Analysis of Students' Conceptual Understanding in Project-Based Learning with Virtual Media Based on Initial Ability

Gunawan, Gunawan and Sahidu, Hairunnisyah and Suranti, Ni Made Yeni and Herayanti, Lovy (2019) Analysis of Students' Conceptual Understanding in Project-Based Learning with Virtual Media Based on Initial Ability. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Science, Mathematics, Environment, and Education, 1 (1). pp. 120-125. ISSN 978-602-73159-6-9

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Students are capable of mastering skills relevant to the 21st-century if they properly understand their concepts and efforts to improve their skills. This process required a good application of innovative learning models. This research, aims to examine the effect of project-based learning, using virtual media, on conceptual cognizance, in terms of prior academic knowledge. This was a quasi-experimental study, with a pretest-posttest control group design, conducted in one of the secondary schools in Mataram, Indonesia. The sample was selected purposively, involving a total of 52 students, spread across the experimental and control group. Data was collected by a series of multiple choice. The final assessment shows that the scores of the experimental class were higher than the control class as students with low, medium, and high initial knowledge properly understood the physics concepts. Furthermore, over 60% of experimental class students could answer questions appropriately in the aspects of remembering, understanding, applying, and analysing. However, on average, less than 50% of students could answer correctly in high cognitive aspects, such as evaluation and creation. Generally, project-based learning with the aid of virtual media impacts positively on mastering the concepts..

Item Type: Article
Keywords (Kata Kunci): conceptual understanding; project based learning; computer simulation; initial ability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan
Depositing User: Dr. Gunawan M.Pd
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2019 01:14
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2019 01:14

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