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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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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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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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Sendur, Gülten; Polat, Merve; Toku, Abdullah; Kazanci, Coskun – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
This study aims to investigate the effects of a History and Philosophy of Chemistry-I course based on active learning applications on the level of knowledge of pre-service chemistry teachers about the history of chemistry. The views of pre-service chemistry teachers about these activities were also investigated. The study was carried out with 38…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Archila, Pablo Antonio – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
This paper addresses the importance of argumentation in science education. A research project was done in order to know how a group of pre-service chemistry teachers has been prepared to promote students' argumentation. A Chemistry degree studies plan from a Colombian university was surveyed, and 18 future teachers' representations about…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Persuasive Discourse, Science Education, Research Projects
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Espinosa, Allen A.; Monterola, Sheryl Lyn C.; Punzalan, Amelia E. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
The study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of Career-Oriented Performance Task (COPT) approach against the traditional teaching approach (TTA) in enhancing students' interest in Chemistry. Specifically, it sought to find out if students exposed to COPT have higher interest in Chemistry than those students exposed to the traditional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Student Interests
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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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Banda, Asiana; Mumba, Frackson; Chabalengula, Vivien M.; Mbewe, Simeon – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2011
This study assessed Zambian Junior High School pre-service science teachers' understanding of the particulate nature of matter. A sample comprised 30 pre-service science teachers at a teacher training college. Data was collected through a questionnaire adopted from Ozmen and Kenan (2007). Results show that most teachers had correct views on the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Karamustafaoglu, Sevilay; Costu, Bayram; Ayas, Alipasa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2006
Active learning is advocated as a better way of teaching for several decades in science education. The purpose of this study was to determine chemistry teachers' thinking and views about student-centered activities applicable in chemistry teaching and learning in the study context. A case study approach was used in this research. At the beginning,…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Active Learning