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Ogan-Bekiroglu, Feral; Arslan-Buyruk, Arzu – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate pre-service teachers' epistemologies of scientific models and their model formation in a model-based inquiry environment. Theoretical underpinnings of this paper are the following: Pre-service teachers' epistemologies of models are structured as their beliefs, can be reshaped by instructional experiences,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Physics
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Susantini, Endang; Faizah, Ulfi; Yonata, Bertha; Kurniasari, Ika; Suryanti – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
Instructional videos have been developed to engage pre-service teachers to learn how to teach scientific approach in science classroom. This study aimed to improve preservice teachers' awareness of scientific approach in science classroom through instructional video along with their responses. Thirty two pre-service science teachers from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Material Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Video Technology
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Sugiharto, Bowo; Corebima, Aloysius Duran; Susilo, Herawati; Ibrohim – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
This research aims to compare three kinds of knowledge of cognition underlying the reflective aspects of metacognition. The three kinds of cognition considered in this research are declarative knowledge, procedural knowledge and conditional knowledge. This exploratory research survey involved 122 pre-service biology teachers during their third…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Knowledge Level, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers
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Özata Yücel, Elif; Özkan, Muhlis – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The aim of this study was to determine the changes in the environmental perceptions of prospective science teachers after various environmental-related subjects and concepts included in the curriculum were covered, and at the end of a sensitive and cognitive acquisition period of three years. In the collection of the data, the Word Association…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Environmental Education, Biology
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Yapici, Ibrahim Ümit; Ertas Karaaslan, Zeynep – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The present study aimed to evaluate the use of metaphors by preservice science teachers on the subject of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In the study, a phenomenology method was employed in the scope of a qualitative research model. The study group was composed of 189 preservice teachers who were employed in various science fields (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Language Usage, Figurative Language
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Arslan, Aysegul Saglam; Kangal, Engin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The aim of this study is to identify how physics teachers who have different learning styles differ in terms of their teaching practices in the classroom. For this purpose, Kolb's Learning Styles Inventory was applied with regard to15 physics teachers who volunteered to take part in the study, leading to a determination of the learning styles of…
Descriptors: Preferences, Cognitive Style, Physics, Science Teachers
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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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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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Namgyel, Tshewang; Bharaphan, Khajornsak – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Photoelectric effect is regarded as one difficult topic in physics for science students because it is the abstract and multidimensional phenomenon. This study aims to develop the learning unit incorporated simulation and game with the 5E learning cycle for promoting the grade 12 science students' understanding of photoelectric effect and learning…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Computer Simulation, Grade 12, Physics
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Mim, Shamnaz Arifin; Rahman, S. M. Hafizur; Jahanara, Quazi Afroz – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) refers to certain knowledge of teacher in a particular topic, considered as an act of teaching to deal with students in a particular way. Since PCK allows a science teacher to provide quality teaching, this qualitative multiple case study aims to explore the nature of science teachers' PCK on the topic…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Genetics
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Durmaz, Hüsnüye; Oguzhan Dinçer, Emrah; Osmanoglu, Ashhan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
The aim of this study is to examine the reflections of the prospective science teachers on their expectations, opinions, and suggestions towards science fairs. The study was conducted with 34 prospective science teachers. All participants had education in junior class of Science Teaching Program of a university located in western part of Turkey in…
Descriptors: Science Fairs, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Kolomuç, Ali – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study aimed to discover subject-specific science teachers' views of alternative assessment. The questionnaire by Okur (2008) was adapted and deployed for data collection. The sample consisted of 80 subject-specific science teachers drawn from the cities of Trabzon, Rize and Erzurum in Turkey. In analyzing data, descriptive analysis was…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Alternative Assessment, Foreign Countries
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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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Samsudin, Achmad; Suhandi, Andi; Rusdiana, Dadi; Kaniawati, Ida; Costu, Bayram – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The aim of this study was to develop an Active Learning Based-Interactive Conceptual Instruction (ALBICI) model through PDEODE*E tasks (stands for Predict, Discuss, Explain, Observe, Discuss, Explore, and Explain) for promoting conceptual change and investigating its effectiveness of pre-service physics teachers' understanding on electric field…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Concept Teaching, Scientific Concepts
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