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Chin, Sook Fui; Lim, Hooi Lian – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Attitude towards science (ATS) is a major concern in science education. Although many ATS instruments have been developed, they are based on different cultural systems and having some limitations. This study aims to validate an instrument for measuring students' ATS in Malaysia context. The instrument was adapted from Test of Science-Related…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Secondary School Students
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Sen, Senol; Yilmaz, Ayhan; Geban, Ömer – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) method compared to traditional teaching method on 11th grade students' conceptual understanding of electrochemistry concepts. Participants were 115 students from a public school in Turkey. Nonequivalent control group design was used. Two…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction, Grade 11
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Durmaz, Hüsnüye – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of an instructional intervention on enhancement the pre-service science teachers' (PSTs) science process skills (SPSs) and to identify problems in using SPSs through Laboratory Applications in Science Education-I course (LASE-I). One group pretest-posttest pre-experimental design was employed. An…
Descriptors: Intervention, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Inquiry
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Keles, Özgül; Gilbertson, Kenneth L.; Uzun, Naim – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine cognitive structures and the retention of knowledge about environmental education, climate change and consumption concepts. The field of Environmental Education is increasingly including both climate change and consumption in the context of sustainability. Thus, this research is investigating the…
Descriptors: College Students, Environmental Education, Climate, Change
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Suprapto, Nadi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Indonesia always continually failed international assessments even though many efforts have been made. The results of PISA 2012 put Indonesian students in the worst position. In contrast, East Asian countries' performance well in mathematics, reading, and science. Indeed, Singapore has the best performance in the Southeast Asia region even in the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Sripongwiwat, Supathida; Bunterm, Tassanee; Srisawat, Niwat; Tang, Keow Ngang – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The aim of this study was to examine the effect, after intervention on both experimental and control groups, of constructionism and neurocognitive-based teaching model, and conventional teaching model, on the science learning outcomes and creative thinking of Grade 11 students. The researchers developed a constructionism and neurocognitive-based…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Pretests Posttests
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Saglam, Murat – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The pollution of land, water, air, noise, light etc. threatens people, plants, animals and ecosystems. Environmental literacy is at the heart of environmental education, and environmentally literate people are expected to be aware of how to help solve environmental problems such as pollution. The purpose of the present study is to explore 5th…
Descriptors: Pollution, Environmental Education, Social Action, Foreign Countries
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Temel, Senar – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
This study aims to analyse prospective chemistry teachers' cognitive structures related to the subject of oxidation and reduction through a flow map method. Purposeful sampling method was employed in this study, and 8 prospective chemistry teachers from a group of students who had taken general chemistry and analytical chemistry courses were…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Structures, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Sathasivam, Renuka V.; Daniel, Esther G. S. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
There is an accumulating research base that supports the effectiveness of formative assessment practices in enhancing the quality of educational outcomes, yet research findings seem to indicate sluggish implementation of these formative assessment strategies in the classrooms. Many factors influence teachers' formative assessment practices…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Qualitative Research
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Mahanal, Susriyati; Zubaidah, Siti; Bahri, Arsad; Syahadatud Dinnurriya, Maratusy – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Previous studies in Malang, Indonesia, showed that there were the failure biology learning caused by not only the low students' prior knowledge, but also biology learning model has not improved the students' critical thinking skills yet, which affected the low of cognitive learning outcomes. The learning model is required to improve students'…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Skill Development, Thinking Skills, Biology
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Güngör, Sema Nur; Özkan, Muhlis – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The aim of this study is to teach enzymes, which are one of the biology subjects in understanding which students have a big difficulty, to pre-service teachers through POE method in the case of catalase, which is an oxidoreductase. Descriptive analysis method was employed in this study in which 38 second grade pre-service teachers attending Uludag…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biology, Preservice Teachers, Laboratory Experiments
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Bay, Jacquie L.; Fohoko, Fehi; La'Akulu, Mumui; Leota, Ofa; Pulotu, Lesieli; Tu'Ipuloto, Sina; Tutoe, Salesi; Tovo, Oliveti; Vekoso, Ana; Pouvalu, Emeli H. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Questioning is central to the development of scientific and health literacies. In exploring this concept, Tongan science teachers hypothesized that their ability to use and encourage questioning presented challenges in the context of Tongan social and cultural norms. This study set out to develop a peer-to-peer protocol to enable teachers to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Evergreen, Merrin; Cooper, Rebecca; Loughran, John – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
This paper investigated the use of term recall and recognition tools for learning terminology and concepts in a senior biology classroom. The paper responded to a set of research questions from a teacher researcher perspective, making use of data collected from the teacher researcher's classrooms over several years, based on the implementation of…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Recognition (Psychology), Biology, Science Instruction
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Subasi, Münevver; Tas, Yasemin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
This study aims to investigate coping strategies of middle school students in science classes in relation to students' goal orientations and motivating tasks conducted in the classroom environment. The study was conducted in spring semester of 2015-2016 academic year. Sample of the study consists of 316 middle school students receiving education…
Descriptors: Coping, Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Questionnaires
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Pitiporntapin, Sasithep; Yutakom, Naruemon; Sadler, Troy D. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
In educational reform, teaching through socio-scientific issues (SSIs) is considered the best way to promote scientific literacy for citizenship as the goal of science teaching. To bring SSIs into the science classroom, Thai pre-service science teachers (PSTs) are expected to understand the concept of SSI-based teaching and to use it effectively…
Descriptors: Science Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Science and Society
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