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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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Megahati S., Ruth Rize Paas; Yanti, Febri – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Students have difficulties understanding the crossing-over field concept in genetic courses because within the concept of crossing-over there are facts and problems that are difficult to solve as well as the absence of valid, practical, and effective student worksheets. So that the learning process is complete, activities and student learning…
Descriptors: Genetics, Science Instruction, Worksheets, Outcomes of Education
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Saraçoglu, Hanife; Dogan, Mevlüde; Kol, Özge – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study aims to determine the challenges faced by mathematics teacher-candidates on unit conversion and dimensional analysis. The research was conducted using content analysis method of qualitative research methods. The study group consists of 66 people, 50 females and 16 males, elected through appropriate sampling method, studying at state…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physics, Mathematics Teachers, Content Analysis
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Srikoom, Wachira; Hanuscin, Deborah L.; Faikhamta, Chatree – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
While increased attention has been put on approaches to teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), little has been reported on teachers' views, perceptions, and beliefs about teaching STEM. Such knowledge is needed to inform efforts to support innovative teaching of STEM subjects in classrooms. In this study, 154 in-service…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, STEM Education, Foreign Countries
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Gül, Kibar Sungur; Ates, Hüseyin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Discrepant events, contrary to previous to be true, are events which has unexpected results used to compare students together with their beliefs and to attract their attention They are used for the purpose of attracting students' attention, encouraging them to think about a topic, stimulating them to work out a contradictory case by changing usual…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Observation, Interviews
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Harris, Karleah; Crabbe, Jordan Jimmy; Harris, Charlene – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study examines teacher discourse strategies used in kindergarten inquiry-based science learning as part of the Scientific Literacy Project (SLP) (Mantzicopoulos, Patrick & Samarapungavan, 2005). Four public kindergarten science classrooms were chosen to implement science teaching strategies using a guided-inquiry approach. Data were…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Inquiry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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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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Namgyel, Tshewang; Bharaphan, Khajornsak – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Photoelectric effect is regarded as one difficult topic in physics for science students because it is the abstract and multidimensional phenomenon. This study aims to develop the learning unit incorporated simulation and game with the 5E learning cycle for promoting the grade 12 science students' understanding of photoelectric effect and learning…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Computer Simulation, Grade 12, Physics
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Guzel, Hattice – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
In this research, the purpose was to examine and compare the effect of teaching Electric Current, which is a topic of grade 11 physics lesson, on student achievement and attitude according to the 5E model belonging to the constructivist learning theory and the traditional teaching method. The research was conducted in the spring semester of…
Descriptors: Models, Science Instruction, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Chua, Kah-Eng; Karpudewan, Mageswary – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Attitude towards learning science is a well-researched domain for more than four decades. Globally, studies on attitude still stay relevant following the decline in enrollment in science-related studies across many levels. Particularly, emergent of new sciences in this century calls for a shift in the content included in school science, to be more…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Science Laboratories, Secondary School Science, Student Motivation
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Wibowo, Firmanul Catur; Suhandi, Andi; Nahadi; Samsudin, Achmad; Darman, Dina Rahmi; Suherli, Zulmiswal; Hasani, Aceng; Leksono, Sroso Mukti; Hendrayana, Aan; Suherman; Hidayat, Soleh; Hamdani, Dede; Costu, Bayram – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Most students cannot understand the concepts of science concepts. The abstract concepts that require visualization help students to promote to the understanding about the concept. The aim of this study was to develop Virtual Microscopic Simulation (VMS) in terms of encouraging conceptual change and to promote its effectiveness connected to…
Descriptors: Laboratory Equipment, Computer Simulation, Heat, Scientific Concepts
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Mim, Shamnaz Arifin; Rahman, S. M. Hafizur; Jahanara, Quazi Afroz – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) refers to certain knowledge of teacher in a particular topic, considered as an act of teaching to deal with students in a particular way. Since PCK allows a science teacher to provide quality teaching, this qualitative multiple case study aims to explore the nature of science teachers' PCK on the topic…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Genetics
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Sharma, Runaaz; Sharma, Lalesh Ram – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Scientific literacy education is undermined in literacy education in Fiji. Despite being a critical component of literacy education, scientific literacy is given lip service in the primary school curriculum. Scientific literacy is a critical 21st century skill for all citizens. This conceptual paper argues for an explicit emphasis on scientific…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Isik, Ebru; Çetin, Gülcan; Özarslan, Murat – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study was aimed to determine ninth grade students' views about disease concept by a drawing and writing technique. Participants consisted of 81 ninth grade students in a Technical and Industrial Vocational School in Kocaeli, Turkey. The study was conducted in spring semester of 2009-2010 academic year after Health Concept Unit in Health…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Diseases, Freehand Drawing, Prevention
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Cengiz, Ekrem; Ayvaci, Hakan Sevki – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study aims to examine fifth grade students' level of associating daily life events with the subject "changes of state" in the science curriculum. Among the qualitative research methods, special case method was used in the study. Seven open-ended questions about the changing states of matter were used for data collection. These…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Qualitative Research
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