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Empowering College Students’ Problem-Solving Skills through RICOSRE

Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Negeri Malang, Malang 65145, Indonesia
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Educ. Sci. 2022, 12(3), 196;
Received: 28 December 2021 / Revised: 7 March 2022 / Accepted: 8 March 2022 / Published: 11 March 2022
Problem-solving skills are advantageous when resolving complicated and multidimensional challenges. Problem-solving skills can be developed through active learning models that engage students in the learning process. One active learning model is RICOSRE. The main focus of RICOSRE is problem-solving activities in (1) reading; (2) identifying the problem; (3) constructing the solution; (4) solving the problem; (5) reviewing the solution; and (6) extending the solution. The purpose of this study was to assess the ongoing development of problem-solving skills of students with upper, middle, and lower academic abilities at the Department of Biology Education in a state university in Indonesia. This study employed a concurrent embedded mixed-methods design. The repeated-measures ANOVA was used to test the hypothesis for the quantitative data, and NVivo 12 was utilized to analyze the qualitative data. The participants’ problem-solving skills were determined by their responses to items on RICOSRE-integrated worksheets. The students’ responses were graded using a validated and reliable problem-solving rubric. The findings indicated that the students’ problem-solving skills improved consistently in the upper, middle, and lower academic groups that were taught by implementing RICOSRE. View Full-Text
Keywords: problem-solving skills development; RICORSE problem-solving skills development; RICORSE
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Mahanal, S.; Zubaidah, S.; Setiawan, D.; Maghfiroh, H.; Muhaimin, F.G. Empowering College Students’ Problem-Solving Skills through RICOSRE. Educ. Sci. 2022, 12, 196.

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Mahanal S, Zubaidah S, Setiawan D, Maghfiroh H, Muhaimin FG. Empowering College Students’ Problem-Solving Skills through RICOSRE. Education Sciences. 2022; 12(3):196.

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Mahanal, Susriyati, Siti Zubaidah, Deny Setiawan, Hidayati Maghfiroh, and Fahrul Ghani Muhaimin. 2022. "Empowering College Students’ Problem-Solving Skills through RICOSRE" Education Sciences 12, no. 3: 196.

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