Using a Web Enhanced, Inquiry-Based Learning Module to Increase Cultural Awareness Among Middle School Students
Min Liu, The University of Texas at Austin, United States ; Shih-Ting Lee, Hyeseung Chang, Univ. of Texas- Austin, United States ; Tomoko Trapahgan, Lucas Horton, Univ. of Texas-Austin, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Orlando, FL USA ISBN 978-1-880094-60-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The challenges of teaching cultural issues about East Asian countries include 1) lack of visually enriched materials available, and 2) lack of sufficient knowledge by the teachers. Given the current trend towards a global economy, there is an increasing need to understand cultures and histories of countries in the Far East. The goal of this project is to explore the learning benefits of a newly created inquiry-based Web module to enhance the awareness of middle school students about Japanese culture. In this presentation, we will share our experience in field-testing this Web program in 6th grade classrooms, and discusses what works and what needs to be improved.
Liu, M., Lee, S.T., Chang, H., Trapahgan, T. & Horton, L. (2006). Using a Web Enhanced, Inquiry-Based Learning Module to Increase Cultural Awareness Among Middle School Students. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2006--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1408-1415). Orlando, FL USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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