Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Educational Development and Quality Assurance, ICED-QA 2019, 11 September 2019, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

Student Responses to Small Group Discussion Learning Methods and Their Improvements

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.11-9-2019.2298450,
        author={Asrinaldi  Asrinaldi and Tamrin  Tamrin},
        title={Student Responses to Small Group Discussion Learning Methods and Their Improvements},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Educational Development and Quality Assurance, ICED-QA 2019, 11 September 2019, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICED-QA},
        year={2021},
        month={2},
        keywords={responses students discussions and scl},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-9-2019.2298450}
    }
    
  • Asrinaldi Asrinaldi
    Tamrin Tamrin
    Year: 2021
    Student Responses to Small Group Discussion Learning Methods and Their Improvements
    ICED-QA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-9-2019.2298450
Asrinaldi Asrinaldi1,*, Tamrin Tamrin1
  • 1: Universitas Andalas, Indonesia
*Contact email: asrinaldi@soc.unand.ac.id

Abstract

The Small Group Discussion Method is one of the methods used to improve the achievement of learning competency outcomes for students through small group discussions on predetermined topics. In reality, the use of this method has not been fully able to improve the value of students taking courses such as the Political Science Methodology. This research was conducted on 67 subject participants by observing their behavior in small group discussions in discussing material provided for 10 weeks. Discussions were conducted with 15 groups assigned to discuss the material given to them. In addition, to find out student responses, then at the end of the lecture also distributed questionnaires. The results of this study found that there were still students who were not accustomed to expressing their opinions in front of many people. In the discussion process that took place it turned out that students were still dominating the group discussions conducted because besides being familiar with this method, they also had better mastery of the discussion material from various sources. Therefore this method needs to require students who are also looking for other sources related to the material being.