First-hand Experience of Elementary School Teacher for Implementing STEM Education in the Summer Camp

Yi-Lin Su, Koun-Tem Sun, Syuan-Rong Syu
Department of Information and Learning Technology, National University of Tainan
33, Sec. 2, Shu-Lin St. Tainan 700, Taiwan
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curricula in cultivating gifted elementary school students’ high-order thinking skills in summer camps. This paper adopted the quasi-experimental research (one-group pretest-posttest design) and used paired-samples T test. 20 participants’ changes in their cognition of learning were collected through the experiment, and their learning motivations and status of completing assignments were observed. The results showed that STEM curriculum intervention can improve gifted students’ cognitive and problem-solving abilities.

STEM education, gifted students, higher-order thinking skills and quasi-experimental research





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Eurasian Conference on Educational Innovation 2018

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