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Science Education Research and Practice in Asia

Science Education Research and Practice in Asia

Author: Mei-Hung Chiu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811008474

Category: Science

Page: 566

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This book discusses the scope of science education research and practice in Asia. It is divided into five sections: the first consists of nine chapters providing overviews of science education in Asia (China, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Oman, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand). The second section offers chapters on content analysis of research articles, while the third includes three chapters on assessment and curriculum. The fourth section includes four chapters on innovative technology in science education; and the fifth section consists of four chapters on professional development, and informal learning. Each section also has additional chapters providing specific comments on the content. This collection of works provides readers with a starting point to better understand the current state of science education in Asia.

Science Education Research and Practice in Asia-Pacific and Beyond

Science Education Research and Practice in Asia-Pacific and Beyond

Author: Jennifer Yeo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811051494

Category: Science

Page: 214

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This book is based on presentations at the International Science Education Conference (ISEC) 2014. It showcases a selection of the best papers by researchers and science teachers from the Asia-Pacific region, North America and the United Kingdom. Centered on the theme of “Pushing the boundaries – Investing in our future”, they pursue new ways of helping learners appreciate the diversity and changes in science that result from a globalised world facing complex and diverse environmental and technological issues. The chapters touch on various themes in science education that explore and investigate issues of scientific literacy, societal challenges and affect, and teacher professional development. Its comprehensive themes make it a valuable textbook for graduate students of master’s and Ph.D. programs. It also appeals to pre-service and in-service teachers as a resource on innovative pedagogical practices and creative methods of professional development. With a selection that emphasises the research-practice nexus in education research, it serves as an introductory handbook for teachers to connect with the current issues facing science education.

Science Education Research and Practice in East Asia: Trends and Perspectives

Science Education Research and Practice in East Asia: Trends and Perspectives

Author: Huann-shyang Lin

Publisher: Chi-Jui Lien

ISBN: 9781539468059

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Page: 446

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This book is a collaborative product of an official project approved by the East-Asian Association for Science Education (EASE), one of the most important professional societies of science education in Asia. This EASE book is compiled with a unique approach. It consists of well-structured four sections: (A)The Historical Development of Science Education in East Asia, (B)The Achievements of Science Education Research in East Asia, (C)Science Teacher Training in East Asia, and (D)Some Challenges to Research in Science Education in East Asia. Its fifteen chapters are co-authored/collaborated by renowned scholars from regions of East Asia. The book successfully integrated and consolidated the research, findings, curricular developments, and science teaching practices that have shaped ongoing educational agenda and student learning outcome in an unprecedented approach. Six Regional Coordinators from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan worked together with Editors and more than fifty science educators to assure the book project adequately reflects the trends and practices in this region. The six Regional Coordinators are: (1)Prof. Weiping HU, Shaanxi Normal University, (2)Prof. Winnie SO Wing Mui, The Education University of Hong Kong, (3)Prof. Masakata OGAWA, Tokyo University of Science, (4)Prof. Jinwoong SONG, Seoul National University, (5)Prof. Huann-shyang LIN, National Sun Yat-sen University, (6)Prof. Chi-jui LIEN, National Taipei University of Education. This book intends not only to serve as references, but also a complement of existing perspectives from western countries. Insights gained from the integration and consolidation of East-Asian developmental trends and perspectives would allow science educators, teachers, and policy makers make wise decision for future advancements for their own countries/regions. 1. Why We Study the History of Science Education in East Asia: A Comparison of the Emergence of Science Education in China and Japan. 2. The Advent of Science Education for All: A Policy Review across East-Asian Regions. 3. Trend and Development of School Science Education in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Korea. 4. National/Regional Systems of Research Training in Science Education: The Experiences in Japan and Hong Kong. 5. Science Education Research Trends in East Asian Areas: A Quantitative Analysis in Selected Journals. 6. Current Trends of Science Education in East Asia (1995-2014): With a Focus on Local Academic Associations, Journal Papers, and Key Issues of Science Education in China Mainland, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. 7. Diversity Dilemmas of Science Education in East Asia. 8. A Comparison of Elementary School Science Textbooks in East Asia. 9. Primary School Science Teacher Training in East-Asia: In the Continuous Reforming for the Quality Assurance. 10. Pre-service Education of High School Science Teachers. 11. Science Education Reform and the Professional Development of Science Teachers in East Asian Regions. 12. Affective Aspects of Science Education in East Asia Regions. 13. Science Learning in Informal Environments in East Asia: Focusing on Science Museums/Centers. 14. Introducing Modern Science and High Technology in Schools. 15. Government Policy in Developing a STEM Curriculum: The Case of the High-Scope Program in Taiwan.

