Development and evaluation of webquest for the science subject

Norizah @ Norazah Mohd Nordin, Isa Norainon Mohd, Effandi Zakaria, Mohamed Amin Embi

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Abstract

The use of web page in learning among students has increased tremendously due to its contribution towards enriching the experience of learning and making students aware of current development. This paper discusses on the development process of a web-based learning and teaching strategy, WebQuest, for the topic "Elements, Compound & Mixtures: What Are They?" for Form One Science subject. The evaluation on the content, pedagogy, techniques, inquiry, and constructivist learning theory of the WebQuest was also conducted. The methodology for developing the WebQuest was based on the instructional design model which comprised of several phases such as need analysis, design, development and implementation and revision process which was conducted continuously. Questionnaires were used during the evaluation phase. The results revealed that the WebQuest developed for Form One Science subject was suitable on the aspect of content and techniques. It also applied inquirybased learning and constructivist learning theory. The result suggested that WebQuest was a suitable web inquiry-based teaching strategy to be practised by science teachers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-236
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Learning
Volume18
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Constructivism
  • ICT
  • Inquiry-based teaching and learning webquest
  • Pedagogy
  • Science subject

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Development and evaluation of webquest for the science subject. / Mohd Nordin, Norizah @ Norazah; Norainon Mohd, Isa; Zakaria, Effandi; Embi, Mohamed Amin.

In: International Journal of Learning, Vol. 18, No. 5, 2012, p. 221-236.

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