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Development of Material Economics Modules That Experience Misconceptions in Students of the Economics Study Program Medan State University (Published)

The online learning system has an impact on limited access to information. As educators in universities, we are required to be more creative in improving the quality of learning. For this reason, it is necessary to compile module that are feasible to support learning, especially economics courses on material that has experienced misconceptions. Misconception means the existence of a model of thinking, understanding or wrong ideas formed by students and contrary to theories and concepts used in economic terms. Some students do not have a correct understanding of each concept listed in economic learning, misconceptions also occur when students make a general view based on observations, lack of understanding of concepts, namely unclear and very vague, less tactful, narrow, less exposed, and there are conflicts in the meaning of language between everyday language and terms used in economics. This research uses the research and development (R&D) method with the concept of Borg and Gall. This research was conducted in the economics study program of Medan State University with a total population of all students taking economics courses in the 2021/2022 academic year. Samples are determined by purposive random sampling and sample classes are used to test individual, small group, and limited field samples To see whether or not this module is feasible is first validated by expert lecturers in economics, as well as to see whether or not this module is effective is first tested on students. This research at the same time produced a decent module, effectively having an ISBN. After all the revision notes were corrected as recommended by the validator, then this module was tested on an individual group of 3 people, a small group of 6 field groups consisting of 33 students. From the results of the effectiveness trial, it can be concluded that the average student learning outcomes by using modules are better than the learning outcomes of students who do not use modules. Hopefully this research can further motivate student learning and can also increase student learning independence. 

Citation: Arwansyah, Joko Suharianto, Munzir Phonna, M. Ikhsan (2022) Development of Material Economics Modules That Experience Misconceptions in Students of the Economics Study Program Medan State University, British Journal of Education, Vol.10., Issue 8, pp. 44-54

Keywords: Development, Economics, Modules, and misconceptions

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