The instructional design of integrative STEM curriculum: A pilot study in a robotics summer camp

Yu Kai Chen, Chi-Cheng Chang, Kuo Hung Tseng

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5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to present an instructional design framework based on project-based learning and is further to apply the framework to a 4-days robotics summer camp curriculum where teams of students carry out a mini-project that requires the design and construct of a robot. Data was collected by means of semi-structured interviews with the teacher, the students, by observations in the classroom, and by analyzing students' open-ended questionnaires. A 4-stages framework with corresponding instructional mechanisms is reported in this study. We further propose threefold revisions for the present instructional design framework. In sum, applying PBL with specific instructional mechanisms is suitable to design an integrative STEM curriculum. The present study proposes suggestions on task-oriented context for knowledge integration, evaluations of students' understanding, and constructions of communication platform in the classroom.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2015 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages871-875
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479987078
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 4
EventInternational Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: 2015 Sep 202015 Sep 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2015 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015
CountryItaly
CityFirenze
Period15/9/2015/9/24

Keywords

  • instructional design
  • integrative STEM curriculum
  • project-based learning
  • robotics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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