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Journal Cover Journal of Education and Learning
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  This is an Open Access Journal Open Access journal
   ISSN (Print) 2089-9823 - ISSN (Online) 2302-9277
   Published by Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Homepage  [13 journals]
  • Extensive Reading in Action: Voices from the Grounds

    • Authors: Dzulfikri Dzulfikri, Ali Saukah
      Abstract: This study is aimed at investigating how extensive reading affects students’ reading attitude and comprehension. Based on two participants’ pretest and posttest results and analyzing the results of interviews, the study reveals that extensive reading tends to promote participants’ reading comprehension as indicated by the improvement of their scores in posttest and participants’ reading attitude as indicated by their responses to interviews. Their positive attitude develops particularly because of the autonomy given to them to select any materials in their interest as when finding interesting reading texts beyond their current linguistic competence, which is not recommended to read in extensive reading, they struggle to understand them regardless of their reading proficiency. Their positive attitude is also shown by their increasing reading amount week after week and their dreams to have a private library and be lifelong readers. Moreover, exposure to a large number of different texts, a large array of words, and different topics enables them to build background knowledge which helps them understand texts better which subsequently affects their reading ability positively.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2017)
  • Evaluating Teaching Strategies in Higher Education from Students’

    • Authors: Amani K Alghamdi, Fatma Kayan, Abdulghanni Hattami
      Abstract: This study was conducted to investigate students’ perception of learning experiences at one of the largest government universities in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. The sample consisted of male and female students and their instructors enrolled in four main colleges (Arts, Education, Preparatory year, and Science). Data were collected through a survey and focus group interviews during the fall semester of 2014-2015 academic year. The results provide feedback to faculty members about the quality of content, format, and structure of their courses, and can contribute to teaching and learning processes by facilitating faculty growth, development, and self-improvement.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2017)
  • The Strategies to Improve Social Solidarity of Senior High School Students
           through History Module Based on Problems

    • Authors: Novita Mujiyati, Warto Warto, Leo Agung
      Abstract: This research aims to describe the strategies and the effectiveness of history module based on problems in increasing the solidarity of Senior High School Students. The efforts to improve the social solidarity of Senior High School Students were done to minimalize the problems which occurred in the school environment and to find the conflict resolution on multicultural society. To achieve the objectives, this research used combination methods of qualitative and quantitative which refer to the design of exploratory sequential mixed methods. The result of the research shows that students could understand the material and solve the problems structurally through history module based on problems. The problems arranged in the module are contemporary and associated with inter-ethnic conflict in the students’ environment while the material on the module is local history. The students’ understanding towards the material and the ability relating to the contemporary problem can improve the social solidarity. Based on the statistic data analysis, the history module based on problems is effective to improve the social society.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2017)
  • What’s in a Name? Student Pharmacists’ Novel Extracurricular Process
           of Drug Therapy Reinforcement

    • Authors: Kenric B. Ware
      Abstract: Fostering excitement in pharmacy student learning can be achieved through reinforcing drug therapies in curricular and extracurricular endeavors. This paper described an extracurricular initiative that elevated awareness of drug therapy in its current, future, and past members. This process occurred on an annual basis. Upon invitation, participants were expected to attend meetings with current and graduate organizational members. These settings provided opportunities for recognition and remembrance of organizational history and drug therapies. Checkpoints were inserted to verify progression towards full membership. The primary role of graduate members in this process was the yielding of their professional insights. A student – led, peer – facilitated model of drug therapy exposure along these lines resonates with calls for increased innovative learning strategies.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2017)
  • Headmaster Technology Leadership in Malaysia Elementary Schools

    • Authors: Ai Yieng Wong, Khadijah Daud
      Abstract: Headmaster technology leadership increasingly important in education today. This leadership, providing various positive effects to the headmaster, teachers, students and schools. Therefore, headmaster need to master this leadership to take up the leadership role of technology in schools. Based on the Headmaster Technology Leadership Model by Chang (2003), a study based on interviews conducted on 6 headmasters serving in Johor, Malaysia. This study aims to review i) the role of the headmaster in Johor as a technology leader in school ii) the challenges faced by headmaster to serve as a technology leader. Analysis of the findings from interviews found the headmaster in Johor play a role as a technology leader in the school. However, the findings have found the effort in ICT development by the headmaster in schools is different based on the needs of the school. Therefore, there is no single fixed pattern headmaster role as a technology leader. In addition, the role of the headmaster as a technology leader is not comprehensive of the five dimensions as suggested by Chang (2003). Headmaster of Johor advised to make improvements to the school led to the transformation of technology-based education.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2017)
  • Empowering Non-Formal Education Policy on Life Skills and Its Implications
           on People Welfare

