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Journal of the Korean Chemical Society (JKCS)

ISSN 1017-2548(Print)
ISSN 2234-8530(Online)
Volume 61, Number 4
JKCSEZ 61(4)
August 20, 2017 

Incorporation of Brainteaser Game in Basic Organic Chemistry Course to Enhance Students’ Attitude and Academic Achievement
Jeongho Cha, Su Yin Kan, Nurul Huda Abdul Wahab, Ahmad Nazif Aziz, Poh Wai Chia*
Brainteaser, Basic organic chemistry, ASCIv2 and game
Game shows are capable of grabbing students’ attention in a lecture, and at the same time offers much delight to students to learn in a more interesting and entertaining way. A mind game was developed and incorporated into the teaching of basic organic chemistry course at the Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. The modified brainteaser game is comprised of a set of problems associated with vocabulary or concepts in basic organic chemistry, whereby students were required to solve within a stipulated time frame. Students’ attitude changes were then evaluated with the administration of Attitude toward the Subject of Chemistry Inventory Version 2 (ASCIv2) questionnaire. The result of this study revealed that the intervention group experienced a significant change in attitude towards the course as compared to the control group. The intervention group also experienced a positive learning environment, resulting in an increased academic performance and interest.
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