Departmental Bulletin Paper Papua New Guinea Sample TIMSS Science Test Report Analysis of Grade 6, 7 & 8 students' performance of a sample Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) Science test for Papua New Guinea (PNG)

DADAVANA, Colette Modagai  ,  石坂, 広樹  ,  小澤, 大成

9pp.45 - 58 , 2016/02/01 , 鳴門教育大学教員教育国際協力センター , International Cooperation Center for the Teacher Education and Training, Naruto University of Education
The purpose of this report is to highlight Papua New Guinea Primary School students' performance for Science Education. This report is based on a sample TIMSS Science test conducted with a sample population. The items of the sample paper were taken from Grade four Science test for different TIMSS assessment years. Science is globally seen as the fundamental element to the survival, sustenance and advancement of human life. These vital aspects can only be realised if Science Education has a strong foundation in the school curriculum and is effectively delivered and monitored. PNG Science curriculum begins at Primary Education level and progresses to higher levels with complex content and context. A Sample Science test was conducted with Grade six, seven, eight and first year of teacher trainees. The results of the sample test uncovered critical concerns for PNG educators, curriculum planners, teachers and universities to address sooner than later. The report concluded with practical recommendations for considerations for immediate actions to be taken based on the issues discovered from the findings of the sample TIMSS Science test analysis.

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