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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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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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Turkmen, Hakan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate what affect a technology based inquiry approach (TBIA) had on 5th grade primary students' understanding of earth, sun, and moon concept in a science and technology course and how this changed their academic achievements. This study was carried out in a 5th grade elementary science and technology course…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Elementary School Science, Astronomy
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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
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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