Education Journal


2019.第47卷第1期(Vol. 47 No. 1).pp. 113–133


Designing a Collaborative Teaching of the STEAM Course: The Case of “Green Building With Sensor-controls”

盧秀琴、洪榮昭、陳芬芳(Chow-Chin LU, Jon-Chao HONG, & Fen-Fang CHEN)





Collaborative teaching of cross-field STEAM course can develop primary students’ ability to “explore and implement.” It is both the global education trend and the target of Taiwan’s 12-year compulsory education. This study adopted a case study in a sixth-grade class of an elementary school with 26 students as research subjects. Three collaborative teachers designed STEAM courses and guided students to construct “green building with sensor-controls,” including drawing design diagram, writing Arduino programs to manipulate sensory devices, and assembling green building with sensor-controls. The data collected included STEAM teaching process card, works of green building with sensor-controls, semi-structured interviews and teaching notes. Results found that: (a) the collaborative teaching of STEAM courses to help each group of students construct the green building with sensor-controls met the daily energy-saving standards and achieved beautiful and practical effects; (b) in the course of constructing the green building with sensor-controls, each group of students learned the cross-field skills of STEAM and ways of communication and coordination, as well as cooperative learning attitude.

Keywords: STEAM course; collaborative teaching; subject study; green building with sensor-controls