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ERIC Number: EJ1177150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
Putting Policy in Practice: A Professional Development Program for STEM Education for Teachers at Small Primary Schools in Rural Areas
Wichaidit, Patcharee Rompayom; Wichaidit, Sittichai; Tadee, Suton; Neangjak-oun, Phinitnan
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v40 n1 p17-47 2017
One current policy in Thai government education is to enhance teachers' understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational techniques at every level. This study reports the results of a professional development program to assist 134 in-service teachers from 23 small primary schools in rural of Lopburi Province to conceptualise concepts of STEM education and learn how to implement it in their own contexts. Results show that after participating in a two-day workshop, the teachers' understanding had increased and they appeared to value the advantages of STEM education methods. However, generally, only teachers with science backgrounds were effective in implementing STEM learning activities to help develop student thinking skills and creativity.
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (SEAMEO RECSAM). Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11700 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia. Tel: +011-60-4-658-3266; Fax: +011-60-4-657-2541; e-mail: director@recs;
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand
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