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Professional development as viewed by EFL teachers at lower secondary schools Sri Rachmajanti; Gunadi Harry Sulistyo; Fika Megawati; Ayu Alif Nur Maharani Akbar
JEES (Journal of English Educators Society) Vol 5 No 2 (2020): October
Publisher : Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.21070/jees.v5i2.964


In the developed world, teachers are compelled to be professional in handling instructional process for students’ optimum learning. There are many ways for teacher professionalism. This study deals with an exploratory survey to probe EFL teachers’ views of teacher professionalism at the public and private lower secondary levels of education on the areas for professional development or learning. A number of 302 EFL teachers of the lower secondary level of education are conveniently drawn from a number of cities/regencies as samples of the present study representing EFL teachers with diverse teaching experiences in East Java. A questionnaire was developed to collect data on their ideas connected with aspects of developing themselves professionally. The results of the present study are discussed pertaining to EFL teacher normative responsibilities and concepts on professional development/learning. Pedagogical and theoretical implications of the findings are drawn with reference to the context of English instruction.
Affective engagement in academic reading: What EFL student teachers reveal Made Frida Yulia; Gunadi Harry Sulistyo; Bambang Yudi Cahyono
International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education (IJERE) Vol 9, No 3: September 2020
Publisher : Institute of Advanced Engineering and Science

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.11591/ijere.v9i3.20635


Academic reading is an inescapable task in higher education. Due to its importance for study success, students are required to maintain their academic reading engagement. With engagement, they would be enabled to persevere and be more spirited in their reading efforts. However, not all students perceive academic reading positively, particularly in EFL learning environment where English reading is seen as something daunting. Academic reading engagement is essentially determined by a number of dimensions, one of which is affective dimension. This research aims to portray the affective dimension of the academic reading engagement among student teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in a teacher-training university in Indonesia. Eight EFL student teachers were selected from three classes of an English content course which required a lot of academic reading. These student teachers were interviewed using a semi-structured guide. The results show that many EFL student teachers’ efforts in coping with course-related reading materials were externally driven. They showed low liking for learning, demonstrated little enthusiasm, interest, enjoyment, and confidence in relation to academic reading. Also, they did not always understand the values of academic reading and text relevance for their development as teachers.
Technology-enhanced formative assessment in higher education: A voice from Indonesian EFL teachers Roghibatul Luthfiyyah; Aisyah Aisyah; Gunadi Harry Sulistyo
EduLite: Journal of English Education, Literature and Culture Vol 6, No 1 (2021): February 2021
Publisher : Universitas Islam Sultan Agung

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (230.005 KB) | DOI: 10.30659/e.6.1.42-54


The integration of information communication and technology in language teaching has been intensely examined in literature works. However, the study which explicitly investigates the advancement of technology for language assessment in higher education level is still underexplored, particularly in a formative assessment area. To fill that gap, the present study aims at investigating the perceptions of EFL teachers towards technology-enhanced formative assessment and how they implement it in the classroom. This study employs a qualitative case study approach. Of three participants from different universities were voluntarily participated in a semi-structured interview. The interview seeks to investigate the perceptions of teachers towards technology-enhanced assessment, the roles of technology in formative assessment, and the impact of technology on language learning. The findings reveal that EFL teachers view formative assessment as well as technology in a positive perception. They admit that technology is a practical tool that has multiple roles and it is deemed as useful and meaningful platform for assessing students. Finally, technology-enhanced formative assessment gives an impact on students’ performance, particularly on language accuracy. The further implications are discussed in this paper. 
The Effect of Mind Mapping on EFL Students’ Idea Development in Argumentative Writing across Gender Differences and Learning Styles Ary Setya Budhi Ningrum; Mohammad Adnan Latief; Gunadi Harry Sulistyo
Dinamika Ilmu Vol 16 No 1 (2016): Dinamika Ilmu
Publisher : UIN Sultan Aji Muhammad Idris Samarinda

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (401.574 KB) | DOI: 10.21093/di.v16i1.296


The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of mind mapping as a strategy in generating ideas before writing on the EFL students’ idea development in argumentative writing as perceived from their gender differences and learning styles. By conducting an experimental investigation at university level in Indonesia, two existing TOEFL classes at the State Islamic Studies (STAIN) in Kediri were selected by a lottery to group 1: using linear notes (N=41), and group 2: using mind mapping (N=41). For analyzing the data, Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) were utilized by using students’ TOEFL score as the covariate variable. The result findings indicated that there is no significant difference on the students’ idea developments in writing between the control and the experimental groups. These result also revealed that there is no significant difference on the students’ idea development in writing between gender differences, and among the students’ learning styles. Furthermore, there is no significant interaction between treatment and gender differences, and there is no significant interaction between treatment and learning styles.
An Evaluation Paradox: The Issues of Test Validity in the Realm of Writing Test as the Final School Examination in the Indonesian Senior High School Milieu David Imamyartha; Gunadi Harry Sulistyo
Dinamika Ilmu Vol 17 No 1 (2017): Dinamika Ilmu
Publisher : UIN Sultan Aji Muhammad Idris Samarinda

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (401.021 KB) | DOI: 10.21093/di.v17i1.585


Even though there are four English language skills in the Indonesia’s national curriculum at upper secondary schools, each of these skills is given an unequal emphasis since only reading and listening skills are formally tested in the national examination. Although writing competence possesses a particular stake as the determinant of students’ achievement after students undergo a three-year education at the upper secondary school level, it appears that the existing writing tests are low in terms of test validity, as demonstrated by a preliminary study. A further study is carried out to probe the issues of test validity by deploying the framework of test validity, which pertains to theory-based validity, context validity, scoring validity, criterion-related validity, and consequential validity in the scrutiny of the existing writing tests. It is revealed that the current writing tests are fraught with validity problems in all of these facets of test validity. This is corroborated by interview data in the preliminary study and the analysis of the existing writing tests. These particular issues obviously evoke an ambivalence between the exalted educational objectives in the national curricula and the edifice of English assessment. Based on the findings, several implications and directions rise for future praxis of writing assessment.
PRWR: Evidence of Its Effectiveness in Teaching Academic Content-Area Reading Across English Proficiency Azhar Aziz Lubis; Gunadi Harry Sulistyo
Dinamika Ilmu Vol 18 No 1 (2018): Dinamika Ilmu
Publisher : UIN Sultan Aji Muhammad Idris Samarinda

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (405.114 KB) | DOI: 10.21093/di.v18i1.1070


This factorial quasi-experimental 22 study aimed to corroborate the effect of PRWR strategy compared to Translation and Reading Aloud on students’ academic content-area reading comprehension as observed from their English proficiency. The interaction between the strategy and English proficiency was also examined. Data were obtained from a reading comprehension test, a TOEFL PBT Equivalent test, and a questionnaire on students’ perception towards the PRWR strategy. Both the reading test and the questionnaire were expert validated and tried out, whereas the TOEFL PBT Equivalent test was conducted under the auspices of an English institute. 58 sophomore students at a state university in Malang, Indonesia, served as the subjects of the study. This turned out that first; students taught by the PRWR strategy have better reading comprehension than that of by Translation and Reading Aloud. Second, students with high English proficiency taught by the PRWR strategy have better reading comprehension than that of taught by Translation and Reading Aloud. Third, there was no interaction between reading strategy and English proficiency. All in all, the employment of the PRWR strategy was highly recommended in academic content-area reading comprehension.