Year 2021, Volume 9 , Issue 1, Pages 15 - 26 2021-03-15

Effect of science camp for enhancing STEM skills of gifted young scientists

Azizah MOHD ZAHIDI [1] , Ong SY ING [2] , Rolinda YUSOF [3] , Suganty KANAPATHY [4] , Md Jaıs ISMAIL [5] , Huay Woon YOU [6]


Programs and educational practices that enable gifted students to conduct science activities and develop themselves in engineering fields are rapidly increasing in Malaysia. One of them is the science camp to improve STEM skills. This study investigates the effectiveness of science camp (Junior Science Camp) towards young children’s understanding and knowledge about science. One hundred and three children aged four to six years old participated in the three-day camp. Mixed research model was used in this research. Data were collected by Junior Science Camp Scientist Test (JSCST) as pre and post-test, parent evaluation of the camp. Questions in the pre and post-test were
on the content in the five camp modules: I am an engineer, I am a scientist, I am a chemist, I am a forensic scientist, and I am a natural scientist. Data from the open-ended question in the survey (parent evaluation) were used to triangulate the quantitative data from the pre and post-test. Findings showed that the camp was effective in enhancing the young children’s (preschoolers’) understanding about science and increasing their knowledge about science and STEM fields. Implications of this study are related to the design of future science camps and also the methodology and instruments of future research.
Science camp, STEM, Gifted young scientists, STEM understanding, STEM knowledge, STEM skills
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education and Educational Research
Journal Section STEM Education
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-2850-9090
Author: Azizah MOHD ZAHIDI (Primary Author)
Institution: Pusat GENIUS@Pintar Negara, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Country: Malaysia


Orcid: 0000-0002-8248-6758
Author: Ong SY ING
Institution: Pusat GENIUS@Pintar Negara, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Country: Malaysia


Orcid: 0000-0002-9485-3471
Author: Rolinda YUSOF
Institution: Pusat GENIUS@Pintar Negara, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Country: Malaysia


Orcid: 0000-0003-2289-5557
Author: Suganty KANAPATHY
Institution: Pusat GENIUS@Pintar Negara, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Country: Malaysia


Orcid: 0000-0002-9981-4172
Author: Md Jaıs ISMAIL
Institution: Pusat GENIUS@Pintar Negara, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam
Country: Malaysia


Orcid: 0000-0003-0305-0911
Author: Huay Woon YOU
Institution: Pusat GENIUS@Pintar Negara, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Country: Malaysia


Dates

Publication Date : March 15, 2021

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APA Mohd Zahıdı, A , Sy Ing, O , Yusof, R , Kanapathy, S , Ismaıl, M , You, H . (2021). Effect of science camp for enhancing STEM skills of gifted young scientists . Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists , 9 (1) , 15-26 . DOI: 10.17478/jegys.821700
MLA Mohd Zahıdı, A , Sy Ing, O , Yusof, R , Kanapathy, S , Ismaıl, M , You, H . "Effect of science camp for enhancing STEM skills of gifted young scientists" . Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 9 (2021 ): 15-26 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jegys/issue/60293/821700>
Chicago Mohd Zahıdı, A , Sy Ing, O , Yusof, R , Kanapathy, S , Ismaıl, M , You, H . "Effect of science camp for enhancing STEM skills of gifted young scientists". Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 9 (2021 ): 15-26
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ISNAD Mohd Zahıdı, Azizah , Sy Ing, Ong , Yusof, Rolinda , Kanapathy, Suganty , Ismaıl, Md Jaıs , You, Huay Woon . "Effect of science camp for enhancing STEM skills of gifted young scientists". Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 9 / 1 (March 2021): 15-26 . https://doi.org/10.17478/jegys.821700
AMA Mohd Zahıdı A , Sy Ing O , Yusof R , Kanapathy S , Ismaıl M , You H . Effect of science camp for enhancing STEM skills of gifted young scientists. JEGYS. 2021; 9(1): 15-26.
Vancouver Mohd Zahıdı A , Sy Ing O , Yusof R , Kanapathy S , Ismaıl M , You H . Effect of science camp for enhancing STEM skills of gifted young scientists. Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists. 2021; 9(1): 15-26.
IEEE A. Mohd Zahıdı , O. Sy Ing , R. Yusof , S. Kanapathy , M. Ismaıl and H. You , "Effect of science camp for enhancing STEM skills of gifted young scientists", Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 15-26, Mar. 2021, doi:10.17478/jegys.821700