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Rundgren, Carl-Johan; Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2019
In order to achieve the goal of scientific literacy for responsible citizenship, the importance of developing students' socioscientific inquiry-based learning (SSIBL) has been recognised by an EU FP7 project, PARRISE, including the essential notions of responsible research and innovation (RRI), and citizenship education (CE). The study aims to…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Faculty Development, Science and Society, Inquiry
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Kizilcik, Hasan Sahin; Tan, Mustafa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The purpose of this study is to examine the process of conceptual change in which the heat concept has gone through in time and provide an analytical assessment. To this end, problem-based learning groups were formed with 13 sophomore university students. One of these students was selected and interviewed. The interviews were examined using the…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Scientific Concepts, Problem Based Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Solbes, Jordi; Torres, Nidia; Traver, Manel – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
This article analyzes the implications of the use of socio-scientific issues (SSI) in a series of critical thinking competences. For this, a didactic intervention with 3 SSIs is carried out, developed during 16 weeks, in which there were 56 students who participated in a program of education in the sciences. A quasi-experimental design was used…
Descriptors: Intervention, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Science Education
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Pratama, Anisa O. S.; Abdurrahman, Abdurrahman; Jalmo, Tri – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of science-technology-society (STS) approach based worksheets on improving Indonesian students' scientific literacy of 'environmental pollution' topic. Through quasi-experimental research method (nonequivalent pre-post control group design), the sample of the study comprised of 64 junior high…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Scientific Literacy, Worksheets, Foreign Countries
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Abu-Alruz, Jamal H. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The purpose of the present study is to validate an Arabic version of STEBI-B using Rasch model techniques. The validated Arabic version of the instrument (A-STEBIB) was administered to a sample of (168) Jordanian prospective elementary school science teachers enrolled in the Hashemite University classroom teacher preparation program. Rasch…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Education
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Surata, Sang Putu Kaler; Putri, I Gusti Agung Paramitha Eka; Tariningsih, Dian – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
We assessed the global and local environmental concerns of students using the Balinese Subak Cultural Heritage site as an authentic science, technology, social, and environment (STSE) learning situation. In total, 68 high school students from Bali Province, Indonesia, participated in two STSE learning approaches. Data were collected twice (before…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Background, Heritage Education
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Srikoom, Wachira; Hanuscin, Deborah L.; Faikhamta, Chatree – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
While increased attention has been put on approaches to teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), little has been reported on teachers' views, perceptions, and beliefs about teaching STEM. Such knowledge is needed to inform efforts to support innovative teaching of STEM subjects in classrooms. In this study, 154 in-service…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, STEM Education, Foreign Countries
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Gül, Kibar Sungur; Ates, Hüseyin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Discrepant events, contrary to previous to be true, are events which has unexpected results used to compare students together with their beliefs and to attract their attention They are used for the purpose of attracting students' attention, encouraging them to think about a topic, stimulating them to work out a contradictory case by changing usual…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Observation, Interviews
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Sekerci, Ali Riza; Ilhan, Nail; Mustafa, Sozbilir; Yildirim, Ali – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study reports on the attitudes of science and technology teachers' towards educational research that were investigated and analyzed with respect to certain demographic variables. The survey method was utilized as the research design. The study group consisted of 918 science and technology teachers working in middle schools in the Eastern…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Technology Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Durmaz, Hüsnüye – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of an instructional intervention on enhancement the pre-service science teachers' (PSTs) science process skills (SPSs) and to identify problems in using SPSs through Laboratory Applications in Science Education-I course (LASE-I). One group pretest-posttest pre-experimental design was employed. An…
Descriptors: Intervention, Science Instruction, Science Process Skills, Inquiry
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Suprapto, Nadi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Indonesia always continually failed international assessments even though many efforts have been made. The results of PISA 2012 put Indonesian students in the worst position. In contrast, East Asian countries' performance well in mathematics, reading, and science. Indeed, Singapore has the best performance in the Southeast Asia region even in the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Pitiporntapin, Sasithep; Yutakom, Naruemon; Sadler, Troy D. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
In educational reform, teaching through socio-scientific issues (SSIs) is considered the best way to promote scientific literacy for citizenship as the goal of science teaching. To bring SSIs into the science classroom, Thai pre-service science teachers (PSTs) are expected to understand the concept of SSI-based teaching and to use it effectively…
Descriptors: Science Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Science and Society
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Kahraman, Feray; Karatas, Faik Özgür – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
This study is a four-week section of ongoing attempts that aim to improve 6th grade students' understandings of the nature of science. The study was carried out in a sixth grade science and technology class at a rural middle school with 15 students on the basis of action research methodology. During the study, four different stories based on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Elementary School Students, Scientific Principles
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Sezgin Selçuk, Gamze – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is to introduce a problem-based learning (PBL) scenario that elementary school science teachers in middle school (5th-8th grades) can use in their in-service training. The scenario treats the subjects of heat, temperature and thermal expansion within the scope of the 5th and 6th grade science course syllabi and has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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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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