A STUDY OF ARGUMENT SKILLS BY USING AQUESTIONNAIRE TEST THROUGH SCIENTIFIC AND NON-SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS OF GRADE 9 STUDENTS
Argumentation is one of the important topics in science education interesting and increase in current because it is one of the basic processes of explaining scientific concepts and promote the development of scientific literacy. The one way to support students’ development of an argument is teaching by the socioscientific issues in science education.
The study of the students’ reason through the use of argumentation skills questionnaire related to socioscientific issue has a purpose to 1) examine the reasoning of the students responded argumentation skills questionnaire related to socioscientific issue in situations of trafficking surrogacy, future alternative energy and social technology & environment in a test is not indicated for use scientific concepts and tests specified for use scientific concepts; 2) study the argumentation skills level of the students using the argumentation skills questionnaire specified to use scientific concepts. The result of the study showed that the argumentation skills questionnaire assigned to answer by using scientific concepts resulted in the way students cannot apply scientific concepts learned that have been used as a reason to question. The majority of students will use the knowledge in other reasons such as ethics, morals, economics, values and emotions of the reasons for the reply result argumentation skill level of students, mostly in moderate and low.