Developing an Integrative Learning Activities Based on STEM Education Approach
The purposes of the research were to synthesize an integrative learning activities components based on STEM education approach, to develop a handbook on integrative learning activities based on STEM education approach, to assess the outcomes of implementing the handbook, and to find the acceptance of the handbook. The research was divided into four phases: 1) synthesizing learning activities components, 2) developing a handbook on learning activity, 3) implementing the handbook and 4) finding the acceptance of the handbook. The target population consisted of twenty-one experts for synthesizing activity by Ethnographic Delphi Futures Research: EDFR technique and twenty-four 6th grade students for using the handbook. The sample was seventy-nine primary school teachers for finding the acceptance of the handbook. The instruments were teacher’s handbook, three sets of questionnaires on EDEF technique, effectiveness of the learning activity, handbook and acceptance of the handbook. The statistics used were the percentage, mean, standard deviation, median and interquartile range. The research results showed that the overall opinion of the experts regarding EDFR technique agreed strongly with the components of integrative learning activities based on STEM education approach. Regarding the results of using the handbook, the findings indicated that the average effectiveness of the handbook on integrative learning activity regarding the comprehension of the teachers and the required qualities of the students was at the highest level. The average score of the students after using integrative learning activities based on STEM education approach regarding learner’s behaviors, knowledge and satisfaction was at the highest level. The overall acceptance of the teachers toward the handbook on integrative learning activities based on STEM education approach regarding learner development and learning activities was at the highest level.
STEM Education; Learning Activities; Rocket folding; Ethnographic Delphi Futures Research
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