Development and Implementation of Science Boost Camp: Impact on Student’s Science Conceptual Understanding and Motivation to Learn Science (75480)

Session Information: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
Session Chair: Bei Hong

Thursday, 23 November 2023 16:40
Session: Session 5
Room: Room 607
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

After COVID-19, the teachers in Brunei have been busy trying to catch up on the learning loss faced during the pandemic, especially the Year 11 science students who will be sitting for their O Level examination this year as the first cohort of the new 5129 Combined Science syllabus. Switching back from online learning during COVID19 to face-to-face learning in school has been a great challenge for the teachers. In this paper, the researcher is trying to understand what motivates these students to learn Science and to adapt back to face-to-face teaching and learning.
This study employed the mixed method research (MMR) using the gap analysis model to understand the assumed causes of low achievement in the pre-mock examination of the Year 11 science students. This study also sought to understand how the science boost camp could be adopted to improve students’ achievement in the O level examination and how the camp could be evaluated for their effectiveness.
The initial analysis shows that the Science Boost camp was able to increase students’ motivation and understanding of science concepts, the advantages of group work and active learning. In addition, the effectiveness of the boost camp was discussed and evaluated for the next boost camp as part of students’ intensive examination preparation for their upcoming ‘O’ level examination. This study summarized the essential attributes of a Science Boost Camp weekly course as the future development as one of the strategies for O-level preparation.

Chin Chen Yong, Ministry of Education, Brunei

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Yvonne Yong is one of the secondary science teachers (with more than 10 years of teaching experience) in Brunei who has a background knowledge of chemistry, biology, and foundations in education.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00