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Yeoh, Miranda P. – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2017
Science is for all students in all countries; and this is a principle of equity. An explicit aim of science education is to create a high level of scientific literacy so that students have a greater understanding of science content knowledge that is associated with life, the physical world and earth sciences. As 21st century citizens, it is…
Descriptors: Science Education, Literacy, Knowledge Level, Science Process Skills
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Nasution, Andrea Arifsyah; Lukito, Agung – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2015
In teaching proportion, the teachers usually give the students a formal formula, such as cross-multiplication, without providing them the meaning of proportionality. Thus, the students just apply it in order to solve proportional problems. However, it does not connote that they understand what proportionality means. In this paper, the authors…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Thinking Skills, Heuristics
Wijaya, Ariyadi; Doorman, L. Michiel; Keijze, Ronald – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2011
In this paper, we describe the way in which traditional Indonesian games can support the learning of linear measurement. Previous research has revealed that young children tend to perform measurement as an instrumental procedure. This tendency may be due to the way in which linear measurement has been taught as an isolated concept, which is…
Descriptors: Measurement, Grade 2, Indonesian, Mathematical Concepts
Widjaja, Wanty; Stacey, Kaye; Steinle, Vicki – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2008
Extensive studies have documented various difficulties with, and misconceptions about, decimal numeration across different levels of education. This paper reports on pre-service teachers' misconceptions about the density of decimals. Written test data from 140 Indonesian pre-service teachers, observation of group and classroom discussions provided…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Number Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education
Toh, Tin Lam – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2007
This paper describes an in-service professional development course in introducing creative approaches to teach mathematics for teachers from the private-funded schools in Java, Indonesia. The course focused on introducing teachers to problem-solving processes and skills, and samples of activity-based worksheet on problem solving through secondary…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Secondary School Mathematics, Problem Solving, Workshops
Thoe, Ng Khar – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2007
Instructional strategies determine the approaches an educator may take to achieve learning objectives. Research has shown that sets of strategies or instructional models anchored on social constructivist learning theories were found to be effective in enhancing active participation. It is particularly influential and meaningful in many areas of…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Constructivism (Learning), Field Studies, Knowledge Level
Wahyudi; Treagust, David F. – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2004
This study reports research findings on assessment of the science classroom learning environment and its association with two student outcomes--attitudes toward science and national examination scores. Modified versions of the WIHIC and TOSRA questionnaires in the Indonesian language were administered to 1400 students and their teachers. This…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, Secondary Schools, Rural Schools, Student Attitudes
Rohadi, Nyoman; Taylor, Peter C. – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 1992
Reports a study designed to compare science and nonscience Indonesian high school students' (n=400) energy-related knowledge and their attitudes toward energy conservation. Results indicated that (1) students in general have unfavorable attitudes toward energy conservation, and (2) nonscience students are less knowledgeable about energy-related…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Conservation Education, Correlation, Curriculum Development