Title: Developing understanding in physics through better questions Author: Muralidhar, Srinivasiah
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.28, vol.15, no.1, 1993
|Subject: || Physics|Study and teaching|
Collation: p. 38-48 ;
Abstract: The main focus of the paper is to stress the importance of asking questions that call for application and analysis, and to show how such questions can be used to promote pupils’ understanding in physics. In addition, such questions, by requiring students to clarify their lines of reasoning, also develop their ability to communicate their thinking verbally. Our ultimate aim in all this should be to convey to pupils the beauty of theories, experiments and problems in physics, to make the subject enjoyable and exciting to them, and thereby encourage more students to take up physics at secondary and tertiary levels. For this to happen, we must create structures that encourage professional dialogue and interaction among secondary teachers, university, physicists, curriculum advisers and teacher educators.
Title: Human resource development and science education in the Pacific : where are we heading? Author: Muralidhar, Srinivasiah
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.37, vol.19, no.2, 1997
|Subject: || Science|Study and teaching|Oceania|
Science teachers|Training of|Oceania
Collation: p. 45-59 ;
Abstract: The author starts by outlining some of the key issues that have shaped and continue to influence school science globally, with particular reference to the science curriculum debate (science for the citizen vs science for the specialist), the question of relevance, and the problems of curriculum change. He then looks at some of the developments in the Pacific region in relation to curriculum reform in science education, science teacher education and professional development.
Title: Learning science in a second language : problems and prospects Author: Muralidhar, Srinivasiah
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.26, vol.14, no.1, 1992
|Subject: || Science|Language|
Science|Study and teaching|Fiji
Collation: p. 14-28 ;
Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]
Title: Reforms in schooling : problems and challenges Author: Muralidhar, Srinivasiah
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.31, vol.16, no.2, 1994
|Subject: || Educational change|
School improvement programs
Collation: p. 75-83 ;
Abstract: Ways of enhancing overall educational quality are explored by Dr Muralidhar. He makes a variety of suggestions relating to teachers, students, and the curriculum, mainly arguing for more creativity, flexibility and attention to student and staff morale.