Democratic Learning in Elementary Schools
This study aimed to investigate democratic learning in elementary schools. It focused on: (1) students’ participation in learning, (2) rights and obligations in learning, (3) empowering students in learning, (4) the interaction between teachers and students, and (5) learning management. This was qualitative research, which employed a case study approach. The data were collected through observations and interviews with school principals, teachers, and students at elementary schools in Yogyakarta. The data were analyzed using the interaction model of Miles and Huberman. The results showed that most of the elementary schools in Yogyakarta have implemented democratic learning, including through different modes of student participation in learning, rights and obligations in learning, empowering students in learning, the interaction between teachers and students, and in learning management.
Keywords: democratic learning, student, elementary school
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