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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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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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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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Karpudewan, Mageswary; Mathanasegaran, Kumareson – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The abstractness of certain chemistry concepts demands the use of appropriate teaching strategies to enable students to construct mental images of the concepts. The concepts include understanding the effects of concentration and catalyst on the rate of reaction. The reactions at the molecular level are not visible to human eyes and the use of…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Pratama, Anisa O. S.; Abdurrahman, Abdurrahman; Jalmo, Tri – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of science-technology-society (STS) approach based worksheets on improving Indonesian students' scientific literacy of 'environmental pollution' topic. Through quasi-experimental research method (nonequivalent pre-post control group design), the sample of the study comprised of 64 junior high…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Scientific Literacy, Worksheets, Foreign Countries
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Halim, Lilia; Rahman, Norshariani Abd; Wahab, Noorzaila; Mohtar, Lilia Ellany – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
Identifying the factors that contribute to interest in STEM will provide guidance for successful interventions as well as contribute to our understanding of how students learn STEM content and how STEM career trajectories are developed. Thus, this study aimed to develop an instrument of STEM career interest. The process of the instrument…
Descriptors: Student Interests, STEM Education, Career Choice, Science Careers
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Ramdiah, Siti; Mayasari, Ria; Husamah; Fauzi, Ahmad – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
Analytical thinking is the competency needed by students in order to compete and achieve success in the professional field for the 21st Century. Research that aims to examine the most optimal learning model in empowering students' analytical thinking needs to be done since many students have low ordered thinking skills. Through this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
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Arslan, Aysegul Saglam; Kangal, Engin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The aim of this study is to identify how physics teachers who have different learning styles differ in terms of their teaching practices in the classroom. For this purpose, Kolb's Learning Styles Inventory was applied with regard to15 physics teachers who volunteered to take part in the study, leading to a determination of the learning styles of…
Descriptors: Preferences, Cognitive Style, Physics, Science Teachers
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Surata, Sang Putu Kaler; Putri, I Gusti Agung Paramitha Eka; Tariningsih, Dian – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
We assessed the global and local environmental concerns of students using the Balinese Subak Cultural Heritage site as an authentic science, technology, social, and environment (STSE) learning situation. In total, 68 high school students from Bali Province, Indonesia, participated in two STSE learning approaches. Data were collected twice (before…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Background, Heritage Education
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Korsun, Igor – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
The aim of this article is to prove the advisability of using the interdisciplinary approach for the formation of learners' situational interest in physics. The general method of using the interdisciplinary approach in physics teaching has been created. The study of new material, the formation of abilities and skills, and the work on projects are…
Descriptors: Physics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Interests, Science Instruction
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Wangdi, Dumcho; Kanthang, Paisan; Precharattana, Monamorn – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This paper attempts to investigate the understanding of the law of mechanical energy conservation using a guided inquiry approach. A simple hands-on model was constructed and used to demonstrate the law of mechanical energy conservation. A total of 30 grade ten students from one of the middle secondary schools in western Bhutan participated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Lau, Kwok-chi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
The study evaluated the effectiveness of using short, school lab investigations to teach about the nature of science (NOS). A manipulated lab inquiry approach was used, which modified the investigations in ways that students were compelled to experience certain NOS aspects. An investigation about apple browning was used to teach about the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods
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