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Zubaidah, Siti; Mahanal, Susriyati; Rosyida, Fatia; Kurniawati, Zenia Lutfi; Sholihah, Mar'atus; Ismirwati, Nur – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
Some research findings showed that Indonesian students' critical thinking skills below average, especially those who have a low academic ability; even though that skills are needed to face this 21st century. There should be a strategy to train students to develop their critical thinking, one of them is by implementing an appropriate learning…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Pretests Posttests, Control Groups
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Ramdiah, Siti; Mayasari, Ria; Husamah; Fauzi, Ahmad – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
Analytical thinking is the competency needed by students in order to compete and achieve success in the professional field for the 21st Century. Research that aims to examine the most optimal learning model in empowering students' analytical thinking needs to be done since many students have low ordered thinking skills. Through this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
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Mahanal, Susriyati; Zubaidah, Siti; Bahri, Arsad; Syahadatud Dinnurriya, Maratusy – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Previous studies in Malang, Indonesia, showed that there were the failure biology learning caused by not only the low students' prior knowledge, but also biology learning model has not improved the students' critical thinking skills yet, which affected the low of cognitive learning outcomes. The learning model is required to improve students'…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Skill Development, Thinking Skills, Biology
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Muhlisin, Ahmad; Susilo, Herawati; Amin, Mohamad; Rohman, Fatchur – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The purposes of this study were to: 1) Examine the effect of RMS learning model towards critical thinking skills. 2) Examine the effect of different academic abilities against critical thinking skills. 3) Examine the effect of the interaction between RMS learning model and different academic abilities against critical thinking skills. The research…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Scientific Concepts
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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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Lau, Kwok-chi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
The PISA performance of Hong Kong has prompted this study to investigate if scientific literacy (SL) of Hong Kong students can be improved further through a high school biology course employing the STSE approach. A STSE course was developed in accordance to the contexts of Hong Kong and a framework for the assessment of scientific literacy was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Biology, Science Instruction
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Odabasi Cimer, Sabiha; Cimer, Atilla – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
This study aimed to investigate teachers' perceptions and practices related to student outcomes and the criteria of student assessments in secondary school biology classes. Teacher interviews and documents provided the data for this study. According to the results of this study, teachers mainly assessed cognitive achievement by evaluating…
Descriptors: Biology, Academic Ability, Academic Achievement, Science Instruction