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AVAILABILITY OF LABORATORY FACILITIES IN CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT IN SCHOOLS

ABSTRACT

Chemistry students’ perceptions of the chemistry laboratory learning environment were investigated in an Indonesian University. An already existing instrument Chemistry Laboratory Environment Inventory (CLEI) questionnaire was translated into Bahasa Indonesia and administered to 410 university students in three different years of chemistry study. Data analyses supported the validity and reliability of the instrument when used in this context and there were no statistically significant differences in mean scores for gender and programme of study. However, the mean differences in students’ perceptions of their laboratory environment were statistically significant by year level. These differences were further validated by the interview data. Qualitative data were obtained from laboratory observations and interviews with the students. Furthermore, both quantitative and qualitative data confirmed that students wished for an improved laboratory learning environment in terms of more opportunities to explore their own interests and to work with better laboratory equipment. The chemistry department staff could use the information from this study to guide them in making changes for improving the learning process in the laboratory.

INTRODUCTION

Learning environment is an important aspect in education which not only has the positive correlation with the students’ outcomes, motivation, and attitudes, but also teachers’ motivation (Fraser, 2002). Moreover, students’ and teacher perceptions of the learning environment give valuable information to improve the quality of learning environment (Fraser, 1998). Furthermore, chemistry laboratory learning environment needs to be explored and is an integral part of chemistry teaching which influences the student learning outcomes and student attitudes toward chemistry. Therefore, it is important for the teachers to assess the effectiveness of chemistry laboratory through the Chemistry Laboratory Environment Inventory (CLEI) instrument. Moreover, since the study of learning environment in Indonesia needs to be developed, this study is one of the very few implementation of learning environment questionnaire which is translated in Indonesian language. This study investigated students’ perceptions on their chemistry laboratory learning environment in one of universities in Indonesia using quantitative (CLEI questionnaire), and qualitative (observation, and interview) methods.


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