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Sunyono, Sunyono; Sudjarwo, Sudjarwo – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study aimed to obtain the characteristics of students' mental models and the difficulties experienced by students while studying in schools in developing the ability of creative imagination. The number of samples involved in this study was 89 students of grade 11. The instrument used to achieve that goal were a test mental models in the form…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 11, Schemata (Cognition), Molecular Structure
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Tima, Maria Tensiana; Sutrisno, Hari – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The objectives of the research were to identify the difficulty level of various types of chemical representation for students and to examine the effects of two different models of teaching and learning chemistry (problem-solving based on multiple representations and problem-solving) on the students' cognitive achievement in chemical equilibrium.…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Cognitive Ability, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Sen, Senol; Yilmaz, Ayhan; Geban, Ömer – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) method compared to traditional teaching method on 11th grade students' conceptual understanding of electrochemistry concepts. Participants were 115 students from a public school in Turkey. Nonequivalent control group design was used. Two…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction, Grade 11
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Archila, Pablo Antonio – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper addresses the importance of evaluating evidence for enriching critical thinking in the chemistry classroom. The purpose of the study was to examine the usefulness of a historical chemical controversy in promoting students' assessment of evidence. The investigation was conducted in a high school in Melun, France. 63 participants (24…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Science Instruction, High School Students
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Tosun, Cemal; Yasar, M. Diyaddin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
Content analysis of the studies of both Turkish and foreign authors on PBL in science education in national and international journals was made considering such variables as the research subject, method, sample, diversity of data collection tools and the data analysis methods. To this end, content analysis of 104 papers - 42 by Turkish authors and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Content Analysis
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Belge Can, Hatice; Boz, Yezdan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2011
The main purpose of this study is to evaluate eleventh grade Turkish pupils' comprehension of various general chemistry concepts which in turn enables to investigate chemistry concepts which are easier and harder for students to comprehend. Examining the effect of gender and last semester chemistry course grades on pupils' comprehension of general…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Foreign Countries, Grade 11, Scientific Concepts
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Sahin Pekmez, Esin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
The main purpose of this study was to find the effectiveness of using analogies to prevent misconceptions about chemical equilibrium. Nineteen analogies, which were based on dynamic aspects of chemical equilibrium and application of Le Chatelier's principle, were developed. The participations of this study consisted of 11th grade students (n: 151)…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Chemistry, Interviews
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Pekdag, Bulent; Le Marechal, Jean-Francois – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
This article reviews numerous studies on chemistry movies. Movies, or moving pictures, are important elements of multimedia and signify a privileged or motivating means of presenting knowledge. Studies on chemistry movies show that the first movie productions in this field were devoted to university lectures or documentaries. Shorter movies were…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Documentaries, Teaching Methods, Films
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Rannikmäe, Miia – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2005
A sad fact of teaching is that once the classroom door is closed, teachers are on their own under "normal" conditions. They are in charge of the teaching direction, the choice of materials, the pace of learning, the atmosphere created and the learning emphasis. Developing these skills requires expertise and experience and is aided by…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Ownership, Teacher Collaboration, Peer Influence
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Tan, Daniel Kim Chwee; Seng, Chan Kim – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2004
This paper describes the analysis of two commonly used high school (Grades 11 and 12) chemistry textbooks in Singapore to determine if the content presented in the topic of intermolecular forces is consistent with the concepts and propositional knowledge identified by the authors as essential for the learning and understanding of the topic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Grade 11, Grade 12