The Improvement of Prospective Teachers' Life-long Learning during the Plant Diversity Course with 5E+e Inquiry

Muhammad Syaipul Hayat(1*), Nuryani Rustaman(2), Adi Rahmat(3), Sri Redjeki(4),

(1) Biology Education Study Program, FPMIPATI Universitas PGRI Semarang
(2) Science Education Study Program, Graduate School, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
(3) Department of Biology Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
(4) Science Education Study Program, Graduate School, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author


Not a few students who have difficulty interpreting the material being studied in terms of life encourage the need for a paradigm shift in science learning, which is directed at lifelong learning. In this paper, an entrepreneurship-oriented 5E (Engagement, Explain, Exploration, Elaboration, and Evaluation) inquiry learning program is developed, which is also often called 5E+e. This research investigates the improvement of lifelong learning for the prospective teachers during the 5E+e inquiry in the plant diversity course. The quasi-experimental method with a one-group pretest-postest design was used. The research subjects were taken by purposive sampling, namely the fifth-semester students of the Biology Education Study Program at one of the Teachers Institution in Central Java with 31 participants. Data were gathered using a questionnaire filled out by students before (pre) and after (post) the treatment of the 5E+e inquiry learning and observation. The data analysis was carried out in both quantitative and qualitative-descriptive manners to make a comprehensive conclusion. The results revealed that the average lifelong learning score of prospective teachers compiled with rubrics had increased between before (2.68) and after being given the program (3.26) with a maximum score of 4.00. Thus, it can be concluded that the entrepreneurship-oriented inquiry learning program applied to the plant diversity course can increase the lifelong learning of prospective teachers.


Habits of mind, Life-long learning, Prospective teachers, Plant diversity, 5E+e inquiry

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