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Effect of the Integrated STEM Project Learning Themed 'Lighting of Quantum Dot Solution' on Science High-School Small-Group Students' Problem Solving and Scientific Attitude
New Phys.: Sae Mulli 2018; 68: 1356~1363
Published online December 31, 2018;
© 2018 New Physics: Sae Mulli.

Seung-Woo YI1, Youngmin KIM*2

1 Department of Mechatronics Integrated Engineering, Dongseo University, Busan 47011, Korea
2 Department of Physics Education, Pusan National University, Busan 46241, Korea
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Received August 18, 2018; Revised October 12, 2018; Accepted October 22, 2018.
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The purpose of this study was to investigate science high-school students' creativity and scientific attitude when an integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) project themed 'lighting of quantum dot solution' was applied to them. The subjects were a one team composed of 3 students in the 11th grade desiring to participate in the Korea Science Exhibition. They began with a scientific inquiry related to the physical properties of the QD solution and then gradually showed the process of expansion of their ideas into the integration of engineering, technology, and mathematics. Also, during the process, they showed problem solving ability and scientific attitudes, such as cooperation, endurance, and satisfaction of accomplishment.
PACS numbers: 01.40.Ha
Keywords: Integrated STEM, Science high-school, Scientific attitude, Scientific problem solving, QD solution

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