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Korsun, Igor – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
The aim of this article is to prove the advisability of using the interdisciplinary approach for the formation of learners' situational interest in physics. The general method of using the interdisciplinary approach in physics teaching has been created. The study of new material, the formation of abilities and skills, and the work on projects are…
Descriptors: Physics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Interests, Science Instruction
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Ling, Wendy Sing Yii; Lee, Tien Tien; Tho, Siew Wei – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the technological acceptance of Chemistry students, and the opinions of Chemistry lecturers and laboratory assistants towards the use of remote laboratory in Chemistry education. The convergent parallel design mixed method was carried out in this study. The instruments involved were questionnaire and…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Questionnaires
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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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Chua, Kah-Eng; Karpudewan, Mageswary – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Attitude towards learning science is a well-researched domain for more than four decades. Globally, studies on attitude still stay relevant following the decline in enrollment in science-related studies across many levels. Particularly, emergent of new sciences in this century calls for a shift in the content included in school science, to be more…
Descriptors: Scientific Attitudes, Science Laboratories, Secondary School Science, Student Motivation
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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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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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Kapucu, Serkan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study aims to explore the relationships among Turkish high school students' attitude towards physics, self-efficacy of learning physics, mathematics achievement, and physics achievement. To investigate the relationships, a unique questionnaire that identifies the attitude, self-efficacy and achievements were delivered to a total of 301 high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Physics
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Blizak, Djanette – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study investigates the effect of using the history of science in teaching geometrical optics on the motivation and conceptual understanding of first year university students. For this purpose, 54 students were randomly selected, then divided into two groups: the experimental group was taught by using history of science before traditional…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science History, Scientific Concepts, Student Motivation
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Subali, Bambang; Paidi; Mariyam, Siti – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
This research aims at measuring the divergent thinking of basic skills of science process skills (SPS) of life aspects in Natural Sciences subjects on Elementary School. The test instruments used in this research have been standardized through the development of instruments. In this case, the tests were tried out to 3070 students. The results of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Science Process Skills, Natural Sciences
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Subasi, Münevver; Tas, Yasemin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
This study aims to investigate coping strategies of middle school students in science classes in relation to students' goal orientations and motivating tasks conducted in the classroom environment. The study was conducted in spring semester of 2015-2016 academic year. Sample of the study consists of 316 middle school students receiving education…
Descriptors: Coping, Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Questionnaires
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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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Gok, Tolga; Gok, Ozge – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The aim of this research was to investigate the effects of peer instruction on learning strategies, problem solving performance, and conceptual understanding of college students in a general chemistry course. The research was performed students enrolled in experimental and control groups of a chemistry course were selected. Students in the…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Learning Strategies
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Kapici, Hasan Özgür; Akçay, Hakan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
It is an indispensable fact that having a positive attitude towards science is one of the important factors that promotes students for studying in science. The study is a kind of national study that aims to investigate middle school students', from different regions of Turkey, attitudes toward science, scientists and science classes. The study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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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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Türkmen, Hakan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
Pre-service teachers' views of science and scientists have been widely studied. The purpose of this study is to identify whether there is problem of image of scientists and determine where they receive about scientist image. Three hundred thirty five (105 from Turkey, 162 from Europe, 68 from US) elementary pre-service teachers participated in…
Descriptors: Scientists, Stereotypes, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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