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Rundgren, Carl-Johan; Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2019
In order to achieve the goal of scientific literacy for responsible citizenship, the importance of developing students' socioscientific inquiry-based learning (SSIBL) has been recognised by an EU FP7 project, PARRISE, including the essential notions of responsible research and innovation (RRI), and citizenship education (CE). The study aims to…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Faculty Development, Science and Society, Inquiry
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Nguyen, Nhung; Williams, P. John – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2019
Vietnam's Ministry of Education and Training has introduced educational reforms that require Vietnamese teachers to acquire new understanding and skills using information communication technology (ICT) to support teaching. However, there was little literature to guide Vietnamese teachers on how to achieve these goals. The research goals were to…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Educational Change, Information Technology
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Cintamulya, Imas – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2019
Critical thinking skills, as well as cognitive style, are important aspects that must be considered in assessments of the learning process. This research aims to describe the critical thinking skills of the students with reflective versus impulsive cognitive styles through an explorative study on conservation and environmental knowledge learning.…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Reflection, Cognitive Style
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Eryilmaz Mustu, Özlem; Özkan, Emin Berk – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2019
The aim of this study is to determine the pre-service teachers' perceptions of atom and atomic structure through a word association test. It is important to concretize the concepts having a significant influence on the learning of subjects. Through this concretization, students' understanding of the concepts and accordingly of the subjects is…
Descriptors: Nuclear Physics, Preservice Teachers, Associative Learning, Student Attitudes
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Chen, Chengyuan; Chang, Wheijen; Lin, Shihyin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2019
This study involved a spiral teaching sequence on acceleration using four instructional strategies, namely: (1) preview of the core concepts, (2) a concept map, (3) conceptual questions, and (4) review of the solutions with a focus on the effective derivation routes and the prevalent difficulties that the students encountered. The participants…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Concept Mapping
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Örnek, Funda – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate pre-service teachers' attitudes towards science by using the Test of Science-Related Attitudes (TOSRA) Scale (Fraser, 1981). The 70-item scale was completed by 75 first year pre-service teachers in their foundation year. Dimensions of the scale, which are Social implications of Science, Normality of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Positive Attitudes, Negative Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Putranta, Himawan; Jumadi; Wilujeng, Insith – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2019
This research aims were to: (1) produce a PhET simulation-based learning device that who being used in physics learning activities by using Problem Based Learning (PBL) model to improve critical thinking skills of students MAN 3 Sleman in chapter work and energy, (2) knowing the effectiveness of learning medium in the form of PhET simulation in…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Problem Based Learning, Critical Thinking
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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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Kizilcik, Hasan Sahin; Tan, Mustafa – 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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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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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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