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Ho, Felix M. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
This Forum article addresses some of the issues raised in the article by Ying-Syuan Huang and Anila Asghar's paper entitled: "Science education reform in Confucian learning cultures: teachers' perspectives on policy and practice in Taiwan." An attempt is made to highlight the need for a more nuanced approach in considering the Confucian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Confucianism, Asian Culture
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Liu, Ning; Neuhaus, Birgit Jana – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2018
Given the globalization of science education and the different cultures between China and Germany, we tried to compare and explain the differences on teacher questions and real life instances in biology lessons between the two countries from a culture-related perspective. 22 biology teachers from China and 21 biology teachers from Germany…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biology, Science Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies
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Chen, Jingping – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
In this commentary, I interpret Xinying Yin and Gayle Ann Buck's collaborative action research from a social-cultural perspective. Classroom implementation of formative assessment is viewed as interaction between this assessment method and the local learning culture. I first identify Yin and Buck's definition of the formative assessment, and then…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Cultural Context, Action Research, Educational Change
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Yin, Xinying; Buck, Gayle A. – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
This study explored integrating formative assessment to a Chinese high school chemistry classroom, where the extremely high-stakes testing and Confucian-heritage culture constituted a particular context, through a collaborative action research. One researcher worked with a high school chemistry teacher in China to integrate formative assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Formative Evaluation, High School Students
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Lee Hang, Desmond Mene; Bell, Beverley – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2015
In this commentary, we build on Xinying Yin and Gayle Buck's discussion by exploring the cultural practices which are integral to formative assessment, when it is viewed as a sociocultural practice. First we discuss the role of assessment and in particular oral and written formative assessments in both western and Samoan cultures, building on the…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Written Language, Oral Language
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Tao, Ying; Oliver, Mary; Venville, Grady – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore Chinese and Australian primary children's conceptual understandings of the Earth. The research was conducted in the interpretive paradigm and was designed to be descriptive with comparative and cross sectional elements. Participants were Year 3 and Year 6 children from three schools in Hunan Province,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Concept Formation, Earth Science, Scientific Concepts
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Kang, Changyun; Anderson, David; Wu, Xinchun – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2010
The current political and social backdrop in China that is characterized by rapid educational reforms to the K-12 education system, rapid growth in the number of science museum institutions, and Central Government policy which encourages collaboration between museums and school has the potential to be fertile ground for meaningful engagement…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Cooperation, Museums, Foreign Countries