DrChuaKahHengDr. Chua Kah Heng is presently the Science Education Specialist at the Research and Development Division, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (SEAMEO RECSAM). He obtained his Ph.D and Master’s degree in the area of science education from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Education (Hons), majoring in Chemistry from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Prior to joining RECSAM, Dr. Chua was appointed as a secondary school teacher, teaching both chemistry and biology. He was actively involved in conducting research projects, lecturing and tutoring at the undergraduate level. Dr. Chua has published more than 10 reference books and workbooks in secondary science and chemistry, as well as numerous articles, book chapters on science and chemistry education. His research interests lies in chemistry and science pedagogy, laboratory activity, social scientific issue, attitude in learning science/chemistry, and relevance of chemistry education.

 

 

  

Qualifications

Qualification: Ph.D, M.Ed., B.Sc. Ed. (Honours), Universiti Sains Malaysia
Expertise: Chemistry Education, Science Education, Pedagogy, Mixed-method research


Publications

Book

Chua, K. H. & Gan, M. (2017). Super Score Chemistry SPM Form 5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: MBP Publications Sdn. Bhd.

Cheong, Q. L., Chua, K. H., Choo, C. L., Halim Jantan, Hazlina Jaiton, Teh, W. L., & Yeap, T. K. (2016). Kunci Emas Edisi Premier PT3 Science Form 3. Selangor, Malaysia: Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd.

Cheong, Q. L., Chua, K. H., Choo, C. L., Halim Jantan, Hazlina Jaiton, Teh, W. L., & Yeap, T. K. (2016). Kunci Emas Edisi Premier PT3 Science Form 2. Selangor, Malaysia: Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd.

Asiah Mat Ali, Chua, K. H., & Ang, K. S. (2016). SPM Chemistry Module Paper. Selangor, Malaysia: MBP Publications Sdn. Bhd.

Chua, K. H. & Gan, M. (2016). Super Score Chemistry Form 5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: MBP Publications Sdn. Bhd.

Chan, S. G., & Chua, K. H. (2016). Spotlight Chemistry Module Form 4. Selangor, Malaysia: Pan Asia Publications Sdn. Bhd.

Cheong, Q. L., Chua, K. H., Choo, C. L., Halim Jantan, Hazlina Jaiton, Teh, W. L., & Yeap, T. K. (2015). Kunci Emas KBSM Science Form 3(2nd Ed.). Selangor, Malaysia: Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd.

Cheong, Q. L., Chua, K. H., Choo, C. L., Halim Jantan, Hazlina Jaiton, Teh, W. L., & Yeap, T. K. (2015). Kunci Emas KBSM Science Form 2 (2nd Ed.). Selangor, Malaysia: Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd.

Chan, S. G., & Chua, K. H. (2015). Spotlight Chemistry Module Form 4. Selangor, Malaysia: Pan Asia Publications Sdn. Bhd.

Chua, K. H. & Gan, M. (2015). Super Score Chemistry Form 5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: MBP Publications Sdn. Bhd.

Asiah Mat Ali, Chua, K. H., & Ang, K. S. (2015). SPM Chemistry Module Paper. Selangor, Malaysia: MBP Publications Sdn. Bhd.

Cheong, Q. L., Chua, K. H., Choo, C. L., Halim Jantan, Hazlina Jaiton, Teh, W. L., & Yeap, T. K. (2014). Kunci Emas KBSM Science Form 3. Selangor, Malaysia: Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd.

Cheong, Q. L., Chua, K. H., Choo, C. L., Halim Jantan, Hazlina Jaiton, Teh, W. L., & Yeap, T. K. (2014). Kunci Emas KBSM Science Form 2. Selangor, Malaysia: Sasbadi Sdn. Bhd.

Asiah Mat Ali, Chua, K. H., & Ang, K. S. (2014). SPM Chemistry Simulation Module Paper. Selangor, Malaysia: MBP Publications Sdn. Bhd.

