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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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Dikmenli, Musa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The aim of this study is to investigate biology student teachers' ideas about the purpose of laboratory work in teaching biology. Data has been collected from 82 participating students using an open-ended questionnaire and analyzed using content analysis techniques. The results show that almost all of the student teachers considered laboratory…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Scientific Principles, Science Laboratories, Biology
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Cardak, Osman; Dikmenli, Musa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
In this study, student science teachers' ideas and views of endangered bird species and their protection are analysed. 173 student science teachers studying at Selcuk University in the department of science education, participated in the study. Data analysis provides evidence that the majority of students thought that human intervention is…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Animals, Wildlife, Student Teacher Attitudes
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Cardak, Osman; Dikmenli, Musa; Saritas, Ozge – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2008
The aim of this study is to research the effect of the 5E instructional model on primary (sixth grade) student success during the circulatory system unit. This study was conducted with 38 students in two different classes by the same researcher in 2006-2007. One of the classes was assigned as the control group and the other as the experimental…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Academic Achievement, Anatomy
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Cardak, Osman; Dikmenli, Musa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2008
The purpose of this study is to determine the alternative conceptions of elementary school pre-service science teachers regarding DNA and DNA technologies. The questions asked in the study related to subjects including the structure and role of DNA molecule, structure of genes, some genetic technologies, Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) plants,…
Descriptors: Genetics, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Tastan, Ibrahim; Dikmenli, Musa; Cardak, Osman – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2008
This study aims to investigate the effects of concept maps, together with conceptual change texts, given to 11th grade students' on the subject of molecules carrying genetical information. The semistructured individual interviews were conducted with 5 upper class students to find misconceptions related to the subject. A success test was developed…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Concept Mapping, Grade 11
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Cardak, Osman; Onder, Kerim; Dikmenli, Musa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2007
The purpose of this study is to research the effect of the application of "reproduction, growth and development in living things" unit which takes place in the science and technology lesson programme of 6th grade students in the primary school to the success of the student by applying the laboratory method. Also another purpose is to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Science Education, Elementary School Science