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Akarsu, Bayram; Kariper, Afsin – European Journal of Physics Education, 2013
Students' attitudes towards natural science constitute an important area in science education as fewer students are interested in natural science and they do not choose corresponding science disciplines in postsecondary education. The current study reports preliminary results of a survey on high school students' interests and attitudes towards…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Natural Sciences, Science Education
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Akarsu, Bayram – European Journal of Physics Education, 2012
Physics educators around the world often need reliable diagnostic materials to measure students' understanding of physics concept in high school. The purpose of this study is to evaluate a new diagnostic tool on High School Optics concept. Test of Conceptual Understanding on High School Optics (TOCUSO) consists of 25 conceptual items that measures…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Science, Optics, Concept Teaching
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Akarsu, Bayram – European Journal of Physics Education, 2011
In present paper, we propose a new diagnostic test to measure students' conceptual knowledge of principles of modern physics topics. Over few decades since born of physics education research (PER), many diagnostic instruments that measure students' conceptual understanding of various topics in physics, the earliest tests developed in PER are Force…
Descriptors: College Students, College Science, Physics, Knowledge Level
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Akarsu, Bayram – European Journal of Physics Education, 2011
Hands-on activities are one of the most popular instructional tools that enhance student understandings of the science concepts and enable them to get involved in science practices as well. However, most of science educators underestimate its effectiveness in the classrooms. In order to illustrate how these activities could be utilized for science…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Hands on Science, Science Experiments, Scientific Concepts
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Akarsu, Bayram – European Journal of Physics Education, 2010
The main goal of this article is to introduce physics education research (PER) to researchers in other fields. Topics include discussion of differences between science education research (SER) and physics education research (PER), physics educators, research design and methodology in physics education research and current research traditions and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Educational Research, Physics, Science Teachers