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Rifqa Gusmida, Nur Islami
Journal of Educational Sciences, Volume 1, pp 1-10; doi:10.31258/jes.1.1.p.1-10

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For senior high school students, learning concepts in physics is increasingly more difficult when the topic is abstract and cannot be seen with the unaided eye. The research here utilized augmented reality technology and instructional design following the ADDIE model (analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation) to develop learning media for physics, specifically the kinetic theory of gases. Preliminary analysis was conducted in a senior high school to evaluate the challenges students face when learning physics. The design of the media was based on addressing problems that the students were having. Augmented reality technology was then utilized and the implementation aimed to incorporate the physics concepts into the product. The media was evaluated by six experts. Finally, the learning media presented real-time 3D animation of gas kinetic theory with three basic competencies relevant to the topic. In the final validation, the results indicated that the developed learning media had a validity value of 3.55 out of four-point scale and good quality outcomes. As such, the developed media regarding the kinetic theory of gases is valid and effective for the process of learning and teaching. It is ready to be tested and used in actual learning environments.
Razreena Ridzuan, Zanaton H. Iksan
Journal of Educational Sciences, Volume 1, pp 45-55; doi:10.31258/jes.1.1.p.45-55

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The aim of this study is to study the effectiveness of using coloured blocks in teaching the concept of balancing chemical equation in chemistry. It is expected that students will improve their understanding in this concept and students interest in chemistry. This study examined how by using coloured blocks will help students understand the concept of balancing chemical equation which is an important concept to master in Form 4 Chemistry. Using pre and post-test control group design, the study involved a comparison between a control group (n=20) which were taught using the conventional chalk and talk method to balance chemical equation while the treatment group (n=20) were taught to balance chemical equations using coloured blocks. After pre-test, there was a significant difference between control and treatment group on their post-test scores with effect size of 1.31. Students who had used coloured blocks to balance chemical equations showed significant development in their post-test compared to the students who were taught using the conventional method. Students also showed high interest in chemistry upon using coloured blocks in teaching the concept of balancing chemical equation. The research results recommended the use of coloured blocks as a potential tool to teach the concept of balancing chemical equations..
Rr. Sri Kartikowati, Gimin Gimin, Sakdanur Sakdanur
Journal of Educational Sciences, Volume 2; doi:10.31258/jes.2.1.p.83-90

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Students with difficulty in comprehending conceptual materials need media that has powers in organizational, procedural visual, and supporting creative thinking; all are integrated in a mind-mapping media. This research is aimed to develop a learning design of Introduction to Management based on mind-mapping media concerning with conceptual materials. This is an early phase of research and development activities, in Introduction to Management class. Data of needs analysis is obtained through survey technique on 38 college students, then followed by literature study and focus group discussions. The result shows that a learning design of Introduction to Management, that highlights conceptual materials, has constructed on the basis of mind-mapping media. The design consisted of learning outcome, stages of preparing mind mapping media, and measurement method of effectiveness of the learning design implementation.
Sayyidah Nusaibah Mohd Salehudin, Zanaton H Iksan
Journal of Educational Sciences, Volume 1, pp 11-23; doi:10.31258/jes.1.1.p.11-23

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Tauhidik science is one of the Islamization of Knowledge efforts in the field of education. This effort was initiated by many Islamic scholars to fight against secularism. To implement the elements of faith (Tawhid) in Science Education, Al-Qur'an is the ultimate guide. The aim of this concept paper is to describe the elements of faith in biology education. In this concept paper, the definition of Tauhidik Science is specified. Next, the strategy of integration of Tauhidic element in Biology is explained. The concept paper also proposes that the implementation of elements of faith made in more in-depth for each subtopic studied. The implementation of Faith element in Science Education is expected to produce a generation whose life is guided by the Quran and have Ulul Albab thought which means having a deep rooted knowledge and strong belief to Allah s.w.t, thus forming the next generation that brings prosperity to the mankind.
Syofia Delfi, Hamidah Yamat
Journal of Educational Sciences, Volume 1, pp 35-44; doi:10.31258/jes.1.1.p.35-44

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Learners’ reading performances are needed to be studied in order to clarify the appropriate context of studies about learners’ extensive reading experiences. This article is based on a preliminary study on “a Case Study on Two Indonesian Learners’ Extensive Reading in English Experiences towards Developing Reading Competency”. This article aimed to answer two questions: (1) How is The Indonesian EFL learners’ reading performance before learning extensive reading? (2) How is The Indonesian EFL learners’ reading TOEFL score for reading section before learning extensive reading? An analysis was conducted for the data on the documents of reading performance and Reading Section of TOEFL score. The result of this study found: (1) The Indonesian EFL learners’ reading performance before learning extensive reading is in the range 66-80 (B) in Reading III for all learners (100%) (2) The Indonesian EFL learners’ TOEFL score for Reading section before learning extensive reading is in the range 51% - 80 %. These preliminary data were needed in order to indentify the learners’ reading performances, therefore, it is expected that the findings are meaningful for the study designed.
Yennita Yennita, Isra Khasyyatillah, Gibran Gibran, Mitri Irianti
Journal of Educational Sciences, Volume 2, pp 37-45; doi:10.31258/jes.2.1.p.37-45

