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|Abstract : Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris|
|The purpose of this research is to determine the effect of a teaching and learning module which applies Naturalist Intelligence (NI module) for the topic microorganisms on form four Biology students’ achievement. This is a 2 X 2 factorial Quasi experiment method. Two aspects being compared are students’ gender and Biology teaching method. NI module used was developed based on Dick & Carey (1985) instructional model. This module was used as an intervention on 30 Biology students from the experimental group while another 30 students from the control group followed the conventional teaching and learning method. Two types of instruments being used in this study were Naturalist Intelligence (NI) checklist and Biology achievement post-test. Both instruments show a Cronbach alfa reliabilities of 0.72 and 0.73 respectively. NI checklist used was to determine the NI score and NI level in both of student groups. Biology achievement test was to determine the Biology achievement. Data obtained was analyzed using Statistical Package of Social Science (SPSS) version 11.5 software. The result of the t-test obtained showed that there is a significant difference between the experimental and control group in the Biology achievement (t = 6.07, P < 0.05) between male students from experimental group and control group (t = 3.91, P < 0.05) and between female students from experimental group and control group (t = 4.49, P < 0.05). Result from Pearson correlation analysis shows that there is positive relationship between students NI score and Biology achievement but the relationship is weak (r = 0.44, P > 0.05). The result from the research is hoped to give new ideas for teachers to apply NI module as an added value in school pedagogy to improve Biology achievement.|
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