Attitudes towards science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a project-based learning (PjBL) environment

Kuo Hung Tseng*, Chi Cheng Chang, Shi Jer Lou, Wen Ping Chen

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研究成果: 雜誌貢獻期刊論文同行評審

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摘要

Many scholars claimed the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is beneficial to the national economy and teachers and institutes have been working to develop integrated education programs. This study examined a project-based learning (PjBL) activity that integrated STEM using survey and interview methods. The participants were 30 freshmen with engineering related backgrounds from five institutes of technology in Taiwan. Questionnaires and semi-structured interviews were used to examine student attitudes towards STEM before and after the PjBL activity. The results of the survey showed that students' attitudes to the subject of engineering changed significantly. Most of the students recognized the importance of STEM in the science and engineering disciplines; they mentioned in interview that the possession of professional science knowledge is useful to their future career and that technology may improve our lives and society, making the world a more convenient and efficient place. In conclusion, combining PjBL with STEM can increase effectiveness, generate meaningful learning and influence student attitudes in future career pursuit. Students are positive towards combining PjBL with STEM.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)87-102
頁數16
期刊International Journal of Technology and Design Education
23
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2013 二月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 教育
  • 工程 (全部)

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