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Kijkuakul, Sirinapa – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
This article focuses on impacts of collaborative action research with a spiral process of planning, acting, observing, and reflecting that had been used as a strategy to promote teacher professional development in science education of Thailand. With the school principals' support, three primary science teachers' instructional practices are the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Action Research
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Park, Hyeran; Kim, Youngmin; Jeong, Seongoh – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
Science festivals have been reported as an effective way to communicate science between scientists and the public; however, only a few studies have examined systematically and consistently how the festivals effect the public's conceptions of science. Moreover, few studies about science festivals for special education students are conducted. This…
Descriptors: Science Fairs, Special Education, Science Education, Foreign Countries
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Faisal; Martin, Sonya N. – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
The purpose of this paper is to describe pre- and in-service science teacher education and science education research in Indonesia in an effort to better inform the international science education community about historical developments and present challenges. We begin by providing an historical overview of the general education system to provide…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational History, Futures (of Society), Curriculum Development
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Fulmer, Gavin W.; Ma, Hongjia; Liang, Ling L. – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
This study explored relationships between students' attitudes toward science and their preferred versus actual experience of cooperative, constructivist-oriented, or direct instruction. The sample consisted of 1334 Chinese middle school students in physics and chemistry classrooms. Results showed that students report experiencing more direct…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Gutierez, Sally B. – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
Capacity building usually follows any initiative. This also applies to education especially after curriculum reforms. This is to equip teachers with enough skills that would make them align their practices to the news standards. The focus of this qualitative study was to articulate the sensemaking and practitioner research inquiry of the teachers…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Teacher Collaboration, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Faculty Development
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Wei, Bing – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
In this reviewing paper, a couple of issues concerning school science education in Macau are discussed, including science teacher education, science curriculum reform, and opportunities and challenges for science teachers. Especially, more space is devoted to the issue of science teacher development in the social context of Macau. This paper will…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Science Teachers, Faculty Development
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Lin, Jing – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
Established in 1949, the People's Republic of China has gone through 70 years of history. From China's initial inception to the modern day it has grown quickly and become a major force on the world stage, the basic education in mainland China has contributed to cultivating student's talents and developing qualified workers. Specifically, in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Compulsory Education
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Kwak, Youngsun – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is to examine the quality management of the secondary school science teachers in Korea. To improve the quality of teachers, it takes a coherent policy effort over the entire teaching career including pre-service teacher training, a quality control of teacher employment, and in-service teachers' professional development.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Science, Science Teachers
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Han, Hwa-Jung; Shim, Kew-Cheol – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
This study suggests an engineering design process-based (EDP-based) teaching and learning model in science education and examines its educational potential for scientifically gifted students. This model consists of activities designed to help students come up with creative solutions using the engineering design process in a methodological manner…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Gifted, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Tuan, Hsiao-Lin; Lu, Yu-Ling – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
For the purpose of introducing the trends and development of science teacher education in Taiwan, three stages of teacher education were explored in this study: the distant past (DP)--1949 to 1994; the immediate past (IP):1994 to 2017; and the present and future (PF): 2018 and beyond. Each of the three stages has had a different emphasis on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Educational History
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Williams, Melanie; Tang, Kok-Sing; Won, Mihye – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
This paper reports on a multimodal teaching approach delivered to grade 5 elementary students in a bilingual school in Hong Kong, as part of a larger research study aimed at supporting English Language Learners (ELLs) in science class. As language demands of reading, writing and talking science place additional challenges on ELLs, there is much…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multisensory Learning, Learning Modalities, Grade 5
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Teo, Tang Wee; Goh, Wee Pin Jonathan – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
It is a generally held view amongst educators today that the development of students' inference skills is an important aspect in their education as 21st Century learners as it requires higher order cognitive competences. Oftentimes, students in the lower tracks are considered slower learners and may have difficulties with the development of such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inferences, Thinking Skills, Secondary School Students
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Kang, Nam-Hwa – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
Integrated STEAM education in South Korea is an approach to preparing a quality STEM workforce and literate citizens for highly technology-based society. Through a literature review, this study examined the STEAM education initiative in South Korea and investigated its effects on learning and teaching. Studies in South Korea found that teacher…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Songsil, Wilaiwan; Pongsophon, Pongprapan; Boonsoong, Boonsatien; Clarke, Anthony – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
Scientific argumentation skills are important for students for expressing their opinions, making decisions and solving problems in daily life. Previous studies have focused on students' scientific argumentation skills, but few studies have proposed an instructional model for specifically developing these skills by creating a supportive classroom…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Foreign Countries, Grade 10, Inquiry
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Oh, Kicheol; Kang, Nam-Hwa – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2019
Opportunities for students to develop problems for scientific investigation have rarely been provided in South Korean science classrooms. The purpose of this study was to examine the nature of elementary students' participation in problem finding in science learning. Specifically, we examined the characteristics of student participation in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Science Education, Student Participation, Learning Activities
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