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Chang, Wheijen; Bell, Beverley; Jones, Allister – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
A review of the history of Newton's Laws of Motion illustrates that the historical development gradually shifted away from intuitive experiences and daily life conventions towards a scientific regulated perspective. Three stages of the historical development are discussed, i.e. prior to the Principia, the 3rd (last) edition of the Principia,…
Descriptors: Motion, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Principles, Intellectual History
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Cil, Emine – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
In this study, fifteen pre-service early childhood teachers' views of nature of science (NOS) were analysed. The student teachers took a course where NOS was taught via explicit reflective approach. The explicit reflective approach advocates that goal of improving students' NOS views should be planned for instead of being anticipated as…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Student Teachers
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Anilan, Burcu – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
This descriptive research was conducted to determine the levels of environmental risk perceptions and environmental awareness of high school students in Eskisehir. High school students in the towns Tepebasi and Odunpazari in the 2010-2011 school years constitute the universe of the research. The sample of the research is composed of 413 high…
Descriptors: High School Students, Risk, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Sert Çibik, Ayse – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this research was to investigate the primary education second level students' motivations towards science learning in terms of various factors. Within the research, the variation of the total motivational scores in science learning according to the gender, class, socio-economic levels, success in science-technology course and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Motivation, Science Education, Scores
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Lau, Kwok Chi – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
The study has integrated the data from PISA 2006 to 2012 to give an overall picture of the cognitive and affective performances and pedagogy of East Asian regions on PISA scientific literacy. Attempts are made to account for their performances based on the PISA data and cultural characteristics. The cognitive science performance of East Asian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Scientific Literacy, Achievement Tests
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Darwish, Ata H. – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this study was to determine the abstract thinking levels of the science students attending the first and fourth year at two Palestinian Universities (Al-Aqsa and Al-Azhar). The sample consisted of 133 students from Science Education Departments (SE). The tool, used to measure abstract thinking, was one of the Science Reasoning Tasks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Science, Science Education, Abstract Reasoning
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Elangovan, Tavasuria; Ismail, Zurida – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
A quasi experimental study was conducted for six weeks to determine the effectiveness of two different 3D computer simulation based teaching methods, that is, realistic simulation and non-realistic simulation on Form Four Biology students' achievement and memory retention in Perak, Malaysia. A sample of 136 Form Four Biology students in Perak,…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness
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Sendur, Gülten; Polat, Merve; Toku, Abdullah; Kazanci, Coskun – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
This study aims to investigate the effects of a History and Philosophy of Chemistry-I course based on active learning applications on the level of knowledge of pre-service chemistry teachers about the history of chemistry. The views of pre-service chemistry teachers about these activities were also investigated. The study was carried out with 38…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Dhanapal, Saroja; Kanapathy, Ravi; Mastan, Jamilah – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
This research was carried out to understand the role of visual arts in the teaching and learning of science among Grade 3 teachers and students. A mixture of qualitative and quantitative research design was used to discover the different perceptions of both teachers and students on the role of visual arts in science. The data for the research was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Visual Arts, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science
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Fadzil, Hidayah Mohd; Saat, Rohaida Mohd – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
This paper discusses the contributing factors that influence students' acquisition of manipulative skills. Incompetence in manipulative skills in science at a primary level may impede science learning at secondary school. Thus, to confront these issues, an in-depth study was conducted. The research involved 10 primary school students who were…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Psychomotor Skills, Science Education, Interviews
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Bozkurt, Ersin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
This research examined whether the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) of physics and science teachers is at a sufficient level and whether the TPACK level affected the academic achievements of the students. In the research, a mixed method was used quantitatively and qualitatively. In the quantitative part of the research, Provus'…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Physics, Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers
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Örnek, Funda; Turkey, Kocaeli – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
Current approaches in Science Education attempt to enable students to develop an understanding of the nature of science, develop fundamental scientific concepts, and develop the ability to structure, analyze, reason, and communicate effectively. Students pose, solve, and interpret scientific problems, and eventually set goals and regulate their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Scientific Principles, Science Teachers, Science Instruction
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Koul, Anjni – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
The National Curriculum Framework-2005 (NCF-2005) recommends that learning of children has to shift away from methods encouraging rote memory. This is possible only if children get an opportunity to explore the surroundings themselves. In this paper the researcher shares her experiences in the use of various innovative approaches in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Effectiveness
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Nayark, Ajitha K.; Barker, Miles – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
In Indian secondary schools, as in many countries, Information and Communication Technologies, ICT, are changing the image of learning places, the roles of teachers and students, and often the entire classroom learning ambience. This study investigates current practices for learning biology in school computer labs in India in the light of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Science Instruction, Educational Technology
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Sahin, Çigdem – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2014
In this study, the views of the Prospective Science Teacher (PST)s about the human eye were examined. The following data collection tools were used: the Word Association Test (WAT), open ended questions, drawing technique, two tiered question item and an interview about concepts. The data of the study whose sample consisted of 34 PSTs were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Elementary School Teachers
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