Exploring the spatial concepts and abilities of indigenous Atayal elementary school students in Taiwan

Jen Yi Chao, Chuan His Liu, Lo Yi Yao

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Abstract

This study presents a portion of the results for the four-year Taiwan National Science Council Project, Development and Assessment of Science Courses Integrating Indigenous Culture and Collaborative Problem Solving(CPS). The research team has already conducted three years of teaching experiments at Atayal Rainbow Elementary School in Nan'ao Atayal tribes. Results demonstrate trained Atayal students displayed significantly better spatial concepts and abilities than untrained Atayal tribal students after taking the courses in this project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Materials for Science and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation, Science and Engineering, IEEE-ICAMSE 2016
EditorsTeen-Hang Meen, Stephen D. Prior, Artde Donald Kin-Tak Lam
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages65-67
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509038695
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 2
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Materials for Science and Engineering, IEEE-ICAMSE 2016 - Tainan, Taiwan
Duration: 2016 Nov 122016 Nov 13

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Materials for Science and Engineering: Innovation, Science and Engineering, IEEE-ICAMSE 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Materials for Science and Engineering, IEEE-ICAMSE 2016
CountryTaiwan
CityTainan
Period16/11/1216/11/13

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Keywords

  • collaborative problem solving
  • indigenous elementary children
  • spatial abilities
  • spatial visualisation test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Media Technology
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Chao, J. Y., Liu, C. H., & Yao, L. Y. (2017). Exploring the spatial concepts and abilities of indigenous Atayal elementary school students in Taiwan. In T-H. Meen, S. D. Prior, & A. D. K-T. Lam (Eds.), Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Materials for Science and Engineering: Innovation, Science and Engineering, IEEE-ICAMSE 2016 (pp. 65-67). [7840233] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Materials for Science and Engineering: Innovation, Science and Engineering, IEEE-ICAMSE 2016). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICAMSE.2016.7840233