IJIET 2020 Vol.10(12): 889-896 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2020.10.12.1475

An Internet of Things (IoT) Maker Curriculum for Primary School Students: Develop and Evaluate

Chun-Yen Yeh, Yuh-Ming Cheng, and Shi-Jer Lou

Abstract—It is acknowledged that the Maker movement has raised up a revolution at developing our future manufacturing and economy. So, it is significant that the current empirical studies of Maker Education may have led a brand new way for the competence-oriented curriculum reform. The purpose of this study tends to develop a module course of Maker Education, in which the learning effectiveness can be verified through its teaching/learning process. In this study, the courses have been designed and practiced for 47 students (5th grade of an elementary school), meanwhile the study data have been collected and analysed to be found that the learning effectiveness in the factors of “Theoretical knowledge”, “Practical application” and “Maker’s mindset” all have conformed to or exceeded the expected results. According to the research results, the students have obviously absorbed and internalized the theoretical knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics into the course learning, with the ability to transform the theoretical knowledge into practical operations. In addition, they also have maintained the manufacturer's mindset in their learning production process, with a high interest in acquiring knowledge, and can actively think about the impact of technology at encountering problems.

Index Terms—Internet of things, maker education, maker movement, technology education.

Chun-Yen Yeh is with the Department of Industrial Technology Education, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan (e-mail: yen2047@gmail.com).
Yuh-Ming Cheng is with the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, SHU-TE University, Taiwan (corresponding author; e-mail: cymer@stu.edu.tw).
Shi-Jer Lou is with the Graduate Institute of Technological and Vocational Education, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan (e-mail: lou@mail.npust.edu.tw).

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Cite: Chun-Yen Yeh, Yuh-Ming Cheng, and Shi-Jer Lou, "An Internet of Things (IoT) Maker Curriculum for Primary School Students: Develop and Evaluate," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 889-896, 2020.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
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