Exploring pre-university students’ manipulative skills and understanding on mitosis
This study aimed to explore pre-university students’ manipulative skills and their understanding on mitosis concept. This qualitative study was divided into two parts, the laboratory practical observation and followed by think-aloud interview protocol. Five students aged 18 to 19 years old from a matriculation college in Penang, Malaysia participated in this study. The findings revealed the participants were well equipped with manipulative skills with a very few exceptions on certain skills. The participants were also found to employ various strategies while solving the mitosis question in which reflecting their excellent understanding and solid comprehension on mitosis concept.
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