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Original Research Article

Year: 2016 | Month: November | Volume: 3 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 32-42

Improving the Biology Learning Results of Low Academic Ability Students by using Jigsaw and Guided Inquiry Learning

Mursito S. Bialangi1, Siti Zubaidah2, Mohamad Amin2, Abdul Gofur2

1Doctoral Program Student, Universitas Negeri Malang; Lecturer at Tadulako University, Palu, Indonesia.
2Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia.

Corresponding Author: Siti Zubaidah


Low academic ability students should be facilitated so that their learning results do not differ too much from those of the high academic ability students. Cooperative learning model has many advantages in learning. This research aimed at investigating the potential of the jigsaw and guided inquiry in improving biology learning results of low academic ability students in Madrasah Aliyah (MA) in Palu, Indonesia. MA is Islamic senior high school. This is a descriptive research using quasi-experimental design. The population of this research was all the students of MA in Palu with the total number of participants of 140 students. The students were selected by using random sampling techniques. The results of this research showed that the jigsaw model and guided inquiry had an effect on students’ learning results. Jigsaw model is more potential in improving the Biology learning results of low academic ability students, while the guided inquiry is more potential in improve the Biology learning results of high academic ability students.

Keywords: Jigsaw, guided inquiry, academic skills, Biology learning results.

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