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Arslan, Aysegul Saglam; Kangal, Engin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The aim of this study is to identify how physics teachers who have different learning styles differ in terms of their teaching practices in the classroom. For this purpose, Kolb's Learning Styles Inventory was applied with regard to15 physics teachers who volunteered to take part in the study, leading to a determination of the learning styles of…
Descriptors: Preferences, Cognitive Style, Physics, Science Teachers
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Demircioglu, Salih; Sezgin Selçuk, Gamze – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of two different methods of teaching physics (Case-based Learning and Traditional Instruction) on the conceptual understanding of 9th-grade students regarding topics related to energy. The research was conducted in two different 9th-grade classes in a high school. The research used a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Science, Physics, Science Instruction
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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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Nayark, Ajitha K.; Barker, Miles – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
In Indian secondary schools, as in many countries, Information and Communication Technologies, ICT, are changing the image of learning places, the roles of teachers and students, and often the entire classroom learning ambience. This study investigates current practices for learning biology in school computer labs in India in the light of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Science Instruction, Educational Technology
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Özarslan, Murat; Çetin, Gülcan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
This study aimed to investigate ninth grade students' views about enzymes using fortune lines technique and to obtain the students' views about fortune lines technique. Participants were 38 ninth grade students in a Technique Vocational Girls High School in the city of Kocaeli, Turkey. After instruction of subject of enzymes, the participants were…
Descriptors: Investigations, Student Attitudes, Scientific Concepts, Biochemistry
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Ozkan, Gulbin; Sezgin Selcuk, Gamze – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
Misconceptions are the number one factor leading students to failure when studying physics. To teach physics effectively, misconceptions must be spotted and overcome. Conceptual change texts are of great use in identifying and dealing with fallacies. Such texts can help physics teachers diagnose student misconceptions and the reasons for these,…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Science Instruction, Physics, Scientific Concepts
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Belge Can, Hatice – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
The purpose of the study is to investigate the effect of interaction between gender and grade level on secondary school students' attitudes toward chemistry as a school subject. The sample is composed of 197 students across Grades 9 to 11. The Attitude Scale Toward Chemistry, developed by Geban & Ertepinar (1994), is used to collect data.…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Measures (Individuals)
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Halai, Nelofer; Khan, Manzoor Ali – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2011
The aim of this study is to analyze the action research undertaken by Khan as a teacher researcher in a private school as part of the degree requirement of his M.Ed. program in Teacher Education at the Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development. The purpose of this analysis undertaken by the first author and supervisor of the study…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Private Schools, Action Research, Foreign Countries
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Ates, Ozlem; Eryilmaz, Ali – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2011
This research aimed to investigate the effectiveness of hands-on and minds-on activities on ninth grade students' achievement in and attitudes towards simple electric circuits. The study was conducted with 130 students, 70 of which were assigned as experimental group and instructed by hands-on/minds-on activities, while the 60 were assigned as…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement
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Metin, Mustafa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
The aim of this study is to develop a general attitude scale about environmental issues (GASE) for students in different grade levels. The research was carried out with the total 1225 students; 409 (33.4%) were primary school students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8; 408 (33.3%) of the students were in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 at high schools and the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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Cetin, Gulcan; Nisanci, Seda Hilal – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a new 9th grade biology curriculum on students' environmental awareness. Participants included 91 ninth grade students in a high school in Balikesir during the spring semester of the 2008-2009 academic years. Two classrooms, including 22 and 24 students respectively, were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Interviews, Biology
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Akcay, Hakan; Yager, Robert E.; Iskander, Srini M.; Turgut, Halil – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
The study reports on an investigation of the impact of a Science-Technology-Society (STS) approach in promoting more positive student attitudes toward science that are recommended by current reform documents. A total of 609 students from grades six through nine were selected for a survey of attitudes in two class sections assigned as either…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Textbooks, Science and Society, Educational Change
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Siddique, Mohammad Nure Alam – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2008
This paper presents part of the findings from a comparative study on existing and proposed science curricula of grades IX-X in Bangladesh. It aims to explore relevant research to find out what ideas about science are recommended to include in school science curriculum, and then to compare the existing and proposed curricula in terms of ideas about…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Science Curriculum
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Hubber, Peter – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2005
This article reports on a classroom-based case study of a group of six Year 10 students, within a class of 23 students. The study implemented constructivist-informed teaching and learning approaches within a classroom setting in the topic of optics and documented any changes in the conceptual understanding students had about seven central concepts…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Secondary School Students, Constructivism (Learning), Concept Formation