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Difficulties to master scientific literacy competencies among secondary school students

Chelvan, L. and Surif, J. and Ibrahim, N. H. (2019) Difficulties to master scientific literacy competencies among secondary school students. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, 7 (6). pp. 781-784. ISSN 2277-3878

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Scientific literacy is one of the 21st-century skills that are important to develop students to face the challenges in this era of globalization. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate and identify the difficulties encountered by students to master scientific literacy competencies. The scientific literacy competencies are to explain phenomena scientifically, evaluate and design scientific inquiry and to interpret data and evidence scientifically. Sceintific Literacy Assessment and Thinking Aloud Protocol were used in this study. A total of 40 form four science stream secondary school students were selected using random sampling method following with six respondents selected to be interviewed. The instrument used include the scientific literacy assessment together with semi-structured interview questions. Answers of Scientific Literacy Assessment were analysed by using descriptive statistic involves frequency and percentage. Where else, interview transcripts from Thinking Aloud Protocol were analysed by using content analysis. The findings showed students find difficulties in explaining the phenomena scientifically the most. Findings of this study could help teachers and students to improvise the teaching and learning of chemistry to be more effective.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:21st-century skills, evaluate and design scientific inquiry, explaining the phenomena scientifically
Subjects:L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
ID Code:91550
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:30 Jun 2021 20:18
Last Modified:30 Jun 2021 20:18

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