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Kittisak Chaimyangyuen
Suchawadee Kesmanee


The purposes of this research were to 1) compare the critical thinking scores before and after using the problem-based learning together with Marzano's theory of thinking, and 2) study the fifth-grade primary school students’ critical thinking by using the problem-based learning together with Marzano's theory of thinking. The sample consisted of 40 fifth-grade students of at Pichaya Suksa School, selected by a simple random sampling method. The tools used in the research included 1) a learning activity plan for the subjects “Wicha Muan Sinka”, “Ton Pen Tee Pheung Hang Ton” and “Khlong Lokanit”, 2) a critical thinking measurement form, and 3) a critical thinking evaluation form. The statistics used in data analysis included average, standard deviation, and t-score.
The research results showed that 1) after using the problem-based learning together with Marzano's theory of thinking, the students’ critical thinking scores were significantly higher at a level of .05; and 2) after using the problem-based learning together with Marzano's theory of thinking, the students had good critical thinking, with an average score of 46.98 and a standard deviation of 2.35.

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