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Fadzil, Hidayah Mohd – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Developing problem solving skills is often accepted as a desirable goal in many educational settings. However, there is little evidence to support that students are better problem solvers after graduating. The students can solve routine problems but they confronted difficulties when adapting their prior knowledge for the solution of new problems.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Science Instruction, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Inan, Hatice Zeynep – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
This commentary manuscript, which was part of a larger research project, aimed to show how teachers can help preschoolers construct their knowledge of science and meet preschool science standards successfully in a Reggio Emilia approach. The demonstrations for preschool teachers are summarized as follows: be inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach;…
Descriptors: School Culture, Teacher Role, Preschool Teachers, Reggio Emilia Approach
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Ozmen, Haluk; Karamustafaoglu, Orhan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2006
Turkey has a central educational system in which all of the programs are designed by the Ministry of National Education and distributed to the implementing institutions. As a part of this system, the textbooks written by different writers need to be approved by the commission called Talim Terbiye Kurulu, and these approved books are chosen as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Science Curriculum, Textbooks
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Küçük, Mehmet; Çepni, Salih – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2004
Research on teaching and learning supports the movement toward new assessment approaches. Educational assessment has an important effect on learners' growth, achievement and self-esteem. International literature includes a series of conceptual models that introduce the means and importance of student assessment from different perspectives. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation