Comprehension of biological evolution by high school biology teachers in Singapore
Lee, Yew Jin.
Date of Issue1998
National Institute of Education
According to research studies, the topic of biological evolution proved to be extremely difficult to teach and to learn in schools. One possible reason for this situation was the lack of subject matter knowledge competence in this topic by biology teachers. Indeed, competence in subject matter knowledge (SMK) has been shown to be a central feature of the teaching profession. This study had hoped to determine the level of comprehension of biological evolution by Singapore high school biology teachers in which there is a dearth of information at the local level. Results of this study has important implications for teaching and learning evolution, teacher education and re-education.
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