Western science and Islamic learners

Robottom, Ian and Norhaidah, Sharifah 2008, Western science and Islamic learners, Journal of research in international education, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 148-163, doi: 10.1177/1475240908091302.

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Title Western science and Islamic learners
Author(s) Robottom, Ian
Norhaidah, Sharifah
Journal name Journal of research in international education
Volume number 7
Issue number 2
Start page 148
End page 163
Total pages 16
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2008-08
ISSN 1475-2409
Keyword(s) constructivism
discipline and culture
Islamic beliefs
Summary This article reports on two research projects (one in Malaysia and one in Australia) that studied the experiences of Islamic background learners studying western science. Conceptually, this research program is conducted within a socially constructivist discourse and employs both quantitative and qualitative forms of data collection. The article illustrates ways in which learners' meaning-making in science education is shaped by faith and culture and has the potential to expand our grasp of the expressions, implications and limitations of the constructivist hypothesis in education. In this sense it has an `equality of opportunity' agenda by working to improve access to, and experience in, the science curriculum for Muslim students.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1475240908091302
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2008
Copyright notice ©2008, SAGE PUBLICATIONS
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017953

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