Research Report Integrated Mathematics and English in Counting Songs: A Way to Boost Young Laerners' Interest in Learning Numeracy

Puspitasari, Dewi and Maulida, Chusna (2019) Research Report Integrated Mathematics and English in Counting Songs: A Way to Boost Young Laerners' Interest in Learning Numeracy. [Research]

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Teachers present the integration of Mathematics (numeracy) and English literacy through the use of related songs based on the stages of LOOK > THINK > ACT heuristic that frames both the instructional work of the teacher and student learning activities. Some stages covered Observe – Reflect – Think – Act - Reflect, Act – Observe – Reflect – Think – Act – Reflect to ensure that the young learners learned in the expected target as our main concern was to empower these children in the learning process. Reflection was conducted by teacher, co-teachers and researchers based on the observations in the class. This was taken as the road map to bettering the result of learning. The first reflection was that considering English is not taught in Elementary level, but introduced in class 5 and 6 through Modules and English structure; then the certain songs reflected the target were used. The second reflection was that teacher’s help in introducing certain vocabulary in building literacy of English language had not received positive respond from certain students as they preferred to the use of visual aid. This was resulted that the use of projectors in the school was very minimum, hence the intervention of learning was responded enthusiastically. The third reflection was that song was used, however the teacher and co-teachers implemented the application heterogeneously to eliminate children’s boredom. Including this were the use of TPR, game, realia, and some other methods of learning. To sum up, song has facilitated the learning of the two literacies. However, in relation to the blocks of the learning and how to overcome it one reflection was from the availability of internet connection in the school and projector. There were two facts: as students’ boredom in learning we had to anticipate with the ready songs to switch. The co teachers and teacher might store the videos, however, three months duration to learn needed enormous plan to execute. Video from mobile phone internet connection through the use of personal gadget with personal data support was a must in this learning context. If not, the teacher should be equipped with downloaded video based on the previous reflection in the classroom.

Item Type: Research
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathematics, English, Song
Subjects: 300 SOCIAL SCIENCE ( ILMU SOSIAL ) > 370 Education (Pendidikan) > 371.3 Methods of Instruction and Study/Metode Belajar Mengajar, Kegiatan Belajar Mengajar
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Ilmu Keguruan > Jurusan Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Junaeti Aqin
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2021 05:22
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2021 05:22

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