Developing a curriculum of maker education in Taiwan higher education

Tien Chi Huang, Shu Hsuan Chang, Vera Yu Shu, Preben Hansen, Sung Lin Lee

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Abstract

Maker Education is a practice-oriented movement that has risen in the last decade, and emphasizes more on innovation, creativity and problem solving. Maker Education is based on knowledge, directed by creation, and is aimed at solving problems. This study, aimed at the curriculum of the Department of Information Management, expects to develop a systematic information Maker curriculum. This curriculum, combined with the 3D printing machine and Arduino open hardware configured with the STEM education framework, is designed to explore the impact of the introduction of Maker education to information curriculum of technical or vocational colleges on attitude differences and learning of STEM. Two courses, 3D model design and Arduino programming, are implemented, after the end of which, students’ achievements are evaluated. The result is that male still have higher interests in science, engineering and technology than women, but Maker curriculum is multifaceted and foundational so that many people can spend a little time in learning and use various skills to produce their own works. Therefore, there is little difference between women and men in scores of achievement test.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Technologies for Education - 2nd International Symposium, SETE 2017, Held in Conjunction with ICWL 2017, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsTien-Chi Huang, Rynson Lau, Yueh-Min Huang, Marc Spaniol, Chun-Hung Yuen
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages433-437
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783319710839
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Event2nd International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Education, SETE 2017, held in Conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Web-based learning, ICWL 2017 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2017 Sep 202017 Sep 22

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10676 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other2nd International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Education, SETE 2017, held in Conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Web-based learning, ICWL 2017
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period17-09-2017-09-22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Huang, T. C., Chang, S. H., Shu, V. Y., Hansen, P., & Lee, S. L. (2017). Developing a curriculum of maker education in Taiwan higher education. In T-C. Huang, R. Lau, Y-M. Huang, M. Spaniol, & C-H. Yuen (Eds.), Emerging Technologies for Education - 2nd International Symposium, SETE 2017, Held in Conjunction with ICWL 2017, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 433-437). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10676 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71084-6_50