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Conceptions of Knowledge Creation, Knowledge and Knowing

A Phenomenography of Singapore Chinese Language Teachers

Authors: Tan, Yuh Huann, Tan, Seng Chee

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  • Examines teachers’ conceptions of knowledge creation, knowledge and knowing via the phenomenographic methodology 
  • Explains how the phenomenographic study was conceptualised and carried out
  • Researches in-service K-12 language teachers, a group that is rarely studied or reported on
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This book responds to calls for further advancing knowledge creation in schools. It examines sixteen Chinese Language teachers from Singapore, since language teachers are primarily responsible for the basic literacy that is the foundation of students’ lifelong learning. Positing that people’s cultural beliefs and the language(s) they use are inseparable, the book argues that Chinese language teachers possess a unique understanding of the various phenomena that reflect the influences of Chinese culture by virtue of the language they speak and teach. For the purposes of the investigation, it employs phenomenography — a methodology aimed at finding and systematising how people interpret the world around them — to determine and describe Chinese language teachers’ conceptions of these phenomena.

About the authors

Dr Tan Yuh Huann is the Head of a Department overseeing curriculum innovation and pedagogical excellence at the Yusof Ishak Secondary School under the Singapore Ministry of Education. His research interests span the fields of computer-supported collaborative learning, second language acquisition, personal epistemology, knowledge creation in education, and teachers’ professional development.
Dr Tan Seng Chee is an Associate Professor with the Learning Sciences and Assessment group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. His research interests include integration of technologies into education, computer-supported collaborative learning, and knowledge building.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conceptions of Knowledge Creation, Knowledge and Knowing
Book Subtitle
A Phenomenography of Singapore Chinese Language Teachers
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-3564-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-3564-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-3563-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 191
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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