META: Journal of Science and Technological Education <p>META: Journal of Science and Technological Education (<em>E</em>-ISSN: 2830-4829 | <em>P</em>-ISSN: 2830-5043) is an internationally acknowledged journal published twice per year (every June and December) with seven articles every issue (total 2 issues per year) in the fields of science and technological education.</p> <p>This journal applies peer review system. The writers are personally accountable for any mistakes in their published publications. The papers must not have been previously published anywhere.</p> <p> </p> en-US (Ahmad Dhiya Ul Haq, M.Pd.I.) (FIQRU MAFAR, M.IP.) Sun, 18 Jun 2023 02:10:34 +0000 OJS 60 Perceptions and Attitudes of Biology Teacher’s Candidate Towards the Potential of Tiktok as a Means of Edutainment in Learning Biology <p>TikTok is a platform for short video destinations from China, which was launched in early September 2016. TikTok applications not only provide entertaining short video and content but also TikTok contents can be used in education. Tiktok shows a very large potential in providing information. The purpose of this research was to learn the perception of biology teacher's candidate for the use of TikTok as potential edutainment in the learning and attitudes of biology teacher's candidate for the used of TikTok in the learning biology. The method in this research was qualitative and quantitative (mix method). The samples used was students in FTIK UIN KHAS Jember Study Program Biology Education for the 2020-2021 academic year even semester 2022/2023, which was 30 students. The instrument used was form of a questionnaire distributed using google form containing 14 questions. The result showed that respondent’s response that the perception of biology teacher's candidate for the used of TikTok as as a Biology learning medium was 74.26%, the response to the used of TikTok as potential edutainment in the biology learning was 72.16% and the teacher's attitude to the used of TikTok in Biology learning was 62.66%. And the used of TikTok was also potential to increase motivation, interaction and creativity in biology learning.</p> Ainun Nadifah, Dela Renita Widi, Fitri Aini Findha Intanti, Nilna Salsabila Marta Copyright (c) 2023 META: Journal of Science and Technological Education Sun, 18 Jun 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Identification of Medicinal Plants in UIN Kiai Haji Achmad Siddiq Jember <p>Due to Indonesia's high biodiversity, medicinal plants have the potential to become alternative treatments and boost national economic competitiveness. The investigation was conducted during November in 2022. This research was conducted to acquire information about medicinal plants in the research location in order to expand knowledge about medicinal plants and provide the area management with additional data. This research's main objective is to develop the potential of medicinal plants near UIN KHAS Jember in an endeavor to enhance the health of campus residents. Secondary goals of this research include learning how to use medicinal plants, how to obtain medicinal plants, and the varieties of medicinal plants used by the UIN KHAS Jember community. An exploratory survey and interviews with the residents of UIN KHAS Jember are employed. Community participation was obtained using a semi-structured interview technique accompanied by a list of queries such as the local name of the plant, the part used, its benefits, how to use it, etc. Each plant used as a constituent in traditional medicine is identified.</p> Susi Faheliyatul Hasanah, Laila Maftuhah, Nauval Abdulloh Mahfud, Na'ilah Abidah Dalilah Copyright (c) 2023 META: Journal of Science and Technological Education Sun, 18 Jun 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Profile of Prospective Biology Teacher's Critical Thinking Skills as an Effort to Prepare 21st Century Generations <p>The purpose of this study was to assess the degree of critical thinking skills for prospective biology instructors in the Plant Biosystematics course as starting knowledge in order to better educate the twenty-first century generation. This study was carried out as part of the Plant Biosystematics course at UIN KHAS Jember. The descriptive research method with a quantitative approach was adopted. Random sampling was utilized as the sample strategy. A multiple-choice test is used to acquire the critical thinking assessment instrument, which relates to six critical thinking skills. The results revealed that the critical thinking abilities of biology teacher candidates recorded 54 and 68.1 on the Good scales, but needed to be developed further. Whereas the skills to analyze and explain have a score of 63 and 40.9 with sufficient criteria, respectively, they still require a lot of improvement in order for the criteria to become higher, while self-regulation skills have a score of 63 with very sufficient criteria, but these self-regulation skills should be more than enough because self-regulation is very important for individuals. This demonstrates that Biology students at UIN KHAS Jember must develop their critical thinking abilities, which will be required in the twenty-first century.