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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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