IMPROVING STUDENTS’ COGNITIVE ABILITY AND LEARNING STYLES OF THE CONCEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION BY USING SCIENCE COMICS

Riandi Riandi, Dieni Asma Mardiyah, Wahyu Surakusumah

Abstract


This study investigated the use of science comics in improving students’ cognitive ability and learning styles on the concept of environmental pollution. First we develop science comics by using 4D model, then we evaluate students’ cognitive ability and learning styles after the developed science comics were implemented. Samples were seventh grade students in one of public schools in Bandung. Research instruments were multiple choice and essay test and questioner. Results suggested that the use of science comics increase students’ cognitive ability in all students’ class with average N-Gain of 0.6. In terms of learning style, students tend to be visual learners.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18269/jpmipa.v21i2.833

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