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    Investigation of scientific creativity levels of elementary school students who enrolled in a STEM program


    Ece Genek, Selvet and Doganca Kucuk, Zerrin (2020) Investigation of scientific creativity levels of elementary school students who enrolled in a STEM program. Elementary Education Online, 19 (3). pp. 1715-1728. ISSN 1305-3515

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    Abstract

    This studyaimsto evaluate the scientific creativity levels of second, third and fourth grade students whoenrolledina STEM course for an entireacademic year.The sample consisted of 85 elementary school students in two private schools in Antalya, Turkey. "Scientific Creativity Test" and "Student Demographic Questionnaire" were the instruments used in the study. Findings revealed that the scientific creativity level of the students showed a statistically significant difference with respect to their grade level. No significant differences were observed based for other variables (gender, number of siblings, parental occupation, favorite subject, the most successful subject, future occupation). In this paper, selected student responses will be presented together with a comparison of the existing curricula and the implemented STEM curriculum as well as a discussion of the findings. The study has indicated that the implemented STEM programpositively affectedscientific creativity of the students.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: STEM education; scientific creativity; elementary education;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 12922
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.17051/ilkonline.2020.734849
    Depositing User: Zerrin Doganca Kucuk
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2020 10:33
    Journal or Publication Title: Elementary Education Online
    Publisher: Elementary Education Online
    Refereed: No
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