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Examining the Effectiveness of Using Concept Mappings Technique in Teaching Science in Primary Four Students, Sekolah Kebangsaan Penampang, Penampang

This paper will presents a research project that will be carried out in a primary school in Penampang. This research is introduced the use of concept maps in teaching and learning of Science. Teachers will be always looking for innovative ways to help students to improve their Science understanding and performances. This study will be examined the use of concept maps in learning Science subject. However, many people, students and good writers alike may encounter writers block or lacking in ideas and unsure of how to go about presenting the ideas . Concept mapping is a technique that is able to guide writers to generate and organize ideas. This method was conceptualized by Tony Buzan in 1970s and widely used not only in generating ideas but other fields as well. This research attempts to determine the effectiveness of concept mapping for idea generation on Primary Four in Sekolah Kebangsaan Penampang, Penampang. The objectives of the research is to determine the ability of the students in generating ideas and supporting ideas to answer the questions in paper II and to identify the students attitude towards the activity during individual and small group activity. A quasi-experiment will be carried out, using 30 students in each of the test and control group.


Chapter 1 : Research problem 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Introduction Background of the research Statement of problem Conceptual framework Purpose of the research 1.5.1 1.5.2 1.5.3 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Research objectives Research questions Research hypothesis

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Significant of the research Limitation of the research Definition of terms Summary

Chapter 2 : Literature review 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Introduction What is a concept maps? 2.2.1 Four major categories of concept maps How are concept maps made ? Concept Maps in the teaching and learning of Science Related Literature Summary

Chapter 3 : Research Methodology 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Introduction The research design Population and sample Research Instrument Procedure for Data collection Procedure for Data analysis Summary

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References Appendices

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