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Scientific language and its implication on science learning among schools students which undergo english medium of instruction

Nordin, Aziz and Husin, Hassan and Jonid, Muslim (2004) Scientific language and its implication on science learning among schools students which undergo english medium of instruction. Project Report. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The present research is a preliminary attempt to investigate some current issues on teaching science and mathematics in English. Three issues have been highlighted. These are i) Students’ perception on learning science and mathematics in English language. ii) Students’ ability to understand basic scientific terms used in science teaching. iii) Teacher trainees’ perception on teaching and learning science and mathematics in English language. Studies were conducted in several schools in Johor and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia to gather information regarding students’ perception and understanding of basic scientific terms as well as teacher trainees’ ability to teach science and mathematics in English.Questionnaires were used in this study. The results of the study showed that students in schools are actually encountered language problems as well as contents’ problems in learning science and mathematics and to overcome these problems they need help and guidance from the teachers. It is also found out that similar problems were faced by the teacher trainees regarding the use of English language in everyday life and in the classroom. The majority of teacher trainees have poor command in English and lack of confident in handling teaching activities in the classroom. Therefore, proper English language training programs should be implemented to the students and teacher trainees before they could learn and teach science and mathematics effectively.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:english language, scientific terms, perceptions
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Education
ID Code:2790
Deposited By: Norzubaidha Ismail
Deposited On:21 May 2007 07:04
Last Modified:24 May 2012 08:23

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