Highly visual ICT learning environments offer excellent opportunities to enable meaningful learning about Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM). Application of such environments can lower the level of abstraction and can increase imagination, allowing fundamental concepts underlying STEM to be taught from an early age. Through stimulating inquiry-based learning, curiosity and by meaningful play, such ICT learning environments can ensure that primary school pupils develop a positive learning attitude and greater motivation for beta science. Our research project describes the application of Flui.Go as an experimental, high-visibility ICT STEM learning environment for pedagogical improvement regarding teachers in training to make pupils discover more about STEM. To analyse the application of Flui.Go, three different conditions are compared (Flui.Go versus traditional teaching materials and science boxes). Our research indicates that both teachers and primary school pupils develop a more positive attitude towards STEM through the application of highly visual ICT learning environments in which play-based learning takes place. An increase in the learning of underlying STEM concepts can be demonstrated compared to more traditional approaches.
|Conference||7th APSCE International Conference on Computational Thinking and STEM Education 2023|
|Country/Territory||Taiwan, Province of China|
|Period||7/06/23 → 9/06/23|