Mehmet Sercan Uztosun

Mehmet Sercan Uztosun
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi | ÇOMÜ · Faculty of Education

EdD, University of Exeter

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December 2005 - present
Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi
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Publications (19)
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This study investigates the extent to which variables related to self‐regulated speaking motivation contributes to the prediction of foreign language speaking competence and explores whether there is a relationship between these two constructs. The data were collected from 84 Turkish university students using self‐regulated motivation for improving...
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This chapter reports a mixed-methods study that aimed to explore in-service English teachers' job satisfaction and research engagement in Turkey and reveal whether these two constructs are related. The study also attempted to understand reasons behind the frequency of teacher research engagement. The data were collected from 2,476 teachers through...
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This research aimed to uncover the teacher competences that are necessary to provide age-appropriate English language teaching to primary school students in Turkey. The Delphi technique was implemented to propose a list of competences created through consensus among a panel of experts that consisted of 15 teachers and 16 teacher educators. The data...
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The interpretive survey study reported in this paper aimed to understand in-service English language teachers’ views of in-service teacher education (INSET) programmes offered by the Ministry of National Education in Turkey. Data were collected from 2476 in-service teachers through an online questionnaire that contained closed- and open-ended items...
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This article reports on the development of a scale for measuring the self-regulated motivation for improving speaking English as a foreign language (EFL). The scale, which is informed by Pintrich’s self-regulated learning (SRL) model, addresses motivational aspects of SRL. The scale was constructed in three stages: item pooling, exploratory factor...
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This study investigated career choice motivations and beliefs about the teaching profession for a cross-national diverse sample of German, Japanese, and Turkish pre-service English teachers. The Factors Influencing Teaching Choice scale was used to collect data from 85 participants. Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U test results revealed significan...
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A major issue in English language teaching in Turkey and other monolingual countries is the teaching of spoken English. This article reports the initial and final stages of an action research study which used student negotiation to enhance student engagement in speaking classes. The research was conducted in the English Language Teaching Department...
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This study aims to describe the language learning backgrounds of Turkish pre-service teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL) with reference to their perceived language competence and satisfaction with perceived speaking ability. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected through a questionnaire that was administered to 365 first-year...
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This study investigated pre-service and in-service English teachers' efficacy beliefs about teaching English at primary schools in Turkey by revealing the teaching aspects that they felt most and least efficacious. The study also attempted to understand pre-service teachers' views about the effectiveness of pre-service teacher education and explore...
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This study seeks to understand lecturers’ views about the effectiveness of curriculum change procedures taking place in 2006 at the English language teacher education departments of Turkish universities. The study collected both quantitative and qualitative data through an open-ended questionnaire completed by 27 lecturers working at fifteen differ...
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This paper reports the second stage of an action research study designed to improve the effectiveness of speaking classes through negotiating the lesson contents with students. The data were collected through interviews, questionnaires and observations as a way of eliciting students’ views. The research, conducted in an English language teaching de...
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This study aims to understand the relationship between teachers' and students' beliefs about effective ways of learning English and elucidate whether teachers' and students' beliefs are congruent with their self-reported practices in Turkey. Semi-structured interviews were conducted to 5 teachers of English and 6 of their students and qualitative a...
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The present study investigated communication strategies employed by Turkish EFL learners and aimed at revealing the relationship between language proficiency and the use of communication strategies. An interaction-based methodology was used in which 17 pairs at different proficiency levels were asked to negotiate on two short movies and stimulate...
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This exploratory study seeks for understanding the relationship between Turkish elementary school English teachers' espoused beliefs about the effective ways of teaching English and their self-reported practices. 6 teachers, who were working at different state schools in a town located in the Northwestern part of Turkey, were interviewed. Interpret...
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This study examined the career motivations of pre-service English teachers at a state university in Turkey. For data collection, an adapted version of the Factors Influencing Teaching Choice Scale was used and 207 pre-service teachers were surveyed. The findings revealed that social utility and intrinsic values of teaching were important career mot...

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