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Ladachart, Luecha; Ladachart, Ladapa – Science Education International, 2019
According to constructivist theory, learning is a construction of new knowledge based on prior knowledge. As a consequence, science teachers are encouraged to take students' prior knowledge into account. It is evident in many cases that although students' prior knowledge is often not consistent with scientific knowledge, they may have some…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Pimthong, P. – Science Education International, 2015
The purpose of this research was to study primary science students' conceptual development as it related to their understanding of materials and their properties: in particular, to determine how and why some students changed their concepts while others did not. The participants were thirty-two Grade 5 (10-11 year old) students. An instructional…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Primary Education, Grade 5, Science Education
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Sothayapetch, Pavinee; Lavonen, Jari; Juuti, Kalle – Science Education International, 2013
A curriculum is a master plan that regulates teaching and learning. This paper compares Finnish and Thai primary school level science curricula to the PISA 2006 Scientific Literacy Framework. Curriculum comparison was made following the procedure of deductive content analysis. In the analysis, there were four main categories adopted from PISA…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Science Curriculum, Scientific Concepts
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Yuenyong, Chokchai; Yuenyong, Jirakarn – Science Education International, 2007
This study explored 30 Grade 1 to 6 (6-12 years old) Thai students' existing ideas about energy. The study employed the Interview about Event (IAE) approach. During IAE, the cards of an event or things were showed to students in order to probe their views of energy concepts. Findings indicated that young students held various alternative…
Descriptors: Energy, Science Instruction, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Tantraporn, W. – Science Education International, 2000
Discusses the problems of science education in Thailand and presents a hands-on teaching approach in science and mathematics as a revolutionary approach to these problems. (YDS)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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Davivongse, Pachara – Science Education International, 1998
Outlines current practices and future trends for science education in Thailand. Advocates a change in the teacher's role to that of facilitator and the increased incorporation of technology and multimedia approaches to science education. (WRM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Problems, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society)