PROJECT APPROACH IN SCIENCE: AN EXPLORATORY CASE STUDY

Mohd, Halim Marzuki and Sopia, Md Yassin (2014) PROJECT APPROACH IN SCIENCE: AN EXPLORATORY CASE STUDY. Proceeding of International Conference On Research, Implementation And Education Of Mathematics And Sciences 2014. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness in implementing Project Approach (PA) among year one pupils. The focus of this study is to identify pupils’ alternative concepts while implementing PA in the chosen science topic. An exploratory case study research design and purposeful sampling was employed in a year one classroom consisting of 22 pupils from different background and abilities. In this study, PA was used as a teaching and learning approach, whereby pupils carried out science projects according to the phases in PA. This study employed observations, interviews and document analysis techniques to collect data. Through the projects, the study found that PA was able to elicit pupils’ alternative concepts related to float and sink through representations in the form of drawings and verbal interactions which were recorded. This study provide implications on teaching and learning that needs to take into consideration pupils’ prior knowledge in ensuring the formation of scientific concepts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: alternative conceptions, project approach, exploratory case study
Subjects: Prosiding > ICRIEMS 2014 > SCIENCE EDUCATION
Divisions: Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam > Program Studi Pendidikan IPA
Depositing User: Eprints
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2014 08:55
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2014 08:55
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/11441

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