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Primary Teachers' Perception Analysis on Development and Application of STEAM Education Program (융합 인재 교육(STEAM) 연수를 통해 교수.학습 자료 개발 및 현장적용을 경험한 초등교사들의 인식 조사)

  • Lee, Ji Won;Park, Hye Jeong;Kim, Jung Bog
    • Journal of Korean Elementary Science Education
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    • v.32 no.1
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    • pp.47-59
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    • 2013
  • The purpose of this study is to investigate the perception about STEAM education of primary teachers who have developed and applied STEAM education to their students through teacher training program. For this study, 101 among 172 attendance are responded to questionnaire of three categories consisting of development and application teaching material for STEAM instruction, and spreading STEAM education. The major findings are as follows: First, when primary teachers develop materials for STEAM education, they consider applicabilities in real classes. Second, they feel the burden of time when they develop STEAM material. Third, they think that their own program has significant educational effectiveness and that students enjoyed the program. Especially, they think that STEAM education program can raise students' interest about learning. Fourth, primary teachers point out the constraints for application of STEAM education program, which are lack of expertise and difficulty acquiring class time. Fifth, primary teachers evaluate the effect of STEAM education program on primary education is positive, and they answer that we need many teaching materials for STEAM education, operating as a regular curriculum, and securing budget. In order to spread STEAM education in field of primary education successfully, administrators have to consider and reflect the voice of teachers.

A Meta-Analysis on the Effects of STEAM Education as an Education Policy of Korean Governments (융합인재교육의 정책적 목표를 중심으로 한 STEAM 교육의 효과성에 관한 메타분석)

  • Kang, Jiyeon;Jin, Sukun
    • Journal of the Korea Convergence Society
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    • v.10 no.12
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    • pp.205-213
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    • 2019
  • Since 2011, when the Korean government initiated STEAM education in schools, many STEAM programs have been developed and many researches on STEAM education have been published in Korea. This meta-analysis examined the effectiveness of STEAM education by calculating effect sizes using statistics from 177 studies that reported their efforts in examining the effectiveness of STEAM programs. The findings of this study are the followings: 1)the total mean effect size of STEAM education is above medium level(effect size=.69). 2)Mean effect sizes of all four effect factors are above medium level, .58-.74. Mean effect sizes are .65 for STEAM interests, .74 for STEAM capacity, .63 for STEAM academic achievement, and .58 for STEAM careers. 3)The mean effect size of STEAM education in middle schools is significantly higher than in other school levels. This result suggests that STEAM education is more effective in middle schools.

Analysis of Research Trends in STEAM Education for the Gifted (영재교육에서의 융합인재교육(STEAM) 연구 동향 분석)

  • An, Hae-Ran;Yoo, Mi-Hyun
    • Journal of Gifted/Talented Education
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    • v.25 no.3
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    • pp.401-420
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    • 2015
  • The purpose of this study was to perform a comparative analysis of the research trends in STEAM education in gifted education and suggest educational implications to improve the current STEAM education for the gifted. The results were as follows. First, STEAM education has been increasing in the past couple of years and gifted and talented education took up relatively high proportion of it. This demonstrates that gifted education closely related to creative and versatile individuals plays a leading role in STEAM education. Second, researches on STEAM education and STEAM education for the gifted targeted elementary school students the most. Third, researches on the development of STEAM program for the gifted have been mainly addressing science-oriented convergence programs. Among them, programs including all the five combined factors(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) were the most common. In terms of learning types, a criterion-referenced teaching-learning model has been developing and there were diverse learning types which applied teaching-learning models tailored to characteristics of a gifted child. The researches related to STEAM programs'application effects on creativity were most dominant.

