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Sondra Swestyani

Bio: Sondra Swestyani is an academic researcher from Sebelas Maret University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Rubric & Virtual Laboratory. The author has an hindex of 2, co-authored 3 publications receiving 8 citations.

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01 May 2018
TL;DR: In this article, the authors describe a method of teaching which based on Tony Buzan's mind mapping technique, which can be used to measure students' logical thinking and how mind mapping could promote students' understanding in meaningful way.
Abstract: Brains can remember information in different forms, i.e images, symbols, sounds, and senses, and the information is connected by logical gate. This information needs imagination and association to construct new meaningful images. The purpose of this research was to describe a method of teaching which based on Tony Buzan's mind mapping technique. This research showed how mind mapping could be used to measure students' logical thinking and how mind mapping could promote students' understanding in meaningful way. The test of mind mapping that involved 31 students of XI grade in SMA Batik 2 Surakarta was used as the data collecting method in this research. Then, the Ohassta's mind mapping rubric was used to analyze the structure and content of mind mapping. The rubric includes four aspects, i.e knowledge, communication, thinking, and application. A qualitative analysis Miles and Hubberman's was used to assess the obtained data. The result showed that the percentage of knowledge aspect was 53,23 %, communication aspect was 28,33 %, thinking aspect was 28,33 %, and knowledge aspect was 41,53 %. Mind mapping makes logical thinking visible so that the quality of learning that has occurred can be seen and explored. Using mind mapping in the course of teaching means that learning is no longer a complex and intractable process, measurable is not only by proxy but also by an observable phenomenon.

11 citations

01 Oct 2015
TL;DR: In this article, the authors aimed to improve the students' logical thinking in SMA Batik 2 Surakarta Academic Year 2014/2015 about reproduction system material through discovery learning application.
Abstract: This research was aimed to improve the students’ logical thinking in XI MIA 1 of SMA Batik 2 Surakarta Academic Year 2014/2015 about reproduction system material through discovery learning application. This research was a class action research which consisted of three cycles. Each cycle contains planning, implementing, observing and reflecting. The research subject was the students in XI MIA 1 of SMA Batik 2 Surakarta Academic Year 2014/2015. The data source was from the mind map that cover the logical thinking aspects. Data collecting techniques of this research used observation, interview and documentation then data validation was using triangulation method. Data analyzing technique of this research was descriptive qualitative analysis which was done in three components, they are: data reduction, data presentation and drawing the conclusion or verification. The research’ procedure used spiral mode which is interdependent. The result of the research showed that the implementation of discovery learning improves the students’ logical thinking that covers aspects of knowledge, comunication, thinking, and application. The persentage of knowledge aspect was 53,23% in pre cycle, 81,04% in first cycle , 89,11%, in second cycle, and 95,16% in third cycle . The persentage of comunication aspect was 28,33% in pre cycle, 35,08% in first cycle, 67,74% in second cycle, and 71,77% in third cycle. The persentage of thinking aspect was 28,33% in pre cycle, 58,87% in first cycle, 49,19% in second cycle, and 73,39% in third cycle. Then the persentage of knowledge aspect was 41,53% in pre cycle, 72,18% in first cycle, 79,03% in second cycle, and 77,42% in third cycle. This research’s conclusion was the implementation of discovery learning can improve the students’ logical thinking in X MIA 1 of SMA Batik 2 Surakarta academic Year 2014/2015 about reproduction system material. Keywords :discovery learning, logical thinking

