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Development of Learning Devices Based on RME Approach to Increase Problem Solving and Mathematical Disposition Ability Students at SMP N 1 Batang Kuis
Original Research
This study aims to analyze: 1) the validity, practicality, and effectiveness of the learning devices based on RME approach developed, 2) improvement of problem solving abilities using the developed learning devices, 3) students using the developed learning devices. This research is a research development (research and development), the product produced is the implementation of learning plans, student activity sheets, and student books. The development of learning devices based on RME approach was developed using Thiagarajan's 4-D development model with 4 steps: defining, designing, developing, and disseminating. From the results of trial I and trial II obtained: 1) the learning devices obtained meet the valid, practical and effective criteria. Practical criteria are reviewed from: a) Validator assessment and b) implementation of learning devices, while effective criteria, in terms of: a) classical learning outcomes, b) achievement of learning outcomes, c) learning, and d) positive student responses. 2) There is an increase in students 'problem solving abilities using developed learning devices, 3) there is an increase in students' ability to use developed learning devices.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(1), 58-65. DOI: 10.12691/education-8-1-9
Pub. Date: January 18, 2020
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The Effect of Islamic Oriented Problem-Based Learning towards Spatial Ability and Self-Regulated Learning of Madrasah Aliyah Students
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This intervention study focused on: (1) analyzing whether there is a significant effect of islamic oriented problem based learning model towards student’s mathematical spatial ability or not and (2) analyzing whether there is a significant effect of islamic oriented problem based learning model towards student’s self regulated learning or not and (3) analyzing whether there is a significant interaction between learning model and prior mathematical ability towards student’s mathematical spatial ability or not. (4) analyzing whether there is a significant interaction between learning model and prior mathematical ability towards student’s self regulated learning or not. This study is a quasi experimental research that used mathematical spatial ability test and self regulated learning quisionaire. Population in this study are all students in MAS Nurul Hikmah Tinjowan Academic Year 2019/2020 and the samples are 32 students in class XII-1 IPS taught by using islamic oriented problem based learning model and 32 students in class XII-2 IPS taught by using convensional learning. The data was analyzed by using t-test. Hypothesis test used by Two Way Anova and found that: (1) there is a significant effect of islamic oriented problem based learning model towards student’s mathematical spatial ability and (2) there is a significant effect of islamic oriented problem based learning model towards student’s self-regulated learning (3) there is no a significant interaction between learning model and prior mathematical ability towards student’s mathematical spatial ability. (4) there is no a significant interaction between learning model and prior mathematical ability towards student’s self regulated learning.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(1), 51-57. DOI: 10.12691/education-8-1-8
Pub. Date: January 15, 2020
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Increasing Teamwork Capacity of High School Students through Collaborative Teamwork Learning
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Recently, leaders of business and industry world generally require workers who are capable of working collaboratively to make their business a success. Unfortunately, various studies show that most high school students do not have the capacity to work collaboratively in solid teamwork. For this reason, high schools must develop the teamwork capacity of their students during the learning process. The present study was designed to examine the effectiveness of a collaborative teamwork learning model to improve the teamwork capacity of high school students. It was an experimental study with one group pretest-posttest design. The experiment was carried out in three high schools. They were SMA Negeri 1 Pontianak, SMA Negeri 1 Mempawah, and SMA Negeri 5 Singkawang. There were four aspects of the students’ teamwork capacity to develop. These aspects were sharing, collaboration, paying attention to the rights and welfare of others, and caring for others. The results of the study showed that the collaborative teamwork learning model was effective to improve the teamwork capacity of the students in three high schools. All of the investigated aspects got improved. They were categorized “high”, except the aspect of ‘paying attention to the rights and welfare of others’. It was classified “medium”.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(1), 46-50. DOI: 10.12691/education-8-1-7
Pub. Date: January 05, 2020
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Capturing the National Landscape of University Departments Housing MLS Programs and Analysis of Student Outcomes across Three Novel Models
