Students' achievement of Malaysian 21 st Century Skills in Chemistry

Nur Suhaidah Sukor, Kamisah Osman, Maria Abdullah

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Abstract

The result of the International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) (2007) revealed that 20% of Malaysian students failed to achieve minimum standard in Science and Mathematics, compared to 5% in Science and 7% in Mathematics four years ago. This study intends to investigate the acheivement of the Malaysian 21 st Century Chemistry Skills Test and to compare it to students' level of sosio economic status. Comprising 37 multiple choice items, the Malaysian 21 st Century Chemistry Skills Test includes representatives from five domains which are; i) Digital Age Literacy, ii) Inventive Thinking, iii) Effective Communication, iv) High Productivity, and v) Religion, Health and Civic. The respondents comprised of 317 form four students who took chemistry subject in school. The reliability of the instrument was measured using Kuder-Richardson (KR-20) for dichotomous data and the result showed value of .50. The study revealed that students from high sosioeconomic status scored higher compared to their counterparts from low socioeconomic status. This paper concludes with some practical suggestions of how to improve students' 21st century skills, particularly within the context of chemistry teaching and learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages1256-1260
Number of pages5
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010 - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 29 Oct 201031 Oct 2010

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Other1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010
CountryEgypt
CityCairo
Period29/10/1031/10/10

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Keywords

  • 21 Century Chemistry Skills Test
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Sukor, N. S., Osman, K., & Abdullah, M. (2010). Students' achievement of Malaysian 21 st Century Skills in Chemistry In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (Vol. 9, pp. 1256-1260) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.316

Students' achievement of Malaysian 21 st Century Skills in Chemistry . / Sukor, Nur Suhaidah; Osman, Kamisah; Abdullah, Maria.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. p. 1256-1260.

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

Sukor, NS, Osman, K & Abdullah, M 2010, Students' achievement of Malaysian 21 st Century Skills in Chemistry in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 9, pp. 1256-1260, 1st World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Administration, WCLTA-2010, Cairo, Egypt, 29/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.316
Sukor NS, Osman K, Abdullah M. Students' achievement of Malaysian 21 st Century Skills in Chemistry In Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9. 2010. p. 1256-1260 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.316
Sukor, Nur Suhaidah ; Osman, Kamisah ; Abdullah, Maria. / Students' achievement of Malaysian 21 st Century Skills in Chemistry Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 9 2010. pp. 1256-1260
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