Frontiers in Science Education Research

An international conference on

science and mathematics education research


22-24 March 2009




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 Title List;


A comparative study of different strategies to overcome language barriers in the teaching and learning of mathematics in countries where English is the LoLT

Hannatjie Vorster (J.A.)


A physics laboratory course designed using problem-based learning for prospective physics teachers

Cezmi Ünal and Ömer Faruk Özdemir


A proposal for the connection between experiment and modelling for first formation of primary school teacher

Federico Corni, Enrico Gilibert, Marisa Michelini and Lorenzo Santi


A startup tutorial for the controller design of mobile competition robots

Asemeh Poosti and Mehmet Bodur


An investigation of pre-service teachers’ alternative conceptions of global warming

Sabiha Subaşı, Ömer Geban


An overview of mathematical word problem solving strategies and their usability

Gözdegül Arık and Neslihan Bulut


Application and evaluation of ecological footprint as an environmental education tool towards sustainable life

Özgül Keleş and Mustafa Aydoğdu


Applying electromagnetism for enhancing Thai high-school students’ understanding in force and motion

Thanida Sujarittham, Kwan Arayathanitkul and Jintawat Tanamatayarat


Assessing the ability of science undergraduate students to process information in a compare and contrast form

Doaa Mahmoud-Ghoneim and Amr Amin


Background knowledge of undergraduate students of mathematics teaching department about student centered teaching

Nur Sırmacı and Başaran Gençdoğan


Bouncing ball – a mathematisation for second year high school and Matura students

Marina Rugelj and Tine Golez


C. B. E. and progress alternative against high costed material for mechatronic education

Sezgin Ersoy, Sertaç Görgülü


CAD forces changes to engineering graphics curriculum

Serpil Kurt


Clothing education and mathematics

Songül Kuru and Pınar Göklüberk Özlü


Cognitive architecture of misconceptions

Paul Tarábek


Cognitive strategies used by pre-service physics teachers

Sevda Yerdelen Damar, Ulaş Üstün and Ali Eryılmaz


Computational modelling with Modellus: An enhancement vector for the general university physics course

Rui Gomes Neves, Jorge Carvalho Silva, Vítor Duarte Teodoro


Conceptualization of Nature of Science, socioscientific issues among science majors and nonscience majors

Ceyhan Çiğdemoğlu


Consistency of students’ conceptions about superposition and reflection of waves: findings from the development of a conceptual survey in mechanical waves

Apisit Tongchai, Manjula Sharma, Ian Johnston, Kwan Arayathanitkul


Coteaching as a tool for undergraduate mathematics education

Maria Inês Mafra Goulart and Eduardo Sarquis Soares


Curricula of the course on modelling behaviour of human and animal-like agents

Cyril Brom


Curriculum Process in Science Education

Veronika Adamčíková , Paul Tarábek , and Přemysl Záškodnı


Design and use of computer-aided instructional tools in a teacher training environment

Gagik Demirjian


Determining the learning styles of primary school teachers

Melih Koçakoğlu


Development of personal desiderata while learning GIS

Lene Møller Madsen, Frederik Voetmann Christiansen, Camilla Rump


Development of pre-service chemistry teachers’ understanding of reaction rate

Oktay Bektaş, Ayşe Yalçın Çelik, Ayla Çetin Dindar


Development of spatial abilities using computers

Šárka Gergelitsová, TomᚠHolan


Didaktik analysis an alternative ways of improving pre-service physics teachers in Malaysia

Mohd. Zaki Ishak


Electromagnetic induction: a proposal for a teaching/learning path

Marisa Michelini and Rossana Viola


Ethical imperative of teaching ELSI to bioscience majors

Jinnie M. Garrett


Evaluation of university students’ bioethical perceptions about biotechnological studies: cloning case

Hikmet Sürmeli and Fatma Şahin


Examining undergraduate students’ ability in transferring their mathematical knowledge to chemistry

Richard A. Hoban, Brien C. Nolan and Odilla E. Finlayson


Experiences of causality of attrition: a perspective from former physics undergraduate students

Bjørn Friis Johannsen, Cedric Linder and Camilla Østerberg Rump


From mathematics to technology and backwards by intuition

Damjan Kobal


Guided-inquiry in teaching science

Nouredine Zettili


Impact of MBL usage on concept learning and graph interpretation skills in physics

