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Rundgren, Carl-Johan; Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2019
In order to achieve the goal of scientific literacy for responsible citizenship, the importance of developing students' socioscientific inquiry-based learning (SSIBL) has been recognised by an EU FP7 project, PARRISE, including the essential notions of responsible research and innovation (RRI), and citizenship education (CE). The study aims to…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Faculty Development, Science and Society, Inquiry
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Kocakaya, Serhat; Ensari, Ömer – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The goal of this project is to analyze the views of pre-service physics teachers on STEM education and STEM activities. For this purpose, qualitative approach and semi structured interview forms were used as data collection tools. The interview forms were analyzed using content analysis technique. The participants of the study are eight students…
Descriptors: Physics, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, STEM Education
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Ogan-Bekiroglu, Feral; Arslan-Buyruk, Arzu – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate pre-service teachers' epistemologies of scientific models and their model formation in a model-based inquiry environment. Theoretical underpinnings of this paper are the following: Pre-service teachers' epistemologies of models are structured as their beliefs, can be reshaped by instructional experiences,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Physics
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Susantini, Endang; Faizah, Ulfi; Yonata, Bertha; Kurniasari, Ika; Suryanti – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
Instructional videos have been developed to engage pre-service teachers to learn how to teach scientific approach in science classroom. This study aimed to improve preservice teachers' awareness of scientific approach in science classroom through instructional video along with their responses. Thirty two pre-service science teachers from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Material Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Video Technology
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Sugiharto, Bowo; Corebima, Aloysius Duran; Susilo, Herawati; Ibrohim – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
This research aims to compare three kinds of knowledge of cognition underlying the reflective aspects of metacognition. The three kinds of cognition considered in this research are declarative knowledge, procedural knowledge and conditional knowledge. This exploratory research survey involved 122 pre-service biology teachers during their third…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Knowledge Level, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Özata Yücel, Elif; Özkan, Muhlis – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The aim of this study was to determine the changes in the environmental perceptions of prospective science teachers after various environmental-related subjects and concepts included in the curriculum were covered, and at the end of a sensitive and cognitive acquisition period of three years. In the collection of the data, the Word Association…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Environmental Education, Biology
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Saracoglu, Hanife; Kol, Özge – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
In this study, it is aimed to reveal math teachers' knowledge level and misconceptions about vectors. The study was conducted with the participation of 66 teacher candidates in different nine universities. As for data collection tool, a questionnaire of 6 open-ended questions was used, related to basic knowledge about vector magnitude, addition,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Algebra, Geometric Concepts
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Yapici, Ibrahim Ümit; Ertas Karaaslan, Zeynep – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The present study aimed to evaluate the use of metaphors by preservice science teachers on the subject of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In the study, a phenomenology method was employed in the scope of a qualitative research model. The study group was composed of 189 preservice teachers who were employed in various science fields (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Language Usage, Figurative Language
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Abu-Alruz, Jamal H. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The purpose of the present study is to validate an Arabic version of STEBI-B using Rasch model techniques. The validated Arabic version of the instrument (A-STEBIB) was administered to a sample of (168) Jordanian prospective elementary school science teachers enrolled in the Hashemite University classroom teacher preparation program. Rasch…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Education
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Saraçoglu, Hanife; Dogan, Mevlüde; Kol, Özge – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study aims to determine the challenges faced by mathematics teacher-candidates on unit conversion and dimensional analysis. The research was conducted using content analysis method of qualitative research methods. The study group consists of 66 people, 50 females and 16 males, elected through appropriate sampling method, studying at state…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physics, Mathematics Teachers, Content Analysis
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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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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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Koksal, Mustafa Serdar; Ertekin, Pelin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The study is focusing on development of an instrument to determine science-specific epistemological beliefs of prospective science teachers. The study involved 364 (male = 82, female = 282) prospective science teachers enrolled in a science teacher education program. The confirmatory factor analysis, reliability analysis and correlation analysis…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Epistemology, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Cooper, Grant; Gilbert, Andrew – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
One approach to address preservice teachers' (PSTs) often negative associations with science is through the promotion of wonder. This study investigated the impacts that engagement with science wonderings had on PSTs at a large Australian metropolitan university. Evidence from this case study indicated that engagement with wonder cultivated a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Science Instruction
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