Forthcoming Issue Volume 8 Issue 3 (July 2023)

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Improving Professional Competence of Economic Educators in Creating Learning Videos Through Online Training Scenarios

Tri Nugroho Budi Santoso Dwi Iga Luhsasi Arief Sadjiarto
Pages: 373-380

This article aims to determine the effectiveness of online training scenarios in improving the professional competence of teachers in developing learning videos. The article also analyzes the applied online training scenarios to find out the performance of the training that has been carried out. The approach used in this research is a mixed-method (Mixed Methods Research) as a form of combination between quantitative research methods and qualitative research methods. Qualitative research uses an effectiveness test through a pair sample t-test, while the qualitative method is SWOT analysis to describe the process of running online training scenarios. The sampling technique used is Cluster Random Sampling and data collection by observation, interviews, documentation, and questionnaires. From the paired samples test results, it is known that the value of sig (2-tailed) is 0.000 < 0.05. So it can be concluded that there is an average difference between the teacher's ability to develop learning videos before and after participating in online training. The SWOT analysis carried out is also known for the strength of online training scenarios having easy access, the efficiency of use, material wealth, and creating a sense of security during a pandemic. In terms of opportunities, teachers can improve technological literacy, and there are opportunities to develop new training scenarios that online training scenarios can integrate into the education system. Weaknesses to watch out for include participants' unrepresented emotions, boredom arising, and the need for standardization of the required facilities. The challenges that online training scenarios must prepare for the best solution are the disruption of the internet network, the need for appropriate devices, and the need for an understanding of digital citizenship ethics.

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Developing Short Movie for Increase Character of Patriotism in Childhood

Wisnu Kristanto Mustaji Bachtiar Syaiful Bachri
Pages: 381-384

This study aims to develop a character of patriotism in childhood based short movies. Movieplayed by early childhood. The research and development short movie of patriotism in childhooduses a cycle of R&D stages from Dick, Carey and Carey which is taken in 10 stages. Based on dataanalysis in the field test, it shows that t-count is smaller than t-table (0.75>2.110). Thus Ho isrejected and Ha is accepted. The results show that there is a significant difference between theexperimental class and the control class that use this short movie and not use short movies. Usinga short movie in the lesson can improve children's abilities in the field of patriotism in childhood.The conclusion is that early childhood who use short movies are more interested and moremotivated to attend lessons, especially in the aspects of patriotism in childhood values.

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Pedagogical Practices for Dyslexic Learners in Moroccan EFL Classroom

Fatima Zahra EL ARBAOUI
Pages: 385-395

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that affects not only students’ first-language literacy skills but also foreign language learning. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition as well as poor spelling and decoding abilities. It does not indicate a lack of intelligence or idleness, but rather it is a typical condition that influences the manner the brain processes written and spoken language. In order to ensure that dyslexic students successfully acquire the necessary levels of foreign language proficiency, they need additional support. A total of forty-seven teachers took part anonymously in an online study. A questionnaire was used to provide a descriptive account of the training requirements of EFL teachers who face the challenge of teaching dyslexic students within the mainstream classroom in the six largest universities in Morocco. The findings indicated that foreign language teachers often lack adequate understanding of the nature of dyslexia and the challenges it poses in foreign language learning, and they are unfamiliar with the relevant teaching techniques and methods to support dyslexic students’ language learning processes. However, they expressed their interest in some courses that would help them expand their knowledge and skills and be able to teach dyslexic students more effectively and inclusively

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Investigation of Teacher Perception Levels of Organizational Cynicism and Organizational Loneliness

Pages: 396-406

This research was conducted to determine the organizational cynicism and organizational loneliness perception levels of teachers in the distance education process. In the research, it was tried to determine whether the opinions of the teachers differed significantly according to gender, branch, marital status and professional seniority. In this context, the relational survey model was preferred as the research model. The population of the research consists of 3735 teachers working in Edirne province in the 2020-2021 academic year. The sample of the study consists of 324 teachers selected by easily accessible sampling method. Organizational Cynicism Scale and Loneliness at Work Scale were used to collect data. Descriptive statistics were made on the collected data. As a result of the research; it was determined that teachers' perceptions of organizational cynicism in the distance education process differed significantly according to gender, branch and professional seniority variables, but did not differ significantly according to the marital status variable. It was determined that teachers' organizational loneliness perceptions differed significantly according to gender, marital status and branch variables, but did not differ significantly according to professional seniority variable. It has been determined that there is a positive and moderate relationship between teachers' perceptions of organizational cynicism and organizational loneliness. Organizational cynicism was found to be a significant predictor of organizational loneliness. As a result of the research, the importance of supporting teachers' organizational cynicism and organizational loneliness perceptions with qualitative studies was emphasized especially in terms of better understanding in the distance education process.