</p> Syibli Hidayat, Muhammad Masholihul Umam, Ananda Putri Fitriati, Alifatus Sa'idah, Vivi Amelia Mirafsur Copyright (c) 2023 META: Journal of Science and Technological Education Sun, 18 Jun 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Perceptions of Tadris Biology Students on the Implementation of SISTER as an LMS Choice at UIN Kiai Haji Achmad Siddiq Jember <p>In a learning system, innovation is needed to improve the quality of the learning system. Innovation can be done by taking advantage of current technological developments such as e-learning programs. One of the e-learning programs used by students and lecturers is SISTER (Integrated Resource Information System). This SISTER will later be used as a source system that contains a portfolio of educators in Indonesia. This raises student perceptions of SISTER implementation. This research needs to be done because it aims to determine student perceptions of SISTER implementation as an LMS option at the UIN KHAS Jember. The research method used is a quantitative method with a descriptive research design. The data collection technique for this study was collected through a questionnaire via online using the Google form which was given to each student from the 2020, 2021, and 2022 batches. The results show that Tadris Biology students have a high perception of SISTER implementation as an LMS choice in terms of accessibility/convenience. in accessing SISTER as much as 53.3% of students stated that SISTER were easy to access and aspects of the benefits of SISTER were 19 the number of respondents' answers or around 63.3% chose to agree including the high category.</p> Feby Firmilia Dewi, Indana Zulfah, Nabila Firdausi Suhandi, Putri Alifia Eksa Copyright (c) 2023 META: Journal of Science and Technological Education Sun, 18 Jun 2023 00:00:00 +0000 SMA Plus Al-Azhar Jember Students' Scientific Literacy on Biodiversity Course <p>The objective of this study is to determine the Scientific Literacy Profile of SMA Plus Al-Azhar Students in Class X Biology Learning on Biodiversity Material. This study was conducted during the even semester of the academic year 2022-2023. This study provides treatment in learning activities using a pre-experimental design and a one-group pre-test post-test design. Using a Google form containing 10 questions, data was gathered employing a 10-item questionnaire. In this research, 28 class X SMA Plus Al-Azhar Jember students formed the population. In the present study, qualitative descriptive data analysis techniques were used to analyze the data. 61% of the research findings on content indicators fall into the adequate category. The category for cognitive process indicators is poor, with a percentage of 40%, and the category for context indicators is very poor, with a percentage of 39%.</p> Siti Romlah, Moch Hanif Nur Sahadha, Winda Nur Hakiki, Laylatul Vayzah Anggariny Copyright (c) 2023 META: Journal of Science and Technological Education Sun, 18 Jun 2023 00:00:00 +0000 An Analysis of Students' Saturation and Learning Interest when Studying Offline in Biology Subject at Darus Sholah High School in Jember <p>This study's objective was to investigate the causes of student boredom and interest in offline learning in biology classes at Darus Sholah High School in Jember. The research method employed is descriptive qualitative. The participants in this research were 21 XB class. Observational data was collected through direct interviews with students. As there were both full day and full time pupils at Darus Sholah High School, the Google form and questionnaire sheets were used to collect data via an open questionnaire distributed to XB class students. The interactive analysis technique developed by Miles and Huberman was used to analyze the data. The results indicated that the saturation factor for student learning was poor. The results of research on the factors that influence students' interest in learning indicate that students have a strong interest in learning biology. This demonstrates that the level of learning saturation felt by students is poor and does not diminish their interest in offline biology courses.</p> Kamilia Liyana Hidayati, Maulida Dwi Annisa, Alina Dini Agustin, Mohammad Aldi Vebrian Copyright (c) 2023 META: Journal of Science and Technological Education Sun, 18 Jun 2023 00:00:00 +0000 The Influence of Boma Gunung Pasang Tourism on the Environment in Suci Village, Panti District <p>The environment is a collection of physical conditions that include the state of natural resources. Forests play a vital role in life as a climatic counterbalance, a source of economic development, and a source of people's lives. Humans are social beings, thus it is anticipated that they understand environmental ethics in order to preserve environmental cleanliness, which is intimately tied to all human actions that cannot be separated from garbage or products that might contaminate the environment. This study employs data gathering methods such as observation, interviews, and documentation. The subject of this study is Boma tourism on Mount Pasang. According to the research findings, the environment may be utilized as a tourism destination by paying attention to environmental management so that the beauty of the environment is preserved. Boma tourism has a positive impact on Gunung Pasang Hamlet by raising people's knowledge of their environment. Additionally, the use of controlled trash may provide economic value, and the presence of Boma tourist attractions helps the community to create their own jobs.</p> Nailal Istiqomah, Dewi Ambarwati, Haniatul Fitriah Copyright (c) 2023 META: Journal of Science and Technological Education Sun, 18 Jun 2023 00:00:00 +0000