THE USE OF COOPERATIVE LEARNING IN SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS IN GENRE-BASED READING CLASS (A CLASSROOM ACTION RESEARCH

Anin Eka Sulistyawati A4C008003, Sulistyawati (2012) THE USE OF COOPERATIVE LEARNING IN SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS IN GENRE-BASED READING CLASS (A CLASSROOM ACTION RESEARCH. Masters thesis, Diponegoro University.

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Abstract

ABSTRACT Anin Eka Sulistyawati. 2012. The Use of Cooperative Learning in Small Group Discussions in Genre-Based Reading Class (A Classroom Action Research). Thesis. Linguistics Post Graduate Program. Diponegoro University Semarang. Advisor: Dr. Sugeng Purwanto, M.A. This research employed the small group discussions as one of the techniques in cooperative learning to improve the students’ ability in Genre-Based Reading class. The subject of this research was 20 students. They were the second grade students of English Department, Teacher Training and Education Faculty at Pancasakti University Tegal. It was conducted in the even Semester of Academic year 2010/2011 starting from February until June 2011. This research belongs to the classroom action research (CAR) that purpose to improve the students’ ability in Genre-Based Reading class and also enhance their interest and awareness on reading genre-texts. Two cycles were conducted here through several stages in each, they were 1). Planning, 2). Acting, 3). Observing, and 4). Reflecting (based on Kemmis 1988). The first reflection was used to monitor the weaknesses gained in the cycle 1 that would be improved in cycle 2. The data were gathered from five kinds of instruments, namely the genre-based reading tests, the questionnaire at the initial condition before treatment, the survey of genre-based reading interest and awareness, the participation in group discussion checklist, and the observation sheet. After completing the cycles, it showed that there were some significant improvements of the students’ ability in genre-based reading class as follows; the classical mean of the students’ score in pre-test was only 48, rose to 68,25 in the first cycle, and became 82,5 in the second cycle. Another finding is about the students’ interest and awareness that was enhanced from cycle 1 to cycle 2. It could be seen through the students’ interest and awareness checklist. Keywords: cooperative learning, small group discussions, genre-based reading class

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:THE USE OF COOPERATIVE LEARNING IN SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS IN GENRE-BASED READING CLASS (A CLASSROOM ACTION RESEARCH
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions:Postgraduate Program > Master Program in Linguistic
ID Code:47908
Deposited By:Mahasiswa Magister Linguistik
Deposited On:14 Mar 2016 19:46
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