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Das, Pabi Maya; Faikhamta, Chatree; Punsuvon, Vittaya – Research in Science Education, 2019
This study is aimed at exploring ninth-grade Bhutanese students' views of nature of science (NOS). A total of 389 students from middle secondary and higher secondary schools from the eastern, western, southern and central regions of Bhutan took part in this study. To generate a representative population, a stratified random sampling technique was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Scientific Principles, Grade 9
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Rabgay, Tshewang – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The study investigated the effect of using cooperative learning method on tenth grade students' learning achievement in biology and their attitude towards the subject in a Higher Secondary School in Bhutan. The study used a mixed method approach. The quantitative component included an experimental design where cooperative learning was the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 10, Cooperative Learning
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Das, Pabi Maya; Faikhamta, Chatree; Punsuvon, Vittaya – Science Education International, 2018
This study investigated the development of Bhutanese students' views of the nature of science (NOS) as they engaged in an explicit and reflective approach. Seven aspects of NOS were integrated into the chemistry content in two learning units titled "matter and its composition" and "study of gas laws" over a time span of 6 weeks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Secondary School Students, Scientific Principles
OECD Publishing, 2018
"What is important for citizens to know and be able to do?" The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) seeks to answer that question through the most comprehensive and rigorous international assessment of student knowledge and skills. As more countries join its ranks, PISA is evolving to successfully cater for a…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Secondary School Students
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Wangdi, Dumcho; Kanthang, Paisan; Precharattana, Monamorn – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2017
This paper attempts to investigate the understanding of the law of mechanical energy conservation using a guided inquiry approach. A simple hands-on model was constructed and used to demonstrate the law of mechanical energy conservation. A total of 30 grade ten students from one of the middle secondary schools in western Bhutan participated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hands on Science, Inquiry, Active Learning
OECD Publishing, 2017
The PISA for Development (PISA-D) project aims to make PISA more accessible and relevant to middle- and low-income countries by introducing new features to the assessment, including tests that are specially designed to measure lower levels of performance, contextual questionnaires that better reflect the situations of 15-year-olds across a diverse…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests
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Luyten, Hans; Dolkar, Dechen – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2010
This study explores the validity of school-based assessments when they serve to supplement scores on central tests in high-stakes examinations. The school-based continuous assessment (CA) marks are compared to the marks scored on the central written Bhutan Certificate of Secondary Education (BCSE) examination, to detailed teacher ratings of…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, National Competency Tests, Student Evaluation, Comparative Analysis