The impact of sensory simulations on young children’s science learning

Cai Ting Wen, Shao Mei Chen, Chen Chung Liu, Chia Jung Chang, Ming Hua Chang, Shih Hsun Fan Chiang, Fu Kwun Hwang, Hsin Yi Chang, Chih Wei Yang

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Abstract

Simulation was found to be an effective tool for learners to learn science. However, young children might have difficulty to integrate their understanding and the simulation because of inability to process virtual and abstract information. This study proposed a sensory simulation which helps young children learn science. The results show that the sensory simulation help the young children assimilation the concept and reflect in some questions while it did not enhance learning in other questions. More qualitative interview data should be collected to understand the cognitive process of using sensory simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings
EditorsMaiga Chang, Hyo-Jeong So, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Ju-Ling Shih, Fu-Yun Yu, Michelle P. Banawan, Ben Chang, Weiqin Chen, Andrei D. Coronel, Swapna Gottipati, H. Ulrich Hoppe, Morris S.Y. Jong, Calvin Liao, Jon Mason, Fan Ouyang, Patcharin Panjaburee, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Yanjie Song, Niwat Srisawasdi, Ahmed Tlili, Chengjiu Yin
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages73-78
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789869721448
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 19
Externally publishedYes
Event27th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2019 - Kenting, Taiwan
Duration: 2019 Dec 22019 Dec 6

Publication series

NameICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings
Volume2

Conference

Conference27th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2019
CountryTaiwan
CityKenting
Period19/12/219/12/6

Keywords

  • Conceptual understanding
  • Primary school students
  • Science education
  • Science simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Education

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    Wen, C. T., Chen, S. M., Liu, C. C., Chang, C. J., Chang, M. H., Chiang, S. H. F., Hwang, F. K., Chang, H. Y., & Yang, C. W. (2019). The impact of sensory simulations on young children’s science learning. In M. Chang, H-J. So, L-H. Wong, J-L. Shih, F-Y. Yu, M. P. Banawan, B. Chang, W. Chen, A. D. Coronel, S. Gottipati, H. U. Hoppe, M. S. Y. Jong, C. Liao, J. Mason, F. Ouyang, P. Panjaburee, M. M. T. Rodrigo, Y. Song, N. Srisawasdi, A. Tlili, ... C. Yin (Eds.), ICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings (pp. 73-78). (ICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings; Vol. 2). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.