Title: Effect of web-based science journal writing on the science-related affective domain of sixth grade students in Korea

Authors: Hyoungbum Kim

Addresses: Chungbuk National University, 1 Chungdae-ro, Seowon-Gu, Cheongju, Chungbuk 28644, Korea

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of web-based science journal writing on science-related affective domain of sixth grade students in Korea. Thirty-three Korean students attending a science journal writing program wrote journals for five months in their science classroom. The methods used in this study is a mixed method, were the data sources include sixth grade students' journals, questionnaire and interviews. The results indicate that science journal writing has influenced on the affective domain especially on the students' metacognition, on their interests in science and on their scientific attitudes. Therefore, this paper represents a creative research of framing scientific literacy with a 'science for all' goal, based on web-based science journal writing on science-related affective domain.

Keywords: affective domain; creative research; web-based science journals; science journal writing; scientific attitudes; metacognition; internet; South Korea; sixth grade students; science education; scientific literacy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2016.079754

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2016 Vol.11 No.2/3, pp.147 - 155

Received: 14 Oct 2015
Accepted: 03 Jun 2016

Published online: 11 Oct 2016 *

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