I graduated from UBD in 2005 with a degree in Bachelor of Science Education, majoring in Physics and minor in Mathematics. Early in 2006, I became a tutor in Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education. In the same year, I went to University of Leeds, United Kingdom to further my study in masters of art in science education. My thesis for my masters degree was on students' and teachers' understanding of physics concepts particularly focused on topic Newton's third law. The result of my masters research has turned to a book chapter in a book "Successful science education practices" edited by Christine Redman who was my supervisor for my PhD study in University of Melbourne, Australia. In my PhD study, I was more interested to explore physics teachers' development in the dynamics of their personal and professional identity formation processes. This research was done in Melbourne Australia which I hope to be able to conduct in local context with our Bruneian physics and science teachers.
Science and physics teachers development and identity
- Cheong, I., Johari, M., Said, H., & Treagust, D. (2014). What do you know about alternative energy? Development and use of a diagnostic instrument for upper secondary school science. International Journal of Science Education.
- Said, H (2013) Teaching Newton's Third Law. In C. Redman (Ed.) Successful Science Education Practices: Exploring what, why and how they worked, (pp.167-182). Nova Science Publisher 2013
- Baimba, A., Brown, D., & Said, H. (2008). The mismatch between science teachers’ beliefs and classroom practice. Journal of Applied Research in Education.
Said, H. (2012) Teachers’ narratives: insight into the norms of practice. Conference at Contemporary approaches to research in mathematics, science, health and environmental education
Ministry of Education PISA Taskforce (MPTF) for National PISA Centre of Brunei