The hands-on STEM curriculum design promoting science learning and career self-efficacy for gifted girls

Hsiao Ping Yu, Hong Yi Chen, Yu Lim Chen

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Abstract

This study explored the differences in scientific learning interest, scientific learning motivation, scientific learning difficulties, career self-efficacy and career development before and after the implementation of the scientific hands-on STEM curriculum for gifted girls. The 10-hour curriculum mainly consisted three sets of theoretical and hands-on activities related to electrical, mechanical and temperature experiments. It also explored the difference between students in two different types of schools. A total of 32 gifted girls in the 11th grade participated. It used the pre-post questionnaire to analyze the change. After the curriculum, the results show that although there was no significant difference in career self-efficacy and career development, these students have increased their science interest and learning motivation. There were significant differences in the difficulty of science understanding and reading and the practical activities were are not easy for the students. Teachers, nevertheless, needed to help students to practice. There was a significant difference in verbal persuasion which meant that they felt encouraged. Moreover, the co-educational students improved significantly than that of girls in the single-sex school, especially, in the science learning motivation. It also showed that the science-related curriculum and hand-on activities were more beneficial to the improvement of girls' interest and motivation in co-educational school.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICEMT 2019 - 2019 3rd International Conference on Education and Multimedia Technology
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages225-228
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450372107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul 22
Event3rd International Conference on Education and Multimedia Technology, ICEMT 2019 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2019 Jul 222019 Jul 25

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Education and Multimedia Technology, ICEMT 2019
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period19/7/2219/7/25

Keywords

  • Co-educational school
  • Gifted girls
  • Hands-on curriculum
  • STEM
  • Science learning
  • Single-sex girls school

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Yu, H. P., Chen, H. Y., & Chen, Y. L. (2019). The hands-on STEM curriculum design promoting science learning and career self-efficacy for gifted girls. In ICEMT 2019 - 2019 3rd International Conference on Education and Multimedia Technology (pp. 225-228). (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3345120.3345135