A Study of Creativity in CaC2 Steamship-derived STEM Project-based Learning
Shi-Jer Lou 1, Yung-Chieh Chou 2, Ru-Chu Shih 1, Chih-Chao Chung 3 *
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1 National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
2 Ping Tung Country Jiouru Junior High School
3 National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology
* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Background:
This study mainly aimed to explore the effect of project-based learning (PBL) integrated in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities, and analyze the creativity displayed by junior high school students in these activities.

Material and methods:
With a quasi-experimental design, 60 grade-9 students from a junior high school in the south of Taiwan were selected as the subjects to go through the six-week teaching experiment. The teaching design was centered on STEM activities and integrated with the strategy of project-based learning. The teaching contents included the teaching materials integrating CaC2 steamship-derived knowledge of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, physics and chemistry as well as related teaching activities.

Results:
The key teaching points of the five stages of STEM project-based learning, preparation, implementation, presentation, evaluation and correction, can improve students’ creativity.

Conclusions:
(1) The learning objectives of STEM project-based learning can strengthen students’ ability in STEM learning and STEM integrated application. (2) STEM project-based learning can further develop the affective domain of creativity, such as adventurousness, curiosity, imagination and challenge.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2017.01231a

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2017 - Volume 13 Issue 6, pp. 2387-2404

Publication date: 15 Jun 2017

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