Teachers’ Perception on Classroom Action Research
This research explores teachers’ understanding toward classroom action research. The study applied descriptive research method employing information from primary data related to teachers’ knowledge and perception on classroom action research in East Java Indonesia. The findings showed that about 84% teachers have tried to conduct classroom action research in their classroom, mainly because it is mandatory for them in order to improve their careers. Other than that, the curriculum changes in Indonesia forced them to conduct this kind of research to adjust to those changes. At a glance, they did not do this type of research voluntarily, but it turned out to be beneficial for their classes. The benefits are to solve classroom problems such as lack of critical thinking skill, low motivation, and lack of activities. It also improves students’ achievements in learning economics. Moreover, teachers feel more confident because they know how to use classroom action research to find out if students are learning from their lessons. However, the problems occurred in implementing classroom action research such as identifying the problem, proposing literature review and analyzing the data.
Keywords: classroom action research, teachers’ perception, teaching and learning
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