Persepsi terhadap sains : Penilaian instrumen dan implikasinya didalam pendidikan / Sayang Mohd Deni

Mohd Deni, Sayang (2001) Persepsi terhadap sains : Penilaian instrumen dan implikasinya didalam pendidikan / Sayang Mohd Deni. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM).

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Abstract

This study was conducted to evaluate an instrument developed to measure the perception of science among one hundred and eighty lecturers from the Faculty of Science and Technology, UiTM, Shah Alam, Selangor. The reliability of the instrument was determined by using item discrimination analysis and the Cronbach Alpha method. The high reliability coefficient and discrimination index contribute to the construct and criteria validity of this instrument. The neutral view of science was found to predominate among the respondents. The analysis shows that who had more than ten years teaching experience were more likely to have the neutral view of science. But, those who had less than ten years teaching experience they would have positivism or realism view of science. Perhaps, this is a manifestation of the positivistic or realistic nature of science education that they themselves went through. The results also indicate that the respondents who had the Master degree were more likely to have the neutral view of science. But, those who had the doctoral degree (PhD), they believed that science as a fact or content. The absence or lack of emphasis on the history and philosophy of science in the science curriculum may be one of the probable factors that brought about the neutral view of science to predominate among the lecturers. However, a survey of their opinion found that they are fully supportive of a proposal to infuse values in the science curriculum. COPYRIGHT ©

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions: Centre for Islamic Thought & Understanding (CITU)
Depositing User: Unit Pendigitan PTAR
Date Deposited: 12 May 2011 05:54
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2012 07:13
URI: http://eprints.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/2514

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