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Conceptions of Knowledge Creation, Knowledge and Knowing

A Phenomenography of Singapore Chinese Language Teachers

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Yuh Huann Tan, Seng Chee Tan
    Pages 1-11
  3. Yuh Huann Tan, Seng Chee Tan
    Pages 13-33
  4. Yuh Huann Tan, Seng Chee Tan
    Pages 35-45
  5. Yuh Huann Tan, Seng Chee Tan
    Pages 69-90
  6. Yuh Huann Tan, Seng Chee Tan
    Pages 183-187
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 189-191

About this book

Introduction

This book responds to calls for further advancing knowledge creation in schools. It examines sixteen Chinese Language teachers from Singapore, since language teachers are primarily responsible for the basic literacy that is the foundation of students’ lifelong learning. Positing that people’s cultural beliefs and the language(s) they use are inseparable, the book argues that Chinese language teachers possess a unique understanding of the various phenomena that reflect the influences of Chinese culture by virtue of the language they speak and teach. For the purposes of the investigation, it employs phenomenography — a methodology aimed at finding and systematising how people interpret the world around them — to determine and describe Chinese language teachers’ conceptions of these phenomena.

Keywords

Knowledge Creation in Education Teacher Conceptions Phenomenography Chinese Language Teachers Personal Epistemology Epistemological Beliefs Teacher Beliefs

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Yusof Ishak Secondary SchoolMinistry of EducationSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

About the authors

Dr Tan Yuh Huann is the Head of a Department overseeing curriculum innovation and pedagogical excellence at the Yusof Ishak Secondary School under the Singapore Ministry of Education. His research interests span the fields of computer-supported collaborative learning, second language acquisition, personal epistemology, knowledge creation in education, and teachers’ professional development.

Dr Tan Seng Chee is an Associate Professor with the Learning Sciences and Assessment group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. His research interests include integration of technologies into education, computer-supported collaborative learning, and knowledge building.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Conceptions of Knowledge Creation, Knowledge and Knowing
  • Book Subtitle A Phenomenography of Singapore Chinese Language Teachers
  • Authors Yuh Huann Tan
    Seng Chee Tan
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-3564-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-3563-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-3566-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-3564-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 191
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Language Teaching
    Teaching and Teacher Education
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