achievements of students

  • The Effectiveness of Using the Jigsaw Model to Improve Students’ Economics Teaching-Learning Achievement

    Author: Bustami Usman
    Author: Asnawi Muslem
    Author: Nazaruddin Ali Basyah
    Year of publication: 2018
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    Pages: 30-40
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    PDF: tner/201801/tner20180102.pdf

    The objective of this study was to investigate whether the use of the Jigsaw model in teaching-learning Economics could improve the results of Senior High School Students in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. A quasi-experimental design was used in this study, which used 60 randomly sampled second year (Grade 11) High School students for the sample, divided into two classes of 30; one the experimental group (EG) and the other the control group (CG). The two groups were homogenous in terms of their initial ability. The instrument used in this study was an essay test. T-test was used to analyse the data collected. The results from the post-test showed that there was then a significant positive difference between the two groups in terms of the students’ achievements in economics; after the EG had been taught-learnt using the Jigsaw model for three months, they got significantly higher results in their economics essays than the CG students, who had been taught economics using the standard model and had not used Jigsaw. The implications of this study show that the use of the Jigsaw model in teaching-learning economics can be a model for improving students’ achievement.

  • Integration of Agricultural Knowledge with the Thai Language, Mathematics, and Science Subjects for First-year Elementary School of Thailand

    Author: Noppakhun Siriwan
    Author: Sarawut Intorrathed
    Author: Surintorn Satiansiriwiwat
    Year of publication: 2018
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    Pages: 41-52
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    PDF: tner/201801/tner20180103.pdf

    The research is aimed at studying academic achievement and the effects of attitudes towards agriculture from teaching and learning through the integration of agricultural knowledge with the Thai language, mathematics, and science subjects of the first grade of elementary school in Thailand. This study was a true experimental design, which employed only the post-test control group design. Results of the study were as follows: 1) Teaching/learning which employed agricultural knowledge to integrate subjects could enhance the students’ knowledge of agriculture; and 2) Teaching and learning through integrated subjects made the students have increased attitudes towards agriculture.

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