Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Volume 5, Issue 3, Foreword (Dec., 2004)
Agnes Shook Cheong CHANG
Promoting Thinking through Pedagogical Changes in Science Lessons
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In the last decade, we have witnessed financial crises, SARS, avian flu and terrorism. These events arrived silently without warnings and students need to be prepared for future and unpredictable mega-problems. They need to think critically and creatively to solve problems in order to survive. To do this they need broad-based knowledge and thinking skills and science is one discipline which naturally provides the content and opportunities to develop the essential skills.

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