This study aims to determine students's increased understanding of the concept in terms of thinking style after the implementation of the model-based PBL experiments on matter and energy. This study uses quasi-experimental methods, the shape of nonequivalent control group design involving two study groups namely experimental and control classes were held in MAN Rukoh Banda Aceh class XI the first semester of academic year 2015/2016 consisting of 24 students experiment class and 25 students control class. Data collection instruments; 1) Tests to see increased understanding of the concept; 2) Test thinking style questionnaire to determine the type of thinking style the students to absorb information. The results showed that: 1) There is an increased understanding the concept of students with the application of model PBL learning based experiment than higher conventional learning seen from N-Gain both classes, reaching 71% higher category for experimental class and 32% for control class. 2) On this kind of thinking style random abstract experimental class is better than the control class. On this kind of thinking style concrete sequential increase understanding concept of experimental class is better than the control class. On this kind of thinking style abstract sequential increase understanding of the concept experimental class is better than the control class. On this kind of thinking style concrete random improved understanding concept of control class reached (4.00) while the experimental group (0.00) for the experimental class did not have a concrete random thinking styles.
Halim, A., Suriana, S., & Mursal, M. (2017). Dampak Problem Based Learning terhadap Pemahaman Konsep Ditinjau dari Gaya Berpikir Siswa pada Mata Pelajaran Fisika. Jurnal Penelitian & Pengembangan Pendidikan Fisika, 3(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.21009/1.03101