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Title: Primary school teachers’ understanding of scientific concepts
Authors: Toh, Kok Aun
Chew, Charles
Low, Siew Hsien
Ho, Boon Tiong
Wan, Yoke Kum
Issue Date: 2002
Citation: Toh, K. A., Chew, C., Low, S. H., Ho, B. T., & Wan, Y. K. (2002). Primary school teachers’ understanding of scientific concepts. Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, XXV(2), 93-99.
Abstract: This paper reports on the understanding of scientific concepts of a group of 45 non-graduate teachers from 10 randomly selected schools in Singapore. The data was obtained from an “interview-about-situations” technique, adapted from Osborne and Gilbert (1980). The findings show many teachers do not have accepted scientific views and brings into question the conceptual level at which primary school teachers need to understand concepts in order to convey them correctly when they teach.
ISSN: 0126-7663
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