Science, Culture, and Islam: Exploring the Perspectives of Maranao Preservice Science Teachers on the Nature of Science and Science Education (76020)

Session Information: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
Session Chair: Zuokun Li

Friday, 24 November 2023 13:15
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 703
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The education system in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), located in the southern part of the Philippines, is distinct compared to the rest of the country, as it comprises both Islamic and secular education. The religious views of Muslim Maranao preservice science teachers, especially their beliefs on science and potential conflicts with scientific principles, can introduce a perceived contradiction that may affect their teaching and subsequently influence student learning outcomes. By surveying Maranao preservice science teachers, this study seeks to understand their perceptions of the intersections of Science, Culture, and Islam as well as their implications to science education. Using a quantitative research design, a survey was conducted among 92 Maranao preservice science teachers. The study also investigated the perspectives of these preservice teachers regarding the feasibility of an integrated Science-Islam curriculum in the BARMM region. Results revealed that the Maranao preservice science teachers held a positive perception of science, recognized the connections between science and culture, expressed favorable opinions regarding the integration of culture in science education, and demonstrated a positive perception of teaching and learning science. Furthermore, the majority of respondents expressed optimism regarding the potential for an integrated Science-Islam curriculum, underscoring the compatibility of Islamic concepts and scientific principles. To gain a more comprehensive understanding of the possibility of developing and implementing an integrated Science-Islam curriculum in the Philippines, future research should incorporate a larger population, encompassing in-service science teachers and Madrasah educators to collect a broader range of data.

Norzeda Angagao, De La Salle University, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Norzeda Angagao is a University Doctoral Student at De La Salle University- Manila in Philippines

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00