Asia is the largest continent in the world. Five out of the top ten high performing economies in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2018 are located in Asia. Why do Asian students perform so well in STEM-related subjects? This book answers this by examining the STEM education policies and initiatives in Asian economies, as well as the training programmes undertaken by STEM teachers in Asia.

The book is broken into four sections, each accompanied by a passage of commentary that summarizes the key takeaways of the chapters. Section one focuses on STEM policy environments and how various countries have developed policies that promote STEM as an integral part of national economic development. Section two focuses on STEM teacher education in the Philippines and Thailand, while section three focuses on STEM curriculum design, context, and challenges in four Asian economies. The fourth and final section focuses on presenting snapshots of STEM education research efforts in Malaysia, South Korea, and Singapore.

Written by Asian academics, this book will provide valuable insights to policy makers, educators, and researchers interested in the topic of STEM education, especially in the Asian context.

Chapters 7 and 11 of this book are freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com

chapter |2 pages


ByTang Wee Teo, Aik-Ling Tan, Paul Teng

part Section 1|60 pages

STEM policies

chapter 1|21 pages

STEM education policies in Hong Kong

ByYu Chen, Tian Luo, Winnie Wing Mui So

chapter 2|16 pages

STEM education in Malaysia

Policies to implementation
ByLilia Halim, Lay Ah Nam, Edy Hafizan Mohd Shahali

chapter 3|14 pages

A journey towards STEM education in Bhutan

An educational review
ByKinley, Reeta Rai, Sherab Chophel

part Section 2|44 pages

STEM teacher education

chapter 4|19 pages

STEM teacher education in the Philippines

ByGladys C. Nivera, Auxencia A. Limjap, Edwehna Elinore S. Paderna, Crist John M. Pastor

chapter 5|19 pages

STEM teacher education in Thailand

ByChatree Faikhamta, Kornkanok Lertdechapat

part Section 3|74 pages

STEM curriculum

chapter 6|13 pages

The contextual and personal aspects of the development of a school-based STEM curriculum

A case in Hong Kong
ByIda Ah Chee Mok, Zhipeng Ren

chapter 7|17 pages

Advancing integrated STEM education in the Philippines through STEM curriculum implementation

ByEdwehna Elinore S. Paderna, Sheryl Lyn C. Monterola
Size: 0.60 MB

chapter 8|20 pages

Students' views, attitudes, identity, self-concept, and career decisions

Results from an evaluation study of a STEM program in Singapore
BySi Qi Toh, Tang Wee Teo, Yann Shiou Ong

chapter 9|17 pages

Effect of 5E learning cycle to enhance grade twelve students' conceptual understanding of gene expression

An integrated STEM education approach
BySherab Tenzin, Kinley, Tempa Wangchuk

part Section 4|66 pages

STEM education research in Asia

chapter 10|22 pages

STEM education research in Malaysia

ByRohaida Mohd Saat, Hidayah Mohd Fadzil

chapter 11|17 pages

STEM/STEAM education research in South Korea

ByOksu Hong
Size: 2.54 MB

chapter 12|19 pages

Understanding STEM integration in Singapore using complex, persistent, and extended problems

ByAik-Ling Tan, Roxanne Lau Shu Xin