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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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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