2 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper , a mix-method research aimed to describe students' activeness in online learning and the practicality of virtual laboratory learning media developed as learning media was carried out.
Abstract: The Covid-19 pandemic has limited the role of laboratories in learning. Innovation in learning needs to be done, one of which is by using a virtual laboratory as a learning medium. This descriptive mix-method research aims to describe students’ activeness in online learning and the practicality of virtual laboratory learning media developed as learning media. This research was a dissemination stage of the 4-D development research. The instrument was observation sheets on the students’ activeness in online learning when using the hydroponic virtual laboratory. The results concluded that students’ activeness increased by an average of 22.2% after using a hydroponic virtual laboratory. The virtual laboratory was practical as shown by 73.9% of respondents agreeing and 22.9% of them strongly agree
01 Apr 2016
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors aimed to improve the students' logical thinking in XI MIA 1 of SMA Batik 2 Surakarta Academic Year 2014/2015 about reproduction system material through discovery learning application.
Abstract: This research was aimed to improve the students' logical thinking in XI MIA 1 of SMA Batik 2 Surakarta Academic Year 2014/2015 about reproduction system material through discovery learning application.This research was a class action research which consisted of three cycles. Each cycle contains planning, implementing, observing and reflecting. The research subject was the students in XI MIA 1 of SMA Batik 2 Surakarta Academic Year 2014/2015. The data source was from the mind map that cover the logical thinking aspects. Data collecting techniques of this research used observation, interview and documentation then data validation was using triangulation method. Data analyzing technique of this research was descriptive qualitative analysis which was done in three components, they are: data reduction, data presentation and drawing the conclusion or verification. The research’ procedure used spiral mode which is interdependent. The result of the research showed that the implementation of discovery learning improves the students’ logical thinking that covers aspects of knowledge, comunication, thinking, and application. The persentage of knowledge aspect was 53,23% in pre cycle, 81,04% in first cycle , 89,11%, in second cycle, and 95,16% in third cycle . The persentage of comunication aspect was 28,33% in pre cycle, 35,08% in first cycle, 67,74% in second cycle, and 71,77% in third cycle. The persentage of thinking aspect was 28,33% in pre cycle, 58,87% in first cycle, 49,19% in second cycle, and 73,39% in third cycle. Then the persentage of knowledge aspect was 41,53% in pre cycle, 72,18% in first cycle, 79,03% in second cycle, and 77,42% in third cycle. This research’s conclusion was the implementation of discovery learning can improve the students’ logical thinking in X MIA 1 of SMA Batik 2 Surakarta academic Year 2014/2015 about reproduction system material.
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TL;DR: In this paper , the authors found out the potential of the importance of developing an Islamic-integrated reference book of medicinal plants typical of Central Kalimantan, which is a suplement in a lecture that contains the utilization of medicinal herbs in the people of Central Kaman integrated with the use of plants as a medicine according to Qur'an and Hadith with to instill religious values of a healthy lifestyle and the relationship between humans and natural environment.
Abstract: People of Central Kalimantan have knowledge and utilization of plants as a medicine for generations inherited from their ancestors orally with no written archives. The research aims to find out the potential of the importance of developing an Islamic-integrated reference book of medicinal plants typical of Central Kalimantan. The book is a suplement in a lecture that contains the utilization of medicinal plants in the people of Central Kalimantan integrated with the utilization of plants as a medicine according to Qur'an and Hadith with to instill religious values of a healthy lifestyle and the relationship between humans and natural environment. The research is descriptive qualitative research using observation method, interviews, and surveys. The data collection uses Google Form questionnaire distributed to 24 students of semester 6. The interview question sheets are given to three lecturers of Biology Education Study Program FTIK IAIN Palangka Raya including the observation sheets. The survey result indicates that 68% of respondents know information about medicinal plants typical of Central Kalimantan from websites, 48% of respondents know the information from research journals, and 28% from their families. All respondents (100%) state the need for developing a reference book of medicinal plants typical of Central Kalimantan. The reference book is expected to become an additional information material on the utilization of medicinal plants by the people of Central Kalimantan and the utilization of medicinal plants described in Qur'an and hadith as support in lecture to train religious values of a healthy lifestyle and the relationship between humans and natural environment.

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TL;DR: In this article, the effect of applying classroom assessment techniques (CATs) on both mathematical and logical thinking among fourth-grade scientific students was investigated, and three tools were built, represented in the teacher's handbook for applying the class formative assessment, the mathematical reasoning test, and the logical thinking test.
Abstract: The aim of the research is to find out the effect of applying classroom assessment techniques (CATs) on both mathematical and logical thinking among fourth-grade scientific students. In pursuit of the research objectives, the experimental method was used, and the quasi-experimental design was used for two equivalent groups, one control group taught in the traditional way and the other experimental taught according to the techniques of classroom structural evaluation. The research sample consisted of (44) students from the fourth scientific grade who were intentionally chosen after ensuring their equivalence in several factors, most notably chronologi-cal age and the level of mathematics, and they were distributed equally among the two groups. To implement the research, three tools were built, represented in the teacher's handbook for applying the class formative assessment, the mathematical reasoning test, and the logical thinking test. The two researchers applied the exper-iment in the first semester of the academic year (2019/2020) AD. The two re-searchers applied the techniques of class formative assessment to the experimental group, while the control group studied according to the usual method, and then the mathematical thinking test and the dimensional logical thinking test were applied. On the experimental and control groups. The results showed that there were statis-tically significant differences between the mean scores of the two groups on the mathematical thinking test, and there were also statistically significant differences between the mean scores of the two groups on the logical reasoning test. The size of the effect of applying the class formative assessment on both thinking was calcu-lated, and it appeared that it had a clear effect on both mathematical thinking and logical thinking. In light of the results, the two researchers recommended a number of recommendations.

