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Pimvichai, Jirutthitikan; Buaraphan, Khajornsak; Yuenyong, Chokchai; Ruangsuwan, Chaiyapong – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2019
This case study aimed to enhance students' scientific argumentation through the Science-Technology-Society (STS) approach. There were two phases in this study: (a) Exploring the current situation of grade 10 students' scientific argumentation in real classrooms, and (b) Developing and implementing the STS learning unit to enhance students'…
Descriptors: Science Education, Technology Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation
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Buaraphan, Khajornsak – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
In-service science teachers in Thailand are mandated to conduct classroom research, which can be quantitative and qualitative research, to improve teaching and learning. Comparing to quantitative research, qualitative research is a research approach that most of the Thai science teachers are not familiar with. This situation impedes science…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Action Research, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Buaraphan, Khajornsak; Abedin Forhad, Ziaul – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
Understanding of nature of science (NOS) serves as one of the desirable characteristics of science teachers. The current study explored 55 Thai and 110 Bangladeshi in-service secondary science teachers' conceptions of NOS regarding scientific knowledge, scientific method, scientists' work, and scientific enterprise, by using the Myths of Science…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Buaraphan, Khajornsak; Sung-ong, Sunun – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The conceptions of the nature of science (NOS), particularly scientific knowledge, scientific method, scientists' work, and scientific enterprise, of 113 Thai pre-service science teachers were was captured by the Myths of Science Questionnaire (MOSQ) in the first semester of the 2008 academic year. The data was quantitatively and qualitatively…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Scientific Attitudes