PRIMARY STUDENTS' STEREOTYPIC IMAGE OF INVENTOR IN KOREA

TitlePRIMARY STUDENTS' STEREOTYPIC IMAGE OF INVENTOR IN KOREA
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLee, E, Kwon, H
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume17
Issue2
Start Page252-266
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedApril/2018
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7138
Keywordsinvention education, Inventor images, science education, South Korea, Technology Education
Abstract

The purpose of this research is to compare the previous stereotypes of the scientist image and the current stereotypes of the inventor image among Korean students. For this purpose, three primary schools located in the metropolitan area of Korea were selected under a convenience sampling method, with one class selected for each of the 2nd, 4th, and 6th grades of each school.
The conclusions of this research are as follows. First, analyzing students' stereotypes of the inventor image showed that older students had more stereotypes about inventors than younger students did. Second, as a result of analyzing the images according to each indicator, Korean students were found to have stereotypes about the inventor. Third, the symbol of research was expressed together with one of the science-related experiment tool and the making-related experiment tool. Fourth, primary students perceived the inventor as mainly male. Male students mostly drew male inventors and female students mostly drew female inventors.
Based on the conclusions obtained through this research, various educational implications to be reflected in primary technology education were suggested to escape the stereotypes of the inventor’s image.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2017/987-1523527246.pdf
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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