A LEARNING PROCESS BASED ON CONCEPTUAL CHANGE APPROACH TO FOSTER CONCEPTUAL CHANGE IN NEWTONIAN MECHANICS

TitleA LEARNING PROCESS BASED ON CONCEPTUAL CHANGE APPROACH TO FOSTER CONCEPTUAL CHANGE IN NEWTONIAN MECHANICS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSyuhendri, S
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume16
Issue2
Start Page228-240
PaginationContinuous
Date PublishedApril/2017
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 1236468
Keywordsconceptual change approach, conceptual change texts, Newtonian mechanics, predict-observe-explain-apply
Abstract

The purpose of this research was to investigate the effectiveness of conceptual change learning approach based on conceptual change model over traditional instruction on the improvement of physics education undergraduate students’ conceptual understanding in Newtonian mechanics. A quasi experimental research method with pre-test and post-test control group design was employed. The sample chosen based on purposive technique sampling comprising of 73 students was in two groups selected randomly each as experimental and control group. Predict-Observe-Explain-Apply (POEA) and using Conceptual Change Texts (CCT) strategies were implemented in the experimental group. The Force Concept Inventory (FCI) in Indonesian was used to collect data before and after treatments. The results show that the conceptual understandings of students who were taught using strategies under conceptual change approach was significantly better than those of the traditional approach. The research confirmed that only learning based on conceptual change model could improve learners’ Newtonian mechanics conceptual understanding.

URLhttp://oaji.net/articles/2017/987-1497156471.pdf
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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