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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 12, December 2016 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616



Improving Students’ Cognitive Abilities And Creative Thinking Skills On Temperature And Heat Concepts Through An Exelearning-Assisted Problem Based Learning

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AUTHOR(S)

Saeful Nurdin, Wawan Setiawan

 

KEYWORDS

exelearning, problem based learning, cognitive abilities, creative thinking skills

 

ABSTRACT

This study was aim to investigate the improvement of students’ cognitive abilities and creative thinking skills who was taught using an exelearning-assisted problem based learning model. A quasi-experimental method was used to engage 48 ninth-grade science students of an Islamic Senior High School at Bandung. Data were collected by using a cognitive test and creative thinking skills test that administered at the beginning and the end of the instruction, analyzed by using the normalized gain. Students who had an exelearning-assisted project based learning model demonstrated significantly higher average normalized gain on cognitive test and creative thinking skills test than those who did not have. Correlation coefficient between the experimental group students’ cognitive abilities and creative thinking skill was rxy = 0,55 with determination coefficient R=30.67%. The findings showed statistically significant differences between the improvement of the experimental group compare to the control group. Most students responded excited and motivated when they was taught using an exelearning-assisted problem based learning model.

 

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