A Study on the Influence of Technology Hands-on Curriculum on the Technology Attitude and Programming Attitude in Senior High School

Abstract

The study was aimed to explore the influence of technology hands-on curriculum on the technology attitude and programming attitude. The study sample consisted of forty two 16-year-old students from one K10 class in Taiwan. A 12-week (24h in total) pre- and post-test quasi-experimental study was designed. In the class we used the Arduino microcontroller, let students learn how to control the Arduino and design their final homework. All the course materials were placed in the school eclass network teaching platform(http://eclass.tcgs.tc.edu.tw). Students could log on to the network teaching platform at any time to view the materials and discuss with their partners. During the experimental period, we randomly selected students did the semi-structured interview to record their learning experience. The main statistic procedures employed for analyzing experimental data and testing the research hypotheses were Paired T-Test. The result of this study:(1)The technology hands-on curriculum has a positive effect on students’ technology attitude and programming attitude. (2)In the technology hands-on curriculum, students’ technology attitude has a positive effect on students’ programming attitude.(3) Data of semi-structured interview by qualitative analysis indicate that Hands-on Curriculum can generate students’ motivation and interest to learn technology.



Author Information
Yu-Te Wang, Taichung Municipal Taichung Girls' Senior High School, Taiwan
Yuan-Tai Chen, Taichung Municipal Taichung Girls' Senior High School, Taiwan
Pei-Chuan Lu, Taichung Municipal Taichung Girls' Senior High School, Taiwan

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Conference: ACEID2018
Stream: Educational change through technologies

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