Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2006

Full Length Research Paper

The curriculum development for science teachers’ training: The action lesson focusing on science process skills

Jesda Khayotha*
  • Jesda Khayotha*
  • Faculty of Education, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, Thailand.
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Somsong Sitti
  • Somsong Sitti
  • Faculty of Education, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, Thailand.
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Kanyarat Sonsupap
  • Kanyarat Sonsupap
  • Faculty of Education, Mahasarakham University, Mahasarakham, Thailand.
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  •  Received: 15 July 2015
  •  Accepted: 07 October 2015
  •  Published: 23 October 2015

Abstract

The objectives of this research were to develop innovation curriculum and study the effect of curriculum usage in science teachers’ training in establishing the supplementary subject curriculum for action lesson. It focuses on science process skills with 10 teachers for 4 days, and 236 Grade 9 students from 10 schools during the first semester of 2014 academic year. It was done in the Office of Kalasin Primary Educational Service Area 3.   The research findings include : 1) the propriety of training program was in “High” level, 2) the teachers had knowledge in establishing supplementary training program; training, was significantly higher than the pretest at .05 level. The teachers were competent in establishing the supplementary subject curriculum (93.04%), in learning management (90.20%), passing the criterion (80%), and 3) in the science process skill of students in all of 10 schools, the posttest scores were significantly higher than the pretest scores at .01 level.  In addition, the competency in experimentation of students from all of 10 schools, their mean scores passed the criterion.     

Key words:  Curriculum development, training program, supplementary  subject  curriculum, action lesson.