Improving the quality of english teaching through constructivist learning design (A Classroom Action Research in SMK Gamaliel 1 Madiun)

Kurniawan, Arri (2008) Improving the quality of english teaching through constructivist learning design (A Classroom Action Research in SMK Gamaliel 1 Madiun). Masters thesis, Universitas Sebelas Maret.

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    ARRI KURNIAWAN. Improving the Quality of English Teaching through Constructivist Learning Design: A Collaborative Action Research in SMK Gamaliel I Madiun. Thesis. Surakarta. English Education Department, Graduate School, Sebelas Maret University, 2008. The objective of this research is to examine whether or not CLD can improve the quality of English teaching. Besides, this research is designed to study the effectiveness of constructivist learning design to improve the quality of English teaching and learning, and the consequences when constructivist learning design is applied. The research was carried out at SMK Gamaliel I Madiun, East Java, from January to July 2008 (employing collaborative action research). The subject of the research is a teacher who teaches at 2 MA of SMK Gamaliel I Madiun. The data were obtained from several techniques including test, collaborative observations, interview, questionnaires, and document analysis. To analyze the quantitative data, the researcher applied descriptive statistics, comprising the following dimensions: highest and the lowest scores, and means. To analyze the qualitative data, the researcher applied constant comparative method as suggested by Glasser. The findings reveal that the application of CLD in improving the quality of English teaching is successful viewed from some dimensions: First, the improvement of students’ motivation and participation increases. Second, the application of CLD improves the teacher’s professional competence. Third, CLD establishes students’ thinking skills. CLD improves social communication among students and teacher and fifth, it improves students’ English competence. The research findings of this study imply that CLD is very important in improving the quality of English teaching. Therefore, it is recommended that: first, the teacher should understand the curriculum by making good preparation of the lesson, material preparation, suitable method, suitable evaluation, and a conducive learning environment. Second, the institution should send the teachers to join in workshop, seminar, and training to upgrade the teachers’ competence. The discussion of new curriculum and its implementation should be maximized in order the understanding of curriculum will be increased. Third, the recommendation is for the students. The students should have motivation to study English. The ability of English competence is a must in globalization era. If they do not provide themselves with English competence, they will be left behind and get difficulty to compete in hard competition. Fourth, the next recommendation is for other researchers who want to apply CLD in other classrooms. Changing the traditional classroom into constructivist classroom will not happen overnight. It is a progressive process that requires doing and reflecting, more doing and reflecting, and then more doing and reflecting

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education
    L Education > LT Textbooks
    P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Pasca Sarjana > Magister > Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris - S2
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    Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2013 18:40
    Last Modified: 22 Aug 2013 18:40

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