primary retraining gastroenterologists’ skills improvement (certification cycles), discusses methodological issues of lecture course materials gathering, discussion sessions, considering age peculiarities, professional background, students’ contingent.

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3. Mikhail I. Rozhkov, Tat'yana N. Sapozhnikova
Social and Pedagogic Support of Senior Schoolchildren’s Self-determination

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2013, Vol.(6), № 4, p. 221-228.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2013.6.221CrossRef

The authors of the article, using the concept of existential pedagogy, justify the theory of social and pedagogic support of senior schoolchildren’s self-determination, the model of this support, present the results of the study of children’s attitude to events in their lives.

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4. Romualdas K. Malinauskas, Arturas V. Akelaitis
Intermediate Schoolchildren’s Optimism Expression in the Classes of Physical Training

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2013, Vol.(6), № 4, p. 229-234.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2013.6.229CrossRef

The paper strives to answer the question what is optimism expression among students of middle school age in physical education classes. The following hypothesis was tested: optimism expression of boys would be higher than those of girls. The aim of this study was to examine the optimism expression among students of middle school age during physical education lessons. The participants of the study were 236 students of middle school age (14–15 years old). The measure of optimism expression was evaluated using Dember’s Optimism/Pessimism Scale (Cronbach’s alpha was 0.79 for optimism scale). Respondents were given 56 items, which had to be evaluated on a 4-point Likert scale. The hypothesis, that optimism expression of boys would be higher than those of girls was confirmed. During the lessons of physical education the optimism expression among males students of middle school age were higher than among female. Evaluating the optimism expression among students of middle school age it was found that middle school-aged students (boys, girls) who attend physical education lessons are more optimistic.

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5. Gizem Saygılı
Analysis of Teachers’ Views on The Configuration of First Reading and Writing Process with Games

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2013, Vol.(6), № 4, p. 235-248.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2013.6.235CrossRef

Problem Statement: Moving schooling age to an earlier time as a result of the transition to the practice of 12-year non-continuous compulsory education in 2012-2013 academic year has brought the discussions on whether students’ readiness is sufficient or not. However, the teachers’ readiness is also an issue as important as a student’s readiness and has to be questioned. Considering the children’s developmental characteristics, personal differences, their interests and needs, the first 12 weeks of the first grade in primary school are spared for adaptation and preparation practices. These game-based practices are supportive in all areas for the students who start to school at an earlier age and they ease the adaptation process for them. Nevertheless, it has not been considered in detail what primary school teachers, who are responsible for designing, implementing and carrying out these game-based practices, think about game-based education, and how they feel about it. Purpose of Study: The purpose of this study is to identify the teachers’ opinions on configuring primary school first grade practices with games as proposed in the new program after reorganization of Turkish Education System as “4+4+4”. Methods: This is a descriptive survey model study aiming to find out the attitudes of 157 (106 female, 51 male) primary school teachers towards the construction of primary school first grade practices with games in terms of various variables. These teachers are working at schools connected to Isparta Provincial Directorate of National Education. According to the reliability analysis on the data obtained by personal information form and teacher questionnaire, Cronbach’s Alpha coefficient is found out as .81. Findings and Results: The data obtained from this research were analyzed with SPSS 15.0 Windows package program. In the analysis of data, independent t test, One Way ANOVA, frequency analysis and descriptive statistics were used. The predetermined level of (p<0,05) was taken as basis for significance. Research findings show that there is a significant difference between the participants’ level of attitudes towards teaching first reading and writing with games according to their gender. Moreover, no significant difference found between teachers’ attitude levels towards game-based education according to their professional seniority, the schools’ socio-economic levels, their students’ pre-schooling backgrounds and the number of students in the classroom. Conclusions and Recommendations: The results show that the attitudes of primary school teachers towards game-based education in teaching first reading and writing are lower than the average. The reason for this can be interpreted as the teachers’ lack of experience on game-based education, since the research findings show that teachers, in fact, believe in the importance of game-based teaching and need games in all phases of first reading and writing. Therefore, books that enrich the first reading and writing process, show guidance and have sample applications can be suggested to the primary school teachers. Especially, hands-on trainings to enhance knowledge and skills on game-based education can also be very fruitful.

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6. Tatiana Tikhonova
Junior Schoolchildren’s Communicative Culture Formation in Terms of Bilingual Education

European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2013, Vol.(6), № 4, p. 249-260.
DOI: 10.13187/ejced.2013.6.249CrossRef

The article is devoted to the problem of junior schoolchildren’s communicative culture formation in terms of bilingual education and to the process of its practical implementation by applying integrative approach. The article describes the main methodological approaches to junior schoolchildren’s communicative culture formation with a detailed focus on its components, criteria and indicators.

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