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Biology Education and Research in a Changing Planet

Selected Papers from the 25th Biennial Asian Association for Biology Education Conference

  • Esther Gnanamalar Sarojini Daniel
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Biology Education in a X, Y, Z World

  3. The Endangered Planet – How Can Biology Education Help?

  4. Research in Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155

About these proceedings


This book presents selected conference proceedings from the 25th Biennial Asian Association for Biology Education Conference. It clarifies the differences between the structure of biology education for educators and researchers. It solves open problems by creating a bridge between biological research and its application in education and the sustainable development of communities. The book’s first topic is Biology Education in an X, Y, Z World, which provides ideas for how biology can be taught in innovative ways. The second topic, The Endangered Planet – How can Biology Education Help? discusses how humans depend on other species for survival and how they have the power to cause or to prevent extinctions. The third and final topic, Research in Biology, encompasses the growing wealth of biological information resulting from scientific research, especially in universities. Educators can use these findings to enhance their teaching.


Applied Biology Assessment in Biology Biological Research Biology Education Science education in Malaysia Sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • Esther Gnanamalar Sarojini Daniel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Science Education Faculty of EducationUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

About the editors

Prof. Dr. Esther Gnanamalar Sarojini Daniel is attached to the Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya for the past twenty years. Previous to this she was a secondary school biology teacher for 16 years. Esther obtained her first degree - Bachelor of Science with Education from the University of Malaya and  started her career as a science teacher in 1979. She has taught in Sekolah Datuk Abdul Razak, Seremban, The Malay College Kuala Kangsar and Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman Ipoh, till 1994. She joined the  Faculty of Education, University of Malaya in 1995. She completed her Masters in Science Education and PhD in USM. She is 100% a product of Malaysian science Education and her passion is education - teaching and working with students. Esther is a professor of science education (biology) as well as environmental education. In addition, her expertise also lies in the area of Integrating Technology in Teaching. Further to this she has researched into the area of cognition, the teaching – learning process and the teaching – learning environment  among secondary students as well as among pre-service science education teacher trainees. The research includes e-learning as well as m-learning approaches. The most recent  research sees her  putting together an e-learning teaching-learning approach for science teachers and students to augment knowledge sharing, knowledge creation and knowledge construction.  In addition she is also at present involved in the implementation and evaluation of environmental education together with WWF Malaysia. She also serves on the academic advisory panels of several institutions. She is also the President of the Learning Sciences Society of Selangor and the Executive Director of the Asian Association of Biology Education. Esther has presented papers at national and international conferences and has publications in local and international journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biology Education and Research in a Changing Planet
  • Book Subtitle Selected Papers from the 25th Biennial Asian Association for Biology Education Conference
  • Editors Esther Gnanamalar Sarojini Daniel
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-287-523-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-1277-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-287-524-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 225
  • Number of Illustrations 29 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science Education
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