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    • ISSN: 2010-3689
    • Frequency: Bimonthly (2011-2014); Monthly (Since 2015)
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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Editor-in-chief
Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
QUniversity, Australia
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJIET. The journal publishes good-quality papers which focous on the advanced researches in the field of information and education technology. Hopefully, IJIET will become a recognized journal among the scholars in the related fields.

IJIET 2018 Vol.8(2): 152-155 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2018.8.2.1025

Effects of the Life Curriculum Integrating the Happiness Teaching and the Mind Mapping Teaching Methods on the Imagination for Second Graders

Yue-Shi Yang, Chun-Yi Lee, Tsai-Feng Cheng, and Shi-Jer Lou
Abstract—This study aimed to assess the effects of the life curriculum integrating the happiness and the mind mapping teaching methods on second graders' imagination. A single set of experimental method was implemented in a class of 23 second graders for 2 hours a week, and lasting for 12 weeks in total. The life curriculum integrates different teaching methods, including the traditional teaching, the happiness teaching, the mind mapping teaching, and the happiness and mind mapping integration. Changes in imagination by observing the creative works done by the students were assessed. Qualitative analysis and students' responses and feedbacks in class were analyzed. After conducting five tests on the changes in the students’ imagination, One-Way ANOVA was implemented to analyze the collected data. Through the integrating happiness and the mind mapping teaching into life curriculum, the findings of the study reveal that the imagination and creativity in the works of the students are greatly observed; the students' imagination has obviously improved; and the students have highly accepted this curriculum. Additionally, the happiness and mind mapping teaching method for imagination cultivation has been developed in this study.

Index Terms—Happiness, imagination, life curriculum, mind mapping.

Yue-Shi Yang, Chun-Yi, and Shi-Jer Lou are with the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan (e-mail: smileporpoise@yahoo.com.tw, cyl@npust.edu.tw, lou@npust.edu.tw).
Tsai-Feng Cheng is with the National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan (e-mail: t2151@nknu.edu.tw).

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Cite: Yue-Shi Yang, Chun-Yi Lee, Tsai-Feng Cheng, and Shi-Jer Lou, "Effects of the Life Curriculum Integrating the Happiness Teaching and the Mind Mapping Teaching Methods on the Imagination for Second Graders," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 152-155, 2018.

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