KEBOLEHAN PELAJAR BIOLOGI MENJAWAB SOALAN ESEI KONSEP ABSTRAK DENGAN TEKNIK VISUALISASI MENTAL (55 - 77)

  • Roszelina Abd. Rahman
  • Maria Salih
Keywords: Essay question, abstract concept, mental visualization technique, biology students, acrosomal reaction

Abstract

The study is aimed to increase the percentage of students scoring full marks in abstract concept type essay questions. The objectives of the study is to train the students to produce a correct and appropriate mental visualization of the abstract concept of acrosomal reaction and to use this technique to increase their understanding. Forty three second semester Biology students from the Perak Matriculation College were selected via purposive sampling. Survey was collected from the Biology quiz 3. The data showed that 56% of the students were not able to fulfill the requirements of the essay question. Although the quiz was simple, they still failed to answer it well. After a consultation session with them, the problems were identified among others, the difficulty to ‘see’ the process of acrosomal reaction, to remember the details of the topic and to picturize the abstract concept. Apart from this, the students were confused and find it difficult to understand the requirement of the essay question. Hence, mental visualization technique is used to learn the processes in the abstract concept of Reproduction and Development. The data collected from the post test and semi structured interviews showed that the students’ marks by increased 70%. The students that obtained full marks increased by 14%. The researcher believes that the mental visualization technique gave a significant increase in the ability of the students to answer abstract concept type essay questions.

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Published
2019-06-18
How to Cite
Abd. Rahman, R., & Salih, M. (2019). KEBOLEHAN PELAJAR BIOLOGI MENJAWAB SOALAN ESEI KONSEP ABSTRAK DENGAN TEKNIK VISUALISASI MENTAL (55 - 77). Evaluation Studies in Social Sciences, 1(1), 55-77. Retrieved from https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/ESSS/article/view/2536

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