21st Century Thinking Skills of Educational Institutions in the Basic Education Institutions Office, Maha Sara kham Province

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Asst. Prof. Dr. Kritkanok Duangchatom Dr. Nuttawan Pumdeeying

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The purposes of this research were 1) to study the direct, indirect and combined influence of the factors that affect thinking skills of the students in education center under the basic education center in Mahasarakam, 2) construct the form related to thinking skills development of the students, and 3) trial and evaluate the use of the form. The methods were divided into 3 phases. Phase I was a qualitative research. The selected subjects were 400 Prathomsuksa 6 students studying in Mahasarakam. The data were collected by questionnaire and test and analyzed by computer program. Phase II was a qualitative data. The selected subjects were 25 experts, academic staff and related groups by purposive sampling. Phase III was experimental research. The selected were Prathomsuksa 6 students and the data were collected by questionnaire and test. The results revealed that: 1. Causal factors that affect thinking skills of the students were student’s intelligence quotient, motivation, reasoning ability and classroom atmosphere. 2. The experts’ opinions level towards the activities based on the form related to thinking skills development of the students were 4.44 in total average. The experts’ opinions level were highest (5.00) in grouping instructional package. And they were also in 4 activities which were 4.40 in identifying instructional package, 4.40 in applying instructional package, 4.40 in predicting instructional package, and 4.40 in reasoning instructional package. 3. The level of satisfaction towards the form were high (4.31) in average. The highest level was observing and identifying instructional package when taking individual consideration.

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