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Gül, Kibar Sungur; Ates, Hüseyin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Discrepant events, contrary to previous to be true, are events which has unexpected results used to compare students together with their beliefs and to attract their attention They are used for the purpose of attracting students' attention, encouraging them to think about a topic, stimulating them to work out a contradictory case by changing usual…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Observation, Interviews
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Fadzil, Hidayah Mohd – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Developing problem solving skills is often accepted as a desirable goal in many educational settings. However, there is little evidence to support that students are better problem solvers after graduating. The students can solve routine problems but they confronted difficulties when adapting their prior knowledge for the solution of new problems.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Science Instruction, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Durmaz, Hüsnüye; Oguzhan Dinçer, Emrah; Osmanoglu, Ashhan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
The aim of this study is to examine the reflections of the prospective science teachers on their expectations, opinions, and suggestions towards science fairs. The study was conducted with 34 prospective science teachers. All participants had education in junior class of Science Teaching Program of a university located in western part of Turkey in…
Descriptors: Science Fairs, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Sathasivam, Renuka V.; Daniel, Esther G. S. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
There is an accumulating research base that supports the effectiveness of formative assessment practices in enhancing the quality of educational outcomes, yet research findings seem to indicate sluggish implementation of these formative assessment strategies in the classrooms. Many factors influence teachers' formative assessment practices…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Qualitative Research
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Bong, Anita Yung Li; Lee, Tien Tien – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The purpose of this study is to identify the Form Four students' misconceptions in the electrolysis of molten compounds and aqueous solutions. The respondents were 60 Form Four students from two secondary schools in Sibu, Sarawak. The two instruments used in this study were an open-ended electrochemistry assessment and interview protocol. This…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Secondary School Students
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Koray, Özlem – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Practical courses are very important in teachers' professional training. It is important that teachers learn professional knowledge and skills by personal experience, and it can increase the quality of their teaching. The accuracy of the practice should be considered for the practical studies of pre-service teachers. When the practices do not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Undergraduate Students
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Aydogdu, Bülent – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The aim of this study is to examine preservice science teachers' skills of formulating hypotheses and identifying variables. The research has a phenomenological research design. The data was gathered qualitatively. In this study, preservice science teachers were first given two scenarios (Scenario-1 & Scenario-2) containing two different…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Process Skills, Hypothesis Testing
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Kwok, Ping Wai – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
A Chinese version of the Science Laboratory Environment Inventory (SLEI) was used to study the students' perceptions of the actual and preferred laboratory learning environments in Hong Kong junior secondary science lessons. Valid responses of the SLEI from 1932 students of grade 7 to grade 9 indicated that an open-ended inquiry approach seldom…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Science Instruction, Preferences, Student Attitudes
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Leung, Yat-yin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper reports the findings from the interview data of a research aiming at studying how to trigger students' situational interest in physics and its implications on learning and teaching in the New Senior Secondary (NSS) physics curriculum. 49 students from a boys' school were invited to write one to three learning experiences in physics that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Seniors, Student Interests, Science Interests
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Go, Youngmi; Kang, Jinju – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is two-fold. First, it investigates the self-images of science teaching held by early childhood pre-service teachers who took constructivism early childhood science education courses. Second, it analyzes what aspects of those courses influenced these images. The participants were eight pre-service teachers who took these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Concept
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Fadzil, Hidayah Mohd; Saat, Rohaida Mohd – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
This paper discusses the contributing factors that influence students' acquisition of manipulative skills. Incompetence in manipulative skills in science at a primary level may impede science learning at secondary school. Thus, to confront these issues, an in-depth study was conducted. The research involved 10 primary school students who were…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Psychomotor Skills, Science Education, Interviews
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Bozkurt, Ersin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
This research examined whether the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) of physics and science teachers is at a sufficient level and whether the TPACK level affected the academic achievements of the students. In the research, a mixed method was used quantitatively and qualitatively. In the quantitative part of the research, Provus'…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Physics, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Abdullah, Helmi; Malago, Jasruddin D.; Bundu, Patta; Thalib, Syamsul Bachri – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
The main aspect in physics learning is the use of equation in problem solving. Equation is a mathematical form of theoretical statements, principles, and laws in physics, and describes a relationship between one concept to another by using a specific symbol. In a context of knowledge dimension, equation is a procedural knowledge. Students are…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Physics, Thinking Skills, Equations (Mathematics)
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Tosun, Cemal; Yasar, M. Diyaddin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
Content analysis of the studies of both Turkish and foreign authors on PBL in science education in national and international journals was made considering such variables as the research subject, method, sample, diversity of data collection tools and the data analysis methods. To this end, content analysis of 104 papers - 42 by Turkish authors and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Content Analysis
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McEwen, Birgitta – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
This study connects to gender issues within the field of science and technology. Women who had started strongly male-dominated engineering educations at Karlstad University were interviewed to find out why they had chosen these programs. A very clear picture emerged about the professions of the women's fathers. Almost all fathers were engineers or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Career Choice, Gender Issues
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