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Temel, Senar – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
This study aims to analyse prospective chemistry teachers' cognitive structures related to the subject of oxidation and reduction through a flow map method. Purposeful sampling method was employed in this study, and 8 prospective chemistry teachers from a group of students who had taken general chemistry and analytical chemistry courses were…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Cognitive Structures, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Sathasivam, Renuka V.; Daniel, Esther G. S. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
There is an accumulating research base that supports the effectiveness of formative assessment practices in enhancing the quality of educational outcomes, yet research findings seem to indicate sluggish implementation of these formative assessment strategies in the classrooms. Many factors influence teachers' formative assessment practices…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Qualitative Research
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Mahanal, Susriyati; Zubaidah, Siti; Bahri, Arsad; Syahadatud Dinnurriya, Maratusy – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Previous studies in Malang, Indonesia, showed that there were the failure biology learning caused by not only the low students' prior knowledge, but also biology learning model has not improved the students' critical thinking skills yet, which affected the low of cognitive learning outcomes. The learning model is required to improve students'…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Skill Development, Thinking Skills, Biology
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Güngör, Sema Nur; Özkan, Muhlis – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The aim of this study is to teach enzymes, which are one of the biology subjects in understanding which students have a big difficulty, to pre-service teachers through POE method in the case of catalase, which is an oxidoreductase. Descriptive analysis method was employed in this study in which 38 second grade pre-service teachers attending Uludag…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biology, Preservice Teachers, Laboratory Experiments
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Bay, Jacquie L.; Fohoko, Fehi; La'Akulu, Mumui; Leota, Ofa; Pulotu, Lesieli; Tu'Ipuloto, Sina; Tutoe, Salesi; Tovo, Oliveti; Vekoso, Ana; Pouvalu, Emeli H. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Questioning is central to the development of scientific and health literacies. In exploring this concept, Tongan science teachers hypothesized that their ability to use and encourage questioning presented challenges in the context of Tongan social and cultural norms. This study set out to develop a peer-to-peer protocol to enable teachers to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questioning Techniques, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Evergreen, Merrin; Cooper, Rebecca; Loughran, John – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
This paper investigated the use of term recall and recognition tools for learning terminology and concepts in a senior biology classroom. The paper responded to a set of research questions from a teacher researcher perspective, making use of data collected from the teacher researcher's classrooms over several years, based on the implementation of…
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Recognition (Psychology), Biology, Science Instruction
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Subasi, Münevver; Tas, Yasemin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
This study aims to investigate coping strategies of middle school students in science classes in relation to students' goal orientations and motivating tasks conducted in the classroom environment. The study was conducted in spring semester of 2015-2016 academic year. Sample of the study consists of 316 middle school students receiving education…
Descriptors: Coping, Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Questionnaires
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Pitiporntapin, Sasithep; Yutakom, Naruemon; Sadler, Troy D. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
In educational reform, teaching through socio-scientific issues (SSIs) is considered the best way to promote scientific literacy for citizenship as the goal of science teaching. To bring SSIs into the science classroom, Thai pre-service science teachers (PSTs) are expected to understand the concept of SSI-based teaching and to use it effectively…
Descriptors: Science Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Science and Society
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Gok, Tolga; Gok, Ozge – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The aim of this research was to investigate the effects of peer instruction on learning strategies, problem solving performance, and conceptual understanding of college students in a general chemistry course. The research was performed students enrolled in experimental and control groups of a chemistry course were selected. Students in the…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Chemistry, Science Instruction, Learning Strategies
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Kapici, Hasan Özgür; Akçay, Hakan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
It is an indispensable fact that having a positive attitude towards science is one of the important factors that promotes students for studying in science. The study is a kind of national study that aims to investigate middle school students', from different regions of Turkey, attitudes toward science, scientists and science classes. The study was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Wan Husin, Wan Nor Fadzilah; Mohamad Arsad, Nurazidawati; Othman, Oziah; Halim, Lilia; Rasul, Mohamad Sattar; Osman, Kamisah; Iksan, Zanaton – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
Students nowadays need to be equipped with twenty first century skills in order to ensure their competitiveness in this era of globalization, especially in the science and technology sector. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the changes of 21st century skills among students after participating in an integrated Science, Technology,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Problem Based Learning, STEM Education
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Vázquez-Alonso, Ángel; Manassero-Mas, María-Antonia; García-Carmona, Antonio; Montesano de Talavera, Marisa – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
This study applies a new quantitative methodological approach to diagnose epistemology conceptions in a large sample. The analyses use seven multiple-rating items on the epistemology of science drawn from the item pool Views on Science-Technology-Society (VOSTS). The bases of the new methodological diagnostic approach are the empirical…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Statistical Analysis, Science and Society, Scientific Principles
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Muhlisin, Ahmad; Susilo, Herawati; Amin, Mohamad; Rohman, Fatchur – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The purposes of this study were to: 1) Examine the effect of RMS learning model towards critical thinking skills. 2) Examine the effect of different academic abilities against critical thinking skills. 3) Examine the effect of the interaction between RMS learning model and different academic abilities against critical thinking skills. The research…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Scientific Concepts
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Buaraphan, Khajornsak – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
In-service science teachers in Thailand are mandated to conduct classroom research, which can be quantitative and qualitative research, to improve teaching and learning. Comparing to quantitative research, qualitative research is a research approach that most of the Thai science teachers are not familiar with. This situation impedes science…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Action Research, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Bong, Anita Yung Li; Lee, Tien Tien – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2016
The purpose of this study is to identify the Form Four students' misconceptions in the electrolysis of molten compounds and aqueous solutions. The respondents were 60 Form Four students from two secondary schools in Sibu, Sarawak. The two instruments used in this study were an open-ended electrochemistry assessment and interview protocol. This…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Secondary School Students
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