Implementation of Problem Based Learning to Improve the Activity of Class IV Students in IPS Learning at Elementary Schools
Keywords:Student Activity, Problem Based Learning Model, elementary school students
The objective of this study is to improve student learning activity through the application of the Problem Based Learning model. In the study This collaborative class action is carried out using the model of Kemmis and Mc Taggart which consists of four stages, namely: planning, action, observation and reflection. Subjects in this study are 27 elementary school students.Technical analysis of the data used by the researchers is both quantitative and qualitative descriptive. The results of the study showed an improvement in sentence writing skills in pre-cycles of 57.7% (sufficient category), in cycle I of 64.0% (active category) and in Cycle II of 82% (very active category). As for the indicator of success, which is the observation of pre-examination, cycles I and II indicate that the student's activity has increased. The average percentage of learning activity at the initial observation was 57.7% for the relatively active category, and increased in cycle I to 64.0% for the active criterion and in the cycle II increased to 82% for the highly active criteria. Thus, it can be concluded that the application of the Problem Based Learning model can improve the sentence writing skills of elementary school students because their indicators of success have overcome, or have reached the presentation of their indicator of success.