Science education research and practice in Malaysia

Lilia Halim, T. Subahan Mohd Meerah

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Abstract

Science education is often seen as the vehicle for Malaysia to become a developed country based on science and technology. As a result, Malaysia has made the policy of producing 60 % of its critical mass of educated people, both at school and university, in the science and technology discipline. However, we have yet to reach the target because of the decline of interest in science among students. Various strategies and policies have been formulated and adapted to arrest the situation. This chapter begins by looking at the historical and social contexts that have driven developments in science education in Malaysia. With this context, it brings forth the research that has been embarked on looking at the issues, problems and effectiveness of the practices in science classrooms. This chapter also looks critically at the usefulness of research in informing practice including the barriers hampering the bridging of the gap between research and practice. To conclude, possible and future trends of research in science education are recommended.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience Education Research and Practice in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages71-93
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9789811008474
ISBN (Print)9789811008450
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

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Keywords

  • Gap
  • Policy research
  • Practice
  • Research
  • Science education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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Halim, L., & Subahan Mohd Meerah, T. (2016). Science education research and practice in Malaysia. In Science Education Research and Practice in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 71-93). Springer Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0847-4_5

Science education research and practice in Malaysia. / Halim, Lilia; Subahan Mohd Meerah, T.

Science Education Research and Practice in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer Singapore, 2016. p. 71-93.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Halim, L & Subahan Mohd Meerah, T 2016, Science education research and practice in Malaysia. in Science Education Research and Practice in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer Singapore, pp. 71-93. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0847-4_5
Halim L, Subahan Mohd Meerah T. Science education research and practice in Malaysia. In Science Education Research and Practice in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer Singapore. 2016. p. 71-93 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0847-4_5
Halim, Lilia ; Subahan Mohd Meerah, T. / Science education research and practice in Malaysia. Science Education Research and Practice in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities. Springer Singapore, 2016. pp. 71-93
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