Investigating vocational high school students' cognitive load of infusing nanotechnology into electronics subjects

Chien Yun Dai*, Syuan Zih Lin, Chih Hsiang Yeh

*Corresponding author for this work

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The purposes of this study were to develop a novel material which was infused nanotechnology into electronics subjects to vocational high school students'with no background in nanotechnology. And then to investigate the cognitive load of them, after they learnedthenovel curriculum pattern. The researchers began todevelop a novel electricsmaterial which is consisted of four chapters includedseven sectionsby experts of electronics, nanotechnology and vocational education. Theexperimentswere conducted by using PPT pedagogy to teach the nanotechnology infused into electronicscourse between twodepartments ofvocational high schools. After four months and four times in one month experimental teaching, cognitive load scale questionnaireand K of KAP scale questionnairewere examined.Finally, the applications of this materialare illustrated that the performances of K scores weresignificant differencebetween electronic engineering department and information engineering department.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials and Computer Science
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783037850978
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


  • Cognitive load scale
  • KAP scale
  • Nanotechnology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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