How to use Loose-Parts in STEAM? Early Childhood Educators Focus Group discussion in Indonesia

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Title How to use Loose-Parts in STEAM? Early Childhood Educators Focus Group discussion in Indonesia
Creator Rahardjo, Maria Melita
Description In recent years, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) has received wide attention. STEAM complements early childhood learning needs in honing 2nd century skills. This study aims to introduce a loose section in early childhood learning to pre-service teachers and then to explore their perceptions of how to use loose parts in supporting STEAM. The study design uses qualitative phenomenological methods. FGDs (Focus Group Discussions) are used as data collection instruments. The findings point to two main themes that emerged from the discussion: a loose section that supports freedom of creation and problem solving. Freedom clearly supports science, mathematics and arts education while problem solving significantly supports engineering and technology education.
Keywords: Early Childhood Educators, Loose-part, STEAM
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Publisher Program Studi Magister Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini
Date 2019-12-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source Jurnal Pendidikan Usia Dini; Vol 13 No 2 (2019): Volume 13 Number 2 (2019) JPUD: Jurnal Pendidikan Usia Dini; 310 - 326
JURNAL PENDIDIKAN USIA DINI; Vol 13 No 2 (2019): Volume 13 Number 2 (2019) JPUD: Jurnal Pendidikan Usia Dini; 310 - 326
Language eng
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