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Pimvichai, Jirutthitikan; Buaraphan, Khajornsak; Yuenyong, Chokchai; Ruangsuwan, Chaiyapong – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2019
This case study aimed to enhance students' scientific argumentation through the Science-Technology-Society (STS) approach. There were two phases in this study: (a) Exploring the current situation of grade 10 students' scientific argumentation in real classrooms, and (b) Developing and implementing the STS learning unit to enhance students'…
Descriptors: Science Education, Technology Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation
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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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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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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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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
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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