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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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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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Isozaki, Tetsuo – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2018
The purpose of this paper is to describe the historical development of science teacher education in pre-service and in-service education in Japan with a focus on the systemic changes and teachers' professional learning culture. The characteristics of science teacher education generally are elucidated through an analysis of the system and…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Science Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education
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Chang, Jina; Faikhamta, Chatree; Na, Jiyeon; Song, Jinwoong – Asia-Pacific Science Education, 2018
Every classroom environment reflects the cultural features of the country where it is located. In this study, with a focus on cultural features, we compared the science classroom environments of two Asian countries: Korea and Thailand. For this, What Is Happening In this Class (WIHIC) and the Cultural Learning Environment Questionnaire (CLEQ) were…
Descriptors: Science Education, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students