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Solbes, Jordi; Torres, Nidia; Traver, Manel – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article analyzes the implications of the use of socio-scientific issues (SSI) in a series of critical thinking competences. For this, a didactic intervention with 3 SSIs is carried out, developed during 16 weeks, in which there were 56 students who participated in a program of education in the sciences. A quasi-experimental design was used…
Descriptors: Intervention, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Science Education
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Kizilcik, Hasan Sahin; Tan, Hasan Sahin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine the process of conceptual change in which the heat concept has gone through in time and provide an analytical assessment. To this end, problem-based learning groups were formed with 13 sophomore university students. One of these students was selected and interviewed. The interviews were examined using the…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Scientific Concepts, Problem Based Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Kocakaya, Serhat; Ensari, Ömer – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The goal of this project is to analyze the views of pre-service physics teachers on STEM education and STEM activities. For this purpose, qualitative approach and semi structured interview forms were used as data collection tools. The interview forms were analyzed using content analysis technique. The participants of the study are eight students…
Descriptors: Physics, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, STEM Education
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Alkis Kucukaydin, Mensure – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
Many scientist image studies have been conducted with the participation of many students from various grades and from various age groups. In these studies, stereotyped images were determined and activities were designed to change the existing ones. However, there are still missing points in Turkey in terms of investigating the scientist image of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Scientists, Elementary School Students
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Çoruhlu, Tülay Senel; Nas, Sibel Er – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of project-based learning environments on 4th class students' conceptual understanding of recycling. The case study method was used in this study. The effects of project-supported learning environments on students' conceptual understanding were investigated. The sample group of the study…
Descriptors: Recycling, Concept Formation, Environmental Education, Student Projects
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Ogan-Bekiroglu, Feral; Arslan-Buyruk, Arzu – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate pre-service teachers' epistemologies of scientific models and their model formation in a model-based inquiry environment. Theoretical underpinnings of this paper are the following: Pre-service teachers' epistemologies of models are structured as their beliefs, can be reshaped by instructional experiences,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Physics
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Sunyono, Sunyono; Sudjarwo, Sudjarwo – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study aimed to obtain the characteristics of students' mental models and the difficulties experienced by students while studying in schools in developing the ability of creative imagination. The number of samples involved in this study was 89 students of grade 11. The instrument used to achieve that goal were a test mental models in the form…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 11, Schemata (Cognition), Molecular Structure
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Tima, Maria Tensiana; Sutrisno, Hari – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The objectives of the research were to identify the difficulty level of various types of chemical representation for students and to examine the effects of two different models of teaching and learning chemistry (problem-solving based on multiple representations and problem-solving) on the students' cognitive achievement in chemical equilibrium.…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Cognitive Ability, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Zubaidah, Siti; Mahanal, Susriyati; Rosyida, Fatia; Kurniawati, Zenia Lutfi; Sholihah, Mar'atus; Ismirwati, Nur – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
Some research findings showed that Indonesian students' critical thinking skills below average, especially those who have a low academic ability; even though that skills are needed to face this 21st century. There should be a strategy to train students to develop their critical thinking, one of them is by implementing an appropriate learning…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Pretests Posttests, Control Groups
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Jena, Ananta Kumar – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
Artificial Intelligence is a branch of computer science connects, classifies, differentiates, and elaborates the domains of learning in neural network, a paradigm shift is using in the construction of knowledge. In this pretest-posttest single group experimental design, neural network artificial intelligence used to investigate the existing…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Pretests Posttests, Misconceptions, Experimental Groups
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Masnaini; Copriady, Jimmy; Osman, Kamisah – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The aim of this research was conducted to determine the effects of Cooperative Integrated Reading and Composition (CIRC) with mind mapping strategy on the student's achievement and motivation of 11th-grade Secondary students in Pekanbaru Indonesia regarding topics related to colloid. This research employed a pre test / post test quasi-experimental…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Secondary School Students
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Susantini, Endang; Faizah, Ulfi; Yonata, Bertha; Kurniasari, Ika; Suryanti – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
Instructional videos have been developed to engage pre-service teachers to learn how to teach scientific approach in science classroom. This study aimed to improve preservice teachers' awareness of scientific approach in science classroom through instructional video along with their responses. Thirty two pre-service science teachers from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Material Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Video Technology
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Fatmaryanti, Siska Desy; Suparmi; Sarwanto; Ashadi; Kurniawan, Heru – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The magnetic force is one of the concepts in physics that need good mathematical modeling and representation ability to understand. This article presents new learning model to help the student understand this concept with various representation, knowing by doing, and accommodate their mathematics modeling ability. GIMuR model has five phases,…
Descriptors: Magnets, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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Sugiharto, Bowo; Corebima, Aloysius Duran; Susilo, Herawati; Ibrohim – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
This research aims to compare three kinds of knowledge of cognition underlying the reflective aspects of metacognition. The three kinds of cognition considered in this research are declarative knowledge, procedural knowledge and conditional knowledge. This exploratory research survey involved 122 pre-service biology teachers during their third…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Knowledge Level, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Özata Yücel, Elif; Özkan, Muhlis – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The aim of this study was to determine the changes in the environmental perceptions of prospective science teachers after various environmental-related subjects and concepts included in the curriculum were covered, and at the end of a sensitive and cognitive acquisition period of three years. In the collection of the data, the Word Association…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Environmental Education, Biology
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