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Title: The Effectiveness of Inquiry Learning Approach Towards the Enhancement Character Building of 4th Grade Social Study Subject (IPS) Students of Elementary School
Authors: Wardani, Naniek Sulistya
Keywords: effectiveness;inquiry approach;character building
Issue Date: May-2013
Publisher: Faculty of Education Yogyakarta State University
Abstract: The objective of this research was to recognize the effectiveness of inquiry learning approach towards the enhancement of character building of 4th grade social study subject (IPS) students at SD Negeri 1 Nglinduk Gabus Grobogan Semester I on the 2012/2013 period. There was a basic competence that was achieved in the IPS learning was “Recognizing a economic activity for relationship natural resources and other potential in the region” This research was a quasi-experimental study on two different intact group of 4th grade social study subject (IPS) students at SD Negeri 1 Nglinduk Gabus Grobogan. Research variable was the inquiry learning approach and the related character buiding variable. The data collection technique was an observation. The statistical analysis used were T-test to see the different effect of inquiry learning approach towards the enhancement of character building. The research result showed that there was found an effectiveness of inquiry learning approach towards the enhancement of character building of 4th grade IPS students at SD Negeri 1 Nglinduk Gabus Grobogan Semester I on the 2012/2013 period. The implementation in the field uses four stages, those are formulating problem, determining work procedure, collecting data, and presenting report. There is a significant difference in the result of inquiry learning approach. The mean of the experiment group is 90,26 and it is higher than the mean of the control group which is 80,39. The t-test proves that the difference is significant because the result of t-test was higher than the figure shown on the t-table (2.015 < 5.126). The difference of the students„ abilities between those two groups (experiment and control group) is not so great (only 0.12) although it is significant enough. Inquiry learning approach using is more effective than behavioristic learning approach using teacher based learning. It means the students who used inquiry learning approach will get better scores. The mean of pre-test scores of the students who used inquiry learning approach is 51.45 and the mean of students who used behavioristic learning approach is 41.25. The mean of pos-test scores of the students who used. inquiry learning approach is 90,26 and the mean of students who used behavioristic learning approach is 80,39. It proves that the usage of inquiry learning approach in improving character buiding is more effective than the use of teacher based learning. There are many factors that influence the students character building besides inquiry learning approach and teacher based method.
Description: International Seminar on Primary Education (ISPE) PGSD and DIKDAS Study Programs ‘Empowering the Primary Education for the Brighter Generation’, Yogyakarta, 18-19 May 2013, p. 233-240
URI: http://repository.uksw.edu/handle/123456789/2988
ISBN: 978-602-9461-55-8
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