Developing Early Childhood Education Studentsâ€™ Learning
Keywords:Learning Media, Portfolio, English for Children
The COVID-19 forced all of the educationâ€™s level to adapt and assist their students virtually as it is the best alternative for keeping schools poses a safety risk for the students. This sudden shift also affects the children at the Early Childhood Education (PAUD) level. This research aims to help find solutions to problems faced when assisting the children to study at home during the pandemic and to develop a portfolio for early childhood/ Kindergarten students as their learning media. This research involved PAUD/ Kindergarten which is located in Yogyakarta. The researchers collected data by identifying existing problems through document study and interviews with PAUD/ Kindergarten teachers as well as parents.
Â This study adopted the qualitative research method. The researchers identified problems faced by the parents while assisting their children in English learning.Â The researchers carried out 4 stages in development research by adding an assessment column for the activities that had been completed. The consent to the assessment was done by giving a colorful stamps and/or stickers with animated images and motivational words. Thus it considered as form of positive reinforcement which attracts and buildup student motivation.
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