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ERIC Number: EJ1124222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
An Investigation of Basic Design Capacity Performance in Different Background Students
Cheng, Chu-Yu; Ou, Yang-Kun
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v13 n5 p1177-1187 May 2017
The technological and vocational higher education system in Taiwan is offering an undergraduate degree for design-based vocational high school students and general high school students whose qualitative and quantitative abilities are evaluated through a student selection examination. This study focused on the conceptual understandings of 64 freshmen with different backgrounds in design who have taken a full 18-week basic design course. Through this curriculum arrangement, the research team aimed to understand the distinctive learning achievements and basic design capacity of people in those two diverse background groups. The results revealed that general high school students received higher evaluations on overall performance capabilities than vocational high school students did in the experiment, contradicting the common notion that students who graduate from vocational school have stronger design skills than students of other backgrounds do. We conclude that the technical and vocational education system might not effectively execute the design practical training curriculum. Another reason may be the credentialism present in Taiwanese society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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