The Influence of STEM-Based 7E Learning Cycle on Students Critical and Creative Thinking Skills in Physics
Parno, Edi Supriana1, Lia Yuliati2, Anula Ning Widarti3, Marlina Ali4, Umi Azizah5

1Parno Edi Suprina, Physics Education, Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia.
2Lia Yuliati, Physics Education, Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia.
3Marlina Ali, School of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia UTM, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
4Umi Azizah, Graduate School, Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia.
5Anula Ning Widarti, Graduate School, Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia.
Manuscript received on 18 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 24 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 02 November 2019 | PP: 761-769 | Volume-8 Issue-2S9 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B11580982S919/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1158.0982S919
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Abstract: Critical and creative thinking is important skills to students in the era of 21st century. This study aims to identify the effect of teaching approach called STEM-7E learning cycle on critical thinking skills and creative thinking skills. The study was carried out at two different schools in Indonesia. This study employed quantitative study using quasi experimental approach. The participants were divided into two groups which called experimental and control group. Two instrument were used in this study which were Critical Thinking Skills Test and Creative Thinking Skills Test. The Critical Thinking Test consists of three constructs which were interpretation, analysis and inference. The alpha Cronbach of critical thinking instrument is .937. The other instrument for this study is Creative Thinking Skills Test which consists of four construct; creative fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. The alpha Cronbach’s creative thinking skill test is .803. Both study were analysed by using mean, t-test, ANCOVA, N-gain, and effect size. As a conclusion, this study shows that the use of STEM-7E learning cycle show significance differences in increasing student critical thinking skill. On the other hand, there was significance differences between STEM-7E learning cycle and 7E learning cycle in increasing students’ creative thinking.
Keywords: Fluid Statics, Temperature and Heat, Critical Thinking Skills, Creative Thinking Skills, STEM, 7E Learning Cycle.
Scope of the Article: Smart Learning and Innovative Education Systems