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University-based MLS programs accredited by NAACLS were categorized into three novel department models (Singular, Horizontal, and Vertical). Average 3-yr ASCP BOC pass rates and graduation rates were accessed from the MLS program website. Analysis of variance statistics was performed on BOC pass rates and graduation rates across the three department models. In addition, a Pearson correlation coefficient was derived assessing the association between the number of programs offered in Vertical departments and BOC pass rates and graduation rates. There was not a statistically significance difference found among department models with regard to BOC pass rates or graduation rates. The Pearson correlation coefficient demonstrated a positive correlation (r=.04, P>.05)) when assessing the association between number of programs in the Vertical model and average three-year graduation rates. However, the Pearson correlation coefficient yielded a negative correlation with respect to the number of programs offered in the Vertical model and average three-year BOC pass rates (r=-.26, P<.05). This statistically significant negative correlation indicates lower BOC pass rates with increasing numbers of programs. As the trend toward Vertical departments increase college administrators will need to continually assess resources allocated to programs in departments while employing strategies that yield favorable student outcomes.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(1), 35-45. DOI: 10.12691/education-8-1-6
Pub. Date: January 15, 2020
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Development of Competency-Based Assessment Model Welding Practices for Vocational School Students
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Assessment is the final acquisition of student work to measure competence. Therefore we need an assessment model that can describe the results of achieving student competence. In this study, the aim is to design an assessment model that will be used in the learning process in welding practices. The product development procedure uses the steps proposed by Borg & Gall. Research samples are experts in the field of welding and welding subject teachers. Data obtained from interviews and observations then analyzed using qualitative descriptive analysis techniques. The results of this study generally produce an assessment model on welding practices for vocational students consisting of 5 levels, namely: (1) welding parameters, (2) machine settings and work safety, (3) make a welding line, (4) grooves, and (5) the standard of the American Welding Society. The valuation model is completed with a rating scheme, level of assessment, aspects of assessment, assessment indicators, appraisal description, assessment score, and evaluation.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(1), 29-34. DOI: 10.12691/education-8-1-5
Pub. Date: January 15, 2020
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Analysis of Media Needs of Health and Safety Learning Based on Android Smartphone for Students
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In order to help teaching and learning activities in order to achieve learning objectives, learning media that are needed according to the needs and demands of the times are needed. Therefore we need a study that examines the needs of learning media. This study aims to determine the needs of health and safety learning media design that will be used in the learning process. The research sample is students of Mechanical Engineering Education Study Program, Faculty of Engineering, Yogyakarta State University selected based on stratified random sampling. Data obtained from questionnaires were then analyzed using quantitative analysis techniques with a percentage scale. The findings in this study are: (1) students prefer learning health and safety using image media with the acquisition of 77.8%, (2) students prefer exposure to occupational health and safety material divided into chapters with the acquisition of a score of 55.6%, (3) students prefer occupational health and safety media with background images and bright colors, (4) students prefer occupational health and safety learning that can be accessed on smartphones with 77.8% gain, and (5) students expect health and safety learning Android smartphone-based work can implement emergency features with 66.7% acquisition.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(1), 24-28. DOI: 10.12691/education-8-1-4
Pub. Date: January 13, 2020
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Investigating the Impact of the Duration of Engagement in Socioscientific Issues in Developing Greek Students’ Argumentation and Informal Reasoning Skills
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Argumentation seems to play a central role in science education. Among other factors that could affect students’ argumentation skills, the duration of their engagement in appropriate teaching environments or teaching interventions have been studied, yielding opposing results. Thus, the aim of this research was to shed light in this direction. For this purpose, we worked with 10th grade Greek state school students divided into two groups. Both groups attended a course called “Research Project” (RP), which aimed to approach the teaching of Biotechnology through socioscientific issues. The first group attended the course for two hours weekly for twenty weeks (long research project group – LRP), whereas the second attended the same course with exactly the same designing for three hours per week for 13 weeks (short research project group – SRP). At the end of the interventions, all students completed a questionnaire of eight open-ended questions on Biotechnology. Students were asked to express their opinion providing arguments which later were assessed using Toulmin’s model. Simultaneously, we estimated the informal reasoning they used to express their arguments, based on the classification: rationalistic, intuitive and emotive. The results revealed that students of the LRP group produced stronger arguments using rationalistic informal reasoning that is arguments of higher level supported by scientific data and multifaceted consideration of each issue of question, compared to the SRP group. Moreover, the intuitive informal reasoning was found to be significantly reduced statistically in the LRP group compared to the SRP group. Consequently, we concluded that the distribution of RP teaching periods throughout the school year was crucial to enhancing both students’ argumentation skills and their informal reasoning when expressing arguments. In other words, an intervention of longer duration can help students formulate more elaborate arguments based on scientific data.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(1), 16-23. DOI: 10.12691/education-8-1-3
Pub. Date: January 07, 2020
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Role-play Activities as a Framework for Developing Argumentation Skills on Biological Issues in Secondary Education
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Argumentation is a necessary skill for every citizen in a modern democratic society. Although in recent years many countries have incorporated it into their science curricula, students have been experiencing difficulties in developing argumentative skills. Socio-scientific issues (SSI) and role-playing activities, are thought to constitute ideal frameworks for helping students overcome these difficulties. The purpose of this study is to examine the degree of which a role-playing activity created by 10th grade’s Greek State school students and relevant to an SSI from the field of Biology can enhance their argumentation skills. Students answered five open-ended questions, and their arguments were evaluated based on the Toulmin’s model. The results showed that despite the general low level of arguments provided by the students, there was an indicative improvement in the argumentation level of question number 3. This indicates that a creative role-playing activity which actively involves students can have a positive impact on the development of students’ argumentation skills. The increase in argumentation level was also reflected in the students' ability to construct stronger arguments during the activity, which has a promising interpretation.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(1), 7-15. DOI: 10.12691/education-8-1-2
Pub. Date: January 04, 2020
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Cost Analysis of Vocational School Education Unit in Mechanical Engineering Expertise Competency by Using Activity-Based Costing Method
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This study aims to determine: 1) the percentage of cost allocation for activities in SMK N 3 Yogyakarta and SMK Muhammadiyah 3 Yogyakarta and 2) the comparison of the education cost unit of each student, level, and year in the competency of mechanical engineering expertise in SMK N 3 Yogyakarta and SMK Muhammadiyah 3 Yogyakarta. The location of this research was in two vocational schools that have mechanical engineering expertise competencies in Yogyakarta City, i.e., SMK N 3 Yogyakarta and SMK Muhammadiyah 3 Yogyakarta. The object of this research was the cost unit of education at SMK N 3 Yogyakarta and SMK Muhammadiyah 3 Yogyakarta. This research was a quantitative descriptive study. The interview and documentation were utilized as data collection techniques. The data analysis used an activity-based costing method. The results of this study indicated that: (1) the percentages of cost allocation for each activity at SMK N 3 Yogyakarta are teaching and learning activities 64%, students’ activities 10%, infrastructure management activities 8%, school administration activities 7%, school management activities 4 %, non-HR school development activities 4%, and HR school development activities 2%. Meanwhile, the percentages of cost allocation at SMK Muhammadiyah 3 Yogyakarta are teaching and learning activities 35%, school administration 34%, school management activities 12%, infrastructure management activities 7%, student activities 7%, HR school development activities 4% and non-HR school development activities 1%. (2) the unit cost of education for each mechanical engineering expertise competency student, level, and year at SMK N 3 Yogyakarta for the 10th grade is Rp10.342.809, the 11th grade is Rp9.255.154, and the 12th grade is Rp11.120.704. Whereas at SMK Muhammadiyah 3 Yogyakarta for the 10th grade is Rp 12.244.183, the 11th grade is Rp11.598.900, and the 12th grade is Rp13.738.086.
American Journal of Educational Research. 2020, 8(1), 1-6. DOI: 10.12691/education-8-1-1
Pub. Date: January 02, 2020
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