The Study of Instructional Steps in STEM Education Curriculum to Enhance Creative Problem Solving Competency


This research aimed to study of instructional steps in STEM education curriculum to enhance creative problem solving competency. In-depth interview, content analysis and analytic description were used. Target group for in-depth interview were 42 stakeholders, including of school principals and vice principals, science teachers, mathematics teachers, vocational teachers and leader teachers of STEM education, in 7 schools within Khon Kaen STEM education network. Moreover, several literature involving STEM education and creative problem solving competency were analyzed and synthesized. Target group for analytic description was one of 9-grade STEM Education classroom, 1st semester of 2019 academic year. Research instruments are field notes of in-depth interviews, document synthesis form, VDO and photo camera. Data were analyzed by content analysis and analytic description. Research result show that there are 5 steps of instruction in STEM education curriculum to enhance creative problem solving competency, include 1) problem finding, 2) idea finding, 3) solution finding, 4) problem solving, and 5) knowledge creation. These steps according to creative problem solving competency, in which means that students able to conduct learning activities in 5 steps of instruction. Especially, they can create new knowledge, creative problem solving skillful, and positive attitude in solving complex real world problem.

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Pranee Thinwiangthong, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Phairoth Termtachatipongsa, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Paper Information
Conference: ACEID2020
Stream: Curriculum Design & Development

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