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Chen, Chengyuan; Chang, Wheijen; Lin, Shihyin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2019
This study involved a spiral teaching sequence on acceleration using four instructional strategies, namely: (1) preview of the core concepts, (2) a concept map, (3) conceptual questions, and (4) review of the solutions with a focus on the effective derivation routes and the prevalent difficulties that the students encountered. The participants…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Concept Mapping
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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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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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Fatmaryanti, Siska Desy; Suparmi; Sarwanto; Ashadi; Kurniawan, Heru – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The magnetic force is one of the concepts in physics that need good mathematical modeling and representation ability to understand. This article presents new learning model to help the student understand this concept with various representation, knowing by doing, and accommodate their mathematics modeling ability. GIMuR model has five phases,…
Descriptors: Magnets, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Concept Formation
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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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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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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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Karaçam, Sedat; Digilli Baran, Azize – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of Field Dependent (FD)/Field Independent (FI) cognitive styles and motivational styles on high school students' conceptual understandings about direct current circuit concepts. The participants of this study consisted of 295 high school students (male = 127, female = 168) who were enrolled…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Student Motivation, Concept Formation, Electronics
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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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Edwards, Frances – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
This paper considers the standards-based assessment system used for high school science in New Zealand and explores the required assessment literacy of teachers working within this system, using a simple focus-area model. In New Zealand, school qualifications are achieved through the assessment of student work against a set of achievement…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Academic Standards, Science Achievement
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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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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