Instrument development for 21st century skills in Biology

Nurazidawati Mohamad Arsad, Kamisah Osman, Tuan Mastura Tuan Soh

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Abstract

This study aims to develop a valid and reliable instrument for measuring 21st century skills towards biology among Malaysian secondary school students using the application of Rasch Model. The sample of this study consisted of 433 form four students who are currently taking Biology as one of their elective subject. The instrument was developed to determine five constructs: digital age literacy, inventive thinking, effective communication, high productivity and spiritual values. The first four constructs was adapted from enGauge 21 st century skills while the last construct was created to suit Malaysian education philosophy. Using a survey design, data were analysed based on Rasch Model for polytomous data via the computer application, WINSTEPS 3.69.1.11. The result shows that the instrument has a very high item reliability (0.91-0.98) and high person separation reliability (4.16-2.31). However for the spiritual values construct, the separation value is lower than 2.0 representing less variation and consistency of respondents. Based on the result, this instrument is beneficial for educators who are interested to evaluate the 21 st century skills in term of improving student's readiness in facing a global world.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages1470-1474
Number of pages5
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 Feb 20117 Feb 2011

Other

Other3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period3/2/117/2/11

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biology
Students
elective subject
Values
student
Communication
Education
secondary school
productivity
literacy
educator
human being
communication
education
Surveys and Questionnaires
Literacy
Thinking

Keywords

  • 21 century skills
  • Instrument
  • Rasch Model
  • Reliability
  • Validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Arsad, N. M., Osman, K., & Tuan Soh, T. M. (2011). Instrument development for 21st century skills in Biology. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 15, pp. 1470-1474) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.312

Instrument development for 21st century skills in Biology. / Arsad, Nurazidawati Mohamad; Osman, Kamisah; Tuan Soh, Tuan Mastura.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 15 2011. p. 1470-1474.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Arsad, NM, Osman, K & Tuan Soh, TM 2011, Instrument development for 21st century skills in Biology. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 15, pp. 1470-1474, 3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011, Istanbul, Turkey, 3/2/11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.312
Arsad NM, Osman K, Tuan Soh TM. Instrument development for 21st century skills in Biology. In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 15. 2011. p. 1470-1474 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.312
Arsad, Nurazidawati Mohamad ; Osman, Kamisah ; Tuan Soh, Tuan Mastura. / Instrument development for 21st century skills in Biology. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 15 2011. pp. 1470-1474
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