Mind Mapping in Learning Models: A Tool to Improve Student Metacognitive Skills

Dyah Astriani, Herawati Susilo, Hadi Suwono, Betty Lukiati, Aris Rudi Purnomo


This study aimed to measure the role of mind mapping in learning models to improve students' metacognitive skills. The study used a pre-experimental one group pre-test post-test design, involving 33 students of science teacher candidates, Science Education Study Program, Universitas Negeri Malang, Malang, Indonesia, for three meetings. The instruments used were a mind map assessment rubric and a metacognitive skills essay questions as many as 15 questions alongside with its assessment rubric. Students were given a pre-test before learning activities and the same post-test consists of essays related to metacognitive skills. Research data were analyzed descriptively and quantitatively using a t-test and correlation analysis. The results showed: (1) there was increasing scores over mind mapping skills in the average by each meeting, namely score of 13.91 (Enough), 15.39 (Enough), and 18.18 (Good); (2) the paired t-test results showed the value of t = 9.196, with a significance of 0.000 <0.05; and (3) the results of the influence analysis of 0.552 showed that mind mapping with metacognitive skills was correlated by moderate criteria. To conclude, the mind mapping applied in the syntax of learning models can improve the metacognitive skills of students as science teacher candidates


mind mapping, learning model, metacognitive skills

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