The Development of an Instructional Model Using Connectivism to Promote Creativity based on Teacher Professional Standard for Thai Higher Education

By Narongsak Sangpom and Namon Jeerungsuwan.

Published by The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education

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The objective of the research study was to develop an instructional model using connectivism to promote creativity based on teacher professional standard for Thai higher education. The research methodology consisted of two phases: 1) developing an instructional model using connectivism to promote creativity based on teacher professional standard for Thai higher education and 2) evaluating the suitability of the said instructional model. The subjects in the study included six experts in higher education instructional design, in curriculum development, and in information technology and communication. These experts had at least five years of experience in their own fields and they were chosen by answering a detailed evaluation form of the instructional model. The statistics used in the study was arithmetic mean and standard deviation. The research found that the model consisted of two parts of instructional processes. Part one, the instructor roles, they analyze the contents based on knowledge standard and set up the instructional environment according to connectivism and the idea of C5 Model (Namon, 2011) by using teaching process of AAA Model (Namon, 2008). Part two, the learners would study through instructional activities designed by the instructors and based on the learning process of AAA Model (Namon, 2008). Regarding the results of evaluation by the experts, it was found that the model was suitable at a good level.

Keywords: Instructional Model, Connectivism, Creativity, Teacher Professional, Standard, Higher Education

The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Volume 20, Issue 3, May 2014, pp.71-77. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 6, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 696.069KB)).

Narongsak Sangpom

Instructor in Computer Engineering , Faculty of Industrial Education, Computer Engineering, Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi (RMUTSB), Suphanburi, -, Thailand

Narongsak Sangpom, Mr., is an instructor in field of Computer, at the Department of Computer Engineering, Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi, Thailand. He is also studying for his doctoral degree in the field of Information and Communication Technology for Education, Faculty of Technical Education, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Namon Jeerungsuwan

Director of Ph.D. Program in Information and Communication Technology for Education, Faculty of Technical Education, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Education: Ph.D. in Instructional and Development,U of South Alabama, USA. MS · Educational Media, Western Oregon University,Oregon, USA. Work Experience: - Director of Ph.D. Program in Information and Communication Technology for Education - Head of Department Educational Technology, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok