New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences 2019-08-21T12:37:30+01:00 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zehra Ozcinar Open Journal Systems <p><img src="/ojs/public/site/images/admin/12newtrendhsc2.jpg" alt=""></p> <p align="justify"><strong>New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences</strong> is an electronic product focusing entirely on publishing high quality selected conference proceedings. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences enables fast dissemination so conference delegates can publish their papers in a dedicated open access online issue, which is then made freely available worldwide.</p> <p align="justify">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>WCDA-2016 Papers Indexed in Web of Science</u></strong></p> <p><strong>5<sup>th</sup> WORLD CONFERENCE ON&nbsp;</strong><strong>DESIGN AND ARTS (WCDA-2016)</strong> papers published in <em>New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences (ISSN 2547-8818)</em>, have been indexed at the Web of Science (CPCI). Other conferences’ papers are expected to be indexed at the Web of Science soon.</p> <p><img src="/ojs/public/site/images/admin/prosoc_wos.jpg" width="636" height="298"></p> An analysis of achievement goal orientations and chemistry motivations of students within the structural equation modelling and an evaluation of the influencing factors 2019-08-20T19:09:03+01:00 Fatma Alkan Aysem Seda Yucel <p>The aim of this study based on this view is to investigate the relationship between the achievement-goal orientations of students during learning and their motivation levels towards learning chemistry. The study was designed in the relational survey model. The sample of the research consists of 688 high school students. In the research, the scale of achievement goal orientations and chemistry motivation questionnaire have been used as data collection tools. According to the structural equation modelling results, the fit indexes of the model are at the levels of good fit and acceptable fit. There is a positive and substantive link between achievement goal orientation and chemistry motivation. According to Manova results of the research, it has been determined that sex has a substantive impact on the performance-approach and performance-avoidance sub-dimensions of the achievement goal orientations scale and the internal motivation-personal convenience, external motivation, self-determination-self-sufficiency and anxiety of evaluation sub-dimensions of the chemistry motivation questionnaire.</p> <p>Keywords: Achievement goal orientation, chemistry motivation, structural equation modelling, multivariate analysis of variance.</p> 2019-08-20T18:50:35+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Development of self-directed learning readiness with experiential learning model in analytical chemistry laboratory 2019-08-20T19:09:03+01:00 Fatma Alkan <p>This paper aims to analyse the effect of quantitative analysis practices in analytical chemistry laboratory designed according to the experiential learning model on the self-directed learning readiness of prospective teachers’. In the research, experiential learning model has four steps that are concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualisation and active participation. A single group, pre-test post-test experimental design was used. The study group consists of 14 prospective chemistry teachers’. The self-directed learning readiness scale and focus group interviews were used as a data collection tool. After the application increase, the level of self-directed learning readiness. Difference between pre-test and post-test scores of the study group was significant. When the sub-scales of the scale examined, there was a meaningful difference in the ‘willingness to learn and self-control’ sub- scales. In the focus group interviews, the prospective teachers’ emphasised that experiential learning provided an understanding of the purpose of quantitative applications of analytical chemistry.</p> <p>Keywords: Self-directed learning readiness, experiential learning model, analytical chemistry laboratory.</p> 2019-08-20T18:48:29+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Development of media-education and digital competencies using children and teen newspapers and magazines 2019-08-20T19:09:04+01:00 Margarita Terzieva Rumyana Papancheva <p>This paper presents the authors research about the opportunity to develop digital and media competencies of future teachers using contemporary children and teen press. Short historical review of the impact of the periodic press on education is done. New digital environment gives new opportunities for both teachers and students to develop their ways of communication and to enrich the teaching and learning process. The teachers could proceed the education process outside the classroom, developing critical, logical, creative and analytical thinking. Students by themselves could create variety digitally based media to express knowledge and positions. In such a way, together with implication of media education, we have natural impact on the level of students’ digital skills. Some results from a survey of 160 students—future primary school teachers concerning their attitude to children and teen press as educational tool are presented. Some tendencies are outlined, and conclusions are formulated.</p> <p>Keywords: Media education, primary school, children and teen press as educational tool.</p> 2019-08-20T18:36:05+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Digital skills and the cyber addiction at primary school 2019-08-21T12:37:30+01:00 Mariya Dishkova Rumyana Papancheva <p>This paper considers the problem of Internet and more general cyber addiction of primary school children. The aim is to investigate the level of dependency of young children in Internet, computer games and devices. The authors work is part of a project work researching digital skills and media-education at early age. A survey with 274 fourth grade students is described and analysed in the context of the tendency to meet and fall in love with the screen from a younger age. Young children do not recognise the eager to take some digital device at hand as a problem. They cannot really estimate the time spent on games or other online activities. Theoretical review of the problem is done, and the basic aspects of cyber addiction are mentioned. The authors’ point of view is that higher digital skills at early age could be a factor for avoiding higher cyber addiction of the children.</p> <p>Keywords: Cyber addiction, early age, digital skills, primary school, dependency.</p> 2019-08-20T18:29:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Soft skills of the administrators affecting the school effectiveness 2019-08-20T19:09:04+01:00 Somkid Sroinam <p>Soft skills are essential skills required for a lot of occupations concerning communication and interpersonal skills in any work environment that can lead organisations to be successful and effective. In order to understand the soft skills and school effectiveness, this research tried to study the relationship between soft skills and school effectiveness and also investigated how soft skills affected school effectiveness. The participants consisted of 341 teachers of Nong Khai Primary Educational Service Area Office, Nong Khai Province, Thailand. The 5-rating scale questionnaire was employed for data collection. The data were analysed by using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) for percentage, mean, standard deviation, Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation and multiple regression analysis. The results indicated the relationship between the two variables that led to understand how to develop school effectiveness based on the soft skills of school administration.&nbsp;</p> <p>Keywords: Soft skills, school effectiveness, administrators.</p> 2019-08-20T00:00:00+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Prevention of invasive species in the context of lower secondary education 2019-08-20T19:09:04+01:00 Maria Balazova Dana Blahutova Terezia Valaskova <p>Biological invasions are recognised as a potentially major threat to biodiversity and may have considerable economic and social effects. Public, including pupils, attitudes may have large implications for invasive species management in terms of prevention, early warning and eradication success, but significant is the relations between the lay public’s visions of nature, their knowledge about non-native species and their perceptions of invasive species management. The more direct experience people have with the impact of invasive species, the more likely they will be able to understand the potential benefits of management programmes. The aim of our work was to prepare educational materials about invasive organisms for elementary schools. Some of them were subsequently applied directly in practice as part of an excursion in a schoolyard in west Slovakia, where up to six species of invasive plants were identified in the close proximity to the school.</p> <p>Keywords: Biological invasions, prevention, education, excursion.</p> 2019-08-20T18:15:47+01:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##