Efforts to Increase Motivation and Outcomes of Learning About Economic Activities Through Implementing the STAD Cooperative Learning Model


The purpose of this study was to: determine the impact of applying the STAD learning model on the outcomes of students learning about economic activities through social studies; examine the influence of the STAD learning model on student motivation; and describe the application of the STAD learning model. This research was conducted at SD Negeri 2 Aglik in the first semester of the 2016/2017 academic year with fourthgrade students. The classroom action research method consisted of 2 learning cycles with the application of the STAD learning model. The data were collected through a test of student learning outcomes and an observation sheet to determine any changes in motivation. This research included four stages, namely planning, implementing, observing, and reflecting. The results indicated that there was an increase in student motivation and student learning outcomes. Out of 21 students, 11 to 13 were motivated in cycle I and 19 in cycle II. There was an increase in student learning outcomes from 52.38% who completed in the initial conditions, to 61.90% in cycle I; in cycle II this increased significantly by 100%. The average value increased from 64.00 in the initial conditions to 77.14 in cycle I and significantly increased in cycle II to 90.49. It can be concluded that applying the STAD learning model can increase motivation and outcomes for learning about economic activities.

Keywords: motivation, learning outcomes, STAD cooperative learning mode

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