Teaching problem solving: Views of science teachers in Singapore primary schools

Year: 1996

Author: Li, Tan Li, Wah, Lucille Lee Kam, Khang, Goh Ngoh, Sai, Chia Lian

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Problem solving and thinking skills have recently been highlighted in the Singapore press and in the education circles. There is a renewed interest to promote more independent thinking among Singapore pupils, starting from the primary schools.

The purpose of the study is to find out if science teachers are adopting the teaching of problem solving in the national primary science curriculum and if so, what are the teachers' perception of this teaching approach. The paper will provide information on the factors that influence the teachers to adopt a problem-solving teaching approach.