Problem Solving Prospective Physics Teachers on Free Falling Materials


  • Handoyo Saputro Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa, Indonesia
  • Lia Yuliati Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia
  • Parno Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia
  • Sunaryono Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia
  • Puji Hariati Winingsih Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa, Indonesia


problem-solving, physics, free falling, category


Learning physics is required not only to be able to master basic concepts but also to apply them in solving problems. Physics learning to datehas not emphasized problem solving procedurally so that students still tend to use the plug and chug approach (not clear approach) and memory-based (recalling similar problems) in solving physics problems. purpose pre-search form for analyzing the problem-solving abilities of physics teacher candidates on free fall motion material using magic card science media. StudyThis is a quantitative descriptive researchinvolving prospective physics teachers at a private university in Yogyakarta, totaling 37 prospective physics teachers who had attended basic physics courses. Problem solving questions in the form of open descriptions amount to 2 description questions. The results of the study in general, the average problem-solving ability of prospective physics teachers is in the medium category, which tends to be dominated by the high category. Another findat the problem solving stage specific application of physics and the average mathematical procedure category is high. This shows the need for creative, innovative and communicative physics to support the problem-solving abilities of prospective physics teachers more optimally.


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