Volume 3-Issue 2

April 2018

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Darsono Dar Winarno ST. Y. Slamet
Pages: 1-8

This study aims to develop textbooks to write children's stories based on the education character for fourth grade students of Muhammadiyah elementary school in Surakarta Indonesia, and also to improve students' skills in writing children's stories that are included the education character in it. The subjects of this study are students and teachers. The sampling technique uses purposive sampling. The methods of the data collection are through questionnaire, observation, interview, and documentation study, supported by Focus Group Discussion and field notes. The analysis data used in this study is techniques of peer-debriefing by analyzing in depth to the subject. The discussion of the result of the data analysis uses qualitative descriptive. The results of this study prove that; (1) based on the results of the exploratory study, it is proved that many elementary schools which do not have textbooks with special specifications to help students in writing children's stories, that’s 100%; (2) based on the results of the Focus Group Discussion it allows to be internalized the characters education into textbooks of children's stories; (3) the product prototypes of the textbooks in writing children's stories based on character education for fourth grade students of elementary school

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Assessment For Children’s Values: Picture-Based Value Survey for Children Adaptation Study

Pages: 9-21

The aim of the current study is to adapt the Picture-Based Value Survey for Children (PBVS-C) to Turkish in order to determine the values of elementary school level children. The participants were students from three different schools, age group of 7-12 (573 students: 270 (47%) male and 303 (53%) female). The Picture-Based Value Survey for Children (PBVS-C) was used to measure children’s values. Multi-dimensional Scaling analyses (MDS) was used to create the model. The data analysis showed that the scale being developed based on Schwartz’s theoretical model featured different dimensions for some of the values; e.g. different results were obtained for the “universalizm” dimension. Children make moral judgements from the very early periods of their lives, so their values begin to develop at quite early ages.

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Total Quality Management to reduce cost and To Improve Quality Process in Education Institution

Safar Bakheet Almudara
Pages: 22-28

It is observed that admissions to the institution is directly proportional to the student graduation and their job placement. Hence, it is very important for the institution to maintain college quality process intact and at the same to find ways to reduce cost. In this paper author argues that Total Quality Management helps to reduce cost and improves quality process. Author has designed TQM for the educational institution for reducing cost and keeping in mind quality process

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A Scientific Approach Based on Portfolio Assessment for Autonom Problem Solving

Triesninda Pahlevi Brillian Rosy Meylia Elizabeth Ranu
Pages: 29-36

The aim of the current study is: 1) application of a scientific approach based on portfolio assessment in the English correspondence course; (2) learning outcome in English correspondence course; (3) constraints in applying a scientific approach based on portfolio assessment. The participants include 83 students of Education Studies Program Administration Office at the State University of Surabaya. this research uses a qualitative approach and this type of research is classroom action research. The results showed that the application of Scientific approach -based portfolio assessment to improve learning outcomes by 41% is the difference between pre-test and post-test. The percentage of students who complete the study is 90%. Students are difficult to arrange the portfolio and the preparation takes a long time. While the advantage is to increase students' independence to solve problems and they can plan their long-term goals.

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The Effect of Problem Based Learning Model on Student Mathematics Learning Outcomes Viewed from Critical Thinking Skills

Heri Mulyanto Gunarhadi Mintasih Indriayu
Pages: 37-45

This study aims to determine the effect of applying problem based learning model on students' mathematics learning outcomes viewed from critical thinking skills of fifth grade students of the private primary school in the Surakarta region. This research is an experimental research using sample of 309 students consisting of experimental class of 153 students and control class of 156 students. Method of data analysis using Two-Way Anova. Results of this study indicate (1) There are significant differences in mathematics learning outcomes between students who following Problem Based Learning model with conventional model (2) There is a significant difference in mathematics learning outcomes between students who have high and low critical thinking skills. (3) There is no interaction effect between learning model and critical thinking skills on mathematics learning outcomes.

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