Mark Raymond S. Tan
Master of Arts in Education major in Educational Administration, Capitol University, Corrales Extension, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
This research paper focuses on the integration of creative problem solving process and how it affects the academic performance of the students. Its primary purpose is to introduce new strategies into the realm of teaching that is both effective and interactive. This paper also made use of a quasi experimental design where two classes were selected, one as the experimental group and the other as control group. After more than two weeks of treatment, it was found out that creative problem solving has made a significant difference in the performance of both groups most especially to the experimental group where creative problem solving process was used. It was very evident in the result of the pretest and posttest results. This would simply imply that teacher centered learning concept or commonly known as traditional concept may still be effective but integrating creative problem solving is also very advisable since we are in an age of paradigm shift. This paper would be of great help to teachers for it will foster new kind of learning and to the students for it will address the concept of diversity of learners.
Teaching offers a bright and rewarding career for those who can meet the intellectual and social challenges of the job. In our society teachers are given professional status as experts and professionals. They are expected to use “best practice to help students learn essential skills and attitudes. It is no longer sufficient for teachers to be warm and loving toward children, nor is it sufficient for them to employ teaching practices based solely on intuition and personal preferences. (Arends, 1988) The innovation of teaching or what we call the paradigm shift was already introduced nowadays. Teachers are encouraged to just be a facilitator, guide and a coach for student’s learning. They are not anymore the giver of knowledge but instead they are just there to serve as a guide for learning. To be an effective teachers are to have a repertoire of best practices. They must have diverse repertoires and are not restricted to a few “pet practices”. Creative Problem Solving is one of the new practices introduced to teachers in the 21st century. Creative problem solving process is the mental process of creating a solution to a problem. It is a special form of problem solving in which the solution is independently created rather than learned with assistance. Students are given different activities/questions/problems that would require them to think, do things on their own and use their mind for analysis and exploration.
By employing the traditional classroom method of instruction, one cannot expect that there would still any change in terms of the quality of education. And this does not reflect the thrust of education which expected that every student must be able to demonstrate their learning in school.
This study looks further on how effective is integrating creative problem solving process on the academic performance of 3rd year BSCS student of Capitol University in Probability and Statistics. Statement of the Problem
Generally, the study is conducted to ascertain the effects of the integration of creative problem solving process on the performance of 3rd year BSCS students of Capitol University in Probability and Statistics. Specifically, it shall answer the following research agenda: 1. What are the pretest and posttest scores of the students
a. Experimental Group
b. Control Group
in Probability and Statistics?
2. Is there any significant difference between the pretest of the Control Group and Experimental Group? 3. Is...