Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Internet Technology and Educational Informatization, ITEI 2023, November 24–26, 2023, Zhengzhou, China

Research Article

Research on the Influence of STEM Curriculum on Ecological Consciousness for Primary School Students

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2343623,
        author={Tianshu  Wang and Chao  Wan and Ying  Xie},
        title={Research on the Influence of STEM Curriculum on Ecological Consciousness for Primary School Students},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Internet Technology and Educational Informatization, ITEI 2023, November 24--26, 2023, Zhengzhou, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ITEI},
        year={2024},
        month={4},
        keywords={ecological consciousness stem curriculum primary school students},
        doi={10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2343623}
    }
    
  • Tianshu Wang
    Chao Wan
    Ying Xie
    Year: 2024
    Research on the Influence of STEM Curriculum on Ecological Consciousness for Primary School Students
    ITEI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.24-11-2023.2343623
Tianshu Wang1, Chao Wan1,*, Ying Xie1
  • 1: Shenyang University
*Contact email: wanchao@syu.edu.cn

Abstract

As a new field of key competencies in the 21st century, environmental competencies have been increasingly focused by social. People also pay more attention to ecological education. This study proposed a kind of STEM curriculum framework and teaching model that aims at cultivating ecological consciousness. This study designed and achieved the “STEM + Ecological Consciousness" Curriculum including four projects: natural ecology, social life, economy and technology, Participation and decision-making. Then, this study investigated the ecological consciousness of fifth-grade students through a single set of pre-and post-test experiments and linear regression analysis of influencing factors, from the perspectives of four projects. Study results show that ecological-oriented STEM teaching improves students’ ecological consciousness, and ecological consciousness is an important factor in the formation of ecological behavior. This study provides a STEM teaching case, which is committed to developing ecological consciousness, in order to serve as a reference for researchers and practitioners.