Improving Students’ Motivation Through Colaborative Learning Strategies (An Action research at the SMU Negeri 1 Ajibarang, Banyumas, Central Java)

SAEFURROHMAN, 2201500015 (2004) Improving Students’ Motivation Through Colaborative Learning Strategies (An Action research at the SMU Negeri 1 Ajibarang, Banyumas, Central Java). Masters thesis, Universitas Negeri Semarang.

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    Abstract

    This thesis was to obtain the answer of the question whether or not the collaborative learning strategies are effective used in teaching English at senior high school, and how this strategy can improve the third year students of SMU Negeri 1 Ajibarang motivation. The research was carried out from August to October 2004 at SMU Negeri 1 Ajibarang. Thirty eight students of third grade in social program participated as the subject of this research. The writer used action research as methodology. Action research provides teachers with an opportunity to apply the findings of research to their own situations and to adapt theory to practice. It also involves teachers as participants in their own educational process, and helps them develop a critical and reflective eye for their own instructional practices along with those of their peers. The writer, the English teacher and collaborator teacher make a collaboration work since preparation phase, planning, action, observation, reflection until the preplanning phase. They did the effort to improve students’ English motivation using the collaborative learning strategy. The data were collected through observation, interview, questionnaire and documentation. The results of the research showed that collaborative learning is effective in increasing the students’ motivation. By collaborative learning students could make an interaction between them and make the material more enjoyable. It was more understandable. The activities in collaborative learning give a big role in their learning. It made the learning more interesting. They could participate in all activities actively. Collaborative learning makes students creative in finding a solution for the problem they have. The condition of the class is more dynamic and the function of the students as the subject of the teaching and learning process can be done well. Collaborative learning also makes a passive student to become more active and give them the chance to be communicative with the material and their friends. By using a collaborative learning the students can share their understanding and knowledge with their friend, so that the difficulty in handling a material can be solved. The students also feel more motivated in learning English using a collaborative learning rather than learn a material individually.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Improving Students’ Motivation Through Colaborative Learning Strategies
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    Fakultas: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: budi santoso perpustakaan
    Date Deposited: 23 May 2013 04:22
    Last Modified: 23 May 2013 04:22

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