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Korsun, Igor – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
The aim of this article is to prove the advisability of using the interdisciplinary approach for the formation of learners' situational interest in physics. The general method of using the interdisciplinary approach in physics teaching has been created. The study of new material, the formation of abilities and skills, and the work on projects are…
Descriptors: Physics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Interests, Science Instruction
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Sermsirikarnjana, Pongsuwat; Kiddee, Krissana; Pupat, Phadungchai – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
In Thailand, 318,500 students were enrolled in vocational courses in 2015. Under the new 20-year educational plan, the ratio of vocational to general students is projected to increase from 38:62 to 60:40, which is required to meet the goals of Thailand's new digitally enabled, knowledge based, economic model under Thailand 4.0. Additionally,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Process Skills, Needs Assessment, Vocational 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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Harris, Karleah; Crabbe, Jordan Jimmy; Harris, Charlene – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study examines teacher discourse strategies used in kindergarten inquiry-based science learning as part of the Scientific Literacy Project (SLP) (Mantzicopoulos, Patrick & Samarapungavan, 2005). Four public kindergarten science classrooms were chosen to implement science teaching strategies using a guided-inquiry approach. Data were…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Inquiry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lau, Kwok-chi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
The study evaluated the effectiveness of using short, school lab investigations to teach about the nature of science (NOS). A manipulated lab inquiry approach was used, which modified the investigations in ways that students were compelled to experience certain NOS aspects. An investigation about apple browning was used to teach about the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods
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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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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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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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Blizak, Djanette – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study investigates the effect of using the history of science in teaching geometrical optics on the motivation and conceptual understanding of first year university students. For this purpose, 54 students were randomly selected, then divided into two groups: the experimental group was taught by using history of science before traditional…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science History, Scientific Concepts, Student Motivation
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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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Siswati, Bea Hana; Corebima, Aloysius Duran – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Many researches on the correlation between metacognitive skills and concept gaining have been widely carried out based on a particular learning model. It was uncovered that there was a significant positive correlation between metacognitive skills and concept gaining. Is it always so, related to one or several learning models? This survey study is…
Descriptors: Correlation, Metacognition, Concept Formation, Surveys
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Ural, Evrim; Ercan, Orhan; Gençoglan, Durdu Mehmet – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
The study aims to investigate the effects of jigsaw technique on 6th graders' learning of "Force and Motion" unit, their science learning motivation and their attitudes towards science classes. The sample of the study consisted of 49 6th grade students from two different classes taking the Science and Technology course at a government…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Physics
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Demircioglu, Salih; Sezgin Selçuk, Gamze – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The purpose of this research was to examine the effects of two different methods of teaching physics (Case-based Learning and Traditional Instruction) on the conceptual understanding of 9th-grade students regarding topics related to energy. The research was conducted in two different 9th-grade classes in a high school. The research used a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Science, Physics, Science Instruction
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Cheng, Irene Nga Yee; Chan, Janet Kit Yan; Kong, Suria Suet Yee; Leung, Kenneth Mei Yee – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Blended learning which combines face-to-face and online experiences of students by integrating technology into the curriculum is increasingly prevalent in university education. In a context of long time arguments on the educational value of using social networking websites on teaching and learning, this study was conducted in two higher education…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Media, Social Networks, Course Objectives
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