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Pages: 7745-7750
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

INTERACTIVE SCIENCE HOMEWORK IN MULTICULTURAL FAMILIES: EFFECTS ON FAMILY INVOLVEMENT AND SCIENCE LEARNING

H.P. Chang, Y.T. Cheng, W.Y. Chang

Open University of Kaohsiung (TAIWAN)
Recent years, increased attention about parents involvement in their children’s education has been seen. Besides from the campus lives, family also plays an important role in the students’ lives, whether mentally or physically. The purpose of this project was to enhance the scientific competency of the parents and their children through interactive science homework and also to explore the ways of parental involvement about science learning in multicultural families. This is a three-year study. The blend of both qualitative and quantitative methods were applied. In the first year, science educators, elementary teachers, and parents were invited to develop interactive science homework. The patterns and ways of parents-children interaction about science activities were also discussed and developed. In the second year, the multicultural families were the main participants and took part in the interactive science homework learning. Their views and the impacts gained from the process were gathered and assessed. In the third year, the modification of interactive science learning activities was conducted and popularized to other families. The results revealed interactive science homework could improve parents’ attitudes toward science activities and increase the interaction frequency with their children. It was found that interactive science homework were practical and effective to enhance parents involvement in children’s science learning. Furthermore, the interactive science homework in this study was valified by having multicultural families work together with hands-on activities using inexpensive household materials. It is worth promoting to more students and their families. The ways and activities about family participation in the science learning at home were expected to be the powerful family education resources in the future.
@InProceedings{CHANG2015INT,
author = {Chang, H.P. and Cheng, Y.T. and Chang, W.Y.},
title = {INTERACTIVE SCIENCE HOMEWORK IN MULTICULTURAL FAMILIES: EFFECTS ON FAMILY INVOLVEMENT AND SCIENCE LEARNING},
series = {7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN15 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-8243-1},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {6-8 July, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {7745-7750}}
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AU - H.P. Chang AU - Y.T. Cheng AU - W.Y. Chang
TI - INTERACTIVE SCIENCE HOMEWORK IN MULTICULTURAL FAMILIES: EFFECTS ON FAMILY INVOLVEMENT AND SCIENCE LEARNING
SN - 978-84-606-8243-1/2340-1117
PY - 2015
Y1 - 6-8 July, 2015
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN15 Proceedings
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H.P. Chang, Y.T. Cheng, W.Y. Chang (2015) INTERACTIVE SCIENCE HOMEWORK IN MULTICULTURAL FAMILIES: EFFECTS ON FAMILY INVOLVEMENT AND SCIENCE LEARNING, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, pp. 7745-7750.
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