Prodi Pendidikan IPA (International Program on Science Education), Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Implementation of Integrated Science Curriculum: A Critical Review of the Literature

Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 8 (2), 795-817, 2020
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Implementation of Integrated Science Curriculum: A Critical Review of the Literature

N Winarno, D Rusdiana, R Riandi, E Susilowati, RMA Afifah

Journal for the Education of Gifted Young Scientists 8 (2), 795-817, 2020

The current trend in science learning leans more towards interdisciplinary (integrated) learning. Before 1989, there were several studies that reviewed articles related to integrated science. However, research discussing articles on integrated science from 1996 until the present day is not yet available. The purpose of this study was to review 36 empirical research articles on integrated science published from 1996 to 2019. Most of these articles were taken from Scopus-indexed journals. The research approach used was a qualitative research design. The results of this study show that integrated science has been implemented in various countries. Nonetheless, the implementation of integrated science did not prove out as successful as expected. Students find this method of learning difficult, boring, uninteresting and abstract. There are several issues in the implementation of integrated science learning: the incongruity of teachers’ educational backgrounds with integrated science, as well as underdeveloped textbooks and curriculum. The integrated science learning is an effective method to improve students’ skills.

The paper can be accessed at the link https://dergipark.org.tr/en/download/article-file/1124848

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