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The Framework for Development of Constructivist Web-Based Learning Environment Model to Enhance Critical Thinking for Primary Students

  • Pimwarun NunthaitaweekulEmail author
  • Sumalee Chaijaroen
  • Romwarin Gamlunglert
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11937)

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to synthesize the develop Framework of constructivist web-based learning environment model to enhance Critical Thinking for primary students. Model research was employed in this study (Richey & Klein, 2007), which focuses on processes of design and model development. The research procedures consist of three major steps: (1) document analysis and examination of learning and teaching context, (2) analyzing related principles and theories such as learning theory, Constructivist theories, Critical thinking, media theory and technology, and (3) synthesizing the theoretical framework and designing framework for Constructivist web-based learning environment model to enhance Critical thinking based on the reviewed principles and theories. The participants of this study were experts from various fields such as theorists, designers, developers, evaluators, researchers, and learners. The results of the study show that there are five basic elements of the theoretical framework includes (1) psychological base, (2) pedagogical base, (3) contextual base, (4) Critical Thinking base, (5) Media theory and Technology base, and. The designing framework has four mains components as following (1.) The activation of cognitive structure and enhance critical thinking, (2.) The enhancement of cognitive equilibrium, (3.) The support and enhancement of cognitive structure and critical thinking, and (4.) The enhancement and support of knowledge construction and helping of critical thinking, and the designing frameworks has 8 elements as following: (1) Problem base, (2) resources center, (3) Related communities Center, (4) Collaboration center, (5) Cognitive tools, (6) Critical Thinking center, (7) Scaffolding center, and (8) Coaching center.

Keywords

Constructivist web-based learning Critical Thinking Constructivist theories 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research was supported by Ph.D. Program in Educational Technology, Faculty of Education, Research Group for Innovation and Cognitive Technology, Khon Kaen, University, and Research and Technology Transfer Affairs Division, Khon Kaen University which hereby giving the thankfulness all through this.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pimwarun Nunthaitaweekul
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sumalee Chaijaroen
    • 1
  • Romwarin Gamlunglert
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Educational TechnologyKhon Kaen UniversityKhon KaenThailand

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