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The Short-Term Effects of a Classroom-Based STEAM Program Using Robotic Kits on Children

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This study verified the short-term effectiveness of a classroom-based STEAM program using robotic kits on children’s outcomes in South Korea. Participants were a total of 421 six-year-old children (boy’s n = 193, girl’s n = 228) from 32 classes of kindergarten and childcare centers. Their performance responses to the Bebras cards, TACTIC-KIBO, the early numeracy task, and the expressive vocabulary task and teachers’ reports about child self-regulation and behavior questionnaire were used for the analyses. One-way repeated measures ANOVAs were conducted to test the effects of the STEAM program in levels of a within-subjects factor. The results showed the effectiveness that children’s CT, numeracy, sociability, prosocial behavior, and cognitive self-regulation were significantly increased after implementing the STEAM program.