The Effectiveness of Fermi Problem solving with Flipped Learning Techniques in Teaching physics on Improving Critical Thinking Skills among Emirati Secondary Students

    Adwan Mohammad Hasan Bani-Hamad ,Rania Saber Mohammad Alzubaidi
    Keywords: Critical Thinking skills; Fermi problem solving, Flipped Learning Techniques. ,

    Abstract

    Abstract
    The urgent need of developing novel teaching methods in education to improve the critical thinking
    skills has been widely discussed by educational experts. The present study aims to investigate the
    effectiveness of Fermi problem solving with flipped learning techniques in teaching physics on the
    improvement of critical thinking skills among Emirati tenth graders. The sample of the study consists of 40
    male and female secondary students from two secondary schools belonging to Abu Dhabi Department
    of Education and Knowledge in United Arab Emirates divided into two groups; the control group
    consists of 20 students (10 male and 10 female) taught the physics unit by traditional methods, the
    experimental group consists of 20 students (10 males and 10 females) taught the physics unit by Fermi
    problem solving with flipped learning techniques. The quasi-experimental design was used, where the
    modified critical thinking skills test was prepared and administered on the two groups as a pre-test
    before the students start the treatment and as a post-test once they are finished. The MANCOVA and
    Two-Way ANCOVA tests were employed to analyze the data. The findings showed that there were
    statistically significant differences at (α = 0.05) in student’s critical thinking skills test (in favor of
    experimental group), indicating that the performance of students in treatment group was better than
    the control group in the post-test. This means that the Fermi problem solving with flipped learning
    techniques has significant effectiveness on improvement of critical thinking skills among the United Arab
    Emirates secondary students. Also there were no statistically significant differences between male and
    female students.

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