A scoping review on implementation of I-think maps and its effects on higher order thinking skills in Malaysian schools / Lina Mursyidah Hamzah and Wan Mazwati Wan Yusoff

Hamzah, Lina Mursyidah and Wan Yusoff, Wan Mazwati (2021) A scoping review on implementation of I-think maps and its effects on higher order thinking skills in Malaysian schools / Lina Mursyidah Hamzah and Wan Mazwati Wan Yusoff. Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE), 7 (2): 14. pp. 169-182. ISSN 2600-9749

Abstract

Malaysian schools have been implementing i-Think program as a means to develop higher order thinking skills among primary and secondary school students since 2013. Thus, there is a need to assess the implementation of the i-Think program since it was made compulsory almost seven years ago. This paper reports a scoping review of research activities conducted on the implementation of the i-Think program in Malaysian schools to synthesize studies on the implementation of the i-Think program in the classrooms; teachers' and students’ acceptance of the program; examine its impact on HOTS and students’ achievement; and to identify and disseminate the gaps in the works of literature. Forty articles were reviewed and the results indicated that the data on how i-Think programs were implemented in classrooms were so small that no definite conclusions could be made. Results on both students' and teachers’ levels of knowledge on i-Think maps were mixed. Majority of studies showed that i-Think maps significantly enhanced students’ achievement. However, no study measured the impact of i-Think on HOTS despite researchers' claim that i-Think maps had stimulated students’ HOTS. Thus, future studies should focus on showing correlation between i-Think and HOTS by using a validated measurement scale to assess students’ HOTS, development of valid and reliable measurement scale to gather a large pool of data to illustrate more comprehensively the status of i-Think implementation in schools throughout Malaysia, support systems provided to teachers at school and district level, and identifying barriers that hinders teachers from implementing i-Think program.

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Item Type: Article
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Hamzah, Lina Mursyidah
linamursyidah@uitm.edu.my
Wan Yusoff, Wan Mazwati
wanmazwati@iium.edu.my
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Teaching (Principles and practice)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Study skills
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Performance. Competence. Academic achievement
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Education
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
ISSN: 2600-9749
Volume: 7
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 169-182
Keywords: HOTS, i-Think Maps, Malaysian schools
Date: 2021
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/53716
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