Effects of exemplars and hands-on experiences on technological creativity of junior high school students

Yu Shan Chang, Ta Wei Lee, Kuang Chao Yu, Ya Ling Lin

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to discuss effects of exemplars and hands-on experiences on technological creativity of junior high school students. A quasi-experimental and two-factor research design was adapted to teaching experiment in Living-Technology curriculum. There were 231 junior high school students in Taipei county participating in this study. A product creativity scale, which included items of holistic view, subject matter, color design, styling design, material diversity, function design, and structure combination, was used to collecte data. Results of this study indicated that significant creativity effects on styling design and function design caused by factors of hands-on experiences. Moreover, high creative and medium creative exemplars showed positive effects on holistic view, subject matter, color design, styling design, and function design. Nevertheless, there were interactive effects between hands-on experiences and creative exemplars on material diversity and structure combination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-27
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Research in Education Sciences
Volume54
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Exemplar
  • Hands-on experience
  • Living-technology curriculum
  • Technological creativity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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