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Baran, Medine – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The aim of this research was to determine the interests of high school students in Physics and variable of how the influential factors on their interests depending on gender. The research sample included 154 (F:78 M:76) high school students. A structured interview form was used as the data collection tool in the study. The research data were…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, High School Students, Physics, Science Instruction
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Leung, Yat-yin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper reports the findings from the interview data of a research aiming at studying how to trigger students' situational interest in physics and its implications on learning and teaching in the New Senior Secondary (NSS) physics curriculum. 49 students from a boys' school were invited to write one to three learning experiences in physics that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Seniors, Student Interests, Science Interests
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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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Köksal, Mustafa Serdar; Sormunen, Kari – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
Nature of science (NOS), as an aspect of informed decision making about science related issues in daily life, is frequently emphasised when reform and the curriculum are in question. When reflecting on studies done on the subject, it comes apparent that the majority of them comprise of determination or assessment studies conducted with traditional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Science Education, Qualitative Research
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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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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
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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
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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