    • Authors: Moh. Alifuddin
      Abstract: The non-formal education policy in responding to the life skills needs of learners has been anticipated by the issuance of some products of legal regulations concerning the non-formal education. Life skills education was explicitly mentioned in legislation, but its implementation has not been in line with the expectations. In practice, many training institutions were only responsible for the output without even trying to channel or hire the students after graduation. The curriculum developed referred to the national standard curriculum by adding local content. Welfare could be easily obtained because the alumni got jobs after completing their skill training. Thus, the life skills education developed was able to give positive implications, especially for the welfare of its alumni and their families
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2017)
  • Investigating Plagiarism: The Form and The Motivation in Performing
           Plagiarism in High Education

    • Authors: S Sariffuddin, Khristiana Dwi Astuti, Riyan Arthur
      Abstract: The rapid development of information technology, especially the Internet is pointed out to be factor driving the student to practice plagiarism. Prevention efforts continue to be made both from government policies and stakeholder by creating software anti-plagiarism. However, in the reality the practice of plagiarism re-mains common and relatively more widespread. This practice continues to be varied, so that we need to up-date the information and findings through investigations plagiarism practices in student assign-ments. The method used was a mixed-method approach or mix of quantitative and quali-tative approaches. A quantitative approach was done by using software to scan for plagiarism indication of the level of student assignment in common. To study the behavior of plagiarism, the interview process was also done informally to students who commit high plagiarism. The results showed that the pattern of students’ plagiarism consists of five forms: sham paraphrasing, illicit paraphrasing, other plagiarism, copying verbatim and purloining. Illicit paraphrasing practices are a form of copy-paste literature review and did not pay attention to the bibliography. Besides, the practice of plagiarism is closely associated with low academic writing knowledge. Therefore, the practice of plagiarism should not only be viewed from the perspective of the academic violations, but also from the other perspectives.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2017)
  • Means-Ends Analysis and Value Clarification Technique as Integration Media
           of Local Wisdom Values in History Learning to Increase Social Solidarity

    • Authors: Yudi Pratama, Sariyatun Sariyatun, Hermanu Joebagio
      Abstract: In fact, the differences exist is the true identity of the people of Indonesia making them rich of wisdom. The wisdom had by each group in each region (local wisdom) is one potential element which can be integrated in learning process to develop social solidarity, especially for the young. Accordingly, a suitable learning media in implementing such idea is needed to be considered. Therefore, this study was aimed to develop model Means-Ends Analysis and Value Clarification Technique as Integration media of Local Wisdom Values in History Learning to Increase Social Solidarity Thus, this study is designed to develop such media by using research and development model proposed by Dick and Carey. Based on the analysis results and findings, it can be concluded that Means-Ends Analysis model collaborated with Value Clarification Technique can help the students in identifying local wisdom values
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2017)
  • Awareness, Knowledge, Proficiency, Training and Expertise of Public
           Elementary School Teachers in Tacloban City on Education for Sustainable

    • Authors: Generoso Nielo Mazo
      Abstract: Education for Sustainable Development is a thrust pursued by the United Nations to ensure that future generations are protected from key issues that tend to heighten the deterioration of the present society and environment. Using the descriptive survey method this study focused on the awareness, knowledge, proficiency, training and expertise of 112 teachers in the Philippine public elementary schools in Tacloban City. Collected data were processed through SPSS. Fifty-two (52) or 46.42% respondents were not aware of ESD. Some 31 or 27.67% were aware of ESD. The overall mean on the knowledge of teachers stood at 3.68 interpreted as having More than Enough Knowledge.  On Proficiency the overall mean stood at 3.57 interpreted as a Beginner. On Training and Expertise the overall mean stood at 3.45 interpreted as Novice.   
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2017)
  • Online Community Learning: Why Does (Language) Learning without Classroom
           Interest Students of All Disciplines? A Case Study

