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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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Pitiporntapin, Sasithep; Lankford, Deanna Marie – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper addresses using social media to promote pre-service science teachers' practices of Socio-Scientific Issue (SSI) based teaching in a science classroom setting. We designed our research in two phases. The first phase examined pre-service science teachers' perceptions about using social media to promote their SSI-based teaching. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Case Studies, Social Media
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Go, Youngmi; Kang, Jinju – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is two-fold. First, it investigates the self-images of science teaching held by early childhood pre-service teachers who took constructivism early childhood science education courses. Second, it analyzes what aspects of those courses influenced these images. The participants were eight pre-service teachers who took these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Concept
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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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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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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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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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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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Yeung, Yau-Yuen; Lee, Yeung-Chung; Lam, Irene Chung-Man – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2012
With the restructuring of the senior secondary education system in Hong Kong in 2009, the senior secondary curriculum was overhauled substantially by the conversion of the two-year Certificate Level and the two-year Advanced Level to a new three-year senior secondary level. This process entails changes to the contents and organization of various…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Science Teachers
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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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Sarkar, Md. Mahbub Alam; Gomes, Jui Judith – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2010
This study explored Bangladeshi science teachers' conceptions of nature of science (NOS) with a particular focus on the nature of (a) scientific knowledge, (b) scientific inquiry and (c) scientific enterprise. The tentative, inferential, subjective and creative NOS, in addition to the myths of the scientific method and experimentation, the nature…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Scientific Principles, Scientific Enterprise, Foreign Countries
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Dikmenli, Musa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The aim of this study is to investigate biology student teachers' ideas about the purpose of laboratory work in teaching biology. Data has been collected from 82 participating students using an open-ended questionnaire and analyzed using content analysis techniques. The results show that almost all of the student teachers considered laboratory…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Scientific Principles, Science Laboratories, Biology
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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
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Buaraphan, Khajornsak; Sung-ong, Sunun – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2009
The conceptions of the nature of science (NOS), particularly scientific knowledge, scientific method, scientists' work, and scientific enterprise, of 113 Thai pre-service science teachers were was captured by the Myths of Science Questionnaire (MOSQ) in the first semester of the 2008 academic year. The data was quantitatively and qualitatively…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Scientific Attitudes
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