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East-Asian Primary Science Curricula

An Overview Using Revised Bloom's Taxonomy

Authors: Lee, Y.-J., Kim, M., Jin, Q., Yoon, H.-G., Matsubara, K.

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  • Offers international audiences insights into why and how East Asian states have succeeded so well in teaching young people about science from the perspective of curriculum making
  • Includes new findings with theoretical and practical significance for audiences interested in primary science education
  • Useful for governments, those involved in PISA/TIMMS work as well as for comparative and science education researchers
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This book describes a comparative study of the primary science learning objectives (from the cognitive domain) in the curriculum of six high-achieving East Asian states — mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Singapore. Specifically, the authors use one of the most widely accepted and useful tools in curriculum research — revised Bloom’s Taxonomy. This is the first time that such findings from all six states have been published in one place and the results are valuable for policymakers, educators and researchers around the globe. Our new English translations of the primary science learning objectives in China, Taiwan and Korea will also greatly facilitate future analyses of these curricula.

About the authors

Dr. Lee Yew Jin trained as a secondary school biology teacher in Singapore. Currently, his interests are in primary science, curriculum studies, science as a way of knowing, and informal learning environments. He also brings sociocultural concepts of learning as well as theoretical insights from the social sciences and humanities. His recent research (with his graduate students) includes assessing knowledge in classrooms, inquiry science, and engineering, design & technology.

Dr. Mijung Kim is an associate professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Canada. Her research interests are science literacy, inquiry-based teaching, scientific reasoning and problem solving, dialogical argumentation and teacher education. She also brings complex issues of STSE (Science-Technology-Society-Enviornment) relationships into her research and teaching to explore decision-making and action for sustainability.

Qingna Jin is a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Canada. She graduated with a Masters degree in Education from the School of Education, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China. Her research interests include scientific problem-solving, and inquiry-based teaching and learning, with a particular focus on the development of students’ metacognition in science learning. 

Dr. Hye-Gyoung Yoon is a professor at Chuncheon National University of Education, South Korea. Her research interests are science teacher education, teachers’ pedagogical reasoning and inquiry-based science teaching. She is interested in how teachers can learn from their own practice within a collaborative community. 

Dr. Kenji Matsubara is a senior researcher at the Department of Curriculum Research, Curriculum Research Center, National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER), Japan. His research interests include science curriculum development, international comparisons of science education, lesson study and lesson analysis.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
East-Asian Primary Science Curricula
Book Subtitle
An Overview Using Revised Bloom's Taxonomy
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Education
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-2690-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-2690-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-2689-8
Series ISSN
2211-1921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 81
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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