Using Discovery Learning Strategy as A Teaching Method to Enhance Conceptual Mastery Among Polytechnic’ Engineering Science Students in Learning Linear Motion


  • Geetha Subramaniam Mathematics, Science and Computer Department Polytechnic Sultan Idris Shah, Sungai Air Tawar, Selangor, MALAYSIA
  • Rasidah Sapri Mathematics, Science and Computer Department Polytechnic Sultan Idris Shah, Sungai Air Tawar, Selangor, MALAYSIA

Anahtar Kelimeler:

Discovery learning- conceptual mastery- physic- cognitive


The fundamental goal of all education worldwide is for students to have a conceptual knowledge of concepts. Students' conceptual challenges with science topics have become the primary concern of science educators. Since physics is the primary science topic, a strategy to strengthen students' conceptual understanding is necessary. Thus, a teaching strategy for enhancing students' conceptual understanding is required. Discovery learning is one of the methods used to enhance conceptual knowledge. This study is an experimental study with a pretest-posttest design for one group. Its objective is to determine whether implementing discovery learning as a teaching strategy can enhance students' conceptual mastery. This study's subjects are 44 engineering science students from Polytechnic Sultan Idris Shah. The study's data collection approach is a test. The research design is a one-group pretest-posttest design, which means that only one group gets treatment. The pre-test and post-test scores and N-Gains scores measure how well the treatment worked. Data were collected from August through October 2022. The results reveal that students' post-test scores improved compared to the pre-test. In addition, data analysis has determined that using the discovery learning model might raise students' N-gain scores, with a medium category of 0.30<g≤0.70.


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