Gaining an insider perspective on learning physics in Hong Kong

Jan Van Aalst*

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning in the Disciplines: ICLS 2010 Conference Proceedings - 9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences Volume 1
Pages881-888
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 29 Jun 20102 Jul 2010
Conference number: 9

Conference

Conference9th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2010
Abbreviated titleICLS
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period29/06/102/07/10

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