The Impact of Children’s Long-Term Participation in STEM Clubs on Their Attitudes towards STEM Subjects
In this report, we investigated the impact of after-school STEM clubs on children’s attitudes to STEM-related subjects. 236 children aged 8-12 took part in this study. For the purpose of this study, a quantitative research method was adopted where a survey prior to the STEM activities and at the end of 30 weeks of the after-school club have been used to make sense of children’s perspectives on STEM-related subjects. The study also explored whether the age and gender of the children would influence their attitudes towards these subjects.
Keywords: STEM, Engineering, Cross-curricular, Computer Science, Primary education
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