Inquiry into the Singapore Science Classroom

Inquiry into the Singapore Science Classroom

into. Inquiry. Science. Practice: Tales. from. a. Primary. School. Chew-Leng Poon
and Shirley S.L. Lim Abstract In this chapter, we describe a case study of the
inquiry practices of four science teachers in a primary school in Singapore. We
were ...

Author: Aik-Ling Tan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789814585781

Category: Science

Page: 318

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This book offers an insight into the research and practices of science teaching and learning in the Singapore classroom, with particular attention paid to how they map on to science as inquiry. It provides a spectrum of Singapore’s science educational practices through all levels of its education system, detailing both successes and shortcomings. The book features a collection of research and discourse by science educators in Singapore, organized around four themes that are essential components of approaching science as inquiry: teachers’ ideas and their practices, opportunities and constraints from a systemic level, students’ competencies and readiness to learn through inquiry and the need for greater awareness of the role of informal learning avenues in science education. In addition, the discourse within each theme is enriched by commentary from a leading international academic, which helps to consolidate ideas as well as position the issues within a wider theoretical and international context. Overall, the papers set out important contexts for readers to understand the current state of science education in Singapore. They also highlight strengths and gaps in practices of science as inquiry as well as provide suggestions about how the system can be improved. These research findings are therefore helpful as they provide honest and evidence-based feedback as well as tangible and doable ideas that policy makers, teachers, students and school administrators can adopt, adapt and enhance.
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Reliability and Validity of International Large Scale Assessment

Reliability and Validity of International Large Scale Assessment

The testing charade: Pretending to make schools better. Chicago ... The
Singapore model method for learning mathematics. Singapore: ... Poon, & S. S.L.
Lim (Eds.), Inquiry into the Singapore science classroom: Research and practices
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Author: Hans Wagemaker

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030530815

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Primary Science Education in East Asia

Primary Science Education in East Asia

The intellectual demands of the intended primary science curriculum in Korea
and Singapore: An analysis based on ... In A.-L. Tan, C. L. Poon, & S. S. L. Lim (
Eds.), Inquiry into the Singapore science classroom: Research and practices (pp.

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.
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Science Education Research and Practice in Asia

Science Education Research and Practice in Asia

Five decades of science education in Singapore. In A.-L. Tan, C.-L. Poon, &
S.S.L. Lim (Eds.), Inquiry into the Singapore science classroom: research and
practices (pp. 1–25). Dordrecht: Springer. School of Science and Technology (
2012a).

Author: Mei-Hung Chiu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811008474

Category: Science

Page: 578

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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.
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Educating for the 21st Century

Educating for the 21st Century

Transiting into inquiry science practice: Tales from a primary school. In A.-L. Tan,
C.-L. Poon, & S. S. L. Lim (Eds.), Inquiry into the Singapore science classroom:
Research and practices (pp. 139–164). Singapore: Springer. Rahim, R., Hogan ...

Author: Suzanne Choo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811016738

Category: Education

Page: 490

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All over the world, governments, policymakers, and educators are advocating the need to educate students for the 21st first century. This book provides insights into what this means and the ways 21st century education is theorized and implemented in practice. The first part, “Perspectives: Mapping our futures-in-the-making,” uncovers the contradictions, tensions and processes that shape 21st century education discourses. The second part, “Policies: Constructing the future through policymaking,” discusses how 21st century education is translated into policies and the resulting tensions that emerge from top-down, state sanctioned policies and bottom-up initiatives. The third part, “Practices: Enacting the Future in Local Contexts,” discusses on-the-ground initiatives that schools in various countries around the world enact to educate their students for the 21st century. This volume includes contributions from leading scholars in the field as well as educators from schools and those working with schools.
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Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology

Communication and Engagement with Science and Technology

Inquiry-based Pedagogy Inquiry-based teaching and learning are characterised
by the responsibility placed on the learner, which ... Focus on Inquiry in 2004 and
The Ontario Science Curriculum in 2008; Kurikulum 2004 in Indonesia; the
Singapore Lower Secondary ... pedagogy in the classroom: Four decades after
Schwab's (1962) argument that science should be taught as an enquiry into
enquiry, ...

Author: John K. Gilbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136662683

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Science communication seeks to engage individuals and groups with evidence-based information about the nature, outcomes, and social consequences of science and technology. This text provides an overview of this burgeoning field ─ the issues with which it deals, important influences that affect it, the challenges that it faces. It introduces readers to the research-based literature about science communication and shows how it relates to actual or potential practice. A "Further Exploration" section provides suggestions for activities that readers might do to explore the issues raised. Organized around five themes, each chapter addresses a different aspect of science communication: • Models of science communication – theory into practice • Challenges in communicating science • Major themes in science communication • Informal learning • Communication of contemporary issues in science and society Relevant for all those interested in and concerned about current issues and developments in science communication, this volume is an ideal text for courses and a must-have resource for faculty, students, and professionals in this field.
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Science Education in the African Context

Science Education in the African Context

Singapore : World Scientific . ... A quantitative and qualitative inquiry into attitudes
toward science of nonscience college students . ... Differences in socio - cultural
environment perceptions associated with gender in science classrooms .

