DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A PROBLEM-BASED WITH COOPERATIVE MODULE ON SCIENTIFIC CREATIVITY OF PRE-SCHOOLERS

TitleDESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A PROBLEM-BASED WITH COOPERATIVE MODULE ON SCIENTIFIC CREATIVITY OF PRE-SCHOOLERS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSiew, NM, Chin, MK
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume17
Issue2
Start Page215-228
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedApril/2018
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersE-ISSN 2538-7138
KeywordsADDIE model, Cooperative learning, pre-schoolers, Problem-Based Learning, scientific creativity, teaching and learning module
Abstract

The purpose of this research was to design and develop a teaching and learning module using Problem-Based Learning and Cooperative Learning (PBL-CL) and evaluate its effects on scientific creativity of pre-schoolers. The module was developed using the ADDIE instructional design model which included five phases: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. Formative evaluation was conducted to determine the reliability, content validity, pedagogical usability and pre-schoolers’ acceptability of the module, which involved five subject matter experts, 10 pre-school teachers, and 30 six-year-old pre-schoolers. The results of formative evaluation indicated an acceptable reliability, good content validity, high acceptability among the pre-schoolers, and high level of pedagogical usability. Finally, a pre- and post-test non-equivalent control group quasi experiment design was employed to determine the effects of the PBL-CL module. A total of 144 six-year-old pre-schoolers from three pre-schools were randomly assigned to PBL-CL group (n=72) and control group (n=72). The finding of Paired Sample T-test and Independent T-test established the effects of the PBL-CL module and would therefore represent a reliable, credible, and effective teaching and learning module for fostering scientific creativity among pre-schoolers.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2017/987-1523526704.pdf
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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