Developing Practical Skills Through Blended Learning Model Using Creativity-Based Learning Activites that Enhances Creative Thinking for Education Students Majoring in Social Studies at Mahasarakham University


  •  Sakorn Atthachakara    

Abstract

The research aimed at: 1) studying practical skills of student teachers majoring in Social Studies at Mahasarakham University through blended learning management using creativity-based learning model that enhances their creative thinking; 2) comparing the students’ creative thinking abilities before and after learning; 3) investigating the students’ satisfaction towards blended learning management through creativity-based learning model. The participants of the study were 30 fourth-year students majoring in Social Studies who were enrolled in Social Study Instructional Media Production course offered in Semester 2 of Academic Year 2020. The purposive sampling technique was employed to obtain the participants. The instruments used in the study include 1) five lesson plans of blended learning management based on creativity-based learning model as to enhance students’ creative thinking; 2) creative thinking test; and 3) the 12-item students’ satisfaction evaluation form towards blended learning and creativity-based learning model as to enhance creative thinking. The statistics used to analyze the collected data were mean, percentage, standard deviation, and t-test (Dependent Samples). The findings of the study are as follows: 1) After the use of creativity-based learning, it was found that the student teachers majoring in Social Studies at Mahasarakham University obtained 510.20 for the mean score of the post-study activities, 3.28 standard deviation, and 85.10 percent. 2) The comparison of creative thinking before and after learning showed that the students’ creative thinking after learning was statistically significantly higher than that before learning at 0.5 level. 3) The students’ satisfaction towards blended learning management in the form of creativity-based learning model that promotes creative thinking ability was at high level.


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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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