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ERIC Number: EJ819457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Exploration of Secondary Students' Creativity by Integrating Web-Based Technology into an Innovative Science Curriculum
Jang, Syh-Jong
Computers & Education, v52 n1 p247-255 Jan 2009
The purpose of the study was to investigate how web-based technology could be utilized and integrated with real-life scientific materials to stimulate the creativity of secondary school students. One certified science teacher and 31 seventh graders participated in this study. Several real-life experience science sessions integrated with online teaching were used for one semester. The study used an interpretive methodology, which was qualitative analysis rather than quantitative analysis. The main data included students' online data, interviews, videotape recordings and the teacher's journals. The results also showed that this study provided information to enhance students' expression of sensitivity, fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration of scientific creativities. Students' creativity was motivated by the online interactivities and the teacher's inquiry. The difficulties and limitations of the teaching and learning environment included strong attraction toward the Internet, poor ability of students in word processing and discussion online, students' utilitarianism due to the pressure of entrance examination, and large amount of time spent on explorative activities. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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