Education Tech Research Dev https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-018-9606-x RESEARCH ARTICLE Elementary students enhancing their understanding of energy-saving through idea-centered collaborative knowledge-building scaffolds and activities 1 2 Huang-Yao Hong Pei-Yi Lin Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2018 Abstract Effective energy education depends on continuing research designed to identify instructional strategies that will proof effective in particular learning contexts. The aim of this study was to help Taiwanese students learn about energy-saving related concepts through idea-centered, collaborative knowledge-building activities carried out in an online environment. The participants were 34 ﬁfth-grade Taiwanese students. The data were taken mainly from students’ online interaction logs and discourse content. We found that knowledge-building activities helped to transform students into more collaborative, autonomous and creative learners, capable of working innovatively with ideas to address the energy-related issues under discussion. The students also demonstrated deeper understanding of the energy-related topics they explored. This study suggests that knowledge-building, an innovative pedagogical approach, was conducive to collaborative learning even in young students. Keywords Energy education Collaborative learning Knowledge-building scaffolds Energy-saving is a very complex environmental issue that is relevant to the future survival of all human beings and our planet (Boyes and Stanisstreet 1993; Hansen 2010). Collab- orative problem-solving
Educational Technology Research and Development – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 4, 2018
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