The Analysis on Degree of Concerns for STEAM Education of Elementary School Teachers (융합인재교육에 대한 초등교원의 관심도 분석)

  • Cho, Soo-Hyun;Park, Chang-Un
    • Journal of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Education
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    • v.25 no.3
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    • pp.743-755
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    • 2013
  • This study has investigated concerns of elementary school teachers on STEAM education that is main stream of science-technology education in Korea nowadays. Emphasis on STEAM education of Ministry of education that is new policy about science-technology-refinement education for future led to teachers implement STEAM education on the field of education since 2011. The purpose of this study is to check current degree of concerns of elementary school teachers for STEAM education and explore effective ways to improve concerns of teachers about it. From this study we checked and diagnosed conditions of teachers' concerns on the current STEAM education in Korea. Through this work we found degree of teachers' concerns on the current STEAM education is very low and they are undergoing trial and error recently because of deficiency of understanding on STEAM education and insufficient time to design it and so on.

The Recognition and Needs of Elementary School Teachers about STEAM Education (STEAM 교육에 대한 초등교사의 인식과 요구)

  • Geum, Young-Choong;Bae, Seon-A
    • 대한공업교육학회지
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    • v.37 no.2
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    • pp.57-75
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    • 2012
  • The purpose of this study was to survey and analyze the recognition and needs of elementary school teachers about STEAM education. Mail and E-mail surveys were conducted for 533 elementary school teachers for the purpose of the study. The following were found results of the study were as follow: First, although elementary school teachers understood positively the necessity of STEAM education, showed average levels of recognition on STEAM education. Second, the rate of the elementary school teachers who had experience in applying STEAM education was low. Third, elementary school teachers required to education closely related to real life, and interesting education according to the direction for STEAM education. Fourth, elementary school teachers asked for the integration centering activities related real life, followed by the integration focusing on thema related to real life, the integrating centering student's needs and interests, and the integration focusing on issues according to the appropriate integration methods for STEAM education. Fifth, elementary school teachers required creative design/problem solving ability, academic performance ability, and interpersonal relationship skills with regard to the ability to develop through STEAM education. Lastly, elementary school teachers demanded the development and distribution of STEAM education, teacher's recognition and attitudes towards STEAM education, teacher's training for STEAM education, the distribution of reference materials and etc in order to stimulate STEAM education.

A Study of the Elementary School Teachers' Perception in STEAM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) Education (초등학교 교사들의 융합인재교육(STEAM)에 대한 인식 연구)

  • Shin, Young-Joon;Han, Sun-Kwan
    • Journal of Korean Elementary Science Education
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    • v.30 no.4
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    • pp.514-523
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    • 2011
  • The purpose of this study was to investigation the elementary school teachers' perception in STEAM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) Education. For this study, 93 elementary school teachers who have taught mathematics/science in gifted class were selected and a fifteen items questionnaire designed to elicit teachers' perception of steam education was to administered to them. The major findings are as follows: First, the ratio of teachers who understood a steam education exactly is very low. But teachers have positive thoughts about the need of steam education. Second, teachers thought that steam education has a good effect on elementary education. Third, teachers thought that steam education will be an alternative teaching and learning method. Fourth, teachers have negative thoughts to participate in class work related on steam education. To improve negative attitudes on steam education, incentives for teachers seems to be required. In order to spread steam education among the elementary school teachers successfully, the expansion of school facilities, administrators and staff in mind, improving financial support, strengthening education through the development of content and teaching strategies were analyzed as a challenge.

Educational Implications for Science Education of STEAM-based Research and Education(STEAM R&E) Projects for Secondary School Students (STEAM 기반 학생 연구 활동 분석을 통한 과학 교육에 대한 시사점 고찰)

  • Kim, Nam-Hui;Shim, Kew-Cheol
    • Journal of The Korean Association For Science Education
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    • v.37 no.1
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    • pp.125-133
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    • 2017
  • The purpose of this study is to analyze the characteristics of STEAM-based research and education (STEAM R&E) projects for secondary school students. From 2012 to 2015, 400 STEAM based Research and Education (R&E) projects have been conducted, and they were selected for this study. The major findings are as follows: First, Science (S) and Mathematics (M) were identified at a high rate in STEAM-based Research and Education (R&E) projects, and Art (A) was identified with the lowest rate. Second, 'STEM' type was identified at the highest rate among STEAM-integrated types. And there were not any trends as the years go by, but STEAM-integrated types, where three or more STEAM elements were integrated, were identified at an increasing rate. It means that students use STEAM elements in various ways gradually. Accordingly, the results suggest: The information material that guide how to utilize STEAM factors diversely should be provided for project participants to improve their creativity and problem-solving abilities.

