A Case Study on Using Uncritical Inference Test to Promote Malaysian College Students’ Deeper Thinking in Organic Chemistry

Kan, Su-Yin and Cha, Jeongho and Chia, Poh Wai (2015) A Case Study on Using Uncritical Inference Test to Promote Malaysian College Students’ Deeper Thinking in Organic Chemistry. Journal of the Korean Chemical Society, 59 (2). pp. 156-163. ISSN 1017-2548 (Printed) 2234-8530 (Online)

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Abstract

In Malaysia, the students' poor performance in mathematics and sciences needs immediate attention and remedies. In order to tackle this problem, an active learning environment that encourages students' question-asking capability must be molded. Transformation from traditional teacher-based approach to active-learning classroom is the key to develop question-asking capability. The classroom activity that the authors used in this study is based on the uncritical inference test to promote students' deeper thinking which encouraged students to verify facts that was previously learnt in classroom through group discussion activity. Three sets of uncritical inference test were developed and applied to Malaysian college course of basic organic chemistry. Students' answers to the impact of using uncritical inference test with a group discussion on learning and communication skills were positive.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Classroom activity; Discussion; Organic chemistry; Small group activity; Uncritical inference test
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Faculty / Institute: Faculty Of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Su-Yin Kan
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2015 07:48
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2015 07:48
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/3461

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