UM  > Faculty of Education
The meaning of ‘experiment’ in the intended chemistry curriculum in China: the changes over the period from 1952 to 2018
Bing Wei; Yue Chen
2020-03-03
Source PublicationInternational Journal of Science Education
ISSN0950-0693
Volume42Issue:4Pages:656-674
Abstract

The term ‘experiment’ is used in different ways to mean different things in school science. This study examines the meanings of ‘experiment’ and how they have changed in the intended chemistry curriculum (ICC) in China since the early 1950s. A mixed methodology was adopted to analyse the 11 ICC documents from a socio-historical perspective. The qualitative analysis identifies four meanings of ‘experiment’ in these various documents: (1) subject content, (2) pedagogy, (3) scientific processes, and (4) inquiry. The quantitative analysis shows that the frequency of two meanings of ‘experiment’, subject content and pedagogy, has decreased while two other ones, scientific processes and inquiry, has experienced an upward trend during the period under study. While analysing five typical ICCs in different decades, it was found that the distribution of the four meanings of ‘experiment’ in these ICC documents has become more balanced from the past to the present. Moreover, explanations are provided for the changing tendencies and the distributions of the four meanings of ‘experiment’ in the social contexts of China. The implications for science curriculum development, science teacher development, and future research are discussed in the last part of this paper.

KeywordChemistry Curriculum Experiment Laboratory Work Practical Work Subject Matter
DOI10.1080/09500693.2020.1723181
URLView the original
Indexed BySSCI
Language英語English
WOS Research AreaEducation & Educational Research
WOS SubjectEducation & Educational Research
WOS IDWOS:000513115600001
Fulltext Access
Citation statistics
Cited Times [WOS]:1   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorBing Wei
AffiliationFaculty of Education,University of Macau,Taipa,Macao
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Bing Wei,Yue Chen. The meaning of ‘experiment’ in the intended chemistry curriculum in China: the changes over the period from 1952 to 2018[J]. International Journal of Science Education,2020,42(4):656-674.
APA Bing Wei,&Yue Chen.(2020).The meaning of ‘experiment’ in the intended chemistry curriculum in China: the changes over the period from 1952 to 2018.International Journal of Science Education,42(4),656-674.
MLA Bing Wei,et al."The meaning of ‘experiment’ in the intended chemistry curriculum in China: the changes over the period from 1952 to 2018".International Journal of Science Education 42.4(2020):656-674.
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Related Services
Recommend this item
Bookmark
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Bing Wei]'s Articles
[Yue Chen]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Bing Wei]'s Articles
[Yue Chen]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Bing Wei]'s Articles
[Yue Chen]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
All comments (0)
No comment.
 

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.