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Cintamulya, Imas; Mawartiningsih, Lilik – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The plant taxonomy textbooks that are generally used in colleges need to be complemented with a DNA-based molecular review. In general, plant taxonomy textbooks devote more space to morphology than to molecular-level characteristics. The research reported here used the results of DNA-based research to develop a molecular plant taxonomy textbook.…
Descriptors: Genetics, Biology, Science Instruction, Molecular Structure
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Samsudin, Achmad; Suhandi, Andi; Rusdiana, Dadi; Kaniawati, Ida; Costu, Bayram – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The aim of this study was to develop an Active Learning Based-Interactive Conceptual Instruction (ALBICI) model through PDEODE*E tasks (stands for Predict, Discuss, Explain, Observe, Discuss, Explore, and Explain) for promoting conceptual change and investigating its effectiveness of pre-service physics teachers' understanding on electric field…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Concept Teaching, Scientific Concepts
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Demircioglu, Hülya; Ayas, Alipasa; Demircioglu, Gökhan; Özmen, Haluk – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
In this study, the effect of the context-based approach on pre-service primary school teachers' understanding of matter and its states and their attitude towards chemistry was investigated. Using a simple experimental design, the study was conducted with 35 pre-service primary school teachers who were exposed to context-based material with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Scientific Concepts, Chemistry
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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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Örnek, Funda; Turkey, Kocaeli – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
Current approaches in Science Education attempt to enable students to develop an understanding of the nature of science, develop fundamental scientific concepts, and develop the ability to structure, analyze, reason, and communicate effectively. Students pose, solve, and interpret scientific problems, and eventually set goals and regulate their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Scientific Principles, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Tural, Guner – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
The effects of the context-based approach have been discussed in educational settings as one of the innovative instructional approaches. Many countries throughout the world have implemented context-based physics projects or programs to make physics more relevant to students' lives. This paper examined the effects of context-based physics…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, College Science, Context Effect
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Aydin, Mirac; Bakirci, Hasan; Artun, Huseyin; Cepni, Salih – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
Educational research maintains that, teaching science through designing technology has significant educational potential. Although the literature emphasizes that making technological designs is beneficial for students, it is stressed that studies about technological design generally focus on mental structures rather than hand skills of students…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Student Teachers, Educational Technology, Scientific Concepts
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Aslan Efe, Hulya; Yucel, Sait; Baran, Medine; Oner Sunkur, Meral – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
The present study conducted to establish effective environmental education investigated the influence of the project-based environmental education method supported with computer animations and of the traditional environmental education method on students' environmental literacy and on their self-efficacy beliefs in giving environmental education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Active Learning, Student Projects
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Akbas, Oktay; Pektas, Huseyin Mirac – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2011
The aim of this study was to identify the effects of the use of an interactive whiteboard on the academic achievement of university students on the topic of electricity in a science and technology laboratory class. The study was designed as a pretest/posttest control group experimental study. Mean, standard deviation and t- tests were used for…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Academic Achievement, Science Instruction, Energy
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Keles, Ozgul; Aydogdu, Mustafa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
In this study, pre-service science teachers' opinions about the concept of the ecological footprint were investigated before and after activities about sustainable life and their ecological footprints were calculated. A total of 49 pre-service science teachers (31 male, 18 female) who attend third class in the science education department…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Statistical Analysis, Science Teachers, Qualitative Research
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Tekbiyik, Ahmet; Akdeniz, Ali Riza – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
This meta-analysis was performed to determine the overall effectiveness of computer assisted instruction on students' academic achievement in science education from 2001 to 2007 in Turkey. The study reported the results of 65 effect sizes (ES) included in 52 studies. Grand mean for 65 ESs was found to be 1.12. This effect size can be interpreted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Meta Analysis, Science Achievement, Predictor Variables
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Ololube, Nwachukwu Prince; Eke, Paul; Uzorka, Michael Chukwuwieke; Ekpenyong, Nkereuwem Stephen; Nte, Ngboawaji Daniel – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
This article examines the effectiveness of instructional technology in higher education institutions in relation to the role and usage of Information Communication Technology (ICT), its effectiveness in faculty teaching and its impact on student learning in universities in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. This study applied the Need Assessment Approach…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Chang, Wheijen – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2008
The development of constructivism has resulted in teaching modifications in the science classroom. While the majority of the literature has focused on the promising outcomes of the teaching reform, the present study reports various minor but persistent criticisms. This paper qualitatively analyzes skeptical students' criticisms regarding the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Student Attitudes, Physics, Foreign Countries