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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS Nana Priajana
ELT Echo : The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context Vol 2, No 1 (2017): JUNE 2017
Publisher : IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon

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Abstract: Teachers’ quality plays a paramount role in the improvement of quality of education. A way to ensure high quality teachers is through effective continuous professional development for teachers. This present study is aimed to explore how the EFL teachers develop their professionalism particularly in terms of pedagogical and professional competencies. The result shows that there are three main themes of professional development pursuits of EFL teachers comprising of self-initiated or individual, institutional, and non-institutional professional development activities.  Keywords: continuing professional development, EFL teachers, pedagogical competency, professional (subject matter) competency
Initiating Educational Policies for Older Adults: Analysis of the Implementation of Lifelong Learning Concepts Suryadi Suryadi; Nana Priajana
International Journal of Education and Humanities Vol. 1 No. 1 (2021): International Journal of Education and Humanities (IJEH)
Publisher : Zenius Publisher

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This study aims to identify several comparisons of lifelong learning concepts and models for older adults to remain active and productive. The method employed in this study is a literature review investigating research articles from the internet using the Science Direct, Google Scholar, and Research gate sites. Details of the search strategy for article eligibility using the PRISMA format (Identification, Screening, Eligibility, Included). The analysis of selected research articles' reveals that older adults' education concepts and models in developed countries are more well established and concerned. The model of older adults' education in demand has religious, spiritual, and spiritual dimensions. The appropriate model is entirely rational due to closely related to the local wisdom of the Indonesian people. The majority of studies conducted show the need for support from stakeholder policies. The support from the community and family is still quite dominant, so that the potential of the elderly population who are still productive, independent, and contributive to society is necessary
THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VOICE OF AMERICA NEWS VIDEO AS THE TEACHING MEDIA OF LISTENING ABILITY AT FIRST GRADE OF SMAN 1 BABAKAN Misyfa bayani; Tohidin Masnun; Nana Priajana
ELT Echo : The Journal of English Language Teaching in Foreign Language Context Vol 3, No 2 (2018): DECEMBER 2018
Publisher : IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon

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Abstract: Listening is considered as the most important skill and it is role as the beginning of the other skills. However, many students faced difficulties to master listening because they lack of vocabulary and students less pay attention. In this research was used VOA news video. Therefore, the objective of this research including 1) How is the effectiveness of using VOA news video on students listening ability? and 2) How is the student’s perception on the use of VOA news video on students listening ability?. This research is quasi experimental, The population of the research is all students of SMAN 1 Babakan 2017/2018, the sample are students of X IPA 1 consists of 36 students and X IPA 2 consists of 35 students. The instrument of this research is test; pre-test and post-test and questionnaire. The research findings showed that there is an effect from pre-test and post-test score in experimental class after being taught through VOA news video. The mean score of pre-test is 60,42 and the post-test is 87,14. The hypothesis test showed the significant score of regression was 0,000 because of significant score < 0,05 and t count (4,168) > t table (2,03452) thus, H0 rejected means that there is effect using VOA news video in students listening ability. In addition, the perception of the students, most of students responded agree of VOA news video as media teaching listening. Therefore, VOA news video is recommended as a media to be used by English teachers to teaching listening ability. Keywords: VOA News Video, Media, Teaching Listening Ability.
Student teachers' reading habits and preferences Nana Priajana
Journal on English as a Foreign Language Vol 3, No 2 (2013): Issued in September 2013
Publisher : Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Palangka Raya, Indonesia

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This study investigates the reading habit and preferences of the Student Teachers studying in their first year at the graduate school in Malang. Although with the advance of technology, media and many factors influencing reading habits and their preferences, the subjects of the study still have good reading habit and positive attitude towards reading activities. To collect the data, the researcher employs the questionnaire with 40 items adapted from a similar research. The items were designed for evaluating reading habits, general attitudes towards reading, and reading preferences of the students. As a result of the study, it is shown that more than half of the students like reading in leisure time and consider it as indispensable part of their lives.