Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(2), pp. 425 - 437
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080213
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Analyzing the Students' Conceptual Change on Kinetic Theory of Gases as a Learning Effect though Computer Simulations-Assisted Conceptual Change Model


Achmad Samsudin 1,*, Nurul Azizah 1, Dedi Sasmita 1, Rasmitadila 2, Mukhammad Aji Fatkhurrohman 3, Supriyatman 4, Firmanul Catur Wibowo 5
1 Department of Physics Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia
2 Department of Elementary Education, Universitas Djuanda, Bogor, Indonesia
3 Department of Science Education, Universitas Pancasakti Tegal, Tegal, Indonesia
4 Department of Physics Education, Universitas Tadulako, Palu, Indonesia
5 Department of Physics Education, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

This study is to analyze the students’ conceptual change on the kinetic theory of gases afterward learning with a computer simulation-assisted conceptual change model. CS-CCM consists of six phases; 1) commit to a position 2) expose beliefs 3) confront belief 4) accommodate the concept 5) extend the concept 6) go beyond. CS-CCM was conducted to 27 students (average age of 17 years old) who came from one of high school in Belitung. The research method was pre-experimental design with a one-group pretest-posttest design. The instrument used a four-tiers test-kinetic theory of gases (FT-KTG) consisting of 11 questions and the results of the test categorized into five categories of students’ conceptions, consisting of; sound understanding (SU), partial understanding (PU), misconception (MC), no understanding (NU), and not being encoded (UC). Students’ conceptual change is based on students’ pre-test and post-test conception profiles. There are six types of changes in students conceptions; reinterpretation (Ri), revision (Rv), construction (Co), disorientation (Di), scientific conception from the beginning (Sc), and static (St). The results show that 86% of students whose conceptual change are in the “satisfying category” and CS-CCM is effective can be used as a learning model to change students' conceptual.

KEYWORDS
Conceptual Change, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Computer Simulations-Assisted Conceptual Change Model

Cite this paper
Achmad Samsudin , Nurul Azizah , Dedi Sasmita , Rasmitadila , Mukhammad Aji Fatkhurrohman , Supriyatman , Firmanul Catur Wibowo . "Analyzing the Students' Conceptual Change on Kinetic Theory of Gases as a Learning Effect though Computer Simulations-Assisted Conceptual Change Model." Universal Journal of Educational Research 8.2 (2020) 425 - 437. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2020.080213.