Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Institutional Repository

Online project-based learning with integration of STEAM in chemistry: Challenges and opportunities to create 21st century skills

Abdul Talib, Corrienna and Ramin, Nora and Thanga Rajan, Shamini and Aliyu, Faruku and Surif, Johari and Ibrahim, Nor Hasniza and Hanri, Chuzairy (2022) Online project-based learning with integration of STEAM in chemistry: Challenges and opportunities to create 21st century skills. In: 4th International Conference of Science and Education Science: Integrating Rapid Technology and Whole Person Education in Science and Science Education to Encounter the New Normal Era, IConSSE 2021, 7 - 8 September 2021, Salatiga, Virtual.

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0103311


The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Malaysian schools to change their learning model from face-to-face learning to online distance learning. This is what chemistry teachers and students cope with and achieve. However, online teaching and learning commonly did not make students pertain to the required 21st century skills. Having this in mind, a new approach with the STEAM integration in teaching chemistry project-based learning was suggested as one of the potential ways to develop 21st century students’ competencies. Hence, this study discusses the prospects and challenges of STEAM incorporation in online project-based learning aimed at the development of 21st century skills in chemistry classrooms. The paper outlined that, there is a prospect for the chemistry students to advance the ability and competencies of various skills such as hard and soft skills in the course of the online learning process. Skills are expected to be developed for the search for the real problem. It was however revealed that the students’ challenges faced relating to the steps had become a serious issue in this learning approach while establishing connections concerning subjects and general real-world implementation. Since it is impossible to predict when the pandemic will end, this is a challenge and an opportunity, and online chemistry learning can be considered from time to time.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:21st century skills, STEAM integration, chemistry learning
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ID Code:100462
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:14 Apr 2023 01:57
Last Modified:14 Apr 2023 01:57

Repository Staff Only: item control page