Exploring pre-university students’ manipulative skills and understanding on mitosis

  • Nurhazwani Mhod Shukri Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
  • Najwa Husna Saahwal Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
  • Hafsah Taha Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Sultan Idris Education University, Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
Keywords: pre-university, manipulative skills, mitosis, cell division

Abstract

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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Published
2020-02-01
How to Cite
Mhod Shukri, N., Saahwal, N. H., & Taha, H. (2020). Exploring pre-university students’ manipulative skills and understanding on mitosis. Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Dan Matematik Malaysia, 10(1), 1-8. Retrieved from https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/JPSMM/article/view/2992