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ERIC Number: EJ995155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov-10
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Research on Curriculum Plan and Learning Achievement for Aromatherapy with the Concept of the Chinese Five Elements
Hsu, Pei-Ching
Educational Research and Reviews, v7 n27 p606-612 Nov 2012
In Taiwan, people are getting more aware of beauty treatments and the concept of health care. This study hopes to bring all relevant concepts such as Aromatherapy, essential scented oils, medical foods, human meridians, Chinese five elements therapy, and beauty business management into the curriculum design, and seriously considered many factors when designing the curriculum. After that, a teaching experiment was conducted to evaluate if the courses were well planned. The experiment method incorporated a one-group pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design. The sample group consisted of a training class for beauty and body shaping in Pingtung County. After the class was over, a curriculum satisfaction survey was also conducted. All data were analyzed by SPSS with descriptive statistics and t-test for dependent samples. The results are as follows: 1) After the experiment, the curriculum proved to be effective in teaching. 2) Students majoring in Nursing or Cosmetology did not show any statistical difference in learning achievement. 3) After the class was over, students' grades improved and they displayed more knowledge about Aromatherapy. 4) Most students gave positive feedback regarding the learning activities of the Aromatherapy class. 5) Participants thought that this course was helpful in promoting self-interest in Aromatherapy class in the future. Finally, the researcher provided some suggestions for further study and future reference according to the research results. (Contains 10 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan