Designing Comipo-Comic Media to Accommodate HOTS: A Need Analysis


  • Edi Efriyanto English Education Department, Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa Yogyakarta and SMP Bebunga Estate, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Yuyun Yulia English Education Department, Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Wan Irham Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia


Comipo-Comic Media, Teaching Media, Teach Narrative Text, Accommodating HOTS


Human resource in various fields has recently been developed in education sector. Maximizing the role of education to develop existing human resources is closely related to the use of technology. The necessity for the involvement of technology is triggering renewal efforts of new skills and knowledge. This paper aims to describe the need analysis in developing comipo-comic media for teaching reading to promote Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) of 9th graders. The subjects of this research were the 9th graders of a private school in South Kalimantan. The techniques for collecting the data in this research were teacher’s questionnaire, interview, observation, and document analysis. The result shows both teacher and students need interactive, contextual, and fascinating media that brings the local culture theme in the form of a local folk tale. Students' Higher Order Thinking Skills, particularly critical thinking, benefit greatly from the use of interactive media. Teachers must be creative in developing their educational material. It was vital for teachers to design their own instructional medium - including a contextual theme and technological advancements.


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