Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1957

Table of Content: 10 September, 2014; 9(17)

September 2014

Traditional assessment as a subjectification tool in schools in Lesotho

  The concept of assessment is one of the most important practices in any education system across the globe. Tracing the concept probably to the time immemorial through the Chinese Imperial Examination System in the fifteenth century, the notion of assessment seems to have proved to be one of the indispensable markers of selection, placement and certification in modern education. In order to understand the...

Author(s): Tankie Khalanyane and Mokhoele Hala-hala

September 2014

Elementary school students’ views on the homework given in science courses

  Homework is a significant part of teaching and learning process. For this reason, teachers use it constantly as tools of teaching process. The effect of homework on students’ achievement and student-parent relationship has been emphasized in several studies. The present study aimed to find out the views of the middle school students (n=705) about homework. Additionally, it has been examined whether...

Author(s): Fatma TAÅžKIN EKÄ°CÄ°

September 2014

How learning techniques initiate simulation of human mind

  The simulation of human mind often helps in the understanding of abstract concept by representing it in a realistic model and simplistic way so that a learner develops an understanding of the key concepts. Bian (1873) and James (1890) in their work suggested that thoughts and body activity result from interactions among neurons within the brain. This paper explains how the usage of synectic technique helps in...

Author(s): C. Girija

September 2014

Assessment of computer technology availability, accessibility and usage by Agricultural Education student teachers in secondary schools in Botswana

  This study examines the availability, accessibility and usability of computer as a form of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by student teachers in secondary schools. 44 out of 51 student teachers of Agriculture responded to the questionnaire. Means and percentages were used to analyze the data to establish the availability, accessibility and usability of computer technology in schools. The...

Author(s): Hulela, K., Rammolai, M. and Mpatane, W.

September 2014

The contribution of teachers’ peer-and self-assessment for the implementation of active learning strategies: Perceptions of Ethiopia Primary School teachers

  The present study tries to investigate the contribution of primary school teachers’ peer- and self- assessment for effective implementation of active learning in their actual classrooms. In this study, areas in which self-reflection and peer assessment include three broad categories, such as methods of teaching and learning, instructional resource utilization, and assessment techniques employed by...

Author(s): Solomon Melesse Mengistie

September 2014

Maple (Computer Algebra System) in teaching Pre-Calculus: Example of Absolute Value Function

  Modules in Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) make Mathematics interesting and easy to understand. The present study focused on the implementation of the algebraic, tabular (numerical), and graphical approaches used for the construction of the concept of absolute value function in teaching mathematical content knowledge along with Maple 9. The study group consisted of pre-service teachers attending Department of...

Author(s): Güler Tuluk

September 2014

Assessing model data fit of unidimensional item response theory models in simulated data

  The pupose of this paper is to give an example of how to assess the model-data fit of unidimensinal IRT models in simulated data. Also, the present research aims to explain the importance of fit and the consequences of misfit by using simulated data sets. Responses of 1000 examinees to a dichotomously scoring 20 item test were simulated with 25 replications. Also, data were simulated to fit the 2-PL model....

Author(s): Ä°brahim Alper KÖSE

September 2014

Self-regulation skills of pre-service music teachers

  The purpose of this study is to identify how a four-semester music teacher education programme on self-regulation changes as they progress through the programme. The participants of the study included a total of 101 music teachers in four different semesters of their teacher preparation programme. The instrument used in this study is the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (MSLQ). It has 81 items....

Author(s): Fatıma Akyüzlüer