Science Education Research and Practice from Japan

Science Education Research and Practice from Japan

Author: Tetsuo Isozaki

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811627460

Category: Science

Page: 199

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This book project poses a major challenge to Japanese science education researchers in order to disseminate research findings on and to work towards maintaining the strength and nature of Japanese science education. It also presents a unique opportunity to initiate change and/or develop science education research in Japan. It provides some historical reasons essential to Japanese students’ success in international science tests such as TIMSS and PISA. Also, it helps to tap the potential of younger generation of science education researchers by introducing them to methods and designs in the research practice.

Primary Science Education in East Asia

Primary Science Education in East Asia

Author: Yew-Jin Lee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319971674

Category: Science

Page: 262

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This edited volume is a state-of-the-art comparison of primary science education across six East-Asian regions; namely, the People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, and Singapore. While news of educational policies, classroom teaching, assessment, and other educational innovations here often surface in the international media, this book brings together for the first time relevant information regarding educational systems and strategies in primary science in East Asia. Above all, it is a readable yet comprehensive survey—readers would have an accurate sense of what has been accomplished, what has not worked so well, and what remains to be done. Invited experts in comparative education research and/or science education also provide commentary by discussing common themes across the six regions. These types of critical synoptic reviews add much value by enabling readers to understand broad commonalities and help synthesize what must surely be a bewildering amount of very interesting albeit confusing body of facts, issues, and policies. Education in East Asia holds many lessons (both positive and negative) to offer to the rest of the world to which this volume is a timely contribution to the literature.

Singapore Math and Science Education Innovation

Singapore Math and Science Education Innovation

Author: Oon Seng Tan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811613579

Category: Education

Page: 304

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This edited volume explores key areas of interests in Singapore math and science education including issues on teacher education, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment, teaching practices, applied learning, ecology of learning, talent grooming, culture of science and math, vocational education and STEM. It presents to policymakers and educators a clear picture of the education scene in Singapore and insights into the role of math and science education in helping the country excel beyond international studies such as PISA, the pedagogical and curricula advancements in math and science learning, and the research and practices that give Singaporean students the competitive edge in facing the uncertain and challenging landscape of the future.

Science Education in East Asia

Science Education in East Asia

Author: Myint Swe Khine

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319163901

Category: Science

Page: 637

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This book presents innovations in teaching and learning science, novel approaches to science curriculum, cultural and contextual factors in promoting science education and improving the standard and achievement of students in East Asian countries. The authors in this book discuss education reform and science curriculum changes and promotion of science and STEM education, parental roles and involvement in children's education, teacher preparation and professional development and research in science education in the context of international benchmarking tests to measure the knowledge of mathematics and science such as the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and achievement in science, mathematics and reading like Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Among the high achieving countries, the performance of the students in East Asian countries such as Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and China (Shanghai) are notable. This book investigates the reasons why students from East Asian countries consistently claim the top places in each and every cycle of those study. It brings together prominent science educators and researchers from East Asia to share their experience and findings, reflection and vision on emerging trends, pedagogical innovations and research-informed practices in science education in the region. It provides insights into effective educational strategies and development of science education to international readers.

Modeling Economic Growth in Contemporary Malaysia

Modeling Economic Growth in Contemporary Malaysia

Author: Bruno S. Sergi

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781800438088

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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This book considers crucial changes to Malaysian economic areas and social well-being. The chapters cover diverse industries such as IT, green technology, retailing, banking, tourism and hospitality, education, logistics, finance, banking, and many others.

