Experiential Learning to Improve Literacy Ability in Second Class Elementary School Students
Keywords:experiential learning, literacy skills, students
Literacy toward written or printed texts is described as activities and skills that are directly related to printed text, either through the form of reading or writing. In developed countries, a person who has the ability to read and write at a certain level is considered to be a modern society. In connection with this, Indonesia needs to improve its literacy capabilities towards writing/texts from an early age. Literacy needs to be improved for children on the Basic School (SD) bench to get used to the culture of reading. However, in its implementation, the learning method at the SD level still tends to be conventional, so more effective methods are needed. One method that can be used is experiential learning, which utilizes experience as the focus of learning media. The aim of this study is to analyze the application of experiential learning to improve literacy in students of 2nd grade SD. The research method used is Class Action Research (PTK) against class 2 students through a qualitative descriptive approach. The results of the study show that the average literacy ability of students in cycle I was worth 80%, with a classical hardness of 78%. In the second cycle, students obtained an average literacy score of 92% with a classical intensity of 96%. It can be concluded that the experiential learning model can improve the literacy skills of class II students.