This research aimed to develop students’ learning process and teachers’ instruction, to construct a multimedia activity package on basic chemical thermodynamics and to study the achievement of using the multimedia activity package with “Gifted” students who were keen on science. The sample group consisted of 40 “Gifted” students from Samakkhi Witthayakhom School, Chiang Rai. The multimedia activity package was implemented for 12 hours. After that, the final exam was conducted to examine the academic performance of the students. The test was comprised of 30 items of four-multiple-choices. The result was analyzed in terms of mean, standard deviation, and t-test values. The results have shown that the efficient criterion were 87.45/86.04 after using the multimedia activity package on basic chemical thermodynamics. It was higher than the standard efficient criterion 80/80. Therefore, the learning achievement of the students in the post-test was better than the one in pre-test with statistical significance at 0.05. Professional Learning Community (PLC) was implemented in the instructional process. It was the process that allowed students to learn through self-directed method and reflective learning method. The results illustrated that the students were satisfied with their performance with the mean of 4.56 or it was accounted for 91.20 percent.
Keywords: Multimedia Activities Package, Science Teacher, Chemical Thermodynamics, Professional Learning Community
Dalacosta, K., Kamariotaki-Paparrigopoulou, M., Palyvos, J. A., & Spyrellis, N. (2009). Multimedia Application with Animated Cartoons for Teaching Science in Elementary Education. Computers & Education, 52(4), 741-748.
Karnjanasuwan, T. (2009). Multimedia Technology. Bangkok: K.T.P Comp and Comsult.
Koontun, S. (2007). The Development of Biology Achievement in Cell Divition by Multimedia Learning Package. (Master’s thesis). Ubon Ratchathani University, Ubon Ratchathani.
Nasuwan, C. (2013). The Effects of Using a Multimedia Activities Package in the Chemistry Topic of Chemical Bonding on Chemistry Learning Achievement and Attitude toward Chemistry of Mathayom Suksa IV Students at Anukul Nari School in Kalasin Province. (Master’s thesis). Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Nonthaburi.
Promwong, C. (1998). “Distance Education with Human Resource Development” Professional Experience of Master Degree in Technology and Communication Education Unit 12. Nonthaburi: Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University.
Ratananukul, P., Prayongpun, P., Laobuthee, A., Koonsang, N., & Chaivisuthangkura, A. (2002). Chemistry Version 3: The Project of Science and Mathematics Books of Promotion of Academic Olympiads in Chemistry. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press.
Songsasen, A., Bangkedphol, S., & Sakultantimetha, A. (2010). Chemistry for Engineer 2. Bangkok: SE-Education.
Springer, M. T. (2014). Improving Students’ Understanding of Molecular Structure through Broad-Based Use of Computer Models in the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Lecture. Journal of Chemical Education, 91(8), 1162-1168.
Tobin, R. G., Crissman, S., Doubler, S., Gallagher, H., Goldstein, G., Lacy S., Rogers, C. B., Schwartz, J., & Wagoner, P. (2012). Teaching Teachers about Energy: Lessons from an Inquiry-Based Workshop for K-8 Teachers. Journal of Science Education & Technology, 21(5), 631-639.