Home|Journals|Articles by Year|Audio Abstracts RSS - TOC

EEO. 2021; 20(4): 1835-1844

STEM-MEA (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics - Means End Analysis) Model for Improving the Creativity and Critical Thinking of University Students

Karmila Suryani, Jalius Jama, Sukardi, Khairudin.


This research deals with the implementation of STEM-MEA model (STEM-MEA: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic - Means Ends Analysis) for the purpose of measuring the creativity and critical thinking of university students. Bt applying experimental research method, and using Liker’s scale questionnaires as research instrument, this Research involved 43 students as research samples by assigning them to engage in the following activities: 1) Solving a case by using the concept-map provided by XMIND application, 2) Completing a calculation by using Geogebra application, and 3) Making an interactive product by using Scratch application. The data arising out therefrom were analyzed and resulting in an indication that the application of STEM-MEA model is liable to improve the creativity of the students as proven by their ability to create interactive learning product and to possess highly critical thinking. It was also proven by the acquisition of median value, namely 4, for all questionnaires given to them; which is higher than the average score of liker’s scale, i.e. 3. Therefore, it can be concluded that STEM-MEA model is worth using in the learning process for the subjects in physical sciences in higher learning educational institutions.

Key words: STEM-MEA; Creativity; Critical Thinking

Full-text options

Share this Article

Online Article Submission
• ejmanager.com

ejPort - eJManager.com
Review(er)s Central
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.