Volume 4 Issue 1 (Next Issue 2019)

January 2019

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Development of the Predict Observe Explain (POE)-based Thematic Teaching Materials

Amalia Puspha Rini Nunuk Suryani Siti Sutarmi Fadhilah
Pages: 1-7

The learning process cannot be separated from the use of teaching materials that play a role to achieve the competencies that must be achieved by the learners. The purpose of this research is to identify the developmental stages of Predict Observe Explain (POE)-based thematic teaching materials, quality, and effectiveness of teaching materials to improve the learners' learning outcomes. This is a research and development technique. The development of this product is done through the design model of ADDIE learning system, i.e. (1) analysis, (2) design, (3) development, (4) implementation, (5) and evaluation. The results show that the POE-based thematic teaching materials has excellent quality on aspects of graphics and material with the score 4,52 and score 4,75 respectively from the aspects of readability, linguistic, and presentation according to the learners as the users of the product. Furthermore, the effectiveness test results show that the average class score that does not use POE-based thematic materials is 75,72, whereas that using POE thematic materials is 82,08. Therefore, the average score in the experimental class is higher than the control one. The Sig. shows 0,010 <0,05, then H0 is rejected and H1 accepted. It is concluded that there is a significant value difference between the control and experimental class

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The Development of Thematic Integrative Based Learning Material for Fifth Grade Elementary School

Qoumi Ghonin Hamidah Siti Sutarmi Fadhilah Bambang Wasito Adi
Pages: 8-14

The purpose of this research is to produce thematic integrative based learning material theme “Lingkungan Sahabat Kita” for fifth grade of elementary school in Sragen. This research belongs to Research and Development (R&D), which consists of three stages, namely: (1) preliminary study; (2) development study; (3) product’s effectiveness test. The result of the research showed that the developed learning material was appropriate and effective to be used in the learning process. The appropriateness of the learning material was shown by the statement of “very good” by the language experts with the percentage of 87,5%, the statement of “good” by material experts with the percentage of 77,5%, and the statement of “very good” by media experts with the percentage of 89,35%. The effectiveness was proved by t-test which had t computation as 3.453 with the probability score 0.001. Probability score < 0.05, thus based on the mentioned criteria above, H0 was rejected. It means that there is prior score difference between experimental group and control group. Based on the explanation above, it can be concluded that the experimental group has better score of theme “Lingkungan Sahabat Kita” than control group.

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The Development of an Ingenious Circuit Based on Chemo-Edutainment Learning

Sri Adelila Sari Yuni Sri Rezeki
Pages: 15-25

One way to solve the problem of chemistry learning is that teachers are expected to have methods, models of teaching and learning, as well as learning media that can choose according to the subject concepts to be conveyed. This research was aimed to develop a learning media called as ingenious circuit, and to describe the activity also users’ feedback on the developed media. The type of research was research and development (R & D). While the used design of development was ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation) using qualitative methods. The research was conducted in senior high school named SMAN 1 Krueng Barona Jaya in class XI MIA 2 with a number of 20 students. The instruments used to collect the data were a sheet for media validation, questionnaires to measure the response, and the observation sheet to measure student activity during use the developed media. After the ingenious circuit was developed with the phase of ADDIE, the validation results showed that a viable ingenious circuit up to 100 percent on aspects of the format. While the visual aspect, the feasibility of achieving 90.62 percent. In addition, the circuit was also tested for eligibility based on the aspect of clarity in the presentation of the question and the results was found to reach 100 percent, as well as on aspects of functioning or quality of 87.5 percent. This study also found that the response of the students after they used the media, including the highly positive, as much as 90.00 percent. As well as with teachers, the responses were in very good condition, which reached 89.29 percent. In addition, the student activity test results when they use this developed circuit was considered very active, with an average percentage score of 80.57. Based on the overall results of the study, it can be concluded that a series of ingenious circuit could be developed with ADDIE model and feasible to implement in the learning process of colloids. In addition, the responses of students and teachers those who used the circuit were also very positive, especially the students more active in the learning process of colloids.

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An Analysis of Vocational High School Students’ Ecological Intelligence in Coping With The Impacts of Climate Change on The Socio-Economic Life of The Poor

Watsiqotul Mardliyah Sunardi Leo Agung
Pages: 26-32

Climate changes bring about a lot of impacts to people all at over the world. However, the impacts of climate change will be even worse if it occurs and is felt by the poor who are in nature vulnerable to various disasters such as flood, drought, landslide etc. This article aims at exploring students' ecological intelligence and critical awareness on the impacts of climate change towards socio-economic aspects of the poor communities. This study is under the research paradigm of descriptive-qualitative, which aims at systematically describing facts and characteristics of the studied subjects objectively. The data was collected in-depth interview method and organized using the inductive reasoning principles, which then generated an organized theory on the basis of such assumptions, which finally placed as a reliable hypothesis to be examined. The discussion over climate change is traceable from the ecological competence that argues climate change remains a controversial issue and is urgently addressed, for it affects the survival of human life on earth. In this study, it is argued that the climate change may not merely caused by natural factors, but humans’ life activities as well. Therefore, the ecological competence is highly needed to examine the occuring climate changes, especially within the socio-economic life of the poor.

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Perceptions of Moroccan English Teachers Towards Using Facebook As A Pedagogical and Instructional Tool

Soufiane Soulaymani Noureddine Alem
Pages: 33-43

Facebook use between students and teachers is almost ubiquitous and its use for formal academic and educational goals remains contested. Through a quantitative method of research, adopting the online questionnaires as well as paper based ones as tools and the survey as an instrument, this study tries to monitor the use of Facebook as a pedagogical and instructional tool among Moroccan English teachers, in addition to exploring the teachers' attitudes, motivation and perceptions concerning the use of Facebook features in general and the exploitation of Facebook groups, pages, direct live and synchronous as well as asynchronous interactions in particular. Having chosen to work on such a topic emanates from a personal conviction that the 21st century teachers are very lucky to have in their possession technological tools, social media and social networks sites, in addition to a well- set environment for work. Accordingly, having previously conducted a research study on the attitudes and motivations of English teachers on the use of ICT tools, we concluded that they have a natural predisposition, and thus, they can develop their professional skills, which surely will have positive repercussions on the teaching and learning process. Students will benefit from their knowledge and motivation and will be themselves motivated to learn the way their teachers are doing.

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Learning Module for Elementary School Students Using Learning Model Based on LCM Theory

Achmad Yusuf Udy Nugroho Ardiana Hanatan Suharno Sarwanto
Pages: 44-49

The fifth grade students of elementary school are entering the industriousness vs inferiority stage according to “all compassing psychological theory” from Erikson. At this stage, students like to learn new knowledge based on their curiosity. The learning model based on LCM theory is designed so that every human being is able to achieve maximum intuitive intelligence by considering the physical aspects, creativity, and ratio or reasoning power. These three aspects are based on the LCM theory introduced by Tibrani. The ADDIE model was used for the development design. The first third stages of the ADDIE model has been applied (i.e. analysis, design, and development). This module consists of animal and human motion organs theme and fresh air for health theme and linking the materials in sub-themes with an art creation process. The components in the learning module consist of KI, KD, indicators, learning activities, student worksheets, evaluation, and independent assignments. Validation instrument that be used was modified from the standard of LPPM UNS and Ghirardini standard. Learning content validation was done by the expert team and has of 85.88% score so it could be categorized as a very good module. This result shows that the science learning module for the fifth grade of elementary school students in animal and human motion organ theme and fresh air for health theme using learning model based on LCM theory is suitable to be used. It also ready to be proceed to the next stage in the ADDIE model product development design.

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