Enhancing science teaching to rural students in Tuaran, Sabah

Hiew, Cindy (2011) Enhancing science teaching to rural students in Tuaran, Sabah. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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The study on enhancing Science learning to rural students in Tuaran, Sabah was conducted. Its purpose was to investigate the effectiveness of using a distant learning module in improving the academic performances of rural Tuaran students in Science. The title of the module was called "Light" or "Cahaya" in Malay, containing 29 pages, seven subtopics completed with simple explanations, solo and group experiments, self-test sections and answers to the questions. Two national secondary schools, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Badin and SMK St. John in Tuaran district, Sabah were chosen and all students were In Form 2. The results showed overall improvement for each treatment student with module, and also injecting motivation to increase the school performances in Science. Based on the feedbacks given by the students, all of them enjoyed the hands-on activities printed in the modules, and many were inspired to pursue Science courses in universities. As for the retention of information taught two weeks after the module teaching, most treated students could not maintain the same marks they scored, which was a reduction, in the first test. Nonetheless, with proper planning and implementation, modules could enrich Sabah rural students' learning by implying many easy hands on experiments, to complement the exercises they usually do in classes.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:science learning, rural, learning module, exercise
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
ID Code:6744
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:16 Aug 2013 10:13
Last Modified:16 Aug 2013 10:13

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