Using Problem-Based Learning to Improve the Speaking Teaching and Learning Process of Grade XI Students of MA Ali Maksum Yogyakarta

Khusain, Abu Ali Al (2016) Using Problem-Based Learning to Improve the Speaking Teaching and Learning Process of Grade XI Students of MA Ali Maksum Yogyakarta. S2 thesis, UNY.

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This study is aimed at improving the speaking teaching and learning process by using problem-based learning method of grade XI students of MA Ali Maksum Yogyakarta. This study was classroom action research. The subjects were 27 students. It was done in two cycles. Three techniques were used to collect the data, namely questionnaire, observation and test. The data from the observation and questionnaire were analyzed descriptively, while the data from the tests were analyzed quantitatively. The results of this research reveal that the steps of speaking classroom applying PBL are as follows. (1) The problems discussed were the real life problems based on the students‟ experience and knowledge. The problems were ill-structured, interesting, challenging and relevant matters to the students‟ reality since those aspects motivated and initiated the students to independently learn and search for more knowledge. (2) The four classroom steps employed showed that PBL triggered the students to learn speaking actively. These steps consisted of meeting the problems, exploring knowns and unknowns, generating possible solutions, and considering consequences and choosing the most viable solution. (3) PBL was effective in improving teaching and learning process of speaking. The students were confident to speak English and actively participate in group discussion to overcome problems. They presented the results of the agreed solutions to the class orally. During the teaching and learning process, they had many opportunities to practice speaking English. They were active to analyze and find the solution to the problems based on their knowledge in the real-life. (4) The students‟ speaking skill improved as well. It was proven by the increase of the results of pre-test, post-test one, and post- test two. The students‟ average score in the pre-test was 65, while in post-test one was 71 and 82 in post-test two.

Item Type: Thesis (S2)
Uncontrolled Keywords: problem-based learning, teaching and learning process, speaking skill
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Sekolah Pascasarjana (SPS) > Program Pascasarjana > Linguistik Terapan
Depositing User: Perpustakaan Pascasarjana
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2016 02:31
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2022 01:59

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