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Teachers and Action Research in Science Education in Singapore

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This thematic series presents a set of action research papers to highlight science teachers as education researchers in the Singapore context. The action research papers in this thematic series are based on collaborative relationships between school science teachers and university researchers and supervisors. The papers in this collection highlight how research partnerships can effectively provide a theoretical basis for engaging teachers in action research that can support teachers to more effectively implement theory into their classroom science teaching practice.

Edited by: Gavin Fulmer, Hye-Eun Chu and Sonya Martin

  1. This action research project examines first year science teachers’ conceptions of scientific inquiry and their challenges in implementing inquiry-based lessons. Classroom observations and interviews represent ...

    Authors: Soo Chiang James Long and Yejun Bae
    Citation: Asia-Pacific Science Education 2018 4:2
  2. Participatory action research is an empowering approach to advance research with participants. This paper describes and discusses the process and outcomes in engaging cogenerative dialogue (cogen) and coteaching ...

    Authors: Tang Wee Teo, Mohamed Faizal Bin Badron and Aik-Ling Tan
    Citation: Asia-Pacific Science Education 2017 3:6
  3. Since the introduction of Learning Circles (a particular model of action research) by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in 2000, action research has grown to become fairly ubiquitous in Singapore education both ...

    Authors: Salleh Hairon
    Citation: Asia-Pacific Science Education 2017 3:5
  4. We investigated the effect of feedback order—teachers’ written, descriptive comments followed by evaluative scores—on students’ performance and learning for chemistry and mathematics in a Singapore mathematics...

    Authors: Hooi Ling Chua, Sheau Huey Lee and Gavin W. Fulmer
    Citation: Asia-Pacific Science Education 2017 3:4
  5. Students experience thermal physics phenomena from a very young age, but in Singapore their formal science instruction occurs in Primary 3 or 4 (aged 9 or 10) and again in secondary school (aged 13 to 16). Hen...

    Authors: Flavian Brian Fernandez
    Citation: Asia-Pacific Science Education 2017 3:3