Model of Project Based Learning with Computer Simulations to Improve Conceptual Understanding of Prospective Science Teachers

Jamaluddin Jamaluddin, Gunawan Gunawan, Muhlis Muhlis, Prapti Sedijani, Yunita Arian Sani Anwar

Conceptual understanding is one of the important things in learning science in the 21st century. Various innovations were made to motivate and make science learning more interesting. Among the difficulties in learning, science has many abstract concepts. Abstract concepts need to be visualized so that they are easily understood by students. The combination of innovative learning models with computer simulations is needed to get better learning outcomes. The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of project-based learning modelwith computer simulations toward the conceptual understanding of prospective science teachers. This study involved three groups that were treated with project-based learning assisted with computer simulations. The conceptual understanding was measured using multiple-choice tests. The results showed an increase in the conceptual understanding of prospective teachers in science concepts. The use of computer simulations has been proven to help students visualize concepts so that they are easily understood.

Volume 11 | Issue 10

Pages: 180-185