A comparative analysis of PISA scientific literacy framework in Finnish and Thai science curricula

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Sothayapetch , P , Lavonen , J & Juuti , K 2013 , ' A comparative analysis of PISA scientific literacy framework in Finnish and Thai science curricula ' , Science Education International , vol. 24 , no. 1 , pp. 78 - 97 . < http://www.icaseonline.net/sei/march2013/p4.pdf >

Title: A comparative analysis of PISA scientific literacy framework in Finnish and Thai science curricula
Author: Sothayapetch, Pavinee; Lavonen, Jari; Juuti, Kalle
Contributor organization: Teacher Education
Date: 2013
Language: eng
Number of pages: 20
Belongs to series: Science Education International
ISSN: 1450-104X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/232788
Abstract: A curriculum is a master plan that regulates teaching and learning. This paper compares Finnish and Thai primary school level science curricula to the PISA 2006 Scientific Literacy Framework. Curriculum comparison was made following the procedure of deductive content analysis. In the analysis, there were four main categories adopted from PISA framework: (1) knowledge of science (content knowledge), (2) knowledge about science, (3) competences, and (4) contexts. The analysis revealed that the Thai curriculum was more similar to the PISA framework than was the Finnish curriculum. The Thai curriculum emphasizes the scientific process and the Finnish curriculum the concepts and contexts in which these concepts meet, rather than the process.
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
national level curriculum
science curriculum
primary school
content analysis
Thai science education
Finnish science education
Peer reviewed: Yes
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


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