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Psychological Resilience Levels and Career Barriers Regarding University Students*

Yasin Timur Süleyman Balcı
Pages: 407-421

Current study was conducted for examining psychological resilience levels and career barriers of university students, who continue their education online due to the Covid-19 pandemics. This study was performed by applying the correlational survey model of research type. Participants of the research include 461 university students, 288 women and 173 men, who continue their education online in the 2020-2021 academic year under the influence of the Covid-19 pandemics period. "Career Barriers Scale" and "Adult Resilience Scale" were implemented for collecting data in the research. It was found that career barrier levels of university students were positively related to their psychological resilience levels and to the self-perception, future perception, structural style, and social resources sub-dimensions of the psychological resilience. Additionally, it was found that psychological resilience is negatively correlated with family harmony sub-dimension. Moreover, psychological resilience level and career barriers of university students did not indicate meaningful difference with regard to gender and grade level variables

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Curriculum Literacy Perception Level of Teachers

Gizem Gündoğan İsmail Şan Ahmet Uyar
Pages: 422-434

The main purpose of this study is to determine the curriculum literacy levels of the teachers. For this purpose, the study was designed as correlational research. The participants of the study consisted of 447 teachers working in Birecik district of Şanlıurfa. The data were collected using the “Curriculum Literacy Scale” developed by Bolat (2017). In analyzing the data, measures of central tendency (mode, median, arithmetic mean) were used to determine teachers’ curriculum literacy perception levels. Mann Whitney U test was used to determine whether their perception level differed according to gender variable. Kruskal Wallis H test was used for measurements related to the school level, year of work experience, and age variables. As a result of the study, it was found that the reading perception level (X̄=89.86), writing perception level (X̄=85.57) and curriculum literacy level of teachers were at a very high level (X̄=87.79). Curriculum literacy perception levels of the teachers were found to differ according to gender variable. On the contrary, no significant difference was obtained between curriculum literacy levels and age, school level, year of work experience and postgraduate education status variables.

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Examination of the Relationship Between Fear of Growing up and Identity Styles in Emerging Adulthood

Esat Şanlı Ahmet Alperen Yılmaz
Pages: 435-445

The aim of this research is to examine the relationship between the fear of growth and identity styles of individuals in emerging adulthood. The study group of the research is between the ages of 18-30, 219 women, 194 men, including 413 people. “Demographic Information Form”, “Fear of Growth Scale” and “Identity Styles Scale – 5” were used in the research. Data were analysed by stepwise regression analysis. Results of study showed that diffuse avoidance-oriented identity style are significantly higher in males and in non-working individuals. Fear of growing up was a significant predictor for identity styles. Results showed that the fear of growing up explains the avoidant identity style the most. Suggestions were made in line with the findings of the study.

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Development, Validity and Reliability of Significance Quest Scale (SQS)

Ekrem Sedat ŞAHİN Sümeyye DERİN
Pages: 446-458

This study aimed to develop a measurement instrument to find out significance quest levels of adults and to test its psychometric properties. 621 people (385 females, 236 males) aged 18 years and older participated in the study. The results of confirmatory factor analysis were χ2 /sd= 1.89; RMSEA=.065, GFI=.86; IFI=.91; TLI=.92 and CFI=.92 and the scale was found to consist of 26 items with a four factor structure. Face validity value of the scale was found as .90, while convergent validity was found as .67. Cronbach alpha coefficient calculated to find out the internal consistency of the scale was found as .95, while test retest correlation coefficient calculated to find out invariance was found as .84. Based on these values, it can be stated that the scale is a valid and reliable measurement instrument to find out the significance quest levels of adults.

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Worksheets in Early Childhood Education: A Dilemma for Teachers and Pre-Service Teachers

Zeynep Ceren Şimşek
Pages: 459-474

The study aimed to determine the opinions of preschool teachers and preservice teachers on the use of worksheets within the scope of literacy preparation practices. It was conducted with 30 preschool teachers and 30 preservice preschool teachers. Under the guidance of the research questions, it has been determined that there are differences in the purposes, reasons, and ways of using the worksheets of the teachers and preservice teachers. According to this, teachers used writing sheets more, while preservice teachers avoided book studies and worksheets. As a result of the content analysis, 4 themes emerged to discuss the rationales prompting the use of worksheets by the participants and rationales preventing the use of the worksheets. These themes are conceptualized as effects on academic skills, effects on social life skills, effects on motor skills, and effects on parents.

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