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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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Guzel, Hattice – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
In this research, the purpose was to examine and compare the effect of teaching Electric Current, which is a topic of grade 11 physics lesson, on student achievement and attitude according to the 5E model belonging to the constructivist learning theory and the traditional teaching method. The research was conducted in the spring semester of…
Descriptors: Models, Science Instruction, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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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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Wibowo, Firmanul Catur; Suhandi, Andi; Nahadi; Samsudin, Achmad; Darman, Dina Rahmi; Suherli, Zulmiswal; Hasani, Aceng; Leksono, Sroso Mukti; Hendrayana, Aan; Suherman; Hidayat, Soleh; Hamdani, Dede; Costu, Bayram – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Most students cannot understand the concepts of science concepts. The abstract concepts that require visualization help students to promote to the understanding about the concept. The aim of this study was to develop Virtual Microscopic Simulation (VMS) in terms of encouraging conceptual change and to promote its effectiveness connected to…
Descriptors: Laboratory Equipment, Computer Simulation, Heat, Scientific Concepts
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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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Sharma, Runaaz; Sharma, Lalesh Ram – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Scientific literacy education is undermined in literacy education in Fiji. Despite being a critical component of literacy education, scientific literacy is given lip service in the primary school curriculum. Scientific literacy is a critical 21st century skill for all citizens. This conceptual paper argues for an explicit emphasis on scientific…
Descriptors: Scientific Literacy, Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Isik, Ebru; Çetin, Gülcan; Özarslan, Murat – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study was aimed to determine ninth grade students' views about disease concept by a drawing and writing technique. Participants consisted of 81 ninth grade students in a Technical and Industrial Vocational School in Kocaeli, Turkey. The study was conducted in spring semester of 2009-2010 academic year after Health Concept Unit in Health…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Diseases, Freehand Drawing, Prevention
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Cengiz, Ekrem; Ayvaci, Hakan Sevki – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study aims to examine fifth grade students' level of associating daily life events with the subject "changes of state" in the science curriculum. Among the qualitative research methods, special case method was used in the study. Seven open-ended questions about the changing states of matter were used for data collection. These…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum, Qualitative Research
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Fadzil, Hidayah Mohd – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
Developing problem solving skills is often accepted as a desirable goal in many educational settings. However, there is little evidence to support that students are better problem solvers after graduating. The students can solve routine problems but they confronted difficulties when adapting their prior knowledge for the solution of new problems.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Science Instruction, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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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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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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Aslan Efe, Hulya – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study aims to investigate the effects of using diorama on 7th grade students' academic achievement and science learning skills in "human being and environment relation" unit. The participants were 49 (E:25, C:24) 7th grade students studying during 2015-16 academic year in Diyarbakir, Turkey. An achievement test and "science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Aids, Instructional Materials, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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