Biosfer: Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi
Vol 13 No 2 (2020): Biosfer: Jurnal Pendidikan Biologi

Activating students’ prior knowledge of basic science concepts on animal and human system organ

Mochammad Ahied (Natural Science Education, Faculty of Education, Universitas Trunojoyo, Indonesia)
Aida Fikriyah (Natural Science Education, Faculty of Education, Universitas Trunojoyo, Indonesia)
Irsad Rosidi (Natural Science Education, Faculty of Education, Universitas Trunojoyo, Indonesia)
Laila Khamsatul Muharrami (Natural Science Education, Faculty of Education, Universitas Trunojoyo, Indonesia)



Article Info

Publish Date
22 Oct 2020

Abstract

This study aimed to analyze students' prior knowledge of basic science subjects, especially in organ systems concepts in animals and humans. This research was conducted on the lecture of Basic Science toward 46 students in Science Education class. Data were collected using a diagnostic test consisting of 12 essay questions in the first meeting before the learning process was implemented. Furthermore, findings obtained in this study were analyzed using quantitative descriptive method. Findings of the study indicated that students’prior knowledge reached a low level, with 4.8 on the average score. From out of 46 students in this study, six students reached high prior knowledge score. In contrast, 40 students reached below a high level. It can be concluded that students do not have great prior knowledge. It should be stimulated continually in every initial learning process to comprehend the new concepts during learning activities easily.

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Journal Info

Abbrev

biosfer

Publisher

Subject

Education

Description

BIOSFER: Journal of Biology Education (BiosferJPB), Journal of Biology Education is published as one of the efforts to publish research results related to Biology education. Biosfer: Journal of Biology Education received research results from various parties oriented to the upgrades of science and ...