International Journal of Stem Education for Sustainability

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Yurista Sari, Riskan Qadar, Abdul Hakim
International Journal of Stem Education for Sustainability, Volume 3, pp 212-224;

This study aimed to determine the mastery of the concept of students on material temperature and heat. This research is a qualitative descriptive study. The research subjects were class XI students of school A Samarinda, school B Samarinda, school C Samarinda, and school D Samarinda. The data collection technique used was purposive sampling. Data on concept mastery was obtained using a multiple-choice test instrument totaling 24 items based on the revised bloom taxonomy indicator. The research results on mastering the concept of school A Samarinda at C1 level 79%, C2 level 67%, C3 level 63%, C4 level 63%, C5 level 57%, and C6 level 50%. Concept mastery of school B Samarinda at C1 level 83%, C2 level 68%, C3 level 56%, C4 level 56%, C5 level 55%, and C6 level 47%. Mastery of school C Samarinda concepts at C1 level 88%, C2 level 75%, C3 level 65%, C4 level 59%, C5 level 49%, and C6 level 38%. mastery of school D Samarinda concept at C1 level 86%, C2 level 68%, C3 level 61%, C4 level 62%, C5 level 61%, and C6 level 42%.
Tami Triayuni, Dedi Irwandi, Buchori Muslim
International Journal of Stem Education for Sustainability, Volume 3, pp 125-138;

The research aimed to develop a STEM-based chemistry enrichment book on electrochemistry and find out the students' responses to the book. This development process uses a mixed method Cresswell version; qualitative approach for the development stage using text analysis and quantitative method for data statistics using data analysis. An enrichment book indicator is generated, which has been integrated with each STEM component to become a reference for developing an enrichment book. Then, a STEM-based chemical enrichment book was made on electrochemical materials. It was reviewed by expert validation of media materials: four chemistry education lecturers and one chemistry teacher. The average percentage from enrichment book validation results for each aspect of eligibility were: content, presentation, language, and graphics. Each has a value of 98.5%, 87.5%, 100%, and 100%. The final enrichment book product was tested on 37 students at one of the senior high schools in Indonesia. The student's response test results were 81.34%, including the proper category in a very good predicate. The product of this study result was proven to have a positive response that can be used in chemistry learning. It can be used as teaching material for schools and also can support STEM education in Indonesia.
Rudi Hartono, Yus Rama Denny, Sulaeman Deni Ramdani, Lusiani Dewi Assaat
International Journal of Stem Education for Sustainability, Volume 3, pp 175-183;

This study aimed to develop and test the feasibility of a waste cooking oil-based biodiesel reactor prototype media used as a learning medium with a circulation system. The method in this research is Research and Development using the Waterfall model. The stages in the waterfall development model are (1) requirements definition including (needs analysis, analysis of used cooking oil characteristics, analysis of renewable energy, hardware requirements), (2) implementation and unit testing, (3) integration and system testing including: (testing the reactor, and testing the appropriateness of the media and materials), (5) operation and maintenance include: (testing the biodiesel reactor to students ). The research subjects were three lecturers as material expert validators and media experts and ten mechanical engineering vocational students as users to test the product's feasibility. The research results are as follows; development of biodiesel reactor media and results of feasibility research by media experts got an average score of 4.48 with the category "very feasible." Assessment by material experts got an average score of 4.5 with the category "very feasible," and ratings from users got an average score of 4.095 with the category " decent."
International Journal of Stem Education for Sustainability, Volume 3, pp 47-67;

This study aimed to address the challenges of cybersecurity in education. As kindergarten through twelfth-grade education shifts to online and remote learning, educators and governments are increasingly vulnerable to the risks of cyberattacks and cybercrimes. This study focused on the strategies that institutions can employ to increase their students’ cybersecurity awareness and simultaneously motivate them to pursue cybersecurity as a career. To achieve the research objectives, a systematic review of ten studies was performed, and the results showed that game-based strategies were effective in increasing students’ awareness about cybersecurity and their interest in pursuing cybersecurity as a career. The study’s implications suggest that game designers and developers may want to develop advanced games that gauge students’ cybersecurity skills and ability to respond to aggressive forms of cyberattacks in addition to enhancing their knowledge of cybersecurity.
Aprillia Aprillia, Riskan Qadar, Shelly Efwinda
International Journal of Stem Education for Sustainability, Volume 3, pp 195-211;

This study aimed to determine the cognitive level and dimensions of knowledge about the types of Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS), Middle Order Thinking Skills (MOTS), and Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) in class X high school physics textbooks on impulse momentum based on bloom taxonomy revision. We used a descriptive approach with a quantitative approach. The subjects of this research were three high school physics textbooks for class X from three different publishers and data collection techniques using analysis sheets. The research results on the LOTS category of the three open books do not contain this question category. In the MOTS category, the analysis results included 1) C2-Conceptual 10% book publishers, 70% C3-Procedural, 2) C2-Conceptual book publishers 23.1%, C3-Procedural 46.2%, 3) book publishers 3 C2-Conceptual 55.7%, C3-Procedural 42.9%. In the HOTS category, the analysis results included 1) 20% for publisher 1 C4-Procedural, 2) 30.7% for publisher 2 C4-Procedural, and 3) 42.9% for publisher 3 C4-Procedural. Category questions C5 and C6 are separate from the three textbooks.
Heni Pujiastuti, Rudi Haryadi
International Journal of Stem Education for Sustainability, Volume 3, pp 156-174;