Author: Orren G. K. Tsuma

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029514093

Category: Education

Page: 242

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Final Report

Final Report

Singapore. Commission of Inquiry into Education. CHAPTER X TEACHING OF
SCIENCE IN SCHOOLS HISTORY 10.1 . Though ... was the only school in the
English language stream which had a laboratory and therefore ran science
classes .

Author: Singapore. Commission of Inquiry into Education

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000053054536

Category: Education

Page: 162

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The Science Teacher

The Science Teacher

Problem - Based Learning Tools To help students use different methods of
inquiry to seek answers to their questions , teachers also need to teach students
... Nevertheless , using PBL in the classroom does not come without pedagogical
challenges . ... nie . edu . sg ) is an associate professor at the National Institute of
Education , Nanyang Technological University in Singapore ; Li - Gek Chia ( chia
_ li _ ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015003302792

Category: Science

Page:

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SCC Library has 1964-cur.
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Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

A case study examining the relationship of the path - goal theory leadership
styles to profits in El Paso , Texas , Rent - A - Center stores . Negron ... A mixed -
methods inquiry into how visual representations are interpreted by students ,
incorporated within textbooks , and integrated into middle - school science
classrooms . ... Kirkemo , William p.4371A The influence of a theology of the laity
on lay mobilization for the Trinity Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in
Singapore .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105213180859

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Schedule of Classes

Schedule of Classes

Relationship of these parameters to the H - R diagram and stellar evolution . ...
140A / B or equivalent POLITICAL SCIENCE 27 Ethics and Society An inquiry
into the principles of ethical conduct and ... and Singapore ) with some additional
attention to other NICs ( including the historical , the contemporary and incoming '
) .

Author: University of California, San Diego. Office of the Registrar

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822043024652

Category: Schedules, School

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Categories: Schedules, School

A Study of Teacher student Role Role Relationships in the Implementation of the Lower Secondary Science Program in Singapore Schools

A Study of Teacher student Role   Role Relationships in the Implementation of the Lower Secondary Science Program in Singapore Schools

Singapore , Ministry of Education . ( 1964 ) . A Commission of Inquiry into
Education . Singapore , Ministry of ... The Lower Secondary Science Syllabus .
Singapore Teachers ... The complexities of the urban classroom . NY : Holt ,
Rinehart ...

Author: Margaret Susan Gremli

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293030618064

Category: Educational innovations

Page: 406

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Categories: Educational innovations

Bulletin of the Unesco Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania

Bulletin of the Unesco Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania

507 STA Singapore's prime objective is to develop the country into a modern
industrial economy based on science and ... industrial establishments should
provide opportunities for pupils during their free time to investigate problems
faced by ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112058719599

Category: Education

Page:

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Bulletin of the Unesco Regional Office for Education in Asia

Bulletin of the Unesco Regional Office for Education in Asia

507 STA Singapore's prime objective is to develop the country into a modern
industrial economy based on science and ... industrial establishments should
provide opportunities for pupils during their free time to investigate problems
faced by ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0053330569

Category: Education

Page:

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Annual Meeting Program

Annual Meeting Program

American Educational Research Association ... Division CLearning and
Instruction Hilton New York , East Suite , 4th Floor 12 : 00 pm to 1 : 30 pm Chair :
Rafael Lara - Alecio , Texas A & M ... Investigating the Implementation Path of
Knowledge - Building Classrooms : A Case Study of Singapore Primary School
Science .

Author: American Educational Research Association

Publisher:

ISBN: 01639676

Category: Education

Page:

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Lessons from PISA for Japan

Lessons from PISA for Japan

Box 4.1 Off to a good start in mathematics and science The Singapore approach
to mathematics is distinctive and renowned worldwide ... In a Singapore
mathematics classroom , the focus is on helping students understand how to
solve problems and master ... The Singapore science curriculum in primary and
lower secondary grades focuses on developing the idea of science as a process
of inquiry .

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Publisher: Organization for Economic

ISBN: MINN:31951D03571331Y

Category: Education

Page: 207

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"For decades Japan has remained at or near the top of international assessments of student learning; and in the past decade, students in Japan have become more engaged in learning. However, the government aspires to improve learning outcomes even further. Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education: Lessons from PISA for Japan focuses on how Japan is reforming its education system not only to produce better learning outcomes, but to equip students with the skills they need to navigate through the unpredictable labour market of the future and to participate in society as active citizens. This is the second in a series of reports examining how education systems are handling the challenge of preparing their students for a world of interconnected populations, rapid technological change, and instantaneous availability of vast amounts of information. Like the first volume, Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education: Lessons from PISA for the United States, this report presents examples from other countries with consistently high-performing education systems or countries that, by redesigning policies and practices, have been able to improve their education outcomes, as measured by the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the world's most comprehensive and rigorous survey of students' skills and attitudes towards learning" --Back cover.
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