STEAM Implementation Analysis on Creative Thinking Skills of Middle School Students in East Java


The Covid-19 pandemic impacts each sector of life around the world, including the education sector namely, changes in the implementation of education. This impact is related to the implementation of learning that switches from online to offline. Students feel passive when learning offline. Science learning emphasizes that students should be active in STEAM project assignments. However, there is no research description of the application of STEAM learning in East Java after the pandemic. This study aims to describe East Java’s STEAM implementation of creative thinking skills. STEAM is an integrated approach that combines science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics as a means of developing student inquiry, teamwork, creative thinking skills, critical thinking, and other skills during learning. This research methodology uses qualitative descriptive research. Research instruments are in the form of interviews, literature studies, and field observations. Data analysis techniques include data reduction, data display, and drawing conclusions on verification. The subjects of this study were 30 middle school teachers from East Java. The results of the study show that the application of STEAM education to creative thinking skills has a positive impact on education in East Java, Indonesia. The results of this study are expected to add insight to the teachers in learning science innovation with STEAM education.

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Shofia Maghfiroh, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia
Insih Wilujeng, Yogyakarta State University, Indonesia

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Conference: ACEID2023
Stream: Learning Experiences

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Maghfiroh S., & Wilujeng I. (2023) STEAM Implementation Analysis on Creative Thinking Skills of Middle School Students in East Java ISSN: 2189-101X – The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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