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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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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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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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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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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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Abu-Alruz, Jamal H. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The purpose of the present study is to validate an Arabic version of STEBI-B using Rasch model techniques. The validated Arabic version of the instrument (A-STEBIB) was administered to a sample of (168) Jordanian prospective elementary school science teachers enrolled in the Hashemite University classroom teacher preparation program. Rasch…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Education
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Irwanto; Rohaeti, Eli; Prodjosantoso, Anti Kolonial – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
It is important to enable the students to have the scientific skills and attitudes which are well developed in order that students can be competitive in the global society, however, it appears that many students are lacking these required competences. As such, this research aims to investigate the Science Process Skills (SPS) and Chemistry…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Process Skills, Science Instruction, Reliability
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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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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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Gok, Tolga; Gok, Ozge – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Many qualitative and quantitative studies performed on peer instruction based on interactive engagement method used in many different disciplines and courses were reviewed in the present study. The researchers examined the effects of peer instruction on students' cognitive skills (conceptual learning, problem solving, reasoning ability, etc.) and…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Cooperative Learning, Learning Processes, Problem Solving
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