A learning study science case in Hong Kong: "Action and reaction"

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Learning Study, in the form of action research, provides a platform for school-based teacher professional development in Hong Kong. In each Learning Study, teachers of a certain subject in a school work collaboratively with researchers from the Hong Kong Institute of Education to plan and teach a lesson, aiming to achieve some important goals and/or to solve some learning problems in the curriculum of that subject. This presentation is about a Secondary 2 science Learning Study case on the topic “Action and Reaction”. Findings from the pilot interview indicated that the students had quite a lot of misconceptions about “forces” and they had few chances to make scientific reasoning in their science lessons. The object of learning of this Learning Study case was to infer the relationship between action and reaction based on the observations from some linear motion experiments. The presentation reports the whole process in conducting the Learning Study, including the identification of learning difficulties, planning and teaching of the lesson, evaluation of the learning outcomes and reflections from the teachers.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007


Ng, P. H., & Zhang, Y. E. (2007, November). A learning study science case in Hong Kong: "Action and reaction". Paper presented at the World Association of Lesson Studies International Conference 2007, Hong Kong, China.


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