The Indonesia government has begun to focus and pay attention to the quality of education in Islamic Boarding School. Education is a provision for the future to create quality human resources. Education is strongly linked to the 21st century, where education has rapidly developed in science and technology to generate worldwide competitiveness. Students' higher-order thinking skills are fundamental, where this thinking ability is an ability to understand and find solutions to problems in varied and different ways. An appropriate learning approach must support Higher-order thinking skills. Higher-order thinking skills are intelligence with specific knowledge that leads to reasoning, analytical skills, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking skills. Higher-order thinking skills are the major objective of educational institutions in implementing education that uses a quasi-experiment. Participants consisted of Islamic Boarding School students, ten male- and ten female students. A STEM-based video is a learning approach that can help students analyze, solve problems, investigate a phenomenon, create skills in students, and produce higher-order thinking skills. This study's STEM-based Video approach process is designed to solve functional mathematics problems in real life concerning geometry.
Putri Alayda Rohali, Riskan Qadar, Muliati Syam
International Journal of Stem Education for Sustainability, Volume 3, pp 184-194;

This study aimed to determine the effect of STEM learning on Optical material on student learning outcomes at junior high schools. This study used a quantitative approach using a one-group pretest-posttest design. The population is the entire class of one of the junior high schools in Samarinda, Indonesia, with the sampling technique using random cluster sampling, which is only one class with a total of 31 students from class VIII. Data collection in this study uses test techniques to determine student learning outcomes. Data were analyzed using Paired Samples t-Test. The study showed a significant effect of STEM learning on learning outcomes. It was demonstrated based on the average value of learning outcomes which increased from 11.70 to 53.87, and the significance value of the paired sample t-test, which was smaller than 0.05, which was equal to 0.000 with an N-Gain test of 0.47, including the moderate category.
Francis Stonier, Michael Agyemang Adarkwah
International Journal of Stem Education for Sustainability, Volume 3, pp 68-93;

STEM only recently became part of the official Chinese public school curriculum in 2017 and suggested to be included in the primary school curriculum in 2018. This study shares findings from 79 Chinese pre-serivice early childhood teachers participating in a variety of hands-on STEM activities over a two week period. A follow-up question session was conducted with the translator as well. This training was offered outside of normal class times as a professional development. Data showed significant differences between the pre- and post- surveys along with strong relationships between main categories. Indications are that the sessions helped to promote the participant’s interest, perception, self-efficacy in STEM, as well as, thoughts toward STEM/science teachers and classes in their current program. Findings most strongly indicated that the sessions aided understanding of STEM and that STEM could be fun in terms of both learning and teaching. Overall, it appeared that the professional development sessions were meaningful for the participants and highlighted STEM practices and concepts in a positive light.
Indri Andriyatno, Zulfiani Zulfiani, Yuke Mardiati
International Journal of Stem Education for Sustainability, Volume 3, pp 111-124;

This research aimed to analyze students' Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) using a two-tier multiple choice (TTMC) test instrument. This study used a descriptive quantitative method with a purposive sampling technique. The instruments used are multiple-choice tests with free reasoning, the TTMC test for quantitative data, interview guides, and learning observations for qualitative data. Anderson and Krathwohl's Bloom taxonomy revision (2001) cognitive instrument used to classify HOTS. The results showed that the higher-order thinking skill profile has an average score of 63,21 and dominated good. Students' cognitive level of analyzing/C4 (74,35%) is more dominant compared to cognitive evaluating/C5 (68,90%) and creating/C6 (63,24%). The hormonal regulatory subconcept gets the highest correct answer average with a percentage of 89,74%, and the contraceptive method subconcept gets the lowest correct answer average with 35,90%. One factor that influences the high and low percentage of the correct answer for each subconcept is the level of difficulty of the question; medium (enough) in the contraceptive method and too tricky in the contraceptive method. Analysis of answer patterns based on the results of a TTMC test shows that students are better able to answer questions on the first tier than answering on the second tier.
Aliz A. Imbachi-Diaz, Jose Aramid Chaves Tobar, Jose Dario Perea, Luis Andres Santacruz Almeida
International Journal of Stem Education for Sustainability, Volume 3, pp 28-46;

Design technological tools from basic sciences would be an excellent way for students to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) applications. Nowadays, young people are more connoisseurs of computer tools and gadgets than other generations. They could use those aptitudes with correct stimulation and orientation to generate new knowledge or improve technological applications in developing countries like Colombia. Designing or improving technology starting from basic knowledge and developing cheap technology is essential for the development of a society. We used a case study in this work, due to COVID 19 pandemic, we propose the design and creation of a prototype of a spirometer started from a class activity to put into practice the knowledge acquired in theoretical class and let students observe and implement physics applications. As a result, elemental physics course students achieve testing it on real people and compare it with known results. The students' spirometer prototype was made with inexpensive implements starting with the knowledge learned in the classroom. With it, students tried it on actual patients, letting them get measurable data consistent with known results from the literature. These experiences increased students' interest in science and its applications. This work shows us that applying STEM methodology from basic levels to practical uses could motivate young people to learn and improve their skills in those topics and see science as a way of life.
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