APPLYING DISCOVERY LEARNING ON ELASTICITY MATERIAL CONCEPTS TO IMPROVE PHYSICS LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS IN GRADE XI-5 SCIENCE PROGRAM IN CIBINONG 3 HIGH SCHOOL
The aim of the research is to find out the improvement learning outcomes and activities in Physics class on material elasticity concepts on students in Grade XI-5 Science Program at Cibinong 3 Highs chool, Bogor Region, and to find out the stages in applying Discovery Learning method. This is expected to improve the learning outcomes on Physics instruction on 2013 curriculum. The hypothesis proven in this research was applying Discovery Learning Instruction could improve the learning outcomes on material elasticity concepts on students in Grade XI-5 Science program at Cibinong 3 High school.
The action research was conducted in Grade XI – 5 Science Program in 2014 in two cycles. The data collected was taken from two forms of scoring. First was the written pre-test and post test scores and second was the group score. The final score was the average of the individual test and the group scores. The data from the students’ activities was taken from the check list observation list collected by the observer. The list was to record the students’ activities in having the learning process. The data collected was then calculated by comparing the improvement between the pretest, posttest, and group scores on the two cycles. This is to decide whether there were improvement on the learning outcomes and to find out the improvement on the learning activities based on the data from the observation lists.
By applying Discovery Learning instruction, it is proven that the learning outcome on the first cycle was noted on 2,51 and increased to 3,27 on the second cycle on the scale of 1 to 4. While the students’ activities was recorded to have shown improvement from 70,20% on the first cycle to 84,40% on the second cycle. Based on the data collected it can be concluded that the application of Discovery Learning has improved the students’ activities and learning outcomes for Grade XI – 5 Science program at Cibinong 3 High school on material elasticity concept
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