24 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors examined the effectiveness of the INSTAD strategy in comparison to other teaching strategies such as Inquiry, student team's achievement division (STAD), and lecture method, to reduce the gap of higher order thinking skills between Upper Academic (UA) and Lower Academic (LA) groups of students.
Abstract: This research aimed to examine the effectiveness of the INSTAD strategy in comparison to other teaching strategies such as Inquiry, student team’s achievement division (STAD), and lecture method, to reduce the gap of higher order thinking skills between Upper Academic (UA) and Lower Academic (LA) groups of students.The research partipants were 136 7th grade students in total, which consisted of two groups of 36 UA and 36 LA students. The students were selected through a stratified random sampling from 27 Public Junior High Schools in Surakarta, Indonesia. The treatment classes were determined through an intact group. The research design employed pre-test-post-test non-equivalent control group of quasi experiment. The higher order thinking skills were measured by essay test sheet as an instrument. Data were analysed by utilizing ANCOVA with the pre-test score as the covariate. The findings revealed that INSTAD have optimally improved higher order thinking skills in comparison with the Inquiry, STAD, and lecture method. INSTAD's were proven able to reduce the gap of higher order thinking skills between UA and LA students rather than Inquiry, STAD, and lecture method as teaching strategies. Keywords: higher order thinking skills, inquiry-based learning, student team’s achievement division, INSTAD strategy.

13 citations

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Yang Hua1, Gao Xuebin1, Ming-He Li1, Qiang Ye1, Yue Sun1, Huang Yang1 
TL;DR: Mind mapping was effective in the implementation of extended care for children with caries and was more accessible to children and their parents, increasing their compliance with health education.
Abstract: ObjectiveTo investigate the application of mind mapping-based health education in extended care for children with caries.MethodsThis was a prospective study of 159 eligible children with caries. Pa...

7 citations

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01 Jun 2018
TL;DR: In this article, the logical thinking ability and adversity quotient from the students of Statistics batch III FMIPA UNM and reviewed from the cognitive style were determined by referring to the results of cognitive style tests.
Abstract: This type of research is qualitative research. The focus of this research is to determine the logical thinking ability and adversity quotient from the Students of Statistics batch III FMIPA UNM and reviewed from the cognitive style. The population in this research is all batch III students of Statistics Department at Universitas Negeri Makassar. The determination of the subject in this study is carried out by referring to the results of cognitive style tests. Based on the cognitive style test results, the students are grouped into two, namely: groups of students who have field-independent cognitive style (FI) and student group which has a field-dependent cognitive style (FD). The data collection on this study uses the main instrument, i.e. the researchers themselves, in addition to the main instrument is also used supporting instruments, namely: (1) the instrument to know the Students' Cognitive Style: Group Embedded Figures Test (GEFT), (2) Instrument of Logical Thinking Ability (TOLT), and (3) Adversity Quotient instrument (AQ). Based on the result of analysis of research data in the previous chapter, some conclusions from the results of this study are students' logical thinking ability dominated by formal logical thinking function of 68.5% and dominated by independent field cognitive style. Based on the taxonomy SOLO, subject GK-FD and GK-FI have an obstacle in finishing a matter of solving the problem, namely: (1) the subject does not have the adequate readiness and lack of planning to solve the problem, (2) the subject does the trial process in applying the formula or process but the formula or process itself is not appropriate to solve the problem. To Adversity Quotient (AQ), camper category is dominant compared to other categories (quitter and climber) and none of the students have climber skill. From this camper category there are 16 students (84.2%) who have independent field cognitive style and the remaining 2 students (10.53%) have dependent field cognitive style. Students that are in camper category have little spirit, little initiative, and his/her efforts are sometimes less than the maximum. Students in camper category are students who are satisfied with the circumstances that he has achieved now and not willing to take too much risk.

5 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the structural knowledge patterns of Indonesian EFL students were investigated and an accommodative assessment model for the development of students' structural knowledge was formulated. But the study focused on structural knowledge representation and not on the content and language assessment.
Abstract: Developing Indonesian English as a foreign language (EFL) students’ structural knowledge presents a number of complexities especially in the bilingual context. This study aimed to determine how the structural knowledge patterns of Indonesian EFL students is, and it specifically explored various aspects that make structural knowledge representation difficult. The research also aimed to formulate an accommodative assessment model for the development of students' structural knowledge. Using a case study design, this study involved 120 English literature students (N=120) taking the Psycholinguistics class at one of the tertiary institutions in Malang, Indonesia. The research instruments included essay tests and questionnaires. The research findings showed that students in bilingual contexts have certain diversity and patterns in their structural knowledge. Second, students’ structural knowledge could be influenced by a number of aspects such as topic mastery and the flow of thought. Furthermore, students’ structural knowledge can be accommodated in an adequate evaluation model that measures structural knowledge and critical thinking skills. Further research in the area of content and language assessment will complete the study of the significance of structural knowledge in a bilingual context

4 citations