Chua, K. H. & Gan, M. (2013). Super Score Chemistry Form 5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Pearson Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Chua, K. H., & Ang, K. S. (2012). ePad SPM Chemistry Module Paper. Selangor, Malaysia: Pearson Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

Gan, M., & Chua, K. H. (2011). Super Score Chemistry Form 5. Selangor, Malaysia: Pearson Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

 

Article

Chua, K. H., & Karpudewan, M. (2017). The role of motivation and perceptions about science laboratory environment on lower secondary students’ attitude towards science. Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching18(2), Article 8. (Scopus Index)

Chua, K. H., & Karpudewan, M. (2015). The interaction effects of gender and grade level on secondary school students’ attitude towards learning chemistry. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education11(4), 889-898. doi: 10.12973/eurasia.2015.1446a (ISI Index)

 

Book Chapter

Chua, K. H. & Saleh, S. (2017). The relevance of chemistry education to Malaysian secondary school’s students. In Anatoli, R., Salmiza, S., & Simon, M. S. (Eds.), Pupils’ diversity and success in science education in Germany and Malaysia (pp. 36-40). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: BS Print Sdn. Bhd.

Chua, K. H., Karpudewan, M., & Chandrakesan, K. (2017). Climate change activities: A possible means to promote understanding and reduce misconceptions about acid rain, global warming, greenhouse effect and ozone layer depletion among secondary school students. In Mageswary, K., Ahmad Nurulazam, M. Z., & Chandrasegaran, A. L. (Eds.), Overcoming students’ misconceptions in science: Strategies and perspectives from Malaysia (pp. 323-344). Singapore: Springer.

Chua, K. H. & Karpudewan, M. (2017). Facilitating primary school students’ understanding of water cycle through guided inquiry-based learning. In Mageswary, K., Ahmad Nurulazam, M. Z., & Chandrasegaran, A. L. (Eds.), Overcoming students’ misconceptions in science: Strategies and perspectives from Malaysia (pp. 29-50). Singapore: Springer.

Chua, K. H., & Karpudewan, M. (2017). Influences of gender and school location on science learning environment in Malaysian lower secondary schools. In Nur Jahan, A. & Mohd Johan, Z. (Eds.), Revitalising science teaching and learning culture towards sustainable living (pp. 1-15). Penang, Malaysia: SEAMEO RECSAM.

Karpudewan, M., & Chua K. H. (2016). Cultural background and the science laboratory learning environment: The Malaysian lower secondary students’ perspective. In Ingo, E., Silvija, M., & Bernd, R. (Eds.), Science education research and practical work (pp. 93 – 104). Aachen, Germany: Shaker Verlag

Chua, K. H., & Karpudewan, M. (2014). Secondary school students’ awareness towards nanotechnology. In Devadason, R. P., Zurida, I., & Ng, K. T. (Eds.), Empowering the future generation through science education (pp. 310 – 320). Penang, Malaysia: SEAMEO RECSAM.

 

Proceeding

Chua, K. H., & Saleh, S. (2016). Upper secondary chemistry students’ awareness towards nanotechnology: A view from gender and cultural affiliations. Proceeding for the Pupils’ Diversity and Integration in Education – German and Malaysian Perspectives, 6 – 8 September 2016, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

Chua, K. H., & Karpudewan, M. (2016). Nanoscience activities: A tool to improve the relevance of chemistry lessons to the upper secondary school students’ everyday living. Proceeding for the 2016 International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education (EASE 2016), 26 – 28 August 2016, Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan.

Chua, K. H., & Karpudewan, M. (2016). Employing nanoscience activities to enhance students’ attitude towards chemistry lessons among upper secondary school students: A Malaysian perspective. Proceeding for the 24th IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education (ICCE 2016), 15 – 20 August 2016, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Karpudewan, M., Chong, K. M., & Chua, K. H. (2016). Modeling science related attitude of Malaysia lower secondary students. Proceeding for the 47th Annual Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) Conference, 27 June – 1 July 2016, Canberra, Australia.

Karpudewan, M., & Chua, K. H. (2016). Cultural background and the science laboratory learning environment: Malaysian lower secondary students’ perspective. Proceeding for the 23rd Symposium on Chemical and Science Education, 26-28 May 2016, TU Dortmund University, Germany.

Chua, K. H., & Karpudewan, M. (2015). Influences of gender and school location on science learning environment in Malaysian lower secondary schools. Proceeding for the 6th International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, CoSMEd 2015, 16-19 Nov 2015, SEAMEO RECSAM, Penang, Malaysia.

