NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Audience
Laws, Policies, & Programs
Assessments and Surveys
Program for International…3
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing all 14 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
So, Winnie Wing-Mui; Chen, Yu – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
E-learning is playing a significant and increasing role in elementary science education. The purpose of this study was to explore how primary Grade 3 students constructed an understanding of seasons through a series of interactive e-learning activities. One class of Grade 3 students from one local primary school was invited to participate in this…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary School Students, Weather, Grade 3
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lau, Kwok-chi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
The study evaluated the effectiveness of using short, school lab investigations to teach about the nature of science (NOS). A manipulated lab inquiry approach was used, which modified the investigations in ways that students were compelled to experience certain NOS aspects. An investigation about apple browning was used to teach about the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cheng, Irene Nga Yee; Chan, Janet Kit Yan; Kong, Suria Suet Yee; Leung, Kenneth Mei Yee – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Blended learning which combines face-to-face and online experiences of students by integrating technology into the curriculum is increasingly prevalent in university education. In a context of long time arguments on the educational value of using social networking websites on teaching and learning, this study was conducted in two higher education…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Media, Social Networks, Course Objectives
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Suprapto, Nadi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Indonesia always continually failed international assessments even though many efforts have been made. The results of PISA 2012 put Indonesian students in the worst position. In contrast, East Asian countries' performance well in mathematics, reading, and science. Indeed, Singapore has the best performance in the Southeast Asia region even in the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kwok, Ping Wai – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
A Chinese version of the Science Laboratory Environment Inventory (SLEI) was used to study the students' perceptions of the actual and preferred laboratory learning environments in Hong Kong junior secondary science lessons. Valid responses of the SLEI from 1932 students of grade 7 to grade 9 indicated that an open-ended inquiry approach seldom…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Science Instruction, Preferences, Student Attitudes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lau, Kwok Chi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
The study has integrated the data from PISA 2006 to 2012 to give an overall picture of the cognitive and affective performances and pedagogy of East Asian regions on PISA scientific literacy. Attempts are made to account for their performances based on the PISA data and cultural characteristics. The cognitive science performance of East Asian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Achievement Tests
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lau, Kwok-chi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
The PISA performance of Hong Kong has prompted this study to investigate if scientific literacy (SL) of Hong Kong students can be improved further through a high school biology course employing the STSE approach. A STSE course was developed in accordance to the contexts of Hong Kong and a framework for the assessment of scientific literacy was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Biology, Science Instruction
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
So, Winnie Wing Mui; Ching, Fiona Ngai Ying – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
This paper discusses the creation of learning environments with online resources by three primary school teachers for pupil's learning of science-related topics with reference to the resource-based e-learning environments (RBeLEs) framework. Teachers' choice of contexts, resources, tools, and scaffolds in designing the learning environments are…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Electronic Learning, Content Analysis, Elementary School Teachers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Yeung, Yau-Yuen; Lee, Yeung-Chung; Lam, Irene Chung-Man – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
With the restructuring of the senior secondary education system in Hong Kong in 2009, the senior secondary curriculum was overhauled substantially by the conversion of the two-year Certificate Level and the two-year Advanced Level to a new three-year senior secondary level. This process entails changes to the contents and organization of various…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Science Teachers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Tsoi, Kwok Ho – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2011
Global shark populations are seriously declining and many species are now threatened by anthropogenic stresses. Their extinction would cause devastating consequences to the marine biodiversity and ecosystems. However some children describe the sharks as bad guys, "we should kill them all!" Such children's view motivates my study…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Biodiversity, Information Sources, Animals
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Fung, Leo Sun-wai; Chan, Yu-nang – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The aim of this research is to study the effectiveness of using videoconferencing as a tool for collaborative learning on water pollution among students from two secondary schools located in different districts. The poor water quality of the nullahs in urban areas aroused the interest of students from two secondary schools in Tin Shui Wai and Wong…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Water Quality, Water Pollution, Teleconferencing
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lee, Yeung Chung; Ng, Pun Hon – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2004
With the increase in prominence of the investigative approach in Hong Kong science curricula from the primary to the senior secondary level, there is urgency for local science educators including primary school teachers to gain a better understanding of pupils' existing cognitive understanding and reasoning ability for performing science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Logical Thinking, Science Activities
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Tse, Isaac Pak Hoi; Leung, Winston Kwok Kuen; Chan, Shing Yi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2004
"Science, Technology and Society" was identified an essential strand in the new Science Education curriculum guide. Shortly after the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) threat to Hong Kong technical dealers introduced Infrared non-contact thermometers as a solution for schools to measure body temperature for a large number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science and Society, Science Instruction, Science Equipment