Developing Reading Learning Materials for 2nd Semester Students of International Relations Department.

Azizah, Luthviana (2017) Developing Reading Learning Materials for 2nd Semester Students of International Relations Department. S2 thesis, UNY.

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Abstract

This research study aimed to develop reading learning materials to facilitate 2nd-semester students of International Relations Department in learning reading skills through Bahasa Inggris Hubungan Internasional II subject. This research was a research and development study. The development of the learning materials was carried out through several steps, namely needs analysis, syllabus design, product development, product validation, product revision, try-out, and final product development. The respondents were one content and instructional expert, one graphics expert, one lecturer, and 24 students of International Relations Department. The data were collected through classroom observation, survey, and interview. The instruments of data collection were expert validation sheets, questionnaires, and interview guide. The data were analyzed descriptively. This research developed four units of learning materials. In terms of target needs, the students expected to have a number of reading skills to get information from international relations-related texts. Regarding the learning needs, the students liked to learn from texts with pictures, graphs, and tables. The students also liked to have various activities, such as reading, predicting the content of the text, answering questions related to the text, discussing the information from the text, and translating the text into Indonesian.They also preferred to work in groups. The appropriate designed learning materials have the following characteristic; first, each unit has three sections, namely Before You Read, While You Read, and After You Read. Each section consists of two tasks. Second, authentic texts of different international relations-related topics are used. They are international law, foreign politics, international economy, and international security. Third, the length of the texts is about 250-500 words. Forth, the input texts are the ones that improve students’ vocabulary mastery. Some of the texts are also accompanied with pictures and diagrams. Fifth, the activities are varied to improve their reading skills and strategies, namely identifying the sequence of the events, skimming, scanning, identifying main idea, identifying topic, making conclusion from the picture, graph, or table, identifying reference words, and guessing unfamiliar words. The appropriateness of the learning materials is viewed from four aspects, namely content, activities, language, and graphic. The expert judgements and field-testing data indicate that the learning materials are appropriate as shown by the mean scores of the expert evaluation ranging from 3.0 to 3.72 and students’ agreement ranging from 3.1 to 3.7 on 4 to 1 Likert scale.

Item Type: Thesis (S2)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning materials, international relations
Subjects: Bahasa dan Sastra > Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Divisions: Program Pasca Sarjana > Program Pasca Sarjana: Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Perpustakaan Program Pascasarjana UNY
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 03:47
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2017 03:47
URI: http://eprints.uny.ac.id/id/eprint/47214

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