The current research investigated whether fifth-grade students of elementary schools possessed the cognition and a positive attitude toward “fair use of Internet resources” and developed instructional curriculum and strategies appropriate for the students. A two-tier test involving the fair use of Internet resources was conducted to examine whether the students knew how to reference online sources appropriately and if they had any misconceptions about proper citation and fair use. The first author performed two teaching trials as an action research practitioner, with the second trial being adjusted according to the students’ performance in the first trial. The outcome of the experiment was evaluated using feedback from the students, the peer teachers’ in-class observations, and the researchers’ self-reflection. The results of this study have practical implications for future use in generating relevant teaching curricula.
- Action research
- Elementary students
- Fair use of internet resources
- Two-tier test