| | | |

## Concept Mapping Plays Important Roles on Students’ Critical Thinking Skills in Science

#### Fatin Azhana Abd AZIZ [1] , Lilia HALIM [2]

The lack of students' critical thinking skills especially in Science can affect the Malaysia education system. This study aimed to identify the effectiveness of Collaborative Concept Mapping (CCM) and Individual Concept Mapping (ICM) in improving students’ critical thinking skills in science subjects. This study used the quasi-experimental research design that involved 189 form one students from public secondary schools in Malaysia. The manipulated variable in this study is teaching approaches, which includes Collaborative Concept Mapping (CCM), Individual Concept Mapping (ICM) and conventional method (CM). Meanwhile, the dependent variable is students’ critical thinking skills in Science. Data was collected using critical thinking skills diagnostic tests and analysed using one-way ANOVA test. The one-way ANOVA indicated that the students in CCM group showed significantly higher level of critical thinking skills as compared to those in the ICM and CM groups. While, there is no significant difference in the level of critical thinking skills between students in ICM and CM groups. Therefore, CCM is effective in fostering students’ critical thinking skills compare to ICM and CM teaching approaches. CCM can be used as an alternative teaching approach in science classroom to enhance students’ critical thinking skills.
Concept mapping, Collaborative concept mapping, Critical thinking skills, Science education
 Bibtex @research article { epess759520, journal = {The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences}, issn = {}, eissn = {2587-1730}, address = {}, publisher = {ISRES Publishing}, year = {2020}, volume = {17}, pages = {1 - 9}, doi = {}, title = {Concept Mapping Plays Important Roles on Students’ Critical Thinking Skills in Science}, key = {cite}, author = {Azız, Fatin Azhana Abd and Halım, Lilia} } APA Azız, F , Halım, L . (2020). Concept Mapping Plays Important Roles on Students’ Critical Thinking Skills in Science . The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences , 17 () , 1-9 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/epess/issue/55381/759520 MLA Azız, F , Halım, L . "Concept Mapping Plays Important Roles on Students’ Critical Thinking Skills in Science" . The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences 17 (2020 ): 1-9 Chicago Azız, F , Halım, L . "Concept Mapping Plays Important Roles on Students’ Critical Thinking Skills in Science". The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences 17 (2020 ): 1-9 RIS TY - JOUR T1 - Concept Mapping Plays Important Roles on Students’ Critical Thinking Skills in Science AU - Fatin Azhana Abd Azız , Lilia Halım Y1 - 2020 PY - 2020 N1 - DO - T2 - The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 1 EP - 9 VL - 17 IS - SN - -2587-1730 M3 - UR - Y2 - 2020 ER - EndNote %0 The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences Concept Mapping Plays Important Roles on Students’ Critical Thinking Skills in Science %A Fatin Azhana Abd Azız , Lilia Halım %T Concept Mapping Plays Important Roles on Students’ Critical Thinking Skills in Science %D 2020 %J The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences %P -2587-1730 %V 17 %N %R %U ISNAD Azız, Fatin Azhana Abd , Halım, Lilia . "Concept Mapping Plays Important Roles on Students’ Critical Thinking Skills in Science". The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences 17 / (June 2020): 1-9 . AMA Azız F , Halım L . Concept Mapping Plays Important Roles on Students’ Critical Thinking Skills in Science. EPESS. 2020; 17: 1-9. Vancouver Azız F , Halım L . Concept Mapping Plays Important Roles on Students’ Critical Thinking Skills in Science. The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences. 2020; 17: 1-9.