American Journal of Educational Research
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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(2), 243-249
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-2-18
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The Effect of Smartphone on Students’ Critical Thinking Skill in Relation to the Concept of Biodiversity

Vandalita M.M. Rambitan1,

1Biologi Education, Faculty of Teacher and Training Education, Mulawarman University of Samarinda

Pub. Date: February 11, 2015

Cite this paper:
Vandalita M.M. Rambitan. The Effect of Smartphone on Students’ Critical Thinking Skill in Relation to the Concept of Biodiversity. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(2):243-249. doi: 10.12691/education-3-2-18

Abstract

The advance in technology and communication currently has significantly influenced the development in the field of education, including the use of smartphones that can be adopted as a source of learning in schools. The current study was conducted to investigate the effect of smartphones on students’ critical thinking skill in relation to the concept of biodiversity. The population of the study was all year-11 students of Senior High School 5 Samarinda, while the sample was the science-program class XI 2 (learning with Smartphone) and XI 3 (learning without smartphones) with 25 students for each class. The obtained data were analyzed with t test and the obtained value of tcalculation = 4.30 and ttabulation = 2.01. The result of the data analysis showed that the value of tcalculation > ttabulation at the significance level 0.05, so it is concluded that learning with smartphones has the effect on students’ critical thinking skill in relation to the concept of biodiversity.

Keywords:
smartphone critical thinking skill

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