The Present Status for Understanding and Recognition of STEAM Education in Pre-service Teachers Majoring in Teaching Profession of Engineering System (공학계열 교직전공 예비교사의 STEAM교육 이해도 및 인식현황)

  • Hyun, Eunryung
    • Journal of Engineering Education Research
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    • v.20 no.2
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    • pp.3-8
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    • 2017
  • This study examined a difference in a change of understanding and recognition on STEAM Education before and after participating in STEAM Education of university students majoring in teaching profession of engineering system who took part in 'STEAM Education of being made together with undergraduates for 2016' as part of the project for a center of supporting STEAM pre-service teachers. As a result, the pre-service teachers majoring in teaching profession of engineering system could be confirmed to have been improved the understanding and sympathy level with STEAM education as a whole following the execution of the program. Comparing it with other majoring system, the pre-service teachers majoring in teaching profession of engineering system were shown to be a little low in pre-perception or satisfaction, but were indicated later to have high intention of participation in STEAM education. This suggests that the pre-service teachers majoring in teaching profession of engineering system recognize the importance of STEAM education in the engineering education, but are feeling pressure about interpersonal communication. Accordingly, it is time that there is a need to have a system of officially providing the implementation of STEAM education and an opportunity of experience in the education for pre-service teachers aiming at the engineering education for future generation.

Development and Application in STEAM Education Materials for Gifted Student (영재를 위한 융합교육(STEAM) 자료 개발 및 적용)

  • Tae, Jin-Mi
    • Journal of Gifted/Talented Education
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    • v.24 no.4
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    • pp.703-728
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    • 2014
  • This study academically examined about whether STEAM education is really needed, as part of the convergence-style gifted education for training a producer in creative knowledge, through the documentary and Delphi survey. Based on the results, it developed STEAM education materials available for being applied to the domestically gifted education field, and examined the field applicability of the developed program. As a result of surveying validity and class satisfaction, the STEAM education materials of having been developed through this study were indicated to be useful in the aspects of the appropriateness for teaching-material composition, the learning satisfaction, and the promotion in the convergence-based thinking ability. The currently domestic situation is in being short of fundamental discussion about necessity or direction of STEAM education for gifted student, compared to an effort for emphasizing and activating policy of convergence-based education focusing on STEAM. Hence, the outcome of this study, which was performed on the basis of basic research on STEAM education for the gifted student, has significance in the aspect as saying of expanding applicability of STEAM education as the gifted education program.

The Effects of Mentoring Experience in STEAM Classes on Pre-service Mathematics Teachers' Teaching Competency for STEAM Education (STEAM 수업에서의 멘토교사 경험이 예비수학교사들의 STEAM 교수 역량에 미치는 효과)

  • Han, Hyesook
    • Communications of Mathematical Education
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    • v.32 no.1
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    • pp.1-22
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    • 2018
  • The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of mentoring experience in STEAM classes on pre-service mathematics teachers' teaching competency for STEAM education. The study was conducted with 23 pre-service mathematics teachers who participated in the mentoring program affiliated with free learning semester system during one semester. To investigate the changes of pre-service mathematics teachers' teaching competencies for STEAM education and the effects of the mentoring program, pre, post questionnaires, lesson journals, and whole group discussion data were collected. According to the results, pre-service mathematics teachers' competencies for 'knowledge of STEAM education', 'subject matter knowledge', 'teaching and learning methods', and 'learning environments and circumstances' categories were improved significantly after the mentoring program. Especially, some results indicated that pre-service mathematics teachers' teaching experiences in real STEAM classrooms were very helpful for the development of understandings of STEAM education and construction of practical knowledge.