OIDDE-PjBL Learning Model: Problem-Solving Skills and Product Creativity for Environmental Study of Biology Prospective Teachers
Problem-solving skills and product creativity to overcome environmental problems and to fulfill various needs are significantly needed by prospective teachers of biology. These two skills were considered poor in Biology Education Study Program, University of Muhammadiyah Malang. Therefore, this study aims to analyze the improvement of learning quality in terms of students’ problem-solving skills and product created through the implementation of the integrated OIDDE Learning Model and Project-based Learning (PjBL). This Classroom Action Research involved forty-five students who have enrolled in Integrated Science I course (Environmental Study). Three research instruments were exemplified: product skill assessment sheets (project design and product assessment), problem-solving skills assessment sheets, and learning observation sheets carried out by three observers for the total of three cycles. The results projected that there was an increase in mean score in problem-solving skills, that was 14 points (Pre-Cycle: 67; Cycle I: 72; Cycle II: 78; Cycle III: 81); the increase in product creativity by 13 points (Pre-Cycle: 69; Cycle I: 71; Cycle II: 75; Cycle III: 82), and in learning quality by 19% (Pre-Cycle; 65%; Cycle I: 68%; Cycle II: 74%, and Cycle III: 84 %). It can be concluded that the implementation of the integrated OIDDE Learning Model and Project-based Learning is able to improve the quality of learning, problem-solving skills, and product creativity for prospective teachers of biology, even though it is still at "good" category.