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Title: Madrasah science teachers’ perspectives on the nature of science, teaching and learning of science
Authors: Muhammad Faizal bin Othman
Subramaniam, R. (Ramanathan), 1952-
Issue Date: Nov-2003
Citation: Muhammad Faizal bin Othman, & Subramaniam, R. (2003). Madrasah science teachers’ perspectives on the nature of science, teaching and learning of science. In Research in and on the classroom: ERAS Conference 2003 Proceedings (pp. 533-547). Singapore: Educational Research Association of Singapore.
Abstract: In Singapore, science teachers in Madrasahs work in an environment where Islamic principles are pronounced. The curriculum offers both Islamic and secular studies. One aspect of its secular studies is science. The content of the science syllabus is primarily based on modern science. This research aims to document the current views of science educators in the Madrasahs about the nature of science, teaching and learning of science, and the nexus between Islamic culture and modern science. A total of 35 Madrasah science teachers, representing about 97% of the Madrasah science teachers in Singapore, responded to a survey instrument for the purpose of this research. Results showed that science teachers in Madrasahs had positive attitudes about science. Almost all teachers feel that science and Islam could be integrated, and that science should be taught in the classroom. The teachers were also comfortable in treating science as a domain which can be harmonised into their own culture.
Description: This paper was published in the Proceedings of ERAS Conference held in Singapore from 19-21 November 2003
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