Increasing Student Activeness through Problem Based Learning Model of the 3rd Grade Primary School Student in Centra Java, Indonesia


  • Meiriski Trisnaningrum Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa
  • Shanta Rezkita Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa
  • Laras Makarti SD Negeri Karang Pule


Activity, Problem Based Learning, Thematic Learning


The background of the research was the low activity of third grade students at SDN Karangpule. This is shown based on the results of interviews with third grade teachers at SDN Karangpule. This study aims to determine the increase in student activity through the application of the Problem Based Learning Model in the third grade thematic learning at SDN Karangpule. This research is a type of classroom action research. The research was conducted in two cycles. The research setting is at SDN Karangpule, Central Java, Indonesia. The subjects in this study were grade III students of SDN Karangpule, totaling 13 students. The object of this research is student activity. Data collection techniques used are observation, questionnaires, and documentation. The data analysis technique used qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques to determine the percentage of student activity in cycles I and II. The results showed that after applying the Problem Based Learning model in class III, student activity increased. This is indicated by an increase in student activity in the pre-cycle with a percentage of 49.3% in the sufficient category at the interval of 41% - 60%, increasing in the first cycle with a percentage of 59.6% in the sufficient category at the interval of 51% - 70% and increasing at cycle II with a percentage of 79.0% in the good category at intervals of 61% -80% and an increase from cycle I to cycle II of 19.6%.


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