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STEM Education from Asia
Trends and Perspectives

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ISBN 9780367569150
December 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
280 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Asia is the largest continent in the world. Five out of the top 10 high performing economies in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 are located in Asia. Why do Asian students perform so well in STEM-related subjects? This book answers this by examining the STEM education policies and initiatives in Asian economies, as well as the training programmes undertaken by STEM teachers in Asia.

The book is broken into four sections, each accompanied by a passage of commentary that summarizes the key takeaways of the chapters. Section one focuses on STEM policy environments and how various countries have developed policies that promote STEM as an integral part of national economic development. Section two focuses on STEM teacher education in the Philippines and Thailand, while section three focuses on STEM curriculum design, context and challenges in four Asian economies. The fourth and final section focuses on presenting snapshots of STEM education research efforts in Malaysia, South Korea and Singapore.

Written by Asian academics, this book will provide valuable insights to policy makers, educators, and researchers interested in the topic of STEM education, especially in the Asian context.

Table of Contents

Introduction Section 1: STEM Education Policies 1. STEM Education Policies in Hong Kong 2. STEM Education in Malaysia: Policies to Implementation 3. A journey towards STEM education in Bhutan: An Educational Review Section 2: STEM Teacher Education 4. STEM Teacher Education in the Philippines 5. STEM Teacher Education in Thailand Section 3: STEM Curriculum 6. The Contextual and Personal Aspects of the Development of a School-based STEM Curriculum: A Case in Hong Kong 7. Advancing Integrated STEM Education in the Philippines Through STEM Curriculum Implementation 8. Students’ Views, Attitudes, Identity, Self-Concept, and Career Decisions: Results from an Evaluation Study of a STEM Program in Singapore 9. Effect of 5E Learning Cycle to Enhance Grade Twelve Students’ Conceptual Understanding of Gene Expression: An Integrated STEM Education Approach Section 4: STEM Education Research 10. STEM Education Research in Malaysia 11. STEM/STEAM education research in South Korea 12. Understanding STEM Integration in Singapore Using Complex, Persistent and Extended problems

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Tang Wee Teo is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education, Natural Sciences and Science Education (Academic Group) and Co-Head of [email protected]_Singapore at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She has a particular interest in equity issues in STEM education and is an Associate Editor of Asia-Pacific Science Education Journal as well as Associate Editor of Pedagogies: An International Journal.

Aik Ling Tan is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education, Natural Sciences and Science Education (Academic Group), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Paul Teng is the Dean and Managing Director at NIE International (NIEI), the education consulting company of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Natural Sciences and Science Education (Academic Group) at the National Institute of Education.