THE IMPLEMENTATION OF STEM BASED STUDENT WORKSHEETSTO IMPROVE CREATIVE THINKING SKILLS AND LEARNING RESULTS
Muhibbuddin1*, Sajida2, Suhrawardi3,
1Dr.,Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, email@example.com
2Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, firstname.lastname@example.org
3Dr., Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, email@example.com
The ultimate goal of the expected science learning process is students have cognitive abilities, skills, and scientific attitudes. Creative thinking skills are one of the important aspects that need to be provided to students. Equipping creative thinking skills inspired by the science learning process is still rarely done by science teachers. To be able to develop students' creative thinking skills, teachers need to use appropriate learning strategies and approaches. This study was conducted to examine the effectiveness of STEM-based student worksheets to improve creative thinking skills and student learning outcomes. This research was conducted in one of the Senior High Schools, in Banda Aceh City, Aceh, Indonesia. The research method used is the experimental method, Pretest-Posttest Control-Group Design. The research subjects were 67 students, divided into two experimental classes 33 students, and 34 control class students. This research was conducted for 30 days (September-October 2018). The parameters measured in this study are creative thinking skills, learning outcomes, and student creativity. Data on creative thinking skills and learning outcomes are analyzed by comparing the initial abilities (pre-test results) with the final ability (N-gain) and tested for significance through two different test averages using independent sample t-test. The results showed that the average initial ability of students towards creative thinking skills and learning result (cognitive) was not significant between the experimental class and the control class. While the final ability shows significantly different results. The creativity level of the experimental class (elaboration 1.48, originality 1.67, and fluency 1.39), was higher than the control class (elaboration 1.21, originality 1.35, and fluency 1.12). Conclusion of the research results that the application of STEM-based student worksheets is very effective in improving creative thinking skills, learning outcomes, and student creativity.
Keywords: STEM, Creative Thinking Skills, Learning Outcomes.
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