Increasing Activity and Learning in Social Studies Through the Project-Based Learning Model for Fourth Grade Students in Elementary Schools
Keywords:learning outcomes, project based, social sciences
This study aims to improve student learning activities and outcomes in social studies through the learning model of project-based learning for fifth graders. This type of research uses Classroom Action Research. Methods of data collection through observation and test results of learning. Data analysis techniques using descriptive qualitative and descriptive quantitative methods with averages. This research was conducted in two cycles, each consisting of four phases, namely: 1) planning, 2) implementation, 3) observation, and 4) reflection. The subjects in this study were 29 students in the class IV. The research instruments used included the learning activities and learning outcomes of social studies class. The results showed that social studies learning activities and learning outcomes increased through the use of the PJBL model, with the initial ability test yielding an average score of 54.20 to 65.42. In Cycle I, the ability to collaborate was scored at 23% (adequate). In cycle II it increased with an average score of 79.39. In the activity and the ability to collaborate, an average score of 30% (good) is obtained.