Science Education in East Asia

Science Education in East Asia

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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.Retrieved March 3, 2014, from http:// www.moe.gov.sg/corporate/contactprint/pdf/ contact_oct05.pdf MOE of Singapore. (2008). Science syllabus ... Transition in the course of study for biology education in Japan focusing on lower secondary schools. ... Presented paper at the 34th session of the International Conference on Education, Geneva. National ... pdfon2January2014 OECD. (2014). PISA 2012 results in focus: What 15-year-olds know and what they can do with what they know.


Title:Science Education in East Asia
Author: Myint Swe Khine
Publisher:Springer - 2015-10-04
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