Chua, K. H., & Karpudewan, M. (2015). The effects of “nanoscience activities” on secondary school students’ attitude towards chemistry lessons: A Malaysian experience. Proceeding for the 45th World Chemistry Congress, IUPAC 2015, 9 – 14 August 2015, Busan, Korea.

Chua, K. H., & Karpudewan, M. (2015). Can nanoscience activities increase students’ attitude towards chemistry lessons? Viewpoint from Malaysian secondary students. Proceeding for the Sixth Network for Inter-Asian Chemistry Educators Conference, 6th NICE 2015, 28 – 31 July 2015, Tokyo, Japan.

Chua, K. H. & Karpudewan, M. (2014). Nanotechnology: Another way to address Education for Sustainable Development. Proceeding for the 3rd International Conference on Leadership & Learning in the Asian Century, ELLTA 2014, 17-19 Nov 2014, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

Chua, K. H. & Karpudewan, M. (2013). Secondary school students’ awareness towards nanotechnology. Proceedings for the 5th International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, CoSMEd 2013, 11-14 Nov 2013, SEAMEO RECSAM, Penang, Malaysia.

 

Conference and Poster Presentation

Paper Presentation

Upper secondary chemistry students’ awareness towards nanotechnology: A view from gender and cultural affiliations. Paper presented in the Pupils’ Diversity and Integration in Education – German and Malaysian Perspectives, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. 6 – 8 September 2016.

Nanoscience activities: A tool to improve the relevance of chemistry lessons to the upper secondary school students’ everyday living. Paper presented in the 2016 International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education (EASE 2016), Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan. 26 – 28 August 2016.

Employing nanoscience activities to enhance students’ attitude towards chemistry lessons among upper secondary school students: A Malaysian perspective. Paper presented in the 24th IUPAC International Conference on Chemistry Education (ICCE 2016), Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. 15 – 20 August 2016.

Modeling science related attitude of Malaysia lower secondary students. Paper presented in the 47th Annual Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) Conference, Canberra, Australia, 27 June – 1 July 2016.

Cultural background and the science laboratory learning environment: Malaysian lower secondary students’ perspective. Paper presented in the 23rd Symposium on Chemical and Science Education, TU Dortmund University, Germany. 26-28 May 2016.

Positive attitude, motivation and science laboratory environment are essential in promoting higher order thinking skills among lower secondary students to cater to the needs of the 21st century. Paper presented in the International Conference on Education and Higher Order Thinking Skills 2016 in conjunction with the 2nd International Seminar of Science and Mathematics Education (ICE-HOTS 2016 in conjunction with 2nd ISSME 2016), UTM, Johor, Malaysia. 11-13 April, 2016

Influences of gender and school location on science learning environment in Malaysian lower secondary schools. Paper presented in the 6th International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, CoSMEd 2015, SEAMEO RECSAM, Penang, Malaysia. 16-19 Nov 2015.

Can nanoscience activities increase students’ attitude towards chemistry lessons? Viewpoint from Malaysian secondary students. Paper presented at the The Sixth Network for Inter-Asian Chemistry Educators Conference, 6th NICE 2015, Tokyo, Japan. 28 – 31 July 2015.

The relevance of chemistry education to Malaysian secondary school’s students. Paper presented in the Pupils' Diversity and Success in Science Education in Germany and Muslim Countries, University of Leipzig, Faculty of Education, Leipzig, Germany. 3 – 5 June 2015.

Nanotechnology: Another way to address Education for Sustainable Development. Paper presented in the 3rd International Conference on Leadership & Learning in the Asian Century, ELLTA 2014, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. 17-19 Nov 2014.

Secondary school students’ awareness towards nanotechnology. Paper presented in the 5th International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, CoSMEd 2013, SEAMEO RECSAM, Penang, Malaysia. 11-14 Nov 2013.

 

Poster Presentation

The effects of “nanoscience activities” on secondary school students’ attitude towards chemistry lessons: A Malaysian experience. Poster presented at the 45th World Chemistry Congress, IUPAC 2015, 9 – 14 August 2015, Busan, Korea.

 

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