عنوان مقاله [English]
This study investigates the effect of the six thinking hats method (STHM) on improving 80 undergraduate agricultural students’ cognitive skill who studying at the agricultural faculty of Maragheh University. They were assigned randomly to the treatment and control groups according to Solomon’s four-group quasi-experimental design. A questionnaire was designed to measure students’ cognitive abilities, therefore, its face validity was confirmed by a group of faculty members and its reliability was approved by the Kuder-Richardson 21 (rKR21 = 0.72). The data were analyzed using the SPSS. The results show that the STHM makes a difference in the cognitive knowledge of agricultural students in establishing the business plan (F = 40.89, df = 79, p <0.001). In addition, there is a significant difference between scores in the pre-test and the post-test in group one (SΔ = 8.16, df = 22, p <0.001) with a high effect size (∅ = 0.75). Furthermore, the result indicates that subjects are able to formulate a standard business plan. Based on the results of the study, the use of the STHM is recommended to promote the cognitive abilities of students in the entrepreneurship centers of universities and other applied science education centers.
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