THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSTRUCTIONAL PACKAGE THE LIFE SKILLS OF HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS

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Thayata Rattanaphinyowanich

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The purposes of this research were to 1) to develop a set of learning activities to improve life skills for students tertiary level, 2) to compare the results of teaching life skills between groups taught by instructional package to improve the life skills of higher education students with groups that have received regular teaching. Then 249 samples of the study were from first-year students, 2 classes which answers the life skill test scores with similar scores and simple randomized into an experimental group of 130 students, a control group of 119 students, also tested before the experiment life skills test that the researcher created and repeated measurements after the experiment students in the experimental group received 10 times of life skills teaching, while the control group students taught normally. The research tool was a set of learning activities to develop life skills. Life skills test. Statistics used in data analysis consist of mean, standard deviation, and test the differences with t-test statistics.


The findings were as follows: 1) the result of the development of an Instructional package to improve the life skills of higher education students. The development of an Instructional package is based on the concepts derived from the analysis of elements from the study using Delphi technique. The 10 components are in life skills and personal development, communication skills and media literacy, social skills, career skills and learning skills, cooperation skills and team work, thinking and problem solving skills, creative and innovative skills, understanding culture skills, change skills, and sufficient living skills. Develop a set of learning activities to improve life skills in 10 components, a total of 10 activities. Results of evaluation of components and instructional package for life skills development through consideration of each element from 17 experts in 10 components, 10 activities have a median between 4.00-5.00 and the Interquartile range between 0.00-1.00. 2) Students who have received learning management by using learning activity packages to develop life skills, average scores, life skills Higher than students who received regular learning management in all aspects with statistical significance at the level of .05.

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