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The effectiveness of STEM approach on students’ critical thinking ability in the topic of fluid statics

Parno, P. and Supriana, E. and Widarti, A. N. and Ali, M. (2021) The effectiveness of STEM approach on students’ critical thinking ability in the topic of fluid statics. In: 1st South East Asia Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics International Conference, SEA- STEM 2020, 20 October 2020 - 22 October 2020, Banda Aceh, Aceh.


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1882/1/012150


Critical thinking is a skill which ranks first in STEM activity in the 21st century learning, whereas research about the effectiveness of STEM approach implementation to increase students' critical thinking ability (CTA) is still limited. The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness between 7E LC and STEM-Based 7E LC models on increasing students' CTA in the material of Fluid Statics with a quasi-experiment research and Pre- and Post-test Design. The subject of the research was senior high school students in Malang, Indonesia, which was distributed in Experiment (STEM-LC) and Comparison (LC) classes. The Experiment class planned, made, and tested 2 engineering products, namely a miniature of hydraulic lift and submarine. Critical Thinking Skills Test instrument was used with the alpha Cronbach reliability of 0.94. The data was analyzed using Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test, N-gain, Mann-Whitney U test, ANCOVA, and effect size. This research found that both models were effective in building students' CTA. Furthermore, the enhancement in students' skill was affected by the different initial state and the different treatment of learning. However, both are independent of each other. STEM-LC model resulted in significantly better CTA in students than LC model. However, STEM-LC model was more effective than LC. The field practice of the STEM-LC method had a medium impact than the LC method in increasing students' ability.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:critical thinking, critical thinking skills, different treatments
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
ID Code:96064
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:03 Jul 2022 14:55
Last Modified:03 Jul 2022 14:55

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