Introduction: Science education research and practice in Asia

Mei Hung Chiu*

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The purpose of this book is to highlight the current status of Asian countries with regard to science research, teaching, and learning and the potential problems Asian countries face as they take their place as leaders in science education. As such, this introduction provides the background for the discussions that follow in this book. This book comprises 31 chapters separated into five sections: overview of science education in Asia, content analysis of science education research, assessment and curriculum, innovative technology in science education, and teacher professional development and informal science learning. Included in this work are six commentaries from internationally well-known science education scholars who provide in-depth analyses of the current issues facing science education research and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience Education Research and Practice in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and Opportunities
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9789811008474
ISBN (Print)9789811008450
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1


  • Asian countries
  • Science education
  • Teaching-learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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