    • Authors: Arul Prabaharan Gaspar
      Abstract: This case study explores the language learners’ growing interest to express their shared interest in online-course-providing platforms. This study also inquires into the language learners’ new forum called “online community” and its great influence on smart way teaching-learning process and classroom dynamics, technology enabled lifelong self study mode of learning, subject knowledge, learning centred curriculum, experience centred approach to the learning process, course material and  soft/life skills delivered along the course as a value added package. This paper examines the way MOOCs have opened the gate way of learning to all sections of society free of cost with specific language skills focus – writing that interests students from all disciplines. This study suggests that the rising generation shows a growing, academic interest in online collaboration on the basis of any subject specific shared interest and this collective interest also addresses the concern about personal experiences with emotive foundation that will not have space in online teaching learning process.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2017)
  • The National Standardized Test Policy for English Subject: Students’

    • Authors: Amirul Mukminin, Putri Ayu Lestary, Yuliana Afifah, Fathiah Rahmadani, Robi Hendra
      Abstract: The present study was part of a larger study concerned with examining whether students perceived the use of the national standardized test policy was taking the teaching and learning English at schools in the right direction. A total of 267 completed questionnaires received from year 1, 2, and 3 students enrolled at a public university English education program, Indonesia and answered a questionnaire addressing test preparation activities, controversial testing practices, and the use and accuracy of the national standardized test. This study shed light on our understanding of how participants perceived the national standardized test policy had changed the process of teaching and learning English in the classroom.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2017)
  • Examining Model Development of Physics Learning through Multi-intelligence
           to Nurture Autonomous Learners

    • Authors: Zainuddin Zainuddin, Alimuddin Mahmud, Muris Muris
      Abstract: This study aims at examining a model of learning physics through multi-intelligence, which are valid, practical, and effective to enhance learners’ autonomy. The authors developed instruments and learning media to obtain a valid, practical, and effective model using research and development design. The results showed that this lack of autonomy of learners in learning physics. The experiment showed that the physics learning through multi-intelligence met the criteria of valid, practical and effective. All the aspects of physics learning with multi-intelligence run well. The ability of teachers to manage learning was at the high category. The physics learning with multi-intelligence was in the medium category. The activities of learners in learning fulfilled the ideal time and learners responded positively to the learning model of physics through multi-intelligence.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2017)
  • The Using of Scientific Based Physics Module in Learning to Enhance High
           School Students’ Critical Thinking Skills on Rotation Dynamics and
           Equilibrium of Rigid Body

    • Authors: Dhimas Nur Setyawan, Nonoh Siti Aminah, Sarwanto Sarwanto
      Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of using a scientific based physics module to improve high school students' critical thinking skills. This study is a quasi experimental study which uses two classes taken at random experiment consists of one class and the control class. Class experiments using the scientific study using scientific-based modules and classroom experiments using books that have been owned by students. Experimental class numbered 25 students and control class numbered 28 students. The research was conducted in the first half (one) Academic Year 2016/2017. The method used is the test method with a pretest-posttest design. Data were analyzed with quantitative and qualitative methods. Data were analyzed using a pretest form of the homogeneity test to find out that the experimental class and controls used homogeneous. Posttest results were analyzed using normality test to determine the normally distributed data, N-gain to determine the increase critical thinking skills, as well as test two parties not bound to determine whether or not there is a difference in the increase in critical thinking skills. Conclusions and recommendations are the use of scientifically-based modules effectively improve the ability to think critically and use physics-based scientific modules should be adjusted to the prevailing syllabus and curriculum so that learning can take place properly.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2017)
  • The Effectiveness of Module Based on Discovery Learning to Increase
           Generic Science Skills

    • Authors: Elok Norma Khabibah
      Abstract: Generic skills are the skills which needed to face the future. In this study, the generic skills that discussed are the generic skills on the science field, called generic science skills. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of module based on discovery learning to increase generic science skills. This study was conducted at one of the State Madrasah Aliyah in Surakarta academic year 2016/2017. The pre test and post test research pattern with treatment and control class groups were used throughout the study. While the treatment group taught by using module based on discovery learning, the control group was taught by a module that commonly used in the school. As the study concluded, using module based on discovery learning in the learning process is effective to increase generic science skills.
      PubDate: 2017-05-01
      Issue No: Vol. 11, No. 2 (2017)
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