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Aydogdu, Bülent – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The aim of this study is to examine preservice science teachers' skills of formulating hypotheses and identifying variables. The research has a phenomenological research design. The data was gathered qualitatively. In this study, preservice science teachers were first given two scenarios (Scenario-1 & Scenario-2) containing two different…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Process Skills, Hypothesis Testing
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Tural, Güner – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
Geometric optics is one of the difficult topics for students within physics discipline. Students learn better via student-centered active learning environments than the teacher-centered learning environments. So this study aimed to present a guide for middle school teachers to teach lenses in geometric optics via active learning environment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Optics, Learner Controlled Instruction, Active Learning
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Türkmen, Hakan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
Pre-service teachers' views of science and scientists have been widely studied. The purpose of this study is to identify whether there is problem of image of scientists and determine where they receive about scientist image. Three hundred thirty five (105 from Turkey, 162 from Europe, 68 from US) elementary pre-service teachers participated in…
Descriptors: Scientists, Stereotypes, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Mc Ewen, B.; Clément, P.; Gericke, N. M.; Nyberg, E.; Hagman, M.; Landström, J. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
Teachers' pro-environmental behaviour, conceptions and attitudes towards nature and the environment were investigated using 47 questions from the BIOHEAD-Citizen questionnaire. The sample included 1,109 pre- and in-service teachers from Sweden and France. Analyses showed only few significant differences between female and male teachers. Forty-one…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ecology, Feminism, Teacher Attitudes
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Dikmenli, Musa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
Analogies have many advantages for students such as concretizing abstract concepts and enabling motivation. Analogies are frequently used in textbooks. Research shows that the analogies in textbooks are not used based on certain directives and sometimes lead to misconceptions for students. Therefore, analysing the analogies in textbooks on several…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Grade 9, High School Students, Biology
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Kwok, Ping Wai – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
A Chinese version of the Science Laboratory Environment Inventory (SLEI) was used to study the students' perceptions of the actual and preferred laboratory learning environments in Hong Kong junior secondary science lessons. Valid responses of the SLEI from 1932 students of grade 7 to grade 9 indicated that an open-ended inquiry approach seldom…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Science Instruction, Preferences, Student Attitudes
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Zeren Özer, Dilek; Güngör, Sema Nur; Özkan, Muhlis – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
This study evaluates, through the employment of scientific methods and techniques, a total of 107 Biology projects submitted by secondary education students to the Bursa Region Coordinatorship of TUBITAK (a region which encompasses the municipalities of Afyonkarahisar, Balikesir, Bilecik, Canakkale, Eskisehir, Kutahya, and Yalova). The projects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Biology, Institutes (Training Programs)
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Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu; Nyberg, Lars; Evers, Mariele; Alexandersson, Jan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
Numerous of sustainable development related challenges are emerging today, e.g. flooding problems. Our group has developed "the flood walk" project since 2010 to convey flood risk knowledge in an authentic context. Considering the limitation of time and space to educate people the flood risk knowledge, we tried to transform the physical…
Descriptors: Risk, Natural Disasters, Sustainable Development, Field Trips
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Leung, Yat-yin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper reports the findings from the interview data of a research aiming at studying how to trigger students' situational interest in physics and its implications on learning and teaching in the New Senior Secondary (NSS) physics curriculum. 49 students from a boys' school were invited to write one to three learning experiences in physics that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Seniors, Student Interests, Science Interests
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Archila, Pablo Antonio – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper addresses the importance of evaluating evidence for enriching critical thinking in the chemistry classroom. The purpose of the study was to examine the usefulness of a historical chemical controversy in promoting students' assessment of evidence. The investigation was conducted in a high school in Melun, France. 63 participants (24…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Science Instruction, High School Students
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Sezgin Selçuk, Gamze – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is to introduce a problem-based learning (PBL) scenario that elementary school science teachers in middle school (5th-8th grades) can use in their in-service training. The scenario treats the subjects of heat, temperature and thermal expansion within the scope of the 5th and 6th grade science course syllabi and has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Kiray, Seyit Ahmet; Aktan, Filiz; Kaynar, Hamza; Kilinc, Sena; Gorkemli, Tugce – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is twofold. Firstly, it attempts to determine the pre-service science teachers' misconceptions about floating and sinking. Secondly, it aims to reveal the level of pre-service science teachers' misconceptions, scientific knowledge, lack of knowledge, and lack of confidence related to floating and sinking. To conduct the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Misconceptions, Science Instruction
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Karaçam, Sedat; Digilli Baran, Azize – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of Field Dependent (FD)/Field Independent (FI) cognitive styles and motivational styles on high school students' conceptual understandings about direct current circuit concepts. The participants of this study consisted of 295 high school students (male = 127, female = 168) who were enrolled…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Student Motivation, Concept Formation, Electronics
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Demircioglu, Hülya; Ayas, Alipasa; Demircioglu, Gökhan; Özmen, Haluk – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
In this study, the effect of the context-based approach on pre-service primary school teachers' understanding of matter and its states and their attitude towards chemistry was investigated. Using a simple experimental design, the study was conducted with 35 pre-service primary school teachers who were exposed to context-based material with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Scientific Concepts, Chemistry
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Pitiporntapin, Sasithep; Lankford, Deanna Marie – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper addresses using social media to promote pre-service science teachers' practices of Socio-Scientific Issue (SSI) based teaching in a science classroom setting. We designed our research in two phases. The first phase examined pre-service science teachers' perceptions about using social media to promote their SSI-based teaching. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Case Studies, Social Media
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