JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
Published by Universitas Riau
ISSN : 25811657     EISSN : 25812203
The Journal of Educational Sciences (ISSN: 2581-1657, eISSN:2581-2203) publishes research manuscripts or a review of the specific issue in the field of education. JES is an international journal addressed to researchers and various agencies interested in the studies and theoretical papers in education at any level. The journal accepts high quality articles that are solving educational problems by using various approaches. The JES invites articles on the broad range of settings in which people learn and are educated (school settings, corporate training, formal or informal settings, etc.). Work must be of a quality and context that the Editorial Board think would be of interest to an international readership.
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The use of google earth as the learning media in geosciences education

Islami, Nur

JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES Vol 2, No 1 (2018)
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In studying geosciences, students sometimes face some problems because occasionally they are not able to visualize the earth in their minds. This difficulty is increasingly moreover, if it concerns the distance and height of the topography of the earth, as well as the earth and its relationship to all aspects of life. In this study, the use of google earth as the learning media has been examined to help students understanding in learning geosciences. Students were given guidelines of google earth usage and then students were asked to create a mini project in terms of using of google earth. After that students were given a questioner that is questioned about understanding of the learned material with the help of google earth. The results show that almost all students are fully aware of what they are doing. They also gave an average score of 3.8 (scale 4) in terms of the google earth utilities in learning geosciences. It can be concluded that google earth is able to provide a deeper understanding to the students in studying the concept of physics of earth.

The Effectiveness of Using Coloured Blocks in Teaching the Concept of Balancing Chemical Equation in Chemistry

Ridzuan, Razreena, H. Iksan, Zanaton

JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES Vol 1, No 1: July 2017
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Show Abstract | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | | DOI: 10.31258/jes.1.1.p.45-55

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The aim of this study is to study the effectiveness of using coloured blocks in teaching the concept of balancing chemical equation in chemistry. It is expected that students will improve their understanding in this concept and students interest in chemistry. This study examined how by using coloured blocks will help students understand the concept of balancing chemical equation which is an important concept to master in Form 4 Chemistry. Using pre and post-test control group design, the study involved a comparison between a control group (n=20) which were taught using the conventional chalk and talk method to balance chemical equation while the treatment group (n=20) were taught to balance chemical equations using coloured blocks. After pre-test, there was a significant difference between control and treatment group on their post-test scores with effect size of 1.31. Students who had used coloured blocks to balance chemical equations showed significant development in their post-test compared to the students who were taught using the conventional method. Students also showed high interest in chemistry upon using coloured blocks in teaching the concept of balancing chemical equation. The research results recommended the use of coloured blocks as a potential tool to teach the concept of balancing chemical equations..

Accomplishment Motivation and Soft Skill Related to Learning Achievement

Junita, Diarni, Suarman, Suarman, Kartikowati, Sri

JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES Vol 2, No 2: July 2018
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Show Abstract | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | | DOI: 10.31258/jes.2.2.p.83-89

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This study aims to determine the influence of achievement motivation through the role of soft skills to the learning achievement. This research was conducted due to the low achievement motivation of students at Economic Education Program Study, University of Riau. A total of 185 samples were selected from 344 number of population using Yamane statistical sampling technique. Data was collected by questionnaire and documentation techniques. It was then analyzed using path analysis. The results showed that Soft Skill played a positive role mediate that influence of accomplishment motivation on learning achievement. This means that learning achievement is not influenced by achievement motivation alone, but also supported by soft skill as intervening variable. In order to achieve achievement motivation students should have a successful future oriented attitude. Meanwhile, to improve soft skill students must have the ability to communicate, adapt and build relationships obtained from the ability of ICT and foreign languages.

