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: email@example.com).
Yuh-Ming Cheng is with the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, SHU-TE University, Taiwan (corresponding author; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Shi-Jer Lou is with the Graduate Institute of Technological and Vocational Education, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan (e-mail: email@example.com).
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.Copyright © 2020 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).