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Development of Storytelling Program for Science Learning Utilizing Local Myths as Contents
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  • Journal title : International Journal of Contents
  • Volume 10, Issue 3,  2014, pp.55-63
  • Publisher : The Korea Contents Association
  • DOI : 10.5392/IJoC.2014.10.3.055
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Development of Storytelling Program for Science Learning Utilizing Local Myths as Contents
Kang, Kyunghee;
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Existing science education that excludes narrative thinking impedes the understanding of the context of workbook content. The object of this research is to develop a storytelling-learning program based on narrative thinking to elevate learners` interest in science and expand their inventive problem-solving abilities. Following an analysis of the current Korean curriculum, eight types of storytelling materials that utilize local content were developed for grades 7-9. The learning program used quest storytelling and was designed such that learning activities such as investigation, discussion, and experimentation were included in the process of solving each quest. Learners experienced an interest in storytelling learning resulting from participation in this storytelling-learning program. Moreover, learners demonstrated inventive problem-solving abilities in the process of completing the stories. During the process of assembling the storytelling materials, the students interacted with enthusiasm and generated ideas. The teachers indicated a positive feedback to the storytelling program as a new attempt to stimulate learners` interests. In the future, with continuous development and application, storytelling-science-learning programs that base science learning on narrative thinking are expected to be successful.
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