Pemahaman Aspek-Aspek dalam Hakikat Sains (Nature of Science) oleh Guru Sekolah Dasar di Wilayah 4P (Pedalaman, Perbatasan, Perkotaan, dan Pesisir)


  • Muhsinah Annisa Borneo Tarakan University
  • Listiani - Borneo Tarakan University



Aspects of Nature of Science, Elementary School Teachers, Science Education


Nature of Science knowledge understanding can be related to natural science conceptual understanding. It is expected that having understanding in nature of science concepts will minimize misconception in science concepts. Therefore, every teacher should understand aspects on nature of science. Because of the importance of nature of science, a research on elementary school teachers’ understanding on nature of science in 4P areas (rural, bordered, coastal, and urban) should be done. This research is aimed to to know the use of View of Nature of Science form B that has been translated and adapted to Bahasa Indonesia. This is qualitative research, in which focusing on evaluating elementary school teachers’ view of nature of science and the use of transadapted VNOS form B questionnaire that has been developed by Lederman and El-Khalick in the USA. Indeed, there are six aspect of Nature of Science that has been measured using VNOS form B. The result shows that most of respondents are naïve in understanding those six NOS aspects.



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How to Cite

Annisa, M., & -, L. (2017). Pemahaman Aspek-Aspek dalam Hakikat Sains (Nature of Science) oleh Guru Sekolah Dasar di Wilayah 4P (Pedalaman, Perbatasan, Perkotaan, dan Pesisir). Jurnal Ilmiah Sekolah Dasar, 1(4), 241–246.