Fatma Caner and Feral Ogan-Bekiroglu


Improving the teaching of science through discipline-based education research: An example from physics

Lillian C. McDermott


Interactive screen experiments – connecting distance learners to laboratory practice

P.A. Hatherly, S.E. Jordan, and A. Cayless


Introduction on choosing skills of high school students at problem solving strategies

Elçin Emre and Ziya Argün


Investigation of physics teachers’ knowledge and using ability the new learning and assessment approaches

Hasan Said Tortop, Nuri Ozek


Investigation of secondary education physics course 9th grade curriculum in terms of energy concept, and activity suggestions

Hilal Aktamış, İ. Seyhan Aktamış and Nail Özek


Mathematics for language, language for mathematics

Lenka Tejkalova


On improving students’ understanding of the photoelectric effect

Y. P. Chee, S. K. Munirah, C. C. Lim, T. S. Koh, C. Y. Lau, D. Wong, Lyna, P. Lee and S. K. Foong


Physical media: Using new media to explore science in arts education

Anthony Schultz


Practising computer networking problem solving using learning objects on mobile phones

Richard Seaton


Remodeling science education

David Hestenes


Research university faculty members’ motivation to engage in teaching professional development

Jana L. Bouwma-Gearhart


Role and effect of reproducible computing technology in statistics learning

Patrick Wessa Ed van Stee


Science experiments for communities of distance learners

David J. Robinson and Stephen J. Swithenby


Student understanding of thermal physics concepts and the underlying mathematics in the upper division

John R. Thompson, Warren M. Christensen, Evan B. Pollock, Brandon R. Bucy and Donald B. Mountcastle


Students’ understanding of basic physics concepts of Newton’s laws of motion at the UAE University

Ehab Malkawi, N. Qamhieh, and I. M. Obaidat


Teachers’ beliefs, attitudes and intentions about using Geometer’s Sketchpad in their mathematics classroom

Gerrit Stols and Jeanne Kriek


Teaching and learning science: Disciplinary knowledge and representation

Cedric Linder


Teaching and learning the concept of energy at 14 years old

Paula Heron, Marisa Michelini and Alberto Stefanel


Teaching science and mathematics subjects using the Excel spreadsheet package

Dogan Ibrahim


Teaching the inquiry approach in the chemistry laboratory and its contribution to teacher's professional development

Dorit Taitelbaum, Rachel Mamlok-Naaman and Avi Hofstein


Technicians’ perceptions of their role in a science department

Jannet Robinson


Tendencies of the use of visual strategies of preservice mathematics teachers in advanced mathematics

Yasemin Sağlam and Ali Bülbül


The development and evaluation of second level lessons within the framework of the Cognitive Acceleration through Science Education methodology

Lorraine McCormack, Odilla E. Finlayson and Thomas J.J. McCloughlin


The influence of an in-service training programme on the standard of mathematics education

Trudie Benadé


The relationship between students’ behavior in problem-based learning groups and the development of conceptual understanding

Paul Irving, Robert Howard and Brian Bowe


The use of motion sensor in the teaching of mathematics

Tine Golež


Things that we can learn from praxis: attempts to overcome alienated learning within traditional teaching

Eduardo Sarquis Soares


Transforming mathematical content knowledge into mathematical content knowledge for teaching

Mariana Plotz


University students’ perceptions about the laboratory environments and their interactions in a physics laboratory

Cezmi Ünal and Ömer Faruk Özdemir


Use of 3D virtual environments in teaching astronomy and physics

Robert Lucas and Ulrich Kolb


Using project based learning model at solar energy and applications topic

Hasan Said Tortop and Nuri Ozek


Using teacher training courses as levers for faculty educational development – an example from the University of Copenhagen

Frederik Voetmann Christiansen, Camilla Rump, Lene Møller Madsen


Web-based enrichment of science learning environments and higher order thinking

Hassan A. El-Sabagh


What exactly do prospective secondary mathematics teachers understand from angle measurement?

Hilal Gülkılık and Hasan Hüseyin Uğurlu


YASS: A system simulator for operating system and computer architecture teaching and learning

Besim Mustafa

Eastern Mediterranean University


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