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Çoruhlu, Tülay Senel; Nas, Sibel Er – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of project-based learning environments on 4th class students' conceptual understanding of recycling. The case study method was used in this study. The effects of project-supported learning environments on students' conceptual understanding were investigated. The sample group of the study…
Descriptors: Recycling, Concept Formation, Environmental Education, Student Projects
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Gok, Tolga; Gok, Ozge – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Many qualitative and quantitative studies performed on peer instruction based on interactive engagement method used in many different disciplines and courses were reviewed in the present study. The researchers examined the effects of peer instruction on students' cognitive skills (conceptual learning, problem solving, reasoning ability, etc.) and…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Cooperative Learning, Learning Processes, Problem Solving
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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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Sen, Senol; Yilmaz, Ayhan; Geban, Ömer – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) method compared to traditional teaching method on 11th grade students' conceptual understanding of electrochemistry concepts. Participants were 115 students from a public school in Turkey. Nonequivalent control group design was used. Two…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction, Grade 11
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Inel, Didem; Balim, Ali Gunay – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
The present study aimed to investigate the impact of the problem-based learning method used in science and technology teaching upon elementary school students' construction levels for the concepts concerning the "Systems in Our Body" unit in the science and technology course and their academic achievement. To this end, during the four-week…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Elementary School Students, Research Design
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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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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