Concepts and Practices of STEM Education in Asia

Concepts and Practices of STEM Education in Asia

Author: May May Hung Cheng

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811925962

Category: Science

Page: 284

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The purpose of this edited book is to enrich the literature related to STEM education at kindergarten, primary and secondary levels in Asia, with particular attention given to the analysis of the educational context in a number of Asian countries, including STEM-related policies, pedagogical practices, and the design and evaluation of STEM programmes. The discussions look into impacts on student learning outcomes and the ways in which STEM education is catering for schools and students’ interests and needs. The contributors are experts in STEM education or are leading major research and development projects in STEM in their regions. The book’s first section is focused at the macro-level on the conceptualization and formulation of STEM education policies in different regions, contributing to our understanding of the current status of STEM education in Asia. The second section examines some features of STEM learning and teaching at the classroom level and includes studies on student learning in STEM programmes. Pedagogical innovations implemented in different parts of Asia are also reported and discussed. The third section moves to teacher education and teacher professional development. It discusses practices of teacher professional development in the region and reports on current provisions as well as challenges. Together, the contributions from different Asian regions invite researchers and educators to learn from effective STEM practices, and point out areas for further development. Chapters "An Overview of STEM Education in Asia" and "STEM Teacher Professional Development for Primary School Teachers in Hong Kong" are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.

Studies in Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region

Studies in Science Education in the Asia-Pacific Region

Author: May Hung Cheng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317510703

Category: Education

Page: 222

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Consistent with international trends, there is an active pursuit of more engaging science education in the Asia-Pacific region. The aim of this book is to bring together some examples of research being undertaken at a range of levels, from studies of curriculum and assessment tools, to classroom case studies, and investigations into models of teacher professional learning and development. While neither a comprehensive nor definitive representation of the work that is being carried out in the region, the contributions—from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand—give a taste of some of the issues being explored, and the hopes that researchers have of positively influencing the types of science education experienced by school students. The purpose of this book is therefore to share contextual information related to science education in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as offering insights for conducting studies in this region and outlining possible questions for further investigation. In addition, we anticipate that the specific resources and strategies introduced in this book will provide a useful reference for curriculum developers and science educators when they design school science curricula and science both pre-service and in-service teacher education programmes. The first section of the book examines features of science learners and learning, and includes studies investigating the processes associated with science conceptual learning, scientific inquiry, model construction, and students’ attitudes towards science. The second section focuses on teachers and teaching. It discusses some more innovative teaching approaches adopted in the region, including the use of group work, inquiry-based instruction, developing scientific literacy, and the use of questions and analogies. The third section reports on initiatives related to assessments and curriculum reform, including initiatives associated with school-based assessment, formative assessment strategies, and teacher support accompanying curriculum reform. The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315717678, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Bridging Research and Practice in Science Education

Bridging Research and Practice in Science Education

Author: Eilish McLoughlin

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030172190

Category: Science

Page: 393

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This edited volume presents innovative current research in the field of Science Education. The chapter’s deal with a wide variety of topics and research approaches, conducted in a range of contexts and settings. Together they make a strong contribution to knowledge on science teaching and learning. The book consists of selected presentations from the 12th European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) Conference, held in Dublin, Ireland from 21st to 25th August, 2017. The ESERA community is made up of professionals with diverse disciplinary backgrounds from natural sciences to social sciences. This diversity enables a rich understanding of cognitive and affective aspects of science teaching and learning. The studies in this book will stimulate discussion and interest in finding new ways of implementing and researching science education for the future. The twenty-two chapters in this book are presented in four parts highlighting innovative approaches to school science, emerging identities in science education, approaches to developing learning and competence progressions, and ways of enhancing science teacher education. This collection of studies showcases current research orientations in science education and is of interest to science teachers, teacher educators and science education researchers around the world with a commitment to bridging research and practice in science teaching and learning.

Applying Bio-Measurements Methodologies in Science Education Research

Applying Bio-Measurements Methodologies in Science Education Research

Author: Iztok Devetak

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030715359

Category: Science

Page: 311

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This book illustrates the problems of using eye tracking technology and other bio-measurements in science education research. It examines the application of bio-measurements in researching cognitive processes, motivation for learning science concepts, and solving science problems. Most chapters of this book use the eye-tracking method, which enables following the focus of the students’ attention and drawing conclusions about the strategies they used to solve the problem. This book consists of a total of fifteen chapters. Authors from eight countries emphasise the same trends despite their cultural and educational differences. The book begins with general chapters describing cognitive processes and how these processes are measured using eye-tracking methods and other psychophysiology parameters and motivation. Finally, the book concludes the chapters presenting studies in specific scientific fields from chemistry, biology, physics and geology.