ETHNOSCIENCE APPROACH: DEVELOPMENT OF ETHNOBOTANY TEXTBOOK IN IMPROVING CREATIVE THINKING SKILL
Textbook is one of the main resource learning materials. The design and adaptation of textbooks used as learning resources must take into account the demands of the students. Students have difficulties in understanding the material as a result of the subpar textbook compilation, particularly in the area of science and biology. Ethnoscience is a form of integrating subject matter with local culture in the surrounding environment; stimulate the meaningful learning for the students. Recently, the ethnoscience become the prevalent and common idea integrated in science curriculum. The aim of the research was to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of the Ethnoscience Approach with the Development of Ethnobotany Teaching Materials in Improving Creative Thinking Skill. This developed textbook had an average value of 92.60% for feasibility test by the material experts, which was deemed to be very valid, while the viability of textbook products to media experts had an average value of 90.37% were categorized as very valid. It is concluded that textbooks suitable for student teaching material. Additionally, the practicality test is rated as extremely good for usage as a lecture material (90.90%). Moreover, the creative thinking skills of the students is classified as good.
Ethnoscience Approach, Textbook, Ethnobotany, Creative Thinking Skills