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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
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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
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Tan, Kok Siang; Heng, Chong Yong; Tan, Shuhui – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
In classrooms, science is usually taught within the cognitive domain while the psychomotor learning domain is achieved through performing science experiments in the laboratory. Although students attend civic and moral education and pastoral care classes where values and life skills are often taught directly, learning experiences in most school…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Affective Behavior, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science
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Lee, Ai Noi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
Parents can play a vital and active role in facilitating their children's science learning outside the formal classrooms. Parental involvement in their children's science learning process not only could enhance their children's learning motivation and interest in science, it could also help to strengthen the family bond when parents and children…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Science, Parent Materials, Curriculum Guides
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Ng, Betsy Ling-Ling – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
Learning of science has been traditionally conducted in classrooms or in the form of lectures. Science education is usually context-specific learning as students are taught a particular module of content in class. In problem-based learning, they are provided with examples of problems in which they learn how to solve these types of problems.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Learning Strategies, Service Learning
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Tan, Kok Siang – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2007
With the widening knowledge base students will need to be more flexible in their learning habits. Traditionally, teaching school science often involves teacher-centred methods like lectures, experimental demonstration or guided inquiry. Plain knowledge dissemination will not adequately prepare students to cope with the changing world. Hence,…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Learning Experience, Questioning Techniques, Lesson Plans
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Ho, Fui Fong; Boo, Hong Kwen – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2007
This paper reports on the results of an action research to explore the effectiveness of using cooperative learning strategies on students' academic achievement, their understanding of physics concepts and their motivation to learn in the physics classroom. The study involved a secondary four express physics class of 41 students in a neighbourhood…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Action Research, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies
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Ling, Yuan; Boo, Hong Kwen – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2007
This paper reports on a quasi-experimental study which examined the effectiveness of concept mapping as a revision tool in enhancing pupils' examination performances in primary science. The research objective seeks to determine whether there are significant differences in achievement between the concept mapping and traditional method of revision…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Foreign Countries, Concept Formation, Revision (Written Composition)
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Boo, Hong Kwen – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2006
Assessment is an integral and vital part of teaching and learning, providing feedback on progress through the assessment period to both learners and teachers. However, if test items are flawed because of misconceptions held by the questions setter, then such test items are invalid as assessment tools. Moreover, such flawed items are also likely to…
Descriptors: Test Items, Science Tests, Water, Test Validity
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Toh, Tin-Lam – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2006
It has been five years since the chapter on relative velocity was first introduced into the Singapore Additional Mathematics curriculum. This paper reports some general findings on the teaching of relative velocity in mathematics classrooms and the pupils' learning difficulties on relative velocity. Some implications to the teaching of this topic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Motion, Learning Problems, Mathematics Instruction
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Toh, Tin-Lam – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2005
This paper reports a preliminary study on in-service Additional mathematics teachers' knowledge of kinematics concepts. A survey consisting of TRUE/FALSE questions was issued to the participating teachers. The questions were collations of the common misconceptions identified by some local Physics teachers among the local Physics students. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Mechanics (Physics)
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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