Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(9), pp. 1970 - 1975
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070917
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Science Literacy-based Scientific Method: A Study to Improve Science Process Skill of the Middle School Students


Nurlina *, Riskawati , Khaeruddin , Nurfadilah
Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

The main problem in this research was how to apply a scientific literacy-based scientific approach to improve the physics science process skills of students in the XI class of MA Muallimin Muhammadiyah Makassar, Indonesia in the 2018/2019 academic year. This study aimed to determine the magnitude of the improvement in the physics science process skills of students before and after the scientific literacy-based method is applied. This research used pre-experiment and One Group Pretest-Posttest Design consisting of three stages, which were pretest, treatment, and posttest for six meetings. The procedure in this study was divided into, namely the preparation stage, the implementation phase, and the final phase. Two variables, the independent and the dependent were used, while the sample of this research was 28 XI grade students of MA Muallimin Muhammadiyah Makassar, Indonesia in the 2018/2019 academic year assuming the whole class was homogeneous. The research instrument used was a test of physical science process skills that met valid criteria in 23 questions with material temperature and heat. The results showed that the average pretest score of students was 8.29 and the posttest was 14.50 with a normalized N-gain test score of 0.43 (medium category). To conclude, students' science process skills of class students experienced an increase after the experimental method was applied. The researchers recommended that the results of this study provide benefits for practitioners to improve the science process skills of the middle school students through the application of Science Literacy-based Scientific Method.

KEYWORDS
Science Process Skills, Scientific Approach, Scientific Literacy

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Nurlina , Riskawati , Khaeruddin , Nurfadilah . "Science Literacy-based Scientific Method: A Study to Improve Science Process Skill of the Middle School Students." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.9 (2019) 1970 - 1975. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070917.