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Hidiroglu, Melike; Sungur, Semra – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The aim of this study was to examine how well seventh grade students' engagement in science can be predicted by their achievement goals. For the specified purpose, a correlational research design was utilized. Data were obtained from 153 seventh grade students through administration of Achievement Goal Questionnaire and Engagement Questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Middle School Students, Grade 7
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Seyhan, Hatice Güngör – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
This study was conducted with 98 prospective science teachers, who were composed of 50 prospective teachers that had participated in problem-solving applications and 48 prospective teachers who were taught within a more researcher-oriented teaching method in science laboratories. The first aim of this study was to determine the levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Problem Solving
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Go, Youngmi; Kang, Jinju – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is two-fold. First, it investigates the self-images of science teaching held by early childhood pre-service teachers who took constructivism early childhood science education courses. Second, it analyzes what aspects of those courses influenced these images. The participants were eight pre-service teachers who took these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Concept
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Çam, Aylin; Topçu, Mustafa Sami; Sülün, Yusuf – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The present study investigates preservice science teachers' attitudes towards chemistry; their misconceptions about chemical kinetics; and relationships between pre-service science teachers' attitudes toward chemistry and misconceptions about chemical kinetics were examined. The sample of this study consisted of 81 freshman pre-service science…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Abdullah, Helmi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
Nowadays, many researchers discovered various effective strategies in teaching physics, from traditional to modern strategy. However, research on physics problem solving is still inadequate. Physics problem is an integral part of physics learning and requires strategy to solve it. Besides that, problem solving is the best way to convey principle,…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Physics, Motion, Science Education
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Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu; Yao, Bao-Jun – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
Based on the importance and widely use of visualization in science, this article has a three-fold aim related to the terms of visualization, representation and model that in recent years have been introduced to the field of science education without clear differentiation. Firstly, the three terms are discussed with examples to provide a common…
Descriptors: Visualization, Science Teachers, Professional Development, Science Education
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Yasri, Pratchayapong – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
Darwin's theory of evolution by means of natural selection, called evolution for short, is perceived as a unifying theme in biology, forming a major part of all biology syllabuses. It is reported that student acceptance of evolution associates with conceptual understandings of biological contents, nature of science, as well as motivations to…
Descriptors: Evolution, Measures (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Chang, Wheijen; Bell, Beverley; Jones, Allister – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
A review of the history of Newton's Laws of Motion illustrates that the historical development gradually shifted away from intuitive experiences and daily life conventions towards a scientific regulated perspective. Three stages of the historical development are discussed, i.e. prior to the Principia, the 3rd (last) edition of the Principia,…
Descriptors: Motion, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Intellectual History
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Cil, Emine – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
In this study, fifteen pre-service early childhood teachers' views of nature of science (NOS) were analysed. The student teachers took a course where NOS was taught via explicit reflective approach. The explicit reflective approach advocates that goal of improving students' NOS views should be planned for instead of being anticipated as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Student Teachers
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Anilan, Burcu – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
This descriptive research was conducted to determine the levels of environmental risk perceptions and environmental awareness of high school students in Eskisehir. High school students in the towns Tepebasi and Odunpazari in the 2010-2011 school years constitute the universe of the research. The sample of the research is composed of 413 high…
Descriptors: High School Students, Risk, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Sert Çibik, Ayse – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this research was to investigate the primary education second level students' motivations towards science learning in terms of various factors. Within the research, the variation of the total motivational scores in science learning according to the gender, class, socio-economic levels, success in science-technology course and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Motivation, Science Education, Scores
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Lau, Kwok Chi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
The study has integrated the data from PISA 2006 to 2012 to give an overall picture of the cognitive and affective performances and pedagogy of East Asian regions on PISA scientific literacy. Attempts are made to account for their performances based on the PISA data and cultural characteristics. The cognitive science performance of East Asian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Achievement Tests
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Darwish, Ata H. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the abstract thinking levels of the science students attending the first and fourth year at two Palestinian Universities (Al-Aqsa and Al-Azhar). The sample consisted of 133 students from Science Education Departments (SE). The tool, used to measure abstract thinking, was one of the Science Reasoning Tasks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Science, Science Education, Abstract Reasoning
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Elangovan, Tavasuria; Ismail, Zurida – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
A quasi experimental study was conducted for six weeks to determine the effectiveness of two different 3D computer simulation based teaching methods, that is, realistic simulation and non-realistic simulation on Form Four Biology students' achievement and memory retention in Perak, Malaysia. A sample of 136 Form Four Biology students in Perak,…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Sendur, Gülten; Polat, Merve; Toku, Abdullah; Kazanci, Coskun – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
This study aims to investigate the effects of a History and Philosophy of Chemistry-I course based on active learning applications on the level of knowledge of pre-service chemistry teachers about the history of chemistry. The views of pre-service chemistry teachers about these activities were also investigated. The study was carried out with 38…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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