A Survey of Scientific Competency of Grade 10th Students in Thailand

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to survey the scientific competency of grade 10th students. The sample was 141 students of academic year 2016 from Sarakhampittayakhom school in Thailand that selected by purposive sampling. The instrument was the 5 items from 2 situations of scientific competency test that measured in 3 sub-competencies including 1) explain phenomena scientifically, 2) evaluate and design scientific enquiry and 3) interpret data and evidence scientifically. The data was analyzed by using mean, percentage and standard deviation. The results showed that the mean score of scientific competency was 2.05 of 5. Each sub-competencies of scientific competency were explain phenomena scientifically, evaluate and design scientific enquiry and interpret data and evidence scientifically were 1.95, 3.19 and 1.01 respectively. In addition the results indicated that the scientific competency of students was medium level and each sub-competencies of Scientific Competency were medium, medium and low level respectively.



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Piriyaporn Pilachai, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Kanyarat Cojorn, Mahasarakham University, Thailand

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Conference: ACEID2017
Stream: Student Learning, Learner Experiences and Learner Diversity

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