The Effect of Educational Technology Program Approach on Students’ Attitude Towards Problem Solving


Integration of educational technology program has become an essential element of education in Malaysia due to its positive impact. Despite its implementation, students are unable to fully realize its potential benefits. This study investigated the effect of an educational technology program approach on students’ attitude towards problem solving. The educational technology program approach that has been used in this study was robotics program. Quantitative research with the quasi-experimental model (pre-test & post-test) was used in the study to outline the research design and questionnaire test technique was administered for data collecting from experiment and control group. The samples were 10 years old (Year 4) primary schools’ students from West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia (Selangor & Malacca state) with a total sample of 500 students. Inferential statistical test, Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) with significance value 0.05 was performed using SPSS 25 to analyze the data. Based on data and discussion that have been accomplished, it can be concluded there is a significant difference on students’ attitude towards problem solving in experimental group after attending robotics program over control group who participated in traditional learning method only. The robotic program is suggested as one of the innovative STEAM program, based on constructivism which is advised for enhancing problem solving skills. Excellent problem solving skill will assist students in resolving contextual and complex problems.

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Sabariah Sharif, University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Thiwagar Muniandy, University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Muralindran Mariappan, University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia

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Conference: ERI2023
Stream: STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts & Math) Education

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Sharif S., Muniandy T., & Mariappan M. (2023) The Effect of Educational Technology Program Approach on Students’ Attitude Towards Problem Solving ISSN: 2435-1202 – The IAFOR Conference on Educational Research & Innovation: 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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