NOURISHING STUDENTS’ CREATIVE THINKING THROUGH EXEMPLAR STEM LESSON EMBEDDED DURING EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Education, research, and innovation have an impact on economic development in the world today. In a highly competitive economy, the government needs to concentrate on technologies to increase the value of production by concentrating on using innovative thinking to solve the problem. This study aimed to improve the creative thinking of students through extracurricular activities focused on the STEM Learning Based Project on the topic of density. The study used a one-group pre-test,post-test, and post-test delay design.
Quantitative results were used to see the effect of project-based learning as a model STEM lesson that was incorporated into extracurricular activities through 6E Teaching Learning Modeling as an intervention. There were 44 secondary school students in attendance. The tools used included photo analyzes and questionnaires on creative thinking with two subscale curiosity and flexibility, along with photo interpretation.
The data was analyzed using MANOVA. The mean score pre-test score was 2.65 (SD = .25944), then increased to 3.42 (SD = .58987) for post-test 1 and continued to increase to 4.25 (SD = .26615) for post-test 2. In addition, the mean flexibility of scores also indicates progress. The mean pre-test score was 2.6 (SD = .39583), then increased to 3.48 (SD = .53341) for post-test 1 and continued to increased to 4.13 (SD = .27673) for post test 2.
The study found that a STEM teaching-based learning project embedded in extracurricular activities through 6E Teaching Learning Modeling project-based learning that is incorporated into extracurricular activities could enhance students ' creative thinking, curiosity, and flexible thinking.
Keyword: Creative thinking, extracurricular activity, exemplar STEM lesson, project-based learning, 6E Teaching Learning Modelling.
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