Impact of integrated STEM smart communities program on students scientific creativity

Rasul, Mohamad Sattar and Zahriman, Norsalehan and Halim, Lilia and Abd Rauf, Rose Amnah (2018) Impact of integrated STEM smart communities program on students scientific creativity. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 13. pp. 80-89. ISSN 1823-4690,

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Scientific creativity is such a complex skill and is often ignored by teachers during teaching activities. The purpose of this study was to identify students’ changes of scientific creativity in an integrated STEM of Smart Communities programme. The programme exposed students with integrated STEM education through project-based learning involving the application of the engineering design process. The elements of scientific creativity are divided into three aspects, which are scientific processes, inquiry skills, and creative thinking. The study was conducted experimentally on two groups of students, i.e., the control group that did not receive the STEM of Smart Communities modules and the treatment group, i.e., students who had received the modules. This study was conducted in six schools, with three schools with an intervention and three schools without any intervention. Data were collected through a questionnaire given to 330 students. The findings showed a significant difference and have a positive impact on the element of scientific processes, inquiry skills and creative thinking among students with interventions rather than students without intervention.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated STEM; Scientific creativity; Smart communities; STEM
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2019 09:11
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 09:11

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