Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Seminar on Transformative Education and Educational Leadership (AISTEEL 2018)

The Effect of Discovery Learning Model and Scientific Attitude of Students on the Understanding of the Concept of Natural Science in Students of Grade IV Primary School

Authors
Debby May Puspita, Sahyar, Sriadhi
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Debby May Puspita
Available Online December 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/aisteel-18.2018.34How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Understanding of concept of Natural Science, scientific attitude, discovery learning model
Abstract
This study aims to analyze: (1) Is the understanding of the concept of Natural Sciences in students taught with the Discovery Learning model better compared to Direct Instruction model?, (2) Does the students’ understanding of the concept of Natural Science of students who have high scientific attitudes better than that of low scientific attitudes? (3) Are there interactions between the learning model and the scientific attitude in influencing students' understanding of the concept of Natural Science? This research is a quasi-experimental study. The sample in this study was selected with a total sampling of two classes. The instrument consists of a test of understanding of the concept of Natural Science in the form of multiple choice tests and questionnaires of students' scientific attitudes. Data were analyzed using two-way ANAVA at significant level α = 0.05. The results of the study show that (1) Understanding of the concept of Natural Science of students taught with the Discovery Learning model is better than the Direct Instruction model. This can be seen from the mean understanding of the concept of Natural Science taught by the Discovery Learning model (x ̅ = 81,738), compared to those taught in the Direct Instruction model (x ̅ = 69,261) with the value of sig. is 0,000; (2) Understanding of the concept of Natural Science of students who have a high scientific attitude is better than those who have a low scientific attitude. This can be seen from the average understanding of the concept of Natural Science of students who have a high scientific attitude (x ̅ = 78,722), compared with those who have a low scientific attitude (x ̅ = 72,277) with the value of sig. is 0,000. (3) There is an interaction between learning models with scientific attitudes in influencing students' understanding of the concept of natural science with sig. of 0.028, where the understanding of the concept of Natural Science is optimal for students who are taught with the Discovery Learning model for high scientific attitudes.
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