Managerial development model of head of SMA in Padangsidempuan to achieve quality school

Siagian, Dunia, Rukun, Kasuk, Marsidin, Sufyarma, Anwar, Syafri

JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES Vol 2, No 1: January 2018
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Show Abstract | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | | DOI: 10.31258/jes.2.1.p.91-105

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The aim of this study is to develop a model of leadership managerial competence of head of High School in Padangsidimpuan. The expected model can be used as a reference for school supervisors in conducting guidance of managerial competence of head of SMA Padangsidimpuan. This research was done using research and development (R and D) by applying the procedural model. The data of this research are consisted of (1) qualitative data that was obtained from observation, interview, and documentation of the study and it was analyzed using descriptive statistics. (2) quantitative data by using questionnaire. The qualitative data were analyzed using three ways, ie data reduction, data presentation, and taking conclusions. The findings of this study are (1) The coaching is focused on the administrative aspect and has not yet touched the managerial competence of the principal of SMA Padangsidimpuan and (2) the coaching process has not been done properly. This research resulted a model of managerial competence development for the head of SMA Padangsidimpuan consisting of two components, namely (1) the identification instrument of managerial competence and, (2) the steps of coaching the managerial competence of the principal of SMA Padangsidimpuan. This model is equipped with a support system that includes a program of leadership managerial competence of senior high school Padangsidimpuan. The test results show that this model is practical and effective for use in improving the managerial competence of SMA Padangsidimpuan. How well the model of guiding the managerial competence of the principal produced will not mean anything if its use does not get support from the parties related to the principal guidance in particular and general education management. It is therefore necessary to support the school superintendent to use this model within the Padangsidimpuan.

Insight stories: Looking into teacher support in enhancing scientific thinking skills among pre-school students

Monnas, Latifah Binti

JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES Vol 2, No 1: January 2018
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Show Abstract | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | | DOI: 10.31258/jes.2.1.p.19-25

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Due to the revision of the National Pre-School Standard Curriculum (KSPK) 2017, the strengthening of Science and Technology Support and STEM integration early childhood education in Malaysia is now being aggressively developed in line with national education policies. This case study is conducted to find out how pre-school teachers apply science process elements in their teaching and learning activities. Observation was carried out on a pre-school teacher during a lesson in one of the national pre-schools in Tawau. Observation findings show that preschool teachers understand the need for  early science education though they lack the knowledge and application of the scientific skills. Therefore, it is highly recommended for pre-school teachers to improve appropriate pedagogical practices, and support the early process of science in early childhood education by contextually emphasizing and linking  their teaching to the 21st century curriculum.

The Development of Learning Media for the Kinetic Theory of Gases Using the ADDIE Model with Augmented Reality

Gusmida, Rifqa, Islami, Nur

JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES Vol 1, No 1: July 2017
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Show Abstract | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | | DOI: 10.31258/jes.1.1.p.1-10

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For senior high school students, learning concepts in physics is increasingly more difficult when the topic is abstract and cannot be seen with the unaided eye. The research here utilized augmented reality technology and instructional design following the ADDIE model (analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation) to develop learning media for physics, specifically the kinetic theory of gases. Preliminary analysis was conducted in a senior high school to evaluate the challenges students face when learning physics. The design of the media was based on addressing problems that the students were having. Augmented reality technology was then utilized and the implementation aimed to incorporate the physics concepts into the product. The media was evaluated by six experts. Finally, the learning media presented real-time 3D animation of gas kinetic theory with three basic competencies relevant to the topic. In the final validation, the results indicated that the developed learning media had a validity value of 3.55 out of four-point scale and good quality outcomes. As such, the developed media regarding the kinetic theory of gases is valid and effective for the process of learning and teaching. It is ready to be tested and used in actual learning environments.

Analysis of Factors Affecting Entrepreneurial Interest of Vocational High School Students in Pekanbaru

Nurmaliza, Nurmaliza, Caska, Caska, Indrawati, Henny

JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES Vol 2, No 2: July 2018
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Show Abstract | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | | DOI: 10.31258/jes.2.2.p.42-51

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The highest unemployment rate (TPT) in Indonesia is from graduated of Vocational High School (SMK), which is 9.27%. This phenomenon cannot be separated from the low interest of entrepreneurship. SMK graduates are expected to be able to work directly and can open employment area; the fact is far different from expectations. This study aims to analyze the factors that affect student entrepreneurship interest in SMK. The population of this study was 1845 students of class XII SMK Negeri in Pekanbaru City. The sampling method used in this research was Simple Random Sampling so that it obtained 329 students. The data collection used questionnaire with Likert scale that is suitable for exogenous variable (entrepreneurship interest), endogen variable (entrepreneurship education and family environment), and intervening variable (personality). The data analysis technique employed the path analysis method. The results of the analysis show that entrepreneurship education, and family environment have positive and significant influence on entrepreneurship interest through the personality. This shows that interest in entrepreneurship can be enhanced if the quality of entrepreneurship education, family environment and student personality are improved.

