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Solbes, Jordi; Torres, Nidia; Traver, Manel – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article analyzes the implications of the use of socio-scientific issues (SSI) in a series of critical thinking competences. For this, a didactic intervention with 3 SSIs is carried out, developed during 16 weeks, in which there were 56 students who participated in a program of education in the sciences. A quasi-experimental design was used…
Descriptors: Intervention, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Science Education
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Abdullah, Helmi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
One of the fundamental problems for the college students is not being able to solve the multi-concept physics problems. The reason is that the problem solving strategies is limited to known-asked strategy (traditional strategy).Though this strategy can only be used to solve the problems of mono-concept physics. Therefore, this research on the use…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, College Students, Physics, Science Instruction
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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
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Guzel, Hattice – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
In this research, the purpose was to examine and compare the effect of teaching Electric Current, which is a topic of grade 11 physics lesson, on student achievement and attitude according to the 5E model belonging to the constructivist learning theory and the traditional teaching method. The research was conducted in the spring semester of…
Descriptors: Models, Science Instruction, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Blizak, Djanette – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study investigates the effect of using the history of science in teaching geometrical optics on the motivation and conceptual understanding of first year university students. For this purpose, 54 students were randomly selected, then divided into two groups: the experimental group was taught by using history of science before traditional…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science History, Scientific Concepts, Student Motivation
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Durmaz, Hüsnüye – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of an instructional intervention on enhancement the pre-service science teachers' (PSTs) science process skills (SPSs) and to identify problems in using SPSs through Laboratory Applications in Science Education-I course (LASE-I). One group pretest-posttest pre-experimental design was employed. An…
Descriptors: Intervention, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Inquiry
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Sripongwiwat, Supathida; Bunterm, Tassanee; Srisawat, Niwat; Tang, Keow Ngang – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The aim of this study was to examine the effect, after intervention on both experimental and control groups, of constructionism and neurocognitive-based teaching model, and conventional teaching model, on the science learning outcomes and creative thinking of Grade 11 students. The researchers developed a constructionism and neurocognitive-based…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Pretests Posttests
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Sathasivam, Renuka V.; Daniel, Esther G. S. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
There is an accumulating research base that supports the effectiveness of formative assessment practices in enhancing the quality of educational outcomes, yet research findings seem to indicate sluggish implementation of these formative assessment strategies in the classrooms. Many factors influence teachers' formative assessment practices…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Qualitative Research
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Mahanal, Susriyati; Zubaidah, Siti; Bahri, Arsad; Syahadatud Dinnurriya, Maratusy – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Previous studies in Malang, Indonesia, showed that there were the failure biology learning caused by not only the low students' prior knowledge, but also biology learning model has not improved the students' critical thinking skills yet, which affected the low of cognitive learning outcomes. The learning model is required to improve students'…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Skill Development, Thinking Skills, Biology
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Kapici, Hasan Özgür; Akçay, Hakan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
It is an indispensable fact that having a positive attitude towards science is one of the important factors that promotes students for studying in science. The study is a kind of national study that aims to investigate middle school students', from different regions of Turkey, attitudes toward science, scientists and science classes. The study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Çalikoglu, Burcu Seher; Kahveci, Nihat Gürel – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The Republic of Turkey has developed democratic support for equity in education for groups who have various learning needs (Levent, 2011, p. 89-91). In connection with Turkey's central policy of education, current educational applications have addressed these diverse needs to a certain extent. Sak (2011) drew our attention to the insufficiency of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Curriculum, Academically Gifted, Educational Policy
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Maxwell, Deborah O.; Lambeth, Dawn T.; Cox, J. T. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) on the academic achievement, attitudes, and engagement of fifth-grade science students. Participants were from two science classes (N = 42). The experimental group received IBL instruction, while the control group received traditional instruction. Pretests and…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Science Achievement, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
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Dikmenli, Musa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
Analogies have many advantages for students such as concretizing abstract concepts and enabling motivation. Analogies are frequently used in textbooks. Research shows that the analogies in textbooks are not used based on certain directives and sometimes lead to misconceptions for students. Therefore, analysing the analogies in textbooks on several…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Grade 9, High School Students, Biology
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Karaçam, Sedat; Digilli Baran, Azize – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of Field Dependent (FD)/Field Independent (FI) cognitive styles and motivational styles on high school students' conceptual understandings about direct current circuit concepts. The participants of this study consisted of 295 high school students (male = 127, female = 168) who were enrolled…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Student Motivation, Concept Formation, Electronics
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Seyhan, Hatice Güngör – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
This study was conducted with 98 prospective science teachers, who were composed of 50 prospective teachers that had participated in problem-solving applications and 48 prospective teachers who were taught within a more researcher-oriented teaching method in science laboratories. The first aim of this study was to determine the levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Problem Solving
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