The Role of Students’ Worldview on Decision-Making: An Indonesian Case Study by a Socio-Scientific Issue-Based Instruction Through Integrated STEM Education
Bevo Wahono 1 * , Erlia Narulita 1 , Chun-Yen Chang 2 , Ericka Darmawan 3 , Irwanto Irwanto 4
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1 Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, University of Jember, INDONESIA2 Science Education Center, National Taiwan Normal University, TAIWAN3 Faculty of Education, University of Tidar, INDONESIA4 Department of Chemistry Education, State University of Jakarta, INDONESIA* Corresponding Author


This study aims to determine the role of worldview perspective on science students’ decision-making process by a socio-scientific issue-based instruction through an integrated Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Understanding the decision-making process in complex themed learning is one of the most important instruments in understanding the way students think. The participants were one hundred and nine junior-high-school students from two different schools. Furthermore, the method used was a pre-experimental design with two collective groups, namely the pre-and posttest, starting with an educational study design. The results showed that there was a different perspective pattern based on the worldview perspective on students’ initial decisions. Furthermore, interventions with socio-scientific issues (SSI) based instruction through integrated STEM education provided significant dynamics of change in the final science decision made by the students on the basis of a worldview perspective and gender. Some practical implications were extremely discussed, such as the crucial role of the teacher during a complex lesson topic. Therefore, this study makes an indispensable contribution to the development of the knowledge of science teaching practice, especially on how a decision-making process occurs by a socio-scientific issue-based instruction through integrated STEM education.


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EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2021, Volume 17, Issue 11, Article No: em2027

Publication date: 05 Oct 2021

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