Design to understand curriculum: Epistemic practices, teaching, and learning in science

Ming Chin Su, Che Ming Tsai, Hui Chi Chang, Wen Hua Chang*, Chen Yung Lin


研究成果: 書貢獻/報告類型篇章

1 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)


Current science curriculum emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and epistemic practices of science. Scientific practices usually involve asking questions, developing models, investigating, constructing explanations, and negotiating meanings. Students are not only expected to acquire more relevant science knowledge, but also to develop the ability to think and reason about phenomena and, furthermore, to take actions and solve problems. However, science teachers utilizing published textbooks and focusing on coverage and neglecting the epistemic practices aspect of science curriculum would restrain the enactment of reformed curriculum. This chapter draws on the paradigm of understanding curriculum and gives examples to illustrate to what extent Taiwanese science teachers enhance their understandings o f curriculum, teaching, and learning in science through designing science curriculum modules. We also compare and contrast the approaches of designing professional developing programs in literature and those emerging from the case teachers’ design experiences. Furthermore, we illustrate how teachers’ knowledge about curriculum, teaching, and learning in science interacted with each other and mediated teachers’ learning process. This chapter helps readers understand the trend of curriculum reform in Taiwan, as well as ways science teachers learn under the reform context.

主出版物標題Science Education Research and Practices in Taiwan
主出版物子標題Challenges and Opportunities
發行者Springer Singapore
出版狀態已發佈 - 2016 1月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 一般社會科學


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