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Sharma, Runaaz; Sharma, Lalesh Ram – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Scientific literacy education is undermined in literacy education in Fiji. Despite being a critical component of literacy education, scientific literacy is given lip service in the primary school curriculum. Scientific literacy is a critical 21st century skill for all citizens. This conceptual paper argues for an explicit emphasis on scientific…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu; Yao, Bao-Jun – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
Based on the importance and widely use of visualization in science, this article has a three-fold aim related to the terms of visualization, representation and model that in recent years have been introduced to the field of science education without clear differentiation. Firstly, the three terms are discussed with examples to provide a common…
Descriptors: Visualization, Science Teachers, Professional Development, Science Education
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Chang, Wheijen; Bell, Beverley; Jones, Allister – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
A review of the history of Newton's Laws of Motion illustrates that the historical development gradually shifted away from intuitive experiences and daily life conventions towards a scientific regulated perspective. Three stages of the historical development are discussed, i.e. prior to the Principia, the 3rd (last) edition of the Principia,…
Descriptors: Motion, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Intellectual History
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Gungor, Sema Nur; Ozer, Dilek Zeren; Ozkan, Muhlis – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
This study re-evaluated 454 science projects that were prepared by primary school students between 2007 and 2011 within the scope of Science Projects Event for Primary School Students. Also, submitted to TUBITAK BIDEB Bursa regional science board by MNE regional work groups in accordance with scientific research methods and techniques, including…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Science Projects, Evaluation
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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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Eshach, Haim – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
One essential skill that students who learn physics should possess is the ability to create and interpret kinematic graphs. However, it is well documented in the literature that students show lack of competence in these abilities. They have problems in connecting graphs and physics concepts, as well as graphs and the real world. The present paper…
Descriptors: Graphs, Motion, Physics, Science Instruction
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Pongsophon, Pongprapan; Yutakom, Naruemon; Boujaoude, Saouma B. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
This project aims to investigate how process drama promotes scientific literacy in the context of global warming. Thirty-one lower (n = 24) and upper (n = 7) secondary students of one secondary school in Bangkok, Thailand participated in a seven-day workshop which process drama strategy was implemented. In the workshop, the students were actively…
Descriptors: Scripts, Participant Observation, Documentaries, Workshops
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Saglam, Murat – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
This study aims to explore problem-based learning (PBL) in conjunction with students' confidence in the basic ideas of electromagnetism and their motivational orientations and learning strategies. The 78 first-year geology and geophysics students followed a three-week PBL instruction in electromagnetism. The students' confidence was assessed…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Problem Based Learning, Diagnostic Tests, Student Motivation
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Cetin, Gulcan; Nisanci, Seda Hilal – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of a new 9th grade biology curriculum on students' environmental awareness. Participants included 91 ninth grade students in a high school in Balikesir during the spring semester of the 2008-2009 academic years. Two classrooms, including 22 and 24 students respectively, were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Interviews, Biology
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Cerrah Ozsevgec, Lale; Ayas, Alipasa; Ozsevgec, Tuncay – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
This study examines the effectiveness of handbook preparation as a method in the self-directed learning process of student teachers in teaching endocrine glands, and increasing their levels of knowledge. Thirty student teachers were selected from a biology department. A pencil and paper test and a clinical interview procedure were used to collect…
Descriptors: Material Development, Guides, Biology, Student Teachers
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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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Cakici, Yilmaz; Yavuz, Gulben – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
In the last three decades, the constructivist approach has been the dominant ideology in the field of educational research. The aim of this study is to explore the effect of constructivist science teaching on the students' understanding about matter, and to compare the effectiveness of a constructivist approach over traditional teaching methods.…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Foreign Countries
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Akcay, Hakan; Yager, Robert E.; Iskander, Srini M.; Turgut, Halil – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
The study reports on an investigation of the impact of a Science-Technology-Society (STS) approach in promoting more positive student attitudes toward science that are recommended by current reform documents. A total of 609 students from grades six through nine were selected for a survey of attitudes in two class sections assigned as either…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Textbooks, Science and Society, Educational Change
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Sarkar, Md. Mahbub Alam; Gomes, Jui Judith – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
This study explored Bangladeshi science teachers' conceptions of nature of science (NOS) with a particular focus on the nature of (a) scientific knowledge, (b) scientific inquiry and (c) scientific enterprise. The tentative, inferential, subjective and creative NOS, in addition to the myths of the scientific method and experimentation, the nature…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Scientific Principles, Scientific Enterprise, Foreign Countries
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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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