The Effectiveness of Predict-Observe-Explain-Animation (POE-A) Strategy to Overcome Students’ Misconceptions About Electric Circuits Concepts
This study aims to determine the effectiveness of Predict-Observe-Explain-Animation (POE-A) strategy to overcome students’ misconceptions about electric circuits concepts. POE-A strategy aims to trigger students’ conceptual change and improve their understanding about electric circuits concepts. This pre-experimental study involving 43 Form Four students was conducted at a secondary school in Muar, Johor. In this research, pre- and post-test designs were used to identify and compare the students’ misconceptions level before and after implementation of POE-A strategy. The diagnostic test DIRECT version 1.0 was adapted as instrument for this study to determine the students’ misconceptions level about electric circuits concepts through pre- and post-test scores. The current domain recorded the highest increase of 26% through pre-test and post-test comparison followed by the physical aspect of the DC electrical circuit domain at 24%. The increase of percentage of correct answer in post-test score indicated that students’ misconceptions level declined after the intervention of POE-A strategy. Based on the findings of this study, it is arguable that the POE-A strategy can overcome students’ misconceptions about electric circuits concepts. In addition, this strategy can help students to boost their understanding on the concepts.