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Title: Gaining an Insider Perspective on Learning physics in Hong Kong
Authors: van Aalst, Jan
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Citation: van Aalst, J. (2010). Gaining an Insider Perspective on Learning physics in Hong Kong. In Gomez, K., Lyons, L., & Radinsky, J. (Eds.), Learning in the Disciplines: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2010) - Volume 1, Full Papers (pp. 881-888). Chicago IL: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: This study provides an exploration of physics teaching and learning in a classroom in Hong Kong. The goal of the study was to understand how to develop Bereiter and Scardamalia's knowledge building approach for Asian contexts in away that is sensitive to Asian values. The paper reviews some aspects of learning physics in Asia from a Confucian- heritage perspective, and then reports a case study of physics learning with Knowledge Forum. Participants were 82 Form 4 (Grade 10) students taking two successive versions of a physics course. Data collected included classroom observations, measurement of physics learning, reflection, epistemic beliefs, attitudes toward science, and use of Knowledge Forum. The findings open up a number of questions for further research.
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