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Pratama, Anisa O. S.; Abdurrahman, Abdurrahman; Jalmo, Tri – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of science-technology-society (STS) approach based worksheets on improving Indonesian students' scientific literacy of 'environmental pollution' topic. Through quasi-experimental research method (nonequivalent pre-post control group design), the sample of the study comprised of 64 junior high…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Scientific Literacy, Worksheets, Foreign Countries
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Aslan Efe, Hulya – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study aims to investigate the effects of using diorama on 7th grade students' academic achievement and science learning skills in "human being and environment relation" unit. The participants were 49 (E:25, C:24) 7th grade students studying during 2015-16 academic year in Diyarbakir, Turkey. An achievement test and "science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Aids, Instructional Materials, Instructional Effectiveness
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Koul, Anjni – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
The National Curriculum Framework-2005 (NCF-2005) recommends that learning of children has to shift away from methods encouraging rote memory. This is possible only if children get an opportunity to explore the surroundings themselves. In this paper the researcher shares her experiences in the use of various innovative approaches in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Effectiveness
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Kocakulah, Sabri; Ustunluoglu, Evrim; Kocakulah, Aysel – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2005
The effectiveness of teaching academic courses such as mathematics and science in a foreign language has been investigated by several international studies in the literature. Even though the studies conducted have brought up contradictory results, most of them reveal that learning academic courses through a foreign language medium may pose…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Second Language Learning, Energy