IJIET 2019 Vol.9(8): 580-583 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2019.9.8.1270

Service Learning by STEM Activity in Secondary School at Prachin Buri Province, Thailand

Jaruwan Chutrtong, Narumon Boonman, and Waradoon Chutrtong

Abstract—The two purposes of this study were: 1) to explore the effects of one-time service learning on the cognitive and affective development of science undergraduates student of Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University and 2) to evaluate the effectiveness of STEM using on students' engagement in academic services. These questions were explored by means of qualitative study of 130 (grade 10-12) students of KrokSombunwittayakom School and 21 industrial microbiology students of Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University who participated in one-time service learning at Prachin Buri Province in 2016 and 2017. The study discussed in this article examined the benefits of service-learning using both questionnaire and interview data. From data analyses, it indicated that activity participants engaged in activities actively and mindfully. STEM, significantly, influenced students behavior. Service participation showed positive effects to students’ performance. The positive effects of service can be explained by the fact that participation in service increases their experiences.

Index Terms—Service learning, Secondary school, STEM, Thailand.

The authors are with the Sunandha Rajabhat University, Bangkok, 10300, Thailand (e-mail: jaruwan.ch@ssru.ac.th, narumon.bo@ssru.ac.th, waradoon@swu.ac.th).

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Cite: Jaruwan Chutrtong, Narumon Boonman, and Waradoon Chutrtong, "Service Learning by STEM Activity in Secondary School at Prachin Buri Province, Thailand," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 580-583, 2019.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
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  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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