The Integration of Economic System Concept Through Teaching and Learning Processes to Promote Students’ Systematic Thinking in Business and Computer Major in Faculty of Education, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Abstract

The objective of this classroom action research was to construct learning activities in terms of the integration of Economic System Concept through teaching and learning processes to promote students’ systematic thinking. The researcher developed three learning activities that were applied from Economic System Concept, including 1) Brainstorm Chart, 2) Concept Chart, and 3) Content Networking Chart. Data were collected by students’ reflections, opinions, and their direct experiences. Data were analyzed by using content analysis method. The target was 22 undergraduate students who enrolled in Methods of Teaching for Basic Business Course in Major of Business and Computer Education, Faculty of Education, Kasetsart University in second semester of academic year 2013. Researcher developed three learning activities that have been conducted from the Classroom Action Research Cycle to promote systematic thinking. The researcher integrated Economic System Concept through planning, conducting, and developing students’ learning activities that were analyzed and applied the Concept of Economic System through three learning activities. The finding results found that students learned to develop themselves in systematic thinking through the development of knowledge, capabilities, skills according to conducting in subject’s data contents, setting objectives, using techniques in content’s clarifying, structuring, grouping and ordering that related to Economic System Concept. The systematic thinking related to basic, principles, and reasons in teaching and learning processes of systematic thinking. Interestingly, the development of three learning activities that were applied and based on Economic System Concept could develop systematic thinking for their students and increase high values in students’ learning activities.



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Methinee Wongwanich Rumpagaporn, Kasetsart University, Thailand

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Conference: ACE2014
Stream: Disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches

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