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INDONESIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL REVIEW
Vol 1, No 2 (2014): November 2014
PROMOTING SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY AMONG POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS AT THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION UTM
Sulaiman, Seth ( Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
Bakar, Md Nor ( Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
Arshad, Mohammad Yusof ( Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
Ismail, Zaleha ( Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
Abdullah, Fatin Aliah Phang ( Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)
Article Info   ABSTRACT
Published date:
23 Feb 2015
 
One important issue in the Science Education debate over the last century was how to prepare a more relevant science education of the 21st Century that emphasizes on promoting scientific literacy through a more meaningful science education program. In response to this call, a general science education elective course code named MPS1163 Epistemological, Social and Ethical Issues in Science and Technology was designed and implemented starting in Semester 2 Session 2009/2010. By the end of Semester 2 Session 2012/2013 the course has been running for 7 semesters and had invited 128 postgraduate students from 7 different programs, including a PhD program. A questionnaire was distributed to 26 course participants at the end of semester 2 Session 2012/2013. The objective of the questionnaire was to seek their personal assessment on their knowledge and understanding on the eleven course contents taken during the whole semester. The results indicated that there was a mean increment of between 40- 50% on their knowledge and understanding on the topics covered compared to their knowledge and understanding before taking the course. The second part of the questionnaire consisted of six items, using five point Likert Scale, seeking their suggestions for improving a more relevant science education through the elective course. The response was commendable. Implications of the study related to course contents and students opinions on the course contents and suggestions for the improvement of the course are discussed in this paper.Keywords: scientific literacy, technological literacy, general education elective course, a more relevant science education.
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