Students’ sense making and effort towards project – based learning in learning physics

Jeffry Juan Rosales, and Fauziah Sulaiman, (2016) Students’ sense making and effort towards project – based learning in learning physics. International Journal of Education and Research, 4 (9). pp. 29-40. ISSN 2411-5681

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Abstract

The purpose of this research was to seek the effectiveness of Project – Based Learning (PBL) (i.e., egg drop project) towards students’ sense making and effort in learning physics (i.e., momentum, impulse and impulsive force). This research was conducted in Tuaran (Urban) and Kota Marudu (Rural) in Malaysia. A total of thirty- eight (38) form four students (i.e., 17 male and 21 female students) were used in the study. Data used in the study were collected using the Colorado Learning Attitude about Science Survey (CLASS) – sense making and effort Category. Respondents were required to response to the survey instrument based on a five point Likert scale before (pre-survey) and after (post-survey) in the implementation of PBL. Data collected were analysed using Statistical Package for Social Science Version 20.0 for windows (SPSS) to compare the students’ pre-survey and post-survey responses. Wilcoxon signed ranks test results showed that sense making and effort of overall students for both schools in total, gender (i.e., male and female) and location (i.e., urban and rural) have positive significant difference in median values. In addition the second analysis which is the paired samples-t-test results showed that overall students for both schools in total, gender (i.e., male and female) and location (i.e., urban and rural) have positive significant difference in mean values as well. Therefore study revealed that through PBL-egg drop project, students could relate physics concepts; momentum, impulse and impulsive force into real life situations, engaged students’ sense making and effort in learning physics and changed students’ perception towards physics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Project-Based Learning, Physics Education, Egg Drop Project, Sense Making, Effort
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2018 06:35
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2018 06:35
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/18940

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