KEBERKESANAN PERMAINAN PENDIDIKAN TERHADAP PEMBELAJARAN HUKUM NEWTON
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EDUCATIONAL GAMES ON NEWTON’S LAWS LEARNING

Siti Nursaila Alias, Faridah Ibrahim

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of Newton’s Laws educational games in improving Newton’s Laws achievement and instructional efficiency. Two educational games were developed, namely educational games with self-explanation (DPK) and educational games without self-explanation (TPK). Based on Rapid Prototyping model, these educational games were developed in Malay Language and the contents were arranged according to Form Four Physics syllabus. Unity3D software was used as the main software in developing the educational games. A total of 196 students attended Physics play activities for two hours. Analyses of Newton’s Laws Test, mental load and interviews were conducted to examine the effectiveness of these Newton’s Laws educational games. The findings show that the students’ achievement and instructional efficiency in Newton’s Laws improved with the use of the educational games. This research concludes that the educational games mode plays an important role in increasing the students’ achievement and learning instructional efficiency with the DPK mode is the most effective and efficient. The educational games mode serves as a scaffold for the formation of a coherent mental model and automatic schema.

 

Keywords: Educational games, Newton’s Laws, Physics, achievement, instructional efficiency

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