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Proposing a Model for Developing Facilities to Support STEM-Oriented Natural Science Experiences in Junior High Schools in Vietnam

In Vietnam, in the context of a fundamental and comprehensive renovation of education in the spirit of transforming from content-based education to education that develops the quality and capacity of learners; STEM education and experiential activities are encouraged to be implemented in schools from preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels. Besides, Natural Science is an integrated subject between Physics, Chemistry, and Biology; is a convenient subject for organizing and implementing STEM education-oriented experiential activities. The STEM education-oriented natural science experience is a new educational model, and schools still face many physical difficulties when implementing practical activities, experiments, and scientific research, modeling Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. From that, it can be seen that the facilities are one of the factors contributing to the success of the operation. Therefore, it is necessary to propose a management model for the purpose of developing facilities in schools in order to create favorable conditions for teachers to implement STEM education-oriented natural science experiences. On the basis of theory, the research paper proposes a model of infrastructure development that contributes to supporting STEM experiences in natural sciences at the lower secondary level. The research results suggest the content and implementation method of surveying, planning, organizing, directing, and checking the implementation results. The research gives meaning to education managers to apply theory to practice to develop facilities in schools, contributing to improving the quality of education in the locality and national education.

Model, Facilities, Experiential Activities, STEM, Natural Science, Vietnam

Tran Van Dat, Phan Ngoc Thach, Pham Nguyen Cam Tu. (2023). Proposing a Model for Developing Facilities to Support STEM-Oriented Natural Science Experiences in Junior High Schools in Vietnam. International Journal of Secondary Education, 11(3), 55-62.

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