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Psychology for teachers: Students’ approaches to learning science
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Chin, C. (1999). Psychology for teachers: Students’ approaches to learning science. In S. P. Loo (Ed.), Proceeds of the MERA-ERA Joint conference 1999: Educational Challenges in the New Millennium (pp. 1101-1108). Malacca, Malaysia.
In this paper, the nature of students’ approaches to learning is first described from a general perspective. Different theoretical and psychological perspectives regarding this and the
factors influencing the learning approach adopted by students are discussed. Following this, a
review of research focusing on students’ approaches to learning science is presented. This
includes the relationship between students’ approaches to learning and science learning
outcomes, and a comparison of deep and surface learning approaches in science. Finally, some
related issues and implications for curriculum practice in the science classroom are discussed.
This paper was published in the 1999 Proceedings of the MERA-ERA Joint Conference held at Malacca, Malaysia from 1-3 December 1999
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