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Pages: 9531-9536
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-697-9480-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.2375

Conference name: 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2018
Location: Valencia, Spain

THE EFFECT OF THE EXECUTIVE FUNCTION GUIDELINE FOR WRITING LEARNING EXPERIENCE PLANS ON THE PRESCHOOL TEACHERS’ TEACHING SKILLS: A CASE STUDY OF THE KINDERGARTENS IN BANGKOK

P. Imtaku, P. Seree, P. Thanasetkorn

Mahidol University (THAILAND)
Findings from previous research show that executive function (EF), a set of higher-order thinking skills that help us to logically think before act, make good decisions, solve problems, and regulate emotions and behaviors, is required to success in the 21st century. The critical period for EF development is from birth to six years old. Besides home environment, school environment is the other significant place where children’s EF grow and develop. How teachers interact with children and activities in the classrooms can either promote or inhibit children’s EF development. With the collaboration between National Institute for Child and Family Development, Mahidol University and RLG Institute funded by Thai Health Promotion Foundation, EF Guideline, the tool for guiding teachers to write lesson plans for promoting children’s EF skills, was developed and studied.

The objectives of this study were:
(1) to investigate the effects of the EF Guideline Program on the teachers’ knowledge of the EF skills,
(2) to investigate the effects of the EF Guideline Program on the teachers’ self-efficacy toward their ability to promote EF skills in children,
(3) to investigate the effects of the EF Guideline Program on the teachers’ skills in writing the learning experience plan, and
(4) to study the effects of the EF Guideline Program on the teachers’ skills in implementing the learning experience plan after participating in the EF Guideline Program.

The sample of this study was 8 teachers teaching in the 4 to 6- year-old classroom in 4 kindergartens located in Bangkok, using purposive simple sampling. Mixed methods research was designed for this study. For the quantitative data analysis, a non parametric statistics was performed, using the Wilcoxon matched pairs signed rank test, to examine the teachers’ scores on the knowledge of the EF skills, the self- efficacy ,and the skills in writing the learning experience plans before and after participating in the EF Guideline Program. For qualitative data analysis, interview and observation was utilized to collect the data. Then, content analysis was utilized to evaluate the teachers’ performance.

The results showed that after participating in the EF Guideline Program, the scores of the teachers on the knowledge of the EF skills, self efficacy, and skills in writing the learning experience plan were significantly higher, comparing to the pretest scores (Z =.041, Z=.012 p < .05).Moreover, the results from content analysis indicated two themes; the abilities to implement the learning experience plan and the abilities to reflect on their own performance. The results indicated that the EF Guideline Program had an impact on the teachers’ knowledge of the EF skills, the teachers’ self efficacy,teachers’ skills in writing the learning experience plan and the teachers’ skills in implementing the learning experience plans. The discussion, limitations, implications, and suggestions for future research will be presented.
@InProceedings{IMTAKU2018EFF,
author = {Imtaku, P. and Seree, P. and Thanasetkorn, P.},
title = {THE EFFECT OF THE EXECUTIVE FUNCTION GUIDELINE FOR WRITING LEARNING EXPERIENCE PLANS ON THE PRESCHOOL TEACHERS’ TEACHING SKILLS: A CASE STUDY OF THE KINDERGARTENS IN BANGKOK},
series = {12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2018 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-9480-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2018.2375},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
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year = {2018},
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P. Imtaku, P. Seree, P. Thanasetkorn (2018) THE EFFECT OF THE EXECUTIVE FUNCTION GUIDELINE FOR WRITING LEARNING EXPERIENCE PLANS ON THE PRESCHOOL TEACHERS’ TEACHING SKILLS: A CASE STUDY OF THE KINDERGARTENS IN BANGKOK, INTED2018 Proceedings, pp. 9531-9536.
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