FORM FOUR STUDENTS' REPRESENTATIONAL FORMAT AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE MOTION OF TICKER TAPE

Celestea, Gerunsin (2019) FORM FOUR STUDENTS' REPRESENTATIONAL FORMAT AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE MOTION OF TICKER TAPE. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).

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Abstract

Representational format refers to various ways to represent a concept or problem. This study attempted to determine students' representation and understanding of the motion of ticker tape. A total of24 Form Four science students with a mean age of 16 years old from an urban all-girls' premier secondary schools in Kuching, Sarawak participated in this case study. Data were collected from an instrument, which is document text based on their observation on individual experiment related to ticker tape, namely the exercise of the motion of ticker tape. Content analysis was carried out using coding method using Microsoft Excel. Findings showed students with a high level of learning ability used multiple representations of more than one clear and labelled diagrams of trolley on a runway and also diagram of ticker tape with explanations on the motion of the trolley as well as the distance between dots compared to both the medium and the low groups. They gave scientific explanations of the motion of the trolley with explanation of the distance of ticks supported by diagrams drawn. Meanwhile, most students of average and low level of learning ability which also used mUltiple representations gave alternative understanding of the motion of ticker tape, due to misconceptions and incomplete explanation made by these students. Only a small number of average and low group students that used single representation in representing their understanding. Based on the overall results, a model of Form Four Students' Representation Format and Understanding of the Motion of Ticker Tape is constructed whereby it can be to help as well as improve teachers' preparation of materials, instructions and learning methods for students' learning in this topic.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Thesis (MSc.) - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak , 2019.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Form Four Students' Representation Format, Motion ofTicker Tape, labelled diagrams, learning ability, diagrams drawn.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2021 08:23
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 08:19
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/34914

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