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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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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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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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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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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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Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu; Nyberg, Lars; Evers, Mariele; Alexandersson, Jan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
Numerous of sustainable development related challenges are emerging today, e.g. flooding problems. Our group has developed "the flood walk" project since 2010 to convey flood risk knowledge in an authentic context. Considering the limitation of time and space to educate people the flood risk knowledge, we tried to transform the physical…
Descriptors: Risk, Natural Disasters, Sustainable Development, Field Trips
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Karaçam, Sedat; Digilli Baran, Azize – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of Field Dependent (FD)/Field Independent (FI) cognitive styles and motivational styles on high school students' conceptual understandings about direct current circuit concepts. The participants of this study consisted of 295 high school students (male = 127, female = 168) who were enrolled…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Student Motivation, Concept Formation, Electronics
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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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Anilan, Burcu – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
This descriptive research was conducted to determine the levels of environmental risk perceptions and environmental awareness of high school students in Eskisehir. High school students in the towns Tepebasi and Odunpazari in the 2010-2011 school years constitute the universe of the research. The sample of the research is composed of 413 high…
Descriptors: High School Students, Risk, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Buaraphan, Khajornsak; Abedin Forhad, Ziaul – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
Understanding of nature of science (NOS) serves as one of the desirable characteristics of science teachers. The current study explored 55 Thai and 110 Bangladeshi in-service secondary science teachers' conceptions of NOS regarding scientific knowledge, scientific method, scientists' work, and scientific enterprise, by using the Myths of Science…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Özarslan, Murat; Çetin, Gülcan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
This study aimed to investigate ninth grade students' views about enzymes using fortune lines technique and to obtain the students' views about fortune lines technique. Participants were 38 ninth grade students in a Technique Vocational Girls High School in the city of Kocaeli, Turkey. After instruction of subject of enzymes, the participants were…
Descriptors: Investigations, Student Attitudes, Scientific Concepts, Biochemistry
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Köksal, Mustafa Serdar; Sormunen, Kari – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
Nature of science (NOS), as an aspect of informed decision making about science related issues in daily life, is frequently emphasised when reform and the curriculum are in question. When reflecting on studies done on the subject, it comes apparent that the majority of them comprise of determination or assessment studies conducted with traditional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Principles, Science Education, Qualitative Research
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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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Borrachero, Ana Belen; Brigido, Maria; Costillo, Emilio; Bermejo, M. Luisa; Melado, Vicente – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
The self-efficacy beliefs of prospective teachers of secondary education in their physics classes are analysed, observing their perceived ability to successfully teach their students and to relate to the emotions they foresee in their future physics classes. To this end, a questionnaire was designed inquiring into the possible emotions they might…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Effectiveness
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