Multimedia Laboratory Module in the Learning of Electrochemistry: Needs Assessment Study
Keywords:Laboratory module, electrochemistry, needs assessment
This needs assessment study was done as a preliminary step in developing Multimedia Laboratory Module In The Learning of Electrochemmistry (MLMLE). This study involved 176 form 5 and 41 form four students to investigate the topics difficulty level of chemistry form four syllabus and the problems in the learning of electrochemistry. Results from the Topics Difficulty Level survey showed that the respondents rated Electrochemistry (M = 3.99, SD = 0.821) as the second most difficult topic in Chemistry form four syllabus. From the Electrochemistry Achievement Test, 65.8% of the students have poor understanding of the electrochemistry concept with the lowest mean score is for write half chemical equation (M = 0.24, SD = 0.353), followed by construct the electrochemical series (M = 0.30, SD = 0.439) and identify the flow of electron (M = 0.35, SD = 0.477). To overcome this problem, a MLMLE was planned to develop. This module is hope able to help the students in improving their understanding in concepts in the learning of electrochemistry with animations to support the abstract concept.