Home Economics, Surabaya State University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bandung Institute of Technology (email@example.com)
Improving problem solving skills on non-physics major students through introductory physics course is one of challenging tasks, but it is less studied. The objective of the research was to know the effectiveness of integration of interactive multimedia, collaborative work, and reflective thinking on introductory physics course to increase problem solving skills on prospective of vocational high school teachers in foods program.
The research used control group pretest-posttest design. The populations were students of prospective of vocational high school teachers in foods program of state university in East Java. The samples were taken by purposive random sampling technique, and then divided into two groups by matching group technique, 35 students on experiment group as well as 33 students on control group. On experiment group, students posed by problems that had to resolved by collaborative works. In order to resolve the problems, student learned concepts underlies of the problem through interactive multimedia. After problems were resolved, students reflected the steps of resolving problems. Problem solving test on elasticity, fluids, as well as temperature and heat was used as instrument. Data was analyzed with Mann-Whitney U Test, to compare normalized gain between experiment group and control group
Result showed that integration of interactive multimedia, collaborative work, and reflective thinking on Introductory Physics course was effective to improve the problem solving skills on prospective of vocational high school teachers in foods program.
Keywords: interactive multimedia, collaborative, reflective, problem solving, prospective of vocational high school teachers in foods program.
Catatan: Makalah disajikan di: the International Seminar and Workshop on Mathematics and Science Teaching Innovation 2009 (FMIPA UNY, 12 Desember 2009). Makalah selengkapnya, hubungi saya.