The Perception of Science Secondary School Teachers Towards the Science Learning Problems of Lower Secondary School Students in Thailand


The purposes of this study are; 1) to find the science learning problems of lower secondary school students in terms of science teachers' perception. 2) to find the issues that science secondary school teachers need to solve in science learning. The open-ended questionnaire was responded by thirty-six science teachers from nine areas in Thailand in September 2014. Data was analyzed by content analysis. The results indicated that problems in science learning are; students lacked science process skills, less of interest in science classroom, and lacking of science laboratory tools respectively. Moreover, lacking of science process skills, students' interested in science, and students' achievement including student's ability in language are the needed issues that they want to solve. This finding provides the author considers to find learning activities to solve these problems. Some findings will be discussed.

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Benyapa Prachanant, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Parin Chaivisuthangkura, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Kamonwan Kanyaprasith, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

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Conference: ACEID2016
Stream: Primary and secondary education

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