SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY SOCIETY APPROACH APPLICATION ON STUDENTS LITERACY AND PROCESS SKILLS OF SCIENCE TO STUDY DYNAMIC FLUIDS
Muhibbuddin1*, Intan Wulan Sari2 & Mursal3
1Dr., Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, firstname.lastname@example.org
2Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, email@example.com
3Dr., Universitas Syiah Kuala, Banda Aceh, Indonesia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Science literacy and science process skills are important abilities which should be mastered by students to be able to survive living in the 21st century. The problems occurred in students are they did understand science but only the concepts which are not directly applied in everyday life. This showed the low science literacy and science process skills of students. Therefore, changes in the pattern of teaching and learning both in terms of teacher’s approaches and methods of teaching must be immediately carried out to resolve these problems. This study aimed to answer the question of whether the application of the Science Technology Society (STS) approach affected students' science literacy and science process skills. The method used in this study was a pretest posttest control group experimental design. The research was conducted in one of the high schools in Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia with 64 students as subjects divided into two classes namely the experimental class and control class consisted of 32 students each class. The research period was 20 days, from October to November 2018. The parameters were science literacy and science process skills. The instrument used was an objective test with five alternative answers. Data collection was done through pretest and post-test. Data analysis of science literacy and science process skills was carried out by comparing the initial ability (the results of the pretest) with the final ability (n-Gain) and the significance tested with two different test averages using the independent sample t-test. The results showed that the final ability of science literacy and science process skills between the experimental class and the control class had significantly different. The conclusion of the results of this study was the application of the Science Technology Society (STS) approach influencing the science literacy and science process skills of students.
Keywords: Science Technology Society, Science Literacy, Science Process Skills, Dynamic Fluids.
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