The effect of the successful intelligence interactive module on Universiti Utara Malaysia students’ analytical, creative and practical thinking skills

  • Nurulwahida Azid
  • Ruzlan Md-Ali
Keywords: ANCOVA; curriculum design; educational effectiveness; higher-order thinking skills; interactive module; intraclass correlation coefficient; mixed method; problem solving; successful intelligence theory; Universiti Utara Malaysia

Abstract

The study reported on here aimed to examine the effectiveness of the successful intelligence interactive module (SIIM) that employs thinking skills using the successful intelligence theory. This was an empirical study that used mixed method analysis. The rationale for the development of this interactive module was to increase the analytical, practical, and creative thinking skills score among undergraduates in the education programme at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). We administered a quasi-experimental design with pre-tests and post-tests to 70 UUM undergraduates in the education programme. The participants were randomly selected and divided into a control group and an experimental group. The ANCOVA test result showed that SIIM was effective in increasing the respondents’ analytical, practical, and creative thinking skills scores. Overall, the findings showed that the teaching approach of using the interactive module was effective in enhancing analytical, creative and practical thinking skills. This study provides positive implications for undergraduates’ soft skill development in preparation for their future careers.

Keywords: ANCOVA; curriculum design; educational effectiveness; higher-order thinking skills; interactive module; intraclass correlation coefficient; mixed method; problem solving; successful intelligence theory; Universiti Utara Malaysia

Published
2020-09-16
Section
Articles

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