Motor Skills Competency by Gender among Primary School Students Using Garden- Based Learning Module Penguasaan

Mai Shihah Abdullah,Noor Shahadatul Lail Abdul Halim,

Majority of schools in Malaysia make garden as the vibrant landscape. But it has yet to function as laboratories for teaching and learning outside the classroom. This study with quantitative design was conducted to examine the mastery of motor skills according to gender using garden-based learning modules (GBL). A total of 14 samples were selected from Year 2 students at Sekolah Kebangsaan Behrang Ulu, Tanjung Malim, Perak. The instruments administered is self-developed GBL module consists of three activities written according to the learning standards. A pilot test was carried out and the study showed the reliability coefficient Cronbach alpha = 0.73. Data was collected using a checklist done by each activity through experiment and analyzed using descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistical correlation. The scores for male and male were (mean=9.286, SD= 1.799) and (mean =3.429, SD =2.637) respectively. All the three activities showed an increase (mean=2.50, SD=0.76; mean=2.000, SD= 0877; mean=3.1423, SD=0.876) respectively. However, the correlation analysis for each activity showed that r= -0.548, p<0.05; r=-0422, p<0.05; r =-0828, p<0.01 indicated GBL is associated inversely with gender and more directed to the improvement in scores among male for motor skill competency. Thus, this study shows that the application of GBL module can improve the motor skills competency among male while conventional teaching is more apprehend among female students. However, the GBL module can be refined by applying activities that can attract learning attention for both genders. Furthermore, it can be improved to serve as a remedial strategy for poor performing students to increase the mastery level for their psychomotor domain.

Volume 11 | 05-Special Issue

Pages: 1188-1195