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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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Kocakaya, Serhat; Ensari, Ömer – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The goal of this project is to analyze the views of pre-service physics teachers on STEM education and STEM activities. For this purpose, qualitative approach and semi structured interview forms were used as data collection tools. The interview forms were analyzed using content analysis technique. The participants of the study are eight students…
Descriptors: Physics, Student Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, STEM Education
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Alkis Kucukaydin, Mensure – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
Many scientist image studies have been conducted with the participation of many students from various grades and from various age groups. In these studies, stereotyped images were determined and activities were designed to change the existing ones. However, there are still missing points in Turkey in terms of investigating the scientist image of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Scientists, Elementary School Students
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Çoruhlu, Tülay Senel; Nas, Sibel Er – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of project-based learning environments on 4th class students' conceptual understanding of recycling. The case study method was used in this study. The effects of project-supported learning environments on students' conceptual understanding were investigated. The sample group of the study…
Descriptors: Recycling, Concept Formation, Environmental Education, Student Projects
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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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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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Halim, Lilia; Rahman, Norshariani Abd; Wahab, Noorzaila; Mohtar, Lilia Ellany – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
Identifying the factors that contribute to interest in STEM will provide guidance for successful interventions as well as contribute to our understanding of how students learn STEM content and how STEM career trajectories are developed. Thus, this study aimed to develop an instrument of STEM career interest. The process of the instrument…
Descriptors: Student Interests, STEM Education, Career Choice, Science Careers
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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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Irwanto; Rohaeti, Eli; Prodjosantoso, Anti Kolonial – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
It is important to enable the students to have the scientific skills and attitudes which are well developed in order that students can be competitive in the global society, however, it appears that many students are lacking these required competences. As such, this research aims to investigate the Science Process Skills (SPS) and Chemistry…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Process Skills, Science Instruction, Reliability
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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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Wangdi, Dumcho; Kanthang, Paisan; Precharattana, Monamorn – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This paper attempts to investigate the understanding of the law of mechanical energy conservation using a guided inquiry approach. A simple hands-on model was constructed and used to demonstrate the law of mechanical energy conservation. A total of 30 grade ten students from one of the middle secondary schools in western Bhutan participated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Gok, Tolga; Gok, Ozge – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Many qualitative and quantitative studies performed on peer instruction based on interactive engagement method used in many different disciplines and courses were reviewed in the present study. The researchers examined the effects of peer instruction on students' cognitive skills (conceptual learning, problem solving, reasoning ability, etc.) and…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Cooperative Learning, Learning Processes, Problem Solving
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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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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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