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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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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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Mc Ewen, B.; Clément, P.; Gericke, N. M.; Nyberg, E.; Hagman, M.; Landström, J. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
Teachers' pro-environmental behaviour, conceptions and attitudes towards nature and the environment were investigated using 47 questions from the BIOHEAD-Citizen questionnaire. The sample included 1,109 pre- and in-service teachers from Sweden and France. Analyses showed only few significant differences between female and male teachers. Forty-one…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ecology, Feminism, Teacher Attitudes
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Hidiroglu, Melike; Sungur, Semra – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The aim of this study was to examine how well seventh grade students' engagement in science can be predicted by their achievement goals. For the specified purpose, a correlational research design was utilized. Data were obtained from 153 seventh grade students through administration of Achievement Goal Questionnaire and Engagement Questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Middle School Students, Grade 7
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Sahin, Çigdem – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
In this study, the views of the Prospective Science Teacher (PST)s about the human eye were examined. The following data collection tools were used: the Word Association Test (WAT), open ended questions, drawing technique, two tiered question item and an interview about concepts. The data of the study whose sample consisted of 34 PSTs were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Teachers
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Dhanapal, Saroja; Lim, Cally Cheng Yee – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
The increasing awareness among educators around the world on the specialities of indoor and outdoor learning in enhancing students' academic performance and development of skills and attitudes influenced the purposes and background of this research study (Fagerstam, 2012; Jordet, 2010; Martin, 2010; Rickinson et al., 2004). Two key purposes…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Standards, Elementary School Students
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Kim, Jong-Mun; Anderson, David; Scott, Sandra – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
This exploratory study examined the perceptions of, and relationship with, marine organisms of 81 urban sixth grade Korean students using a specifically designed survey questionnaire. The study outcomes revealed that these Korean students have limited experience with and different levels of connectedness to marine organisms. Viewed through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Urban Schools, Questionnaires
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Savasci, Funda; Uluduz, Hatice – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
This study intends to investigate the fifth grade students' conceptions of earthquakes. Twenty two grade 5 students (11-12 years old) from five different elementary schools in Istanbul voluntarily participated in the study. Data were collected from semi-structured interviews with each participant. Six interview questions were designed by…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Seismology, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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Lee, Carole Kwan-Ping – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
The science methods course is a requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education licensure program in a mid-west state university in the U.S.A. In one semester, the author decided to evaluate the effectiveness of the science methods course in pedagogical content knowledge areas such as theory, planning and implementation.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Science, Methods Courses
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Ozsoy, Sibel; Ertepinar, Hamide; Saglam, Necdet – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of eco-schools on elementary school students' environmental literacy levels. Data of the study were gathered from 316 students enrolled to two elementary schools. One of the schools was determined as experimental group (n = 156) and students attending this school received eco-school application.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Measures (Individuals), Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Tsoi, Kwok Ho – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2011
Global shark populations are seriously declining and many species are now threatened by anthropogenic stresses. Their extinction would cause devastating consequences to the marine biodiversity and ecosystems. However some children describe the sharks as bad guys, "we should kill them all!" Such children's view motivates my study…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Biodiversity, Information Sources, Animals
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Metin, Mustafa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
The aim of this study is to develop a general attitude scale about environmental issues (GASE) for students in different grade levels. The research was carried out with the total 1225 students; 409 (33.4%) were primary school students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8; 408 (33.3%) of the students were in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 at high schools and the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Student Attitudes, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis
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Cardak, Osman – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The aim of this article was to study the concepts and thoughts of primary education students about dangerous animals. A total of 316 primary education students attending a primary school in Turkey participated in the study. The research data was obtained through open-ended questions and word association tests. Data obtained from the questions…
Descriptors: Animals, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Turkmen, Hakan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The purpose of study was to examine the disposition of in-service teachers at the primary level. 412 science teachers from 72 primary schools, participated by filling out the "Teacher Disposition Index" questionnaire. After factor analyzing the data, Turkish in-service teachers did not fail, but they had doubts in some disposition…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Change