Progress in Education. Volume 42


Roberta V. Nata (Editor)

Series: Progress in Education
BISAC: EDU000000

The ongoing Progress in Education series presents substantial results from around the globe in selected areas of educational research. Schools are institutions that sail in the tempest of educational issues, reforms, strategies, data and tools, as well as reflect changes in society. Embedded in all of these are technology, diversity, and innovation – their inevitability has been demonstrated in our schools and communities. The first chapter of this volume explores how different acts of depiction play a role in orienting children’s thinking and reasoning during experimental tasks at school. Chapter Two reviews how to implement STEM literacy in elementary school curriculum. Chapter Three provides background information about STEM education in the United States; discusses what ideal STEM classrooms and lessons should look like; and provides step-bystep teaching demonstrations for each of the activities and assessments. Chapter Four reports qualitative and quantitative research findings from participating primary teachers following their involvement and participation in MyScience. Chapter Five discusses the application of creativity in implementing the practical activities of a teacher of philosophy. Chapter Six focuses on the development of creativity in higher education. Chapter Seven investigates whether creativity can promote gerotranscendence. Chapter Eight reviews a longitudinal study on the factors related to Taiwanese adolescents’ academic coping. Chapter Nine studies a reveiw of Chinese university students’ perspectives of affective learning in response to Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement and its protest songs. Chapter Ten focuses on how students perceive the influence of parental cultural capital and support on their music listening and instrumental learning, with particular reference to the context of Beijing. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Depiction in Solving Experimental Tasks at Primary School: An Exploratory Study
Francesco Arcidiacono and Eva Neuenschwander (University of Teacher Education (HEP-BEJUNE), Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, and others)

Chapter 2. Implement STEM Literacy in the Elementary School Curriculum
Suhua Huang (Midwestern State University, West College of Education, Wichita Falls, Texas, USA)

Chapter 3. An Innovative STEM Camp
Tommye Hutson and Suhua Huang (Teachers College, Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, and others)

Chapter 4. Advancing Primary Teachers’ Awareness of the Nature of Science through Communities of Science Practice
Anne Forbes, Munirah Shaik Kadir, Alexander Seeshing Yeung (Australian Catholic University, Australia)

Chapter 5. The Application of Creativity in Teaching of Philosophy
Marián Ambrozy (College of International Business ISM Slovakia in Prešov, Prešov, Slovakia)

Chapter 6. Towards the Development of Creativity in the Higher Education
Anna Siri, Giovanni Del Puente, Mariano Martini and Nicola Luigi Bragazzi (Department of Mathematics (DIMA), University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy, and others)

Chapter 7. Promoting Gerotranscendence by Enriching the Creativity of Elderly People: Application of the Memory, Drawing, Speaking, and Writing Teaching Method
Jia-Mi Chen and Yin-Che Chen (Professor, Department of Education, National Taitung University, Taitung, Taiwan, and others)

Chapter 8. A Longitudinal Study on Factors Related to Taiwanese Adolescents’ Academic Coping
Shu-Shen Shih (National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan)

Chapter 9. A Review of Chinese University Students’ Perspectives of Affective Learning in Response to Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement and Its Protest Songs
Wai-Chung Ho (Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, China)

Chapter 10. Parental Cultural Capital and Parental Support for Students’ Participation in Music Listening and Instrumental Learning: A Study of Junior Secondary School Students in Beijing, China
Siu-Hang Kong (Hong Kong Baptist University, China)


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