Workshop Title: Research techniques for school teachers.
Note: This Workshop will be presented in the Thai Language
Workshop Time: Thursday 8th December: AEDT 19:30-21:00, WITA 16:30-18:00, ICT 15:30-17:00
Intended Audience: Secondary School Educators
The source of systematic research should be teaching and learning in the real classroom. The process needs to start from 1) collected some ideas and overview of what alternative conception the students held and what difficulties the students faced, 2) use the findings to guide the development of instructional materials or solution, and 3) carry out an effectiveness assessment of the new instructional materials, based on what the students have learned. Therefore, in this workshop, we will allow participants to self-study how to conduct physics education research, starting with exploring students’ concepts, analyzing students’ responses, generating research questions, and designing a solution. The participants will finally come up with the physics education research mind.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sura Wuttiprom (Ph.D. Science and Technology Education, Mahidol University, Thailand; B.Sc. Physics, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand), currently teaches in the Department of Physics at Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand. His research centers on bringing an active learning physics approach to university and school classrooms through physics teacher education. He is a core trainer in STEM Education for IPST (The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology, Thailand). He has been a local trainer of The Little’s Scientist House Thailand Project since 2011.
Assoc. Prof. Umporn Wutchana is an associate professor with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand. Her research interests are in science teacher professional development and physics education.