COOPERATIVE LEARNING STAD-PJBL: MOTIVATION, THINKING SKILLS, AND LEARNING OUTCOMES OF BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT STUDENTS

Abstract

The study on the implementation of Cooperative STAD-PjBL aimed at: (1) improving learning motivation, (2) enhancing thinking skill, and (3) accelerating achievement of students. This study was conducted by means of Classroom Action Research with qualitative approach on Learning Sources and Media course in Department of Biology Education, University of Muhammadiyah Malang. This study was conducted within 2 cycles, referring to Spiral Model by Kemmis & Taggart (1988). Lesson Study was implemented in every meeting, based on Lewis (2002), by following the stages of plan, do, and see. The result of this study showed: (1) Cooperative STAD-PjBL improved students’ motivation. All components of motivation were interconnected, influencing one another, and unified. The four components contributed equally towards motivation. (2) Cooperative STAD-PjBL enhanced thinking skill. When one component of thinking skill was low, the other components were proven to be low as well. Similarly, when one component of thinking skill was high, the other components were shown to be high. All components were interconnected and contributing equally towards thinking skill. (3) Cooperative STAD-PjBL accelerated students’ achievement. Students’ mastery was shown to increase up to 100% at the end of Cycle II.

Keywords: Learning Source And Media, Motivation, Project, STAD, Thinking Skills

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 77-94 (Download PDF)

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