The spiritual and social attitudes of students towards integrated problem based learning models
Public Junior High School 2 Batang, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Siti Zubaidah, Aloysius Duran Corebima and Sri Endah Indriwati
Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia
This research aimed to investigate the spiritual and social attitudes of students with different academic abilities towards four educational models: problem based learning (PBL); numbered heads together (NHT); integrated PBL and NHT; and multi-strategies model. This quasi-experimental investigation employed a pretest-posttest non-equivalent control group with the design of a 4 x 2 factorial pattern. The research subjects were tenth grade students from four public senior high schools (SMAN) in Jeneponto, namely SMAN 1 Binamu; SMAN 2 Binamu; SMAN 1 Batang; and SMAN 1 Tamalatea. Data on the students' spiritual and social attitudes was taken by using observations, self-assessment and peer assessment sheets before and after the learning. The data was analysed with descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. The results of the research indicated some differences in the spiritual and social attitudes of students with different academic abilities towards different learning models. The integrated PBL and NHT learning model was considered as the best combination to improve the spiritual and social attitudes of students with upper academic ability.
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|Authors: Suhaedir Bachtiar is a postgraduate student at Universitas Negeri Malang. He is also currently teaching natural sciences to junior high school students in Batang, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.|
Siti Zubaidah is a professor in the Biology Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia. Her research interests include biology education, critical thinking, metacognitive skills, and student attitudes.
Aloysius Duran Corebima is a professor in the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences, Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia. He specialises in genetics study and biology education. In addition, he has developed the achievement test (essay test) to measure students' critical thinking and metacognitive skills.
Sri Endah Indriwati is currently teaching in the S1 Biology Education Program and is a postgraduate at Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia. Her research traces various educational problems in universities, schools, and in the community. She is particularly interested in learning strategies implemented in the classroom.
Please cite as: Bachtiar, S., Zubaidah, S., Corebima, A. D. & Indriwati, S. E. (2018). The spiritual and social attitudes of students towards integrated problem based learning models. Issues in Educational Research, 28(2), 254-270. http://www.iier.org.au/iier28/bachtiar.pdf