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Abdullah, Mashita; Mohamed, Norita; Ismail, Zurida Hj – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2007
Microscale chemistry is an approach to conducting chemistry practicals which can help overcome increased concerns about environmental pollution problems as well as rising laboratory costs. It is accomplished by using miniature labware and significantly reduced amounts of chemicals. This paper reports on students' attitudes and motivation towards…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Chemistry, Science Laboratories
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
Yunus, Aida Suraya Md.; Hamzah, Ramlah; Ismail, Habsah; Husain, Sharifah Kartini Said; Ismail, Mat Rofa – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2006
This study focuses on the confidence level of mathematics education students in teaching school mathematics. Respondents were 165 final year students from four Malaysian universities. It was found that the respondents showed a strong foundation in mathematics upon entrance to the university. In spite of their strong background in school…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Grade Point Average, Correlation, Preservice Teachers
Fong, Ng Swee – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2006
This paper describes an activity which attempts to change the discourse of a mathematics classroom with the specific intent to help children who may have difficulties with mathematics and ways of communicating. Ten 8-year old children in the Learning Support Programme were engaged in an open-ended geometric task. In this paper a brief description…
Descriptors: Animals, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Communication Skills
Singh, Parmjit – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2006
This paper discusses the types of word problems represented in Malaysia's primary one, primary two and primary three mathematics texts based on Van De Walle's model (1998) in the operations of addition and subtraction. A test was constructed to measure students' success based on this model. The data from this study indicates that the Malaysian…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Word Problems (Mathematics)
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
Idros, Sharifah Norhaidah Syed – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2006
Movements such as the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg (2002) together with the United Nations declaration of The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), 2005-2014 should see the increasing need for reorientation of the role of education within the sustainability agenda. Malaysia, unlike other nations, does…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Role of Education, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development
Shinohara, Fumihiko – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2006
This paper presents a brief introduction of the science education in Japan with an overview of the educational contents and standards laid by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). It highlights the results of the International Education Association (IEA) on science education in Japan at upper secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Literacy, Science Education, Transitional Programs
Hamzah, Hanizah; Ariffin, Siti Rahayah; Yassin, Ruhizan Mohd – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2006
This study explored the differential performances of mathematics test items used to test secondary school girls and boys in the national examination. The main purpose was to find out whether type of items is the reason for girls' overachievement in the Malaysian mathematics national examination. To investigate seven types of items, Differential…
Descriptors: Test Items, Test Format, Females, Overachievement
Henry, Collette; Soyibo, Kola – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2006
This study was designed to find out if (a) the level of performance of selected Jamaican preservice primary teachers on perimeter, area and area-perimeter was satisfactory; (b) there were significant differences in their performance on each of the three concepts based on their gender, cohort, age and mathematical abilities; and (c) there were…
Descriptors: Multiple Choice Tests, Mathematics Instruction, Foreign Countries, Demography
Kiew, Su Ding; Sam, Hong Kian – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2006
In this study, the researchers developed the Web-based Probability Explorer (WPE), a mathematical microworld and investigated the effectiveness of the microworld's constructivist learning environment in enhancing the learning of probability and improving students' attitudes toward mathematics. This study also determined the students' satisfaction…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Foreign Countries, Probability, Internet
Clarkson, Philip C.; Idris, Noraini – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2006
In 2002 the language policy for teaching mathematics in Malaysia was changed from the national language Malay, to English, to be implemented from the beginning of 2003. This gave the curriculum developers and importantly the teachers just six months to prepare for this change. This small study investigated how after 18 months, 22 secondary…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Official Languages, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction
Ruthven, Kenneth – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2006
Secondary-school systems throughout the world are preoccupied with technology integration in subject teaching and learning. Advocacy of the educational use of new technologies often seems to suggest that their value is evident, their adoption urgent, their implementation unproblematic, and their impact transformative. However, the recent…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Theory Practice Relationship, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
Kong, Ng Wai; Lai, Kong Sow – Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 2005
Concept learning in science and mathematics had often times been taught based on assumptions of alternative concepts or even in some instances based on misconceptions. Some educational researchers favour a constructivist approach in teaching science and mathematics. The constructivist literature existing makes use of alternative conceptions as…
Descriptors: Research Design, Misconceptions, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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