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ENHANCING CRITICAL THINKING IN SPEAKING SKILL THROUGH SEKAWAN-P Diani Nurhajati; Dewi Kencanawati; Rika Riwayatiningsih
English Education:Journal of English Teaching and Research Vol 5 No 1 (2020): Baohuan Zhang
Publisher : Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri

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There are some problems in teaching English faced the high school many teachers and students. Based on the observation in one of good senior high schools, it was found out some weaknesses in teaching English. The teaching process relied on the exercises in the student book. The teaching activity was more teacher center. The teacher never made development on the materials, which were more challenging. As a result, the students were not trained to have critical thinking. This could be seen when the teacher asked questions, they answered using short answer, without any elaboration. This influences the ability of their critical thinking. Actually, graduates of high schools should be equipped with skills to face the Industrial era 4.0. The skills are Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication. All teachers can train those skills when they teach, including English teachers. Therefore, this research aims at describing how the teaching model Sekawan-P can enhance the students’ critical thinking in speaking skill. The study was a Lesson Study (LS) program between an English teacher of SMAN 1 Kediri and three lecturers of Nusantara PGRI Kediri University. They worked together to solve the problems mentioned above using this teaching model. They revised the existing lesson plan and materials, made improvement, and revised the teaching plan. The results show that after they applied Sekawan-P, the critical thinking of the students developed. It can be seen on how they delivered their arguments in speaking skill.
A Teaching Strategies to Enhance Students’ Creativity in English Profession Subject during the Covid-19 Pandemic Diani Nurhajati
Journal of Development Research Vol. 5 No. 2 (2021): Volume 5, Number 2, November 2021
Publisher : Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Masyarakat Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Blitar

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.28926/jdr.v5i2.155

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, the learning process must be carried on from home. In fact, all of the university graduates should be equipped with a number skills needed to face the Industrial Revolution 4.0. Therefore, lecturers are expected to find the solution to train the skills, including creativity. One of the solutions is selecting the right teaching strategy. This research was carried out to answer the questions: “What are the teaching strategies employed by the lecturer English Profession to promote creativity?” and “How do the strategies enhance the students’ creativity?” This descriptive qualitative study took 60 students as the subjects. They were the students who took English Profession Subject at the Elementary School Education, University of Nusantara PGRI Kediri. The techniques of collecting data were observation checklist and questionnaire. The findings of the research show that the lecturer employed Project Based Learning in which the students were assigned to create some projects, namely video, game manual, and English book for elementary school students.
Corrective Feedback to Improve Students Writing Ability LINA MARIANA; Diani Nurhajati
Journal of Development Research Vol. 1 No. 2 (2017): Volume 1 Number 2, November 2017
Publisher : Lembaga Penelitian dan Pengabdian Masyarakat Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Blitar

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This article refers to a Lesson Study research implementing Corrective Feedback to enhance the students writing ability. The research aims to identify: (1) kinds and types of corrective feedback given by the lecturer to improve the students writing ability and (2) the process of giving corrective feedback in Creative Writing classroom. It was conducted to 37 second year students in the odd semester of 2016/2017 academic year of a University of Nusantara PGRI in Kediri, East Java. Questionaire, interview and tests were given before and after the implementation of corrective feedback activities and it had two cycles, consisting of three main stages, they are Plan, Do and See stage. The instruments used were questionnaire and interviews were given to the students before and after the implementation. The result showed that corrective feedback activities improved students writing ability. The students were interested in creative writing class as they paid good attention and felt fun when they were involved in making creative paragraphs consisting of a short story to be presented in front of the class and expressed their ideas upon the stories given. Their worries of making mistakes were decreased since the lecturer gave oral corrective feedback directly when they made mistakes in deciding the intrinsic elements of making short story and also when the lecturer made some notes upon their works as written corrective feedback discussing about the aspects of writing such as grammatical structure of sentences, vocabulary, ideas, organization and also mechanic. After having some beneficial notes to be revised the students will absolutely get the points about what the mistakes and weaknesses they made that not to be done again for the next project.
IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF TEACHING LEARNING PROCESS OF WRITING CLASS THROUGH LESSON STUDY Lina - Mariana; Diani Nurhajati
Nusantara of Research : Jurnal Hasil-hasil Penelitian Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri Vol 2 No 2 (2015)
Publisher : Universitas Nusantara PGRI Kediri

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AbstractLesson Study (LS) is a professional development process that Japanese teachers engage into systematicallyexamine their practice, with the goal of becoming more effective. In the application teachers or lecturers mustalways improve the quality of teaching learning process that covers preparing syllabus and lesson plan,creating conducive classroom atmosphere and carrying assessment. They can do by cooperating with theircolleagues to reach better results. Many teachers are satisfied with the results of teaching learning process. Infact, there are many weaknesses that they do not realize. This research was carried out to answer thequestion: How does LS improve the quality of teaching learning process of writing class? The results provethat there are a lot of improvements on writing class, e.g. the materials are more challenging, the students aremore actively involved during the interaction, the lecturer has more open to receive critics from her colleague,and the students get better achievement in writing.