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This research aimed to develop high order thinking skills workheet in momentum, impulse, and collision topic for senior high school This type of research is Research and Development follow 4D models, includes : define, design, develop and disseminate. Data collection instruments used validation sheets for given to 5 validator, Aspects assessed include graphic, presentation, language, and the contents of workheet. Based on the result of data analysis showed that all aspects got average score in the range of 3.4 to 4 with categories of very high. Thus, high order thinking skills was valid. For the purposes of testing the worksheet is given on 68 students. to measure the effectiveness of worksheet used Higher Level Thinking Ability Test that amounts to 12 items. Based on the result of data analysis indicate, There is difference of higher order thinking skill of students who use HOTS worksheet than who are not use HOTS worksheet, where the average Higher Order Thinking Skill on students who use HOTS worksheet higher
Journal of Educational Sciences, Volume 2, pp 19-25; doi:10.31258/jes.2.1.p.19-25

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Due to the revision of the National Pre-School Standard Curriculum (KSPK) 2017, the strengthening of Science and Technology Support and STEM integration early childhood education in Malaysia is now being aggressively developed in line with national education policies. This case study is conducted to find out how pre-school teachers apply science process elements in their teaching and learning activities. Observation was carried out on a pre-school teacher during a lesson in one of the national pre-schools in Tawau. Observation findings show that preschool teachers understand the need for early science education though they lack the knowledge and application of the scientific skills. Therefore, it is highly recommended for pre-school teachers to improve appropriate pedagogical practices, and support the early process of science in early childhood education by contextually emphasizing and linking their teaching to the 21st century curriculum.
Kamaruddin Kamaruddin, Ahmal Ahmal
Journal of Educational Sciences, Volume 2, pp 72-82; doi:10.31258/jes.2.1.p.72-82

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This paper describes the history-based learning local history, which takes the case of the existence of the Kampar River as local aspects in the learning of the maritime history in Indonesia. The data obtained through the triangulation by collecting interviews, observation, documentation study and refered to articles, journals, textbooks and data other documents in the library that supported the teaching of history based on local history in the analyzing of maritime history in Indonesia, then it was investigated and drawn as a conclusion that the Kampar River was able to be used as the study of history in the local context in understanding of the teaching history in Indonesia related to maritime history. The results in this study show that first, Kampar River is a river that is loaded with historical events of the Kingdom of Sriwijaya, The Kingdom of Islamic until the independence of Indonesia. Second, the existence of Kampar River as a aspect of emergence of history / local aspect which is able to be used as information about the maritime historyto the learners. For learning process, it involves local aspects of learners to connect, internalize and develop cooperation in analyzing of the concept aspects practicely in teaching maritime history. The concept of local history-based teaching history is contextually-learning learning concept that emphasizes the relevance of teaching materials with real world of learners. The existence of Kampar River is a means emergence of history / local aspect can be used as information about the maritime history to assist in the understanding of teaching maritime history on the learner, for learning involving local aspects for learners to connect, internalize and develop cooperation in analyzing aspects of the concept to praxis in teaching maritime history. The concept of local history-based teaching history is contextually-learning learning concept that emphasizes the relevance of teaching materials with real world of learners. The existence of Kampar River is a means emergence of history / local aspect can be used as information about the maritime history to assist in the understanding of teaching maritime history on the learner, for learning involving local aspects for learners to connect, internalize and develop cooperation in analyzing aspects of the concept practically in learning the maritime history. The concept of local history-based learning is contextually-learning that emphasizes the relevance of teaching materials with real world of learners.
Noor Hidayah Binti Ibrahim, Zanaton Binti Hj. Iksan
Journal of Educational Sciences, Volume 2, pp 52-65; doi:10.31258/jes.2.2.p.52-65

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This study was conducted to investigate the level of chemophobia among science students and their attitude towards chemistry and their relationship. 101 Form 4 and Form 5 respondents were involved. Instrument used in this study was questionnaires comprises of three sections namely demographic background, level of chemophobia (chemistry learning anxiety, chemistry evaluation anxiety and chemicals handling anxiety) and attitude towards chemistry (enjoyment of learning chemistry, enjoyment of conducting laboratory activities, importance of chemistry in life and behavioral tendency to learn chemistry). Research findings showed that chemophobia among science students was at moderate level whereas students’ attitude towards chemistry was at high level. Research findings also showed that there was a moderate, negative significant relationship between the three factors of chemophobia with students’ attitude towards chemistry. Based on multiple regression analysis, there was a factor in chemophobia (chemistry evaluation anxiety) that showed significant influence with students’ attitude towards chemistry. This study implied that chemophobia among students should be overcome so that positive attitude towards chemistry could be instilled and hence, this would lead to the improvement in academic achievement and student’s participation in chemistry and science-related field.
Diarni Junita, Suarman Suarman, Sri Kartikowati
Journal of Educational Sciences, Volume 2, pp 83-89; doi:10.31258/jes.2.2.p.83-89

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This study aims to determine the influence of achievement motivation through the role of soft skills to the learning achievement. This research was conducted due to the low achievement motivation of students at Economic Education Program Study, University of Riau. A total of 185 samples were selected from 344 number of population using Yamane statistical sampling technique. Data was collected by questionnaire and documentation techniques. It was then analyzed using path analysis. The results showed that Soft Skill played a positive role mediate that influence of accomplishment motivation on learning achievement. This means that learning achievement is not influenced by achievement motivation alone, but also supported by soft skill as intervening variable. In order to achieve achievement motivation students should have a successful future oriented attitude. Meanwhile, to improve soft skill students must have the ability to communicate, adapt and build relationships obtained from the ability of ICT and foreign languages.
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