CHANGING OF STUDENT'S MENTAL MODEL ABOUT VIRUS THROUGH MICROBIOLOGY COURSE PROGRAM BASED ON MENTAL MODEL

Yanti Hamdiyati, Fransisca Sudargo, Sri Redjeki, Any Fitriani

Abstract


This study aims to analyze changes in mental models of students on the subject of the virus through mental model based-microbiology course. The research method is pre-experiment with one-group pretest-posttest design. Respondents of this research consists of 5 semester students of Biology education program at UPI Biology Education Department of 39 students. The mental model based-microbiology course consists of several stages (syntax). The mental modeling instrument uses concept maps, while the students' perceptions of the lecture program use a closed and open questionnaire. Data obtained in the form of concept maps before and after lectures on the subject of the virus. Concept maps are then analyzed by reference concept map. Quantitative data of the concept map is converted into qualitative data to determine the level of mental model, namely: emergent = score 1, transitional = score 2, close to extended = score 3, and complete (extended) = score 4. Questionnaire about the research program shows the change of mental model level on the subject of the virus before the implementation of the mental model based-microbiology course. is at emergent and transition level. After the implementation of the mental model based-microbiology course is at the transitional level and close to extended. This indicates an increase in the level of mental models of students through the mental model based-microbiology course. Students give a good perception with this program because it improves student activity, courage to express an opinion, microbiology literacy, and concept mastery.

Keywords


mental model, virus, mental model based-microbiology course.

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