The implication of violation of cooperative principle in discourse on corruption of Indonesia Lawyers Club

Sinaga, Mangatur, Dahnilsyah, Dahnilsyah

JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES Vol 2, No 1: January 2018
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Show Abstract | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | | DOI: 10.31258/jes.2.1.p.64-71

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This article discusses the violation implicature of cooperative principle of discourse on corruption of Indonesia Lawyers Club. The applied theories are: (1) Searle’s speech acts (1969); (2) Austin’s Locutionary, Illocutionary, and Perlocutionary (1962); (3) Grice’s conversational implicatures and cooperative principles (in Leech,1993); (4) Levinson’s pragmatics and semantic deviation  (1983), Parker’s pragmatics (in Rahardi, 2005;48); (5) Spencer and Wilson’s relevance theory (in Rahardi, 2010). Data were gathered by means of listening and recording. The speeches were analyzed by employing the maxim violation and implicatures theories. The violation of cooperative principle implies (1) the speakers fully comprehend the speech, (2) Government has insufficient budget to pay the judges of regional anti-corruption court, (3) Government seems skeptical about the regional judge selection test, (4) The speakers are fully confident that they posses capability of eradicating corruption, (5) Both payment and allowance of the regional judge of anti-corruption court do not receive scholarly attention that have made difficult for them to work as  law enforcers and as justice enforcers, (6) Some negative effects emerged by virtue of the poor planning of the establishment of the regional court, (7) The anti-corruption court lost dignity; The role of Judicial commission is not effective in providing guidances to the judges, (9) All elements have committed corruption like termites keep encircling nation, (10) issues on corruption are not seriously discussed (11) regional elections indirectly trigger corruption.

The Internalization Effort of Student Scientific Attitude through Inductive Teaching Method in Basic Physics Practical Course, Biology Study Program - PMIPA FKIP UR

Zulhelmi, Zulhelmi, Nur, Muhammad

JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES Vol 1, No 1: July 2017
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Show Abstract | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | | DOI: 10.31258/jes.1.1.p.56-68

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The purpose of this study is to know the internalization improvement of scientific attitude of Biology Education Student - PMIPA FKIP UR through the application of Inductive Teaching Methods in the Basic Physics Practical course. The approach used in this study was a Classroom Action Research (CAR) with cyclic pattern which consists of planning, implementation, observation and reflection. After two time actions, the results of the assessment of the scientific attitude of the students increased from 28.46% to 51.50% in cycle 1 and to 79.96% in cycle 2. In general, the indicator scientific attitude has been quite embedded in students. Assessment of student activity increased from 12.56% to 65.50% in cycle 1 and to 78.06% in cycle 2. This result shows that the learning activity by applying the Inductive Teaching Methods has been understood by the students. Assessment on student performance in the implementation of the lab also increased, from the average of 80.55% in cycle 1 to 81.87% in cycle 2. Based on the results of the analysis, it can be concluded that through the application of inductive Teaching Methods in the Basic Physics Practical course in Biology Education Study Program PMIPA FKIP UR can escalation the internalize scientific attitude of student.

Science Process Skills and Attitudes toward Science of Lower Secondary Students of Merbau Island: A Preliminary Study on the Development of MaritimeBased Contextual Science Learning Media

Zulirfan, Zulirfan, Rahmad, Muhammad, Yennita, Yennita, Kurnia, Nina, Hadi, Muhammad Sofyan

JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES Vol 2, No 2: July 2018
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Show Abstract | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | | DOI: 10.31258/jes.2.2.p.90-99

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Science learning outcomes such as science process skills and attitudes toward science are still important issues in science education. In this study the researchers tried to get a picture of the students' learning outcomes to get input on the learning process of science in the coastal area. As an initial study of the development of maritime-based contextual science learning media, the purpose of this research is to know the extent of science process skill level, attitude toward science, and academic achievement of students in coastal area. There were 114 students of the 8th grade of four lower secondary schools in Merbau Island participated as respondents in this study. Instruments used in data collection are science process skills tests and attitude toward science questionnaires for lower secondary school students. The results showed that 8th grade lower secondary school students in Merbau Island had high attitude toward science. On the contrary, the science process skills and academic achievement of their science are relatively low.