The Effects of Stem Integrated into Marine Science Issues on Junior High School Students’ Learning Motivation, Learning Interest, and Learning Achievement


STEM education is an integrated concept of mixing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. The purpose of this study was to explore the effects of STEM integrated into marine science issue on junior high school students’ learning motivation, learning interest, and learning achievement. The experimental research method was employed. Two classes of ninth graders were selected from a public Junior High School in Keelung. One class is control group (29 students), using traditional teaching method. One class is experiment group (21 students), using STEM integrated into teaching on earth science course. Both classes had 12 lessons about marine science issue for teaching experiment during one month. Research tools consisted of questionnaires about learning motivation and learning interest and used the test to understand students’ achievement, of which the data were analyzed by SPSS. Hope the study can prove that the STEM education with features such as collaborative learning, learning by doing, and connecting life experience can increase students’ learning motivation, learning interest, and learning achievement of marine science.

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Hao-Ti Cheng, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
Cheng-Chieh Chang, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

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Conference: ACSET2016
Stream: Education and Technology: Teaching, Learning, Technology & Education Support

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