Science Education in East Asia: Pedagogical Innovations and Research-informed Practices (Hardback)Myint Swe Khine (editor)
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Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 637
Weight: 1130 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 35 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2015
In the twenty-first century, science is seen as a global enterprise. Similarly, science education is recognised as a priority in educational systems throughout the world. Yet even when there is widespread commonality in the science set out to be learnt in national curricula, it is necessary to pay attention to local context when planning - or seeking to understand - science teaching and learning. Contextual factors such as the language of instruction, cultural norms, shared epistemological commitments, and local value systems impact upon the perception and enactment of different pedagogies and on a learner's understanding of taught concepts. Yet many influential texts on science teaching are primarily based upon research in a limited range of cultural contexts (often Western Europe, North America and Australasia). This book offers a wide spread of studies looking at different aspects of science education from East Asia. This collection will be of great value to science educators in that region and to scholars in comparative education. It will also be illuminating to all those working in science education who are interested in teasing out the way cultural influences overlay and complement universal features of human cognition in determining how learners respond to science teaching.
Faculty of Education
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
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