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Science and Mathematics Education

2013

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Investigating The Shifts In Thai Teachers' Views Of Learning And Pedagogical Practices While Adopting An Argument-Based Inquiry Approach, Nattida Promyod Jul 2013

Investigating The Shifts In Thai Teachers' Views Of Learning And Pedagogical Practices While Adopting An Argument-Based Inquiry Approach, Nattida Promyod

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the shift of Thai teachers' views of learning and their pedagogical practices from the traditional approach to be more centered on an argument-based inquiry approach (ABI) in Thai classrooms, where teachers and learners have long been familiar with the lecture-based tradition. Other than examining the changes, the study further explored the relationship throughout the ABI implementation phase with a specific focus on driving questions, problem solving and reasoning, and establishing a supportive learning environment.

The study was conducted in Thailand with five physics teachers. Data collection involved classroom observations and teacher interviews ...