Problems with Teaching Astronomy in Japan

Miyawaki, Ryosuke (1991) Problems with Teaching Astronomy in Japan. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 9 (1). p. 184. ISSN 1323-3580, 1448-6083


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By 1989 a new curriculum in Japanese elementary and secondary schools had been devised and started. I will report on the contents of the new curriculum and point out some problems in teaching astronomy in Japan identified from the results of recent research in science education. Recent research shows that it is important to know how children's ideas and misconceptions are constructed and what role the philosophy of science may play in shaping them.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 05:23
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25

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