The Effects of Science Lessons Applying STEAM Education Program on the Creativity and Interest Levels of Elementary Students
STEAM 프로그램을 적용한 과학수업이 초등학생의 창의성과 과학교과 흥미도에 미치는 영향

Deok-Ho Kim, Dong Gook Ko, Myeong-Jae Han, Seung-Ho Hong
2014 Journal of The Korean Association For Science Education  
According to trends in scientific technical competition, many countries around the world are interested in and focused on the STEAM integrated education. By observing the fact that the goal of our country's science education is to cultivate creative workers who have scientific knowledge, the need for STEAM integrated education cannot be denied. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop the STEAM integrated program focused on themes that considered activities and interest in the grade
more » ... science subject in order to identify its influence on the creativity and interest levels of elementary students. The STEAM integrated education program in this study was developed so that it can be applied as a unit review or reinforcement activities in the closing activities per unit in grade 6. The focus was placed on heightening students' creativity and interest in science subject learning through a program focused on activities per theme. As a result of applying the developed STEAM integrated program in prior and post conditions on 3 elementary school's students in J Province, it was discovered that significant improvement was found in the creativity and scientific interest of elementary students in the experimental group, compared to the control group. Therefore, continuous and systematic development of the STEAM integrated education program is required, and moreover, it must be developed for all elementary grade levels and efforts should be put into actively applying the program in the field of education.
doi:10.14697/jkase.2014. fatcat:psxgybf565fu5jbqnls6w6bzoq