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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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Cintamulya, Imas; Mawartiningsih, Lilik – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The plant taxonomy textbooks that are generally used in colleges need to be complemented with a DNA-based molecular review. In general, plant taxonomy textbooks devote more space to morphology than to molecular-level characteristics. The research reported here used the results of DNA-based research to develop a molecular plant taxonomy textbook.…
Descriptors: Genetics, Biology, Science Instruction, Molecular Structure
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Karpudewan, Mageswary; Mathanasegaran, Kumareson – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The abstractness of certain chemistry concepts demands the use of appropriate teaching strategies to enable students to construct mental images of the concepts. The concepts include understanding the effects of concentration and catalyst on the rate of reaction. The reactions at the molecular level are not visible to human eyes and the use of…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Chemistry, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Saracoglu, Hanife; Kol, Özge – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
In this study, it is aimed to reveal math teachers' knowledge level and misconceptions about vectors. The study was conducted with the participation of 66 teacher candidates in different nine universities. As for data collection tool, a questionnaire of 6 open-ended questions was used, related to basic knowledge about vector magnitude, addition,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Algebra, Geometric Concepts
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Koul, Anjni; Verma, Ruchi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The use of science kits is a growing trend in India. The kits provide equipments, apparatus and chemicals in the form of a moving laboratory to use in science classes. This research paper highlights the issues and challenges faced by the Government school teachers of Delhi in India while using science kits during teaching-learning process at upper…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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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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Gok, Tolga – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
The usage of symbol, unit and formula of some fundamental physical quantities are quite important for science and engineering students regardless of their majors. The purpose of the present research was to examine the students' knowledge regarding the usage of symbol, unit, and formula of the fundamental physical quantities. The opinions of…
Descriptors: College Students, College Science, Physics, Knowledge Level
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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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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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Ramdiah, Siti; Mayasari, Ria; Husamah; Fauzi, Ahmad – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
Analytical thinking is the competency needed by students in order to compete and achieve success in the professional field for the 21st Century. Research that aims to examine the most optimal learning model in empowering students' analytical thinking needs to be done since many students have low ordered thinking skills. Through this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
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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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So, Winnie Wing-Mui; Chen, Yu – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
E-learning is playing a significant and increasing role in elementary science education. The purpose of this study was to explore how primary Grade 3 students constructed an understanding of seasons through a series of interactive e-learning activities. One class of Grade 3 students from one local primary school was invited to participate in this…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Elementary School Students, Weather, Grade 3
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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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Manneh, Ilana L.; Hamza, Karim M.; Rundgren, Carl-Johan; Eriksson, Lars – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2018
Anthropomorphisms are widespread at all levels of the educational system even among science experts. This has led to a shift in how anthropomorphisms are viewed in science education, from a discussion of whether they should be allowed or avoided towards an interest in their role in supporting students' understanding of science. In this study we…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Scientific Attitudes, Misconceptions, Knowledge Level
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