A DIFFICULTY IN UNDERSTANDING THE BASIC CONCEPTS OF SCIENCE IN TERMS OF THE ADVERSITY QUOTIENT
(Phenomenological Studies of Student Learning Difficulties)
Learning difficulties in understanding concepts become a problem that must be considered in the learning process, this is due to the lack of hard work of students in the process of understanding basic science concepts. This study aims to describe the difficulties faced by quitter, camper and climber students in understanding the basic concepts of science. This research uses a qualitative approach, the type is a case study. The instruments used in this research are questionnaire response profile (ARP), concept understanding test sheets and interview sheets. The results showed that, (1) students categorized as AQ quitters had difficulty in restating concepts, classifying objects according to certain characteristics, developing necessary and special requirements and applying concepts or problem solving algorithms. (2) Students who are categorized as AQ camper experience restating concepts, have difficulty in classifying objects according to certain characteristics, provide examples and non-examples and develop necessary and special requirements. (3) students categorized as AQ climbers have difficulty in applying concepts or Key words: difficulty, learning, adversity quotient, science
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