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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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Metin, Mustafa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
The aim of this study is to develop a general attitude scale about environmental issues (GASE) for students in different grade levels. The research was carried out with the total 1225 students; 409 (33.4%) were primary school students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8; 408 (33.3%) of the students were in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 at high schools and the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Factor 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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Kocakaya, Serhat; Gonen, Selahattin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
The purpose of this study was to analyse and compare the physics questions of the university entrance exam (OSS) with those asked at exams at different schools in Turkey in terms of the levels of cognitive domain of Bloom's Taxonomy. The study was carried out in four types of high schools (student age: 14-17): "Ordinary",…
Descriptors: Physics, Classification, Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills
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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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Erdemir, Naki – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
In this study, the effects of teacher-directed and self-directed problem-solving strategies on students' attitudes toward physics were explored. Problem-solving strategies were used with the experimental group, while the control group was instructed using traditional teaching methods. The study was conducted with 270 students at various high…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Student Attitudes, Physics
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Nashon, Samson Madera; Anderson, David; Nielsen, Wendy S. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The teaching of science, especially at pre-college and teacher education levels has undergone tremendous transformation over the years: from teacher-centred transmission to student-centred approaches rooted in constructivism. Whereas constructivism has been charged with all manner of shortfalls, it still can be of benefit to the way physics…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Mathematics Education, Prior Learning
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Chen, Nelson Cheng-Chih; Chen, Ching-Hao; Lin, Ming-chun – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2008
The applied mechanics education contest hosted by STAM (Society of Theoretical Applied Mechanics) has been held in Taiwan for several years. The contest pattern has been changed from a simple written test to an experiment-oriented test after the NSTM (National Science and Technology Museum) proceeded to hold the competition in 2005. The major…
Descriptors: Competition, Exhibits, Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship
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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
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Chang, Wheijen – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2004
In order to propogate information on the World Year of Physics (WYP) and to promote students' appreciation of the significance of this event, the author devised a riddle about Einstein and implemented it at two high schools in Taiwan, with 95 students which were mainly based on Einstein's publications in 1905. During the game 81% of the students…
Descriptors: Physics, High School Students, Student Interests, Science Interests
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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
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