THE USE OF P.O.W.E.R. LEARNING AS A LEARNING STRATEGY TO IMPROVE STUDENTS WRITING COMPETENCY

Rissa San Rizqiya, Mundriyah Yudhi Pamungkas, Ratih Inayah

Abstract


This research is one of the recipients of Research Grants for Beginner Lecturers (Hibah Penelitian Dosen Pemula) organized by Kemenristek Dikti with the year of implementation of 2017. This study aims to: (1) examine the influence of P.O.W.E.R. learning on the effectiveness of students’ learning; and (2) analyze students' writing skills after applying the P.O.W.E.R strategy learning. It is a qualitative descriptive research where the primary data analyzed is the development of student writing before, during, and after the implementation of P.O.W.E.R. Learning. In addition, as secondary data, the analysis of questionnaires, interviews, and classroom observations were tabulated as supporting primary data. Participants selected by using Purposive Participant technique. A total of 80 regular students of the 2016 English Study Program at STKIP Siliwangi were involved. The results of the study showed an increase in students writing skill form before the implementation, during, and after the implementation of P.O.W.E.R. Learning. Based on questionnaire and observation, student also responses positively to the lessons learned. This implies that the students were motivated by the learning process. Thus it can be concluded that P.O.W.E.R. Learning affects the effectiveness of students learning through the realization of learning styles as well as increased learning motivation.


Keywords


P.O.W.E.R. Learning; Learning Style; Motivation; Writing Skill

Full Text:

PDF

References


Duckett, Ian, and Marilyn Tatarkowski. “Effective Practice: Learning Styles and Their Application for Effective Learning,” n.d. http://www.itslifejimbutnotasweknowit.org.uk/files/LearningStyles.pdf.

Emilia, Emi. A Critical Genre-Based Approach to Teaching Academic Writing in A Tertiary Efl Context in Indonesia. Vol. 1. University of Melbourne, Department of Language, Literacy and Arts Education, Faculty of Education, 2005.

Felder, Richard M., and Eunice R. Henriques. “Learning and Teaching Styles in Foreign and Second Language Education.” Foreign Language Annals 28, no. 1 (1995): 21–31.

Feldman, Robert S., and Christopher Poirier. “The Research Basis for POWER Learning,” n.d.

Feldman, Robert Stephen. P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2000.

Fraenkel, Jack R., and Norman E. Wallen. How to Design and Evaluate Research in Education. 6th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2008.

Gebhard, Jerry G. Teaching English as a Foreign Or Second Language, Second Edition: A Teacher Self-Development and Methodology Guide. Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2006.

Harmer, Jeremy. How to Teach English. London: Pearson/Longman, 2007.

Hughes, Arthur. Testing for Language Teachers. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Johnson, Keith. An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching. London: Pearson Longman, 2005.

Kellogg, Ronald T. “Training Writing Skills: A Cognitive Developmental Perspective.” Journal of Writing Research 1, no. 1 (2008).

Musthafa, B dan Hamied, F. (2016). Problematika Pengajaran Bahasa & Sastra Inggris Di Perguruan-Tinggi Di Indonesia. Retrieved from http://bachrudinmusthafa.staf.upi.edu/2016/05/03/problematika-pengajaran-bahasa-sastra-inggris-di-perguruan-tinggi-di-indonesia/ [15 Oktober 2016]

Nunan, David. Practical English Language Teaching. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2003.

Schreiber, J., dan Asner-Self, K. Educational Research: The Interrelationship of Questions. Sampling, Design, and Analysis. New Jersey: John Willey & Sons, Inc, 2011.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19105/ojbs.v11i2.1491

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2017 Rissa San San Rizqiya, Mundriyah Yudhi Pamungkas, Ratih Inayah


























View My Stats

Free counters!

 



Creative Commons License
OKARA: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at STAIN Pamekasan Online Journal