While one can learn a concept of science from school education, the concept formation is quite different in preschool children than elder learners. Especially for preschool children of foreign-marriage families, the cultural issues can be significant in their scientific concept formation. Our research is based on Vygotsky’s Cultural-historical psychology to investigate those preschool children’s learning psychological path to their scientific knowledge construction by using Technologies. A total of 12 preschool children participate in our research project. We use language as the key to detect the children’s higher psychological functions in the activity of “read-together” programs and storytelling that are conducted in a countryside area where local residents marry foreign bribes commonly. While the foreign-marriage mothers use picture books and read together with the children by using technologies, we use observation to the children’s learning and storytelling activity in the read-together program as well as in-depth interview with the foreign-marriage mothers that later developed into a digital form. We also have the preschool children work on some problem-solving activities that are associated with word usage as well as audio-visual instructions. The result shows that the multicultural assumption from the government and the mainstream scholars in the foreign-marriage families’ social-cultural settings are improper; instead, we come up with the idea “pseudo-multicultural” to appropriate our links from preschool children’s higher psychological functions into their scientific concept formation.
|Keywords:||Science Communication, Pseudo-Multicultural, Vygotsky, Cultural-Historical Psychology, Digital Storytelling|
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, National Chung Cheng University, Ming-hsiung, Chia-yi, Taiwan, Taiwan
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied English, I-Shou University, Kao-hsiung, Taiwan, Taiwan
Master student, Department of Communication, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Minsiung, Taiwan