STAR (Strategy of Theoretical, Application, and Reflection): New Learning Strategy Models Using ICT in Higher Education

Aisiah Aisiah(1), Sherly Purwati(2*), Iqrima Basri(3), Aulia Tiara Rosida(4), Dian Yuli Susri Yeneti(5)
(1) Universitas Negeri Padang
(2) Universitas Negeri Padang
(3) Universitas Negeri Padang
(*) Corresponding Author


The Era of the industrial revolution 4.0 demand academic society especially college students and lecturers use technology in learning activities. However, based on observations at several semester learning programs of various learning courses at Universitas Negeri Padang it seems that the lack of innovation of learning strategies, so that, the learning activities became monotonous. Then, researchers developed the model Strategy of Theoretical, Application, and Reflection (STAR) as an alternative new learning strategy at higher education. The purpose of this research is develop STAR syntax and empirical testing of that new learning strategy. The development of STAR syntax explored through library research. The STAR empirical testing involves students at history department of Padang State University. The data collected through literature study, interviews, questionnaire and focus group discussion and then analyzed by using qualitative and quantitative approach. The results of the research are; the STAR syntax model includes five steps; 1) exploration, 2) presentation, 3) application, 4) reflection, and 5) reports. Empirical testing shows that the STAR as a new learning strategy is very practical (mean score 3.3) and very effective (mean score 3.2). The advantages of the STAR model are the students learn to master the theory (lecture material and practice applying it creatively and reflecting their skill to increase the capacity of professional skills in the area of expertise being studied.


Learning strategy, theory, application, reflection, higher education

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