A Conceptual Approach to Inservice for Science and Mathematics Teacher Educators in Papua New Guinea

Year: 1991

Author: Tulip, David F., Lucas, Keith B., Swinson, Kevan V.

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Teacher education in Papua New Guinea is undergoing significant restructuring which involves transition to a three year preservice course and extensive inservice for teachers' college lecturers. This paper reports a two week inservice workshop for mathematics and science lecturers from the Community Teachers' Colleges in Papua New Guinea. Emphasis was placed on the adoption of a conceptual framework and the application of concept mapping for program development and integration. This paper reports on the conceptual model, the Mathematics and Science strands and the evaluation of the workshop.