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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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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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Harris, Karleah; Crabbe, Jordan Jimmy; Harris, Charlene – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study examines teacher discourse strategies used in kindergarten inquiry-based science learning as part of the Scientific Literacy Project (SLP) (Mantzicopoulos, Patrick & Samarapungavan, 2005). Four public kindergarten science classrooms were chosen to implement science teaching strategies using a guided-inquiry approach. Data were…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Inquiry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Mim, Shamnaz Arifin; Rahman, S. M. Hafizur; Jahanara, Quazi Afroz – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) refers to certain knowledge of teacher in a particular topic, considered as an act of teaching to deal with students in a particular way. Since PCK allows a science teacher to provide quality teaching, this qualitative multiple case study aims to explore the nature of science teachers' PCK on the topic…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Genetics
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Isik, Ebru; Çetin, Gülcan; Özarslan, Murat – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study was aimed to determine ninth grade students' views about disease concept by a drawing and writing technique. Participants consisted of 81 ninth grade students in a Technical and Industrial Vocational School in Kocaeli, Turkey. The study was conducted in spring semester of 2009-2010 academic year after Health Concept Unit in Health…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Diseases, Freehand Drawing, Prevention
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Cengiz, Ekrem; Ayvaci, Hakan Sevki – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study aims to examine fifth grade students' level of associating daily life events with the subject "changes of state" in the science curriculum. Among the qualitative research methods, special case method was used in the study. Seven open-ended questions about the changing states of matter were used for data collection. These…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Qualitative Research
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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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Keles, Özgül; Gilbertson, Kenneth L.; Uzun, Naim – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine cognitive structures and the retention of knowledge about environmental education, climate change and consumption concepts. The field of Environmental Education is increasingly including both climate change and consumption in the context of sustainability. Thus, this research is investigating the…
Descriptors: College Students, Environmental Education, Climate, Change
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Temel, Senar – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
This study aims to analyse prospective chemistry teachers' cognitive structures related to the subject of oxidation and reduction through a flow map method. Purposeful sampling method was employed in this study, and 8 prospective chemistry teachers from a group of students who had taken general chemistry and analytical chemistry courses were…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Structures, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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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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Bay, Jacquie L.; Fohoko, Fehi; La'Akulu, Mumui; Leota, Ofa; Pulotu, Lesieli; Tu'Ipuloto, Sina; Tutoe, Salesi; Tovo, Oliveti; Vekoso, Ana; Pouvalu, Emeli H. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Questioning is central to the development of scientific and health literacies. In exploring this concept, Tongan science teachers hypothesized that their ability to use and encourage questioning presented challenges in the context of Tongan social and cultural norms. This study set out to develop a peer-to-peer protocol to enable teachers to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Pitiporntapin, Sasithep; Yutakom, Naruemon; Sadler, Troy D. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
In educational reform, teaching through socio-scientific issues (SSIs) is considered the best way to promote scientific literacy for citizenship as the goal of science teaching. To bring SSIs into the science classroom, Thai pre-service science teachers (PSTs) are expected to understand the concept of SSI-based teaching and to use it effectively…
Descriptors: Science Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Science and Society
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Buaraphan, Khajornsak – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
In-service science teachers in Thailand are mandated to conduct classroom research, which can be quantitative and qualitative research, to improve teaching and learning. Comparing to quantitative research, qualitative research is a research approach that most of the Thai science teachers are not familiar with. This situation impedes science…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Action Research, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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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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