Developing the Mathematics Learning Management Model for Improving Creative Thinking In Thailand

  •  Arunee Sriwongchai    


The study purposes were : 1) To study current states and problems of relevant secondary students in developing mathematics learning management model for  improving creative thinking,  2) To evaluate the effectiveness of model about : a)  efficiency of learning process, b) comparisons of pretest and posttest on creative thinking and achievement of students, and c) comparison of creative thinking and achievement between experimental group and control group. The model was created and implemented with grade eight students of secondary schools, in Thailand, and compared  with control group, provided in traditional approach.

The research results were :

  • Most of relevant teachers didn’t concentrate in mathematics  learning for improving creative thinking, and lacked of using strategies  to engage divergent thinking. The model was designed through  methodology of R&D, which composed of : 1) principles and theoretical concepts, 2) learning objectives, 3) learning process, 4) social system, 5) principles of response, 6) the support system. Whereas, the activities in learning process consisted of 1) engagement and understanding prior knowledge,  2)  encounter  problem with thoughtful thinking, 3)  analyzing alternative and investigating solutions,  4)  modifying of thinking  pattern, 5) concluding and evaluating for creative thinking.
The  findings indicated that effectiveness of model based on  achievement score was 76.25%, and based on creative thinking  was 61.67%. The average posttest in learning achievement and  creative thinking abilities of the experimental group were higher than pretest, and experimental group showed higher of  creative thinking than control group at the .01 level of  significance.

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