ERIC Number: ED222335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Towards a Better Science Education. Asian Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
The Asian Programme of Educational Innovation for Development (APEID) sponsored a meeting to: (1) critically examine the outcomes of past activities pertaining to science education and relate them to countries' on-going and projected activities; (2) analyze various new thrusts emerging in the Asian region in the field of secondary science education programs, particularly for developing competence and creativity; and (3) to examine the proposed work plan for the third cycle of APEID and suggest emphases for various activities, both at the regional and national levels. These areas are summarized in chapters 1-3 of this publication. Individual papers presented are highlighted/summarized in an appendix. Topics and issues discussed include: innovations and new thrusts in science education; role of practical experiences and laboratory experiments in developing competency and creativity in science students; evaluation of secondary science education in Indonesia; science education in Japan; linking science curriculum to the rural environment; science education for the year 2000, focusing on biological/physical sciences, curriculum development, teacher education, and others; designing and developing science curricula for new technological demands (Korea); Field Studies Centre Program in Sri Lanka; competency-based science teacher education in Thailand; and future strategies for science curriculum development for developing competence and creativity. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Competence, Creativity, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Organizational Objectives, Physical Sciences, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Programs, Secondary School Science, Teacher Education, Technical Education
UNESCO Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific, G.P.O, Box 1425, Bangkok, Thailand.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers: Asia; Asian Programme of Educ Innovation for Development
Note: Report of a study group meeting on Science Curriculum and Instructional Materials Development (Bangkok, November 10-18, 1981).