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Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu; Nyberg, Lars; Evers, Mariele; Alexandersson, Jan – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
Numerous of sustainable development related challenges are emerging today, e.g. flooding problems. Our group has developed "the flood walk" project since 2010 to convey flood risk knowledge in an authentic context. Considering the limitation of time and space to educate people the flood risk knowledge, we tried to transform the physical…
Descriptors: Risk, Natural Disasters, Sustainable Development, Field Trips
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Leung, Yat-yin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper reports the findings from the interview data of a research aiming at studying how to trigger students' situational interest in physics and its implications on learning and teaching in the New Senior Secondary (NSS) physics curriculum. 49 students from a boys' school were invited to write one to three learning experiences in physics that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Seniors, Student Interests, Science Interests
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Archila, Pablo Antonio – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper addresses the importance of evaluating evidence for enriching critical thinking in the chemistry classroom. The purpose of the study was to examine the usefulness of a historical chemical controversy in promoting students' assessment of evidence. The investigation was conducted in a high school in Melun, France. 63 participants (24…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Science Instruction, High School Students
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Sezgin Selçuk, Gamze – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is to introduce a problem-based learning (PBL) scenario that elementary school science teachers in middle school (5th-8th grades) can use in their in-service training. The scenario treats the subjects of heat, temperature and thermal expansion within the scope of the 5th and 6th grade science course syllabi and has been…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Based Learning, Elementary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Kiray, Seyit Ahmet; Aktan, Filiz; Kaynar, Hamza; Kilinc, Sena; Gorkemli, Tugce – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is twofold. Firstly, it attempts to determine the pre-service science teachers' misconceptions about floating and sinking. Secondly, it aims to reveal the level of pre-service science teachers' misconceptions, scientific knowledge, lack of knowledge, and lack of confidence related to floating and sinking. To conduct the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Misconceptions, Science Instruction
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Karaçam, Sedat; Digilli Baran, Azize – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of Field Dependent (FD)/Field Independent (FI) cognitive styles and motivational styles on high school students' conceptual understandings about direct current circuit concepts. The participants of this study consisted of 295 high school students (male = 127, female = 168) who were enrolled…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Student Motivation, Concept Formation, Electronics
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Demircioglu, Hülya; Ayas, Alipasa; Demircioglu, Gökhan; Özmen, Haluk – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
In this study, the effect of the context-based approach on pre-service primary school teachers' understanding of matter and its states and their attitude towards chemistry was investigated. Using a simple experimental design, the study was conducted with 35 pre-service primary school teachers who were exposed to context-based material with…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Education, Scientific Concepts, Chemistry
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Pitiporntapin, Sasithep; Lankford, Deanna Marie – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
This paper addresses using social media to promote pre-service science teachers' practices of Socio-Scientific Issue (SSI) based teaching in a science classroom setting. We designed our research in two phases. The first phase examined pre-service science teachers' perceptions about using social media to promote their SSI-based teaching. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Case Studies, Social Media
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Hidiroglu, Melike; Sungur, Semra – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The aim of this study was to examine how well seventh grade students' engagement in science can be predicted by their achievement goals. For the specified purpose, a correlational research design was utilized. Data were obtained from 153 seventh grade students through administration of Achievement Goal Questionnaire and Engagement Questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Middle School Students, Grade 7
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Seyhan, Hatice Güngör – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
This study was conducted with 98 prospective science teachers, who were composed of 50 prospective teachers that had participated in problem-solving applications and 48 prospective teachers who were taught within a more researcher-oriented teaching method in science laboratories. The first aim of this study was to determine the levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Problem Solving
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Go, Youngmi; Kang, Jinju – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is two-fold. First, it investigates the self-images of science teaching held by early childhood pre-service teachers who took constructivism early childhood science education courses. Second, it analyzes what aspects of those courses influenced these images. The participants were eight pre-service teachers who took these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preservice Teachers, Self Concept
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Çam, Aylin; Topçu, Mustafa Sami; Sülün, Yusuf – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2015
The present study investigates preservice science teachers' attitudes towards chemistry; their misconceptions about chemical kinetics; and relationships between pre-service science teachers' attitudes toward chemistry and misconceptions about chemical kinetics were examined. The sample of this study consisted of 81 freshman pre-service science…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Abdullah, Helmi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
Nowadays, many researchers discovered various effective strategies in teaching physics, from traditional to modern strategy. However, research on physics problem solving is still inadequate. Physics problem is an integral part of physics learning and requires strategy to solve it. Besides that, problem solving is the best way to convey principle,…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Physics, Motion, Science Education
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Chang Rundgren, Shu-Nu; Yao, Bao-Jun – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
Based on the importance and widely use of visualization in science, this article has a three-fold aim related to the terms of visualization, representation and model that in recent years have been introduced to the field of science education without clear differentiation. Firstly, the three terms are discussed with examples to provide a common…
Descriptors: Visualization, Science Teachers, Professional Development, Science Education
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Yasri, Pratchayapong – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
Darwin's theory of evolution by means of natural selection, called evolution for short, is perceived as a unifying theme in biology, forming a major part of all biology syllabuses. It is reported that student acceptance of evolution associates with conceptual understandings of biological contents, nature of science, as well as motivations to…
Descriptors: Evolution, Measures (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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