Problem-Based Learning To Improve Concept Understanding and Critical Thinking Ability of Science Education Undergraduate Students

  • Mellyta Uliyandari Universitas Bengkulu,  Indonesia
  • Emilia Candrawati Universitas Bengkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia,  Indonesia
  • Anna Ayu Herawati Universitas Bengkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia,  Indonesia
  • Nurlia Latipah Institut Agama Islam Negeri Bengkulu, Bengkulu, Indonesia,  Indonesia
Keywords: Learning model, Problem Based Learning (PBL), Concept Understanding, Critical Thinking

Abstract

This reserach was conducted to improve conceptual understanding and critical thinking ability of fourth-semester students of the Science education study program, Bengkulu University by applying  PBL. The research method used in this study is quasi experimental, which in its implementation uses single class or one group pretest-posttest design. The test question was the instrument used in this study. The findings showed that there was an improvement in students‘ conceptual understanding and critical thinking ability of students‘ since implementing problem-based learning models in environmental chemistry courses. This improvement can be seen from the results of the gain test for  each class group on the test of conceptual understanding and critical thinking ability which are in the "medium" category, while the t-test results for concept understanding and critical thinking ability show a significant difference (0.000 <0.05). ), In other words, the implementation of the PBL  learning influences the students‘ conceptual understanding and critical thinking ability. Further the implementation of the problem-based learning model in teaching and learning process presents problems with real conditions so that it can stimulate students to not only think and understand at the rote level but also interpret the problem. Quiet in-depth research on the implementation of problem-based learning models in learning is highly recommended to get more comprehensive results.

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Published
2021-01-31
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Uliyandari, M., Emilia Candrawati, Anna Ayu Herawati, & Nurlia Latipah. (2021). Problem-Based Learning To Improve Concept Understanding and Critical Thinking Ability of Science Education Undergraduate Students. IJORER : International Journal of Recent Educational Research, 2(1), 65-72. https://doi.org/10.46245/ijorer.v2i1.56
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