Social Interaction and Creative Thinking Skills to Influence Students’ Conceptual Understanding on Optical Geometry

Volume 4 Special Issue-2019
Meji Aprianingtyas Widha Sunarno Suparmi Suparmi
Pages: 701-710 Download Count : 168 View Count: 197 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.628706 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


The aim of this research was to determine the influence of learning physics using project and experimental methods in terms of social interaction and creative thinking of students. The learning material used is about optical devices. The results of the study include: (1) Students are not fluent in providing answers; (2) Students are less able to think openly in answering questions; (3) When the teacher gives questions, students do not immediately take the initiative to answer; (4) Students tend to answer questions whose answers are already listed in the textbook; (5) Students give examples according to what the teacher gave; (6) Students are less able to combine information that has been given by the teacher to provide examples or other answers to a question; (7) Students are less able to give ideas about a thing with several different points of view; (8) Students are less able to create their own ideas that are new and different from usual. The results of students’ conceptual understanding on optical geometry can be placed into pattern and be influenced by social interaction and creative thinking skills.


  • Social Interaction
  • Creative Thinking Skills
  • Optical Geometry
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