KOSWER VISUAL ASSISTED TEACHING AID (VATA) Courseware to Overcome Students’ Misconception and Improve Understanding of the Concept of Phases of the Moon (22 - 26)

  • Soleh Mohd Noor
  • Maria Salih
Keywords: visual assisted teaching aid, teaching, learning, phases of the moon, misconception

Abstract

The is an action research to determine the effectiveness of the use of a Visual Assisted Teaching Aid (VATA) to overcome students’ misconceptions and to enhance understanding of the topic ‘phases of the moon’. Previous reflection had shown that students have misconceptions about the ‘phases of the moon’, difficult to visualise the formation of phases of the moon and confused between the different phases of the moon, eclipse of the sun and eclipse of the moon. Kemmis and McTaggart (1988) action research model was used as the research framework and the quasi experimental was the research design employed. The sample comprised of two groups of 35 students from two equivalent year six classes. The instrument used to collect data is a set of equivalent pre and posttest. The data obtained is analysed using inferential statistic. The findings showed that there is a significant difference in the pre and posttest scores between the control and experimental group with a value of t=8.081 (misconception) and t=13.042 (understanding) at p= 0.00<0.05. It can be concluded that the use of VATA can assist the understanding of the content learnt and overcome the misconceptions that existed. It is encouraged for all educators to introduce VATA in the teaching and learning process.

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Published
2019-06-20
How to Cite
Mohd Noor, S., & Salih, M. (2019). KOSWER VISUAL ASSISTED TEACHING AID (VATA) Courseware to Overcome Students’ Misconception and Improve Understanding of the Concept of Phases of the Moon (22 - 26). Evaluation Studies in Social Sciences, 5(1), 22-26. Retrieved from https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/ESSS/article/view/2565

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