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Danladi, Sa'Idu; Nwosu, Apollonia Anaele; Gumel, Sani Abdullahi – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2019
Purpose: This study reports on the outcome of an investigative inquiry approach - Model Based Inquiry (MBI) on achievement and critical thinking of college pre-service chemistry teachers. Methodology: Anchored on Constructivism, the study employed quasi experimental (nonequivalent control group) design. A total of 174 level 200 college pre-service…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Preservice Teachers, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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Joseph, Suresh Kumar; Alimon, Hashimah; Yusoff, Amri – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2019
Purpose: This study reports on the effectiveness of Digital Games (DG) in learning biology among Form 4 students in Malaysia. Likewise it presents the general overview of the students' interest and their problems while using digital games in the learning process. Methodology: This study was conducted in a sub-urban secondary school in Kinta…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Tongchai, Apisit; Wichaidit, Patcharee Rompayom; Koocharoenpisal, Numphon – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2019
Purpose: This study reports the process and results of a professional development program (PDP) carried out with science, mathematics and technology (SMT) teachers throughout Thailand. Method: One hundred and three teachers participated and completed the professional development program which is comprised five of phases: (1) commit to a vision and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Thinking Skills
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Thien, Lei Mee; Wichaidit, Sittichai; Wichaidit, Patcharee Rompayom – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2015
The purpose of this study is to develop teachers' orientations toward teaching science scale from an instructional perspective in a Thai context. The scale consisted of nine orientations with 54 items. The pilot data were collected from 125 secondary science teachers in Thailand and analysed by using the Rasch rating scale model with WINSTEPS…
Descriptors: Teacher Orientation, Pilot Projects, Science Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Montebon, Darryl Roy T. – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2015
The content knowledge of teachers matters in the classroom. It influences their ability to deliver lessons, select activities for their students and assess students' learning. This study investigates the experiences of biology pre-service teachers who were required to teach physics and earth science concepts during their pre-service teaching. Such…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience, Expertise
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Mee, Lee Shok; Oyao, Sheila Gamut – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2013
The fundamental philosophy embedded in lesson study is the collaborative practice of teachers working together to plan, teach, observe, reflect and refine lessons. It has been well established that collaboration strengthens teacher collegial relationships and enhances pedagogical content knowledge. While teacher collaboration seems to be a norm in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Collegiality, Teacher Collaboration, Science Teachers
Fah, Lay Yoon; Hoon, Khoo Chwee – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2011
Science education in Malaysia nurtures a science and technology culture by focusing on the development of individuals who are competitive, dynamic, robust, resilient and able to master scientific knowledge and technological competency. To this end, the science curriculum in Malaysia gives conscious emphasis to the acquisition of scientific skills…
Descriptors: Creativity, Investigations, Scientific Attitudes, Scientific Principles
Zain, Ahmad Nurulazam Md; Samsudin, Mohd Ali; Rohandi, Robertus; Jusoh, Azman – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2010
The objective of this study was to improve students' attitudes toward science using instructional congruence. The study was conducted in Malaysia, in three low-performing secondary schools in the state of Penang. Data collected with an Attitudes in Science instrument were analysed using Rasch modeling. Qualitative data based on the reflections of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Culturally Relevant Education
Buaraphan, Khajornsak – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2009
Understanding of the Nature of Science (NOS) serves as one of the desirable characteristics of science teachers. The current study attempted to explore 101 Thai in-service science teachers' conceptions of the NOS, particularly scientific knowledge, the scientific method, scientists' work, and scientific enterprise, by using the Myths of Science…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Scientific Principles, Scientific Enterprise, Science Teachers
Faikhamta, Chatree; Coll, Richard K.; Roadrangka, Vantipa – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2009
This study investigated the journey of four Thai pre-service chemistry teachers as they sought to develop their Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) throughout a PCK-based chemistry methods course and field experience. In an interpretive case study approach we drew upon classroom observations, semi-structured interviews, chemistry content knowledge…
Descriptors: Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Scientific Principles, Field Experience Programs
Kijkuakul, Sirinapa; Yutakom, Naruemon; Roadrangka, Vantipa – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2008
This study examined a Thai biology teacher's creative tensions when she was challenged to adopt a new teaching approach to photosynthesis with her class. The teacher was purposively selected on her need of professional growth. Data from observations and interviews documented the tensions. The data indicated that the biology teacher experienced…
Descriptors: Botany, Biology, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction
Fah, Lay Yoon – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2008
The purpose of this study was to examine the direct and indirect effects of science process skills, logical thinking abilities, attitudes towards science, and locus of control on science achievement among Form 4 students in the Interior Division of Sabah, Malaysia. Research findings showed that there were low to moderate, positive but significant…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Research and Development, Science Achievement, Logical Thinking
Subramaniam, Selva Ranee; Cheong, Loh Sau – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2008
This study sought to explore the emotional intelligence of Form One mathematics and science teachers. The emotional intelligence of the teachers was determined using the Emotional Intelligence for Mathematics and Science Teachers (EIMST) survey instrument. It was adapted and adopted from related instruments and then pilot tested for validity and…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Teaching Methods, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
Saat, Rohaida Mohd.; Ismail, Noor Azina – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2006
The present study used data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2003 to look at the trend in instructional strategies in science teaching and its effect on the science achievement. Based on the analysis, the strategies used by most science teachers were demonstration, practical work and the lecture method. Among…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Science Achievement, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers
Subramaniam, Selva Ranee – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2005
Questioning skills are significant pedagogical strategies in science teaching and learning. This study explored the questioning skills of a trainee teacher during a 10-week practicum period. The trainee teacher was audio-taped and evaluated in the form of an action research methodology was done in the first two weeks. The quantitative data…
Descriptors: Action Research, Questioning Techniques, Trainees, Practicums
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