Improving Motivation and Results of the Digestion System Learning Using STAD Cooperative Learning Model Assistant Problem Cards


  • Chakim Muqtada Junior High School of