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Boo, Hong Kwen – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2007
Assessment is an integral and vital part of teaching and learning, providing feedback on progress through the assessment period to both learners and teachers. However, if test items are flawed because of misconceptions held by the question setter, then such test items are invalid as assessment tools. Moreover, such flawed items are also likely to…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Test Items, Science Tests, Biological Sciences
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Ho, Fui Fong; Boo, Hong Kwen – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2007
This paper reports on the results of an action research to explore the effectiveness of using cooperative learning strategies on students' academic achievement, their understanding of physics concepts and their motivation to learn in the physics classroom. The study involved a secondary four express physics class of 41 students in a neighbourhood…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Action Research, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies
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Ling, Yuan; Boo, Hong Kwen – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2007
This paper reports on a quasi-experimental study which examined the effectiveness of concept mapping as a revision tool in enhancing pupils' examination performances in primary science. The research objective seeks to determine whether there are significant differences in achievement between the concept mapping and traditional method of revision…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Foreign Countries, Concept Formation, Revision (Written Composition)
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Boo, Hong Kwen – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2006
Assessment is an integral and vital part of teaching and learning, providing feedback on progress through the assessment period to both learners and teachers. However, if test items are flawed because of misconceptions held by the questions setter, then such test items are invalid as assessment tools. Moreover, such flawed items are also likely to…
Descriptors: Test Items, Science Tests, Water, Test Validity