A STUDY ON RELEVANCE OF EDUTAINMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF CRITICAL THINKING AND CREATIVE THINKING AMONG By  Shaiju P.K. and Dr Rages John

Abstract

This was an experimental research which ended in final comparison of F values of Pre-test and Post-test of both control group and experimental group to know influence of different variables (independent variable – teaching through conventional method and teaching through means of edutainment & dependent variable – relevance and effect of edutainment on development life skills of critical thinking and creative thinking on the adolescent students of Bastar District in Chhattisgarh) on each other and level of influence. The study was conducted in rural and urban areas of Bastar District. In the rural area one Government School (Higher Secondary School, Bakkawand), one Private Aided School (Vimal Vidyashram Higher Secondary School, Chiurgoan) and one Private Unaided School (Jai Krista Convent School, Pahurbel) were selected for the study. In the semi urban areas of Jagdalpur one Government School (Govt Higher Secondary School, Jagdalpur), one Private Aided School (Deepti Convent School, Jagdalpur) and one Private Unaided School (Vidya Jyoti Senior Secondary School, Jagdalpur) were selected for the study. 30 each students of class IX were selected from each school and they were equally divided into control group and experimental group. Pre-Test and Post-Test were conducted for both groups. The marks were tabulated and analyzed using Two Way ANOVA to check levels of interaction between different variables (Area wise and type of school) and to test the significance research hypotheses. The study proved that means of edutainment, used in transaction of subject matter ‘Human Rights especially Rights of Children’, consisting of Brainstorming session, games, film show of Hindi movie ‘Siddharth’ directed by Richie Mehta, 2013 on Rights of Children and group discussion were successful in developing positive critical thinking and creative thinking in adolescent students of Bastar District. The level of achievement through integration of means of edutainment was more among students of Government schools both in rural and semi urban areas. Keywords: Edutainment (education and entertainment), Life skills, Critical thinking and Creative thinking.