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  • Source:
    Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v17 n2 p529-548 Apr 2017. 20 pp.
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Type:
    Journal Articles; Reports - Research
  • Additional Information
    • Author(s):
    • Availability:
      Full Text from ERIC Available online: https://eric.ed.gov/contentdelivery/servlet/ERICServlet?accno=EJ1147511
      Educational Consultancy, Ltd (EDAM). Kisikli Mh. Alemdag Cd. Yan Yol Sk., SBK Is Merkezi No:5 Kat:1, Uskudar-Istanbul, 34692 Turkey. Tel: +90-216-481-30-23; Fax: +90-216-481-31-36; e-mail: editor@edam.com.tr; Web site: http://www.estp.com.tr/
    • Peer Reviewed:
      Y
    • ISSN:
      1303-0485
    • Subject Terms:
    • Subject Terms:
    • Abstract:
      The trend of avoiding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors has persisted resulting in a lack of professionals in STEM fields. Further, the current STEM education system in Korea does not meet domestic demands for STEM labor. To discover an educational approach encouraging students to choose STEM majors at the post-secondary level, the current study employed a survey instrument investigating students' attitudes toward STEM project based learning (PBL), and examined the relationships between these attitudes and intent to pursue a STEM major. A model depicting the relationships was proposed, and the structure of the model was verified using structural equation modeling. Additionally, a mediation relationship on the model was investigated and tested. Finally, the gender difference on the paths of the structural model was analyzed using multiple-group analysis. The results indicated that students who were positive toward PBL components (i.e., technology based learning, self-regulated learning, and hands-on activities) except "collaborative learning" were more likely to have the intent to pursue a STEM PBL. In addition, belief in STEM majors' benefit played a role as a mediator. The findings of this study help secondary teachers guide students through major and job selection by integrating PBL into mathematics and science classrooms.
    • Abstract:
      As Provided
    • Number of References:
      52
    • Physical Description:
      20
    • Education Level:
      Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; High Schools
    • Journal Code:
      APR2018
    • Publication Date:
      2017
    • Accession Number:
      EJ1147511
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HAN, S. Korean Students’ Attitudes toward STEM Project-Based Learning and Major Selection. Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, [s. l.], v. 17, n. 2, p. 529–548, 2017. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1147511&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 5 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Han S. Korean Students’ Attitudes toward STEM Project-Based Learning and Major Selection. Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice. 2017;17(2):529-548. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1147511&custid=s8280428. Accessed July 5, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Han S. Korean Students’ Attitudes toward STEM Project-Based Learning and Major Selection. Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice. 2017;17(2):529-548. Accessed July 5, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1147511&custid=s8280428
    • APA:
      Han, S. (2017). Korean Students’ Attitudes toward STEM Project-Based Learning and Major Selection. Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 17(2), 529–548.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Han, Sunyoung. 2017. “Korean Students’ Attitudes toward STEM Project-Based Learning and Major Selection.” Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice 17 (2): 529–48. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1147511&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Han, S. (2017) ‘Korean Students’ Attitudes toward STEM Project-Based Learning and Major Selection’, Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 17(2), pp. 529–548. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1147511&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 5 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Han, S 2017, ‘Korean Students’ Attitudes toward STEM Project-Based Learning and Major Selection’, Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 529–548, viewed 5 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Han, Sunyoung. “Korean Students’ Attitudes toward STEM Project-Based Learning and Major Selection.” Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, vol. 17, no. 2, Apr. 2017, pp. 529–548. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1147511&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Han, Sunyoung. “Korean Students’ Attitudes toward STEM Project-Based Learning and Major Selection.” Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice 17, no. 2 (April 1, 2017): 529–48. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1147511&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Han S. Korean Students’ Attitudes toward STEM Project-Based Learning and Major Selection. Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice [Internet]. 2017 Apr 1 [cited 2020 Jul 5];17(2):529–48. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=eric&AN=EJ1147511&custid=s8280428