Teaching science topics at the primary level: Beliefs and practice

May Hung May CHENG, Wing Mui Winnie SO, Chiao Liang Joseph TSANG

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Abstract

The results from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) showed that science achievement was much lower than mathematics achievement among primary pupils in Hong Kong. It becomes a concern for teacher educators to find out more about the teaching of science. This paper addresses the problem by describing the science teaching beliefs held by the Hong Kong primary teachers. Drawing on the findings, implications for teacher education and ways to enhance the quality of science education at the primary level are discussed. Copyright © 1999 SEAMEO Regional Centre for Science and Mathematics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
JournalJournal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia
Volume22
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999

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Cheng, M. H. M., So, W. M. W., & Tsang, C. L. J. (1999). Teaching science topics at the primary level: Beliefs and practice. Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 22(1), 1-13.