Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Environmental Science, Society, and Technology, WESTECH 2018, December 8th, 2018, Medan, Indonesia

Research Article

Fieldtrip: Alternative Learning Communication in Delivering Biological Material for Visual Impairment Students

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283938,
        author={Mohamad  Nurzaman and Hanny  Hafiar and Hana  Silvana and Heru Riyanto Budiana},
        title={Fieldtrip: Alternative Learning Communication in Delivering Biological Material for Visual Impairment Students},
        proceedings={Proceedings of 1st Workshop on Environmental Science, Society, and Technology, WESTECH 2018, December 8th, 2018, Medan, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={WESTECH},
        year={2019},
        month={6},
        keywords={field trip science plants},
        doi={10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283938}
    }
    
  • Mohamad Nurzaman
    Hanny Hafiar
    Hana Silvana
    Heru Riyanto Budiana
    Year: 2019
    Fieldtrip: Alternative Learning Communication in Delivering Biological Material for Visual Impairment Students
    WESTECH
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.8-12-2018.2283938
Mohamad Nurzaman1, Hanny Hafiar1,*, Hana Silvana2, Heru Riyanto Budiana1
  • 1: Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
  • 2: Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia
*Contact email: hanny.hafiar@unpad.ac.id

Abstract

Education for students with visual impairments requires different learning techniques from students who can see because the limited sense of sight causes blind students to experience some obstacles in identifying and understanding the subject matter, especially in the field of science, which requires the sense of sight and experience to understand the basic concepts. Therefore, the introduction of plant material in the study of Natural Sciences, especially Biology, requires efforts to provide direct experience to students with visual impairments regarding nature and plants through field trip activities. Therefore, this study aims to describe communication learning activities in introducing nature and plants to blind students through field trip activities. This study used a descriptive case study method that attempted to describe the stages of Field trip teaching and learning activities with the results including the cognitive phase implanted an understanding of the type and anatomy of plants through classroom learning with an aid in the form of audiobooks, while for the effective phase efforts were made to grow love, love, and interest in nature and plants, in field trip activities, and finally the psychomotor phase that helps students to be able to differentiate and benefit from plants through the activity of touching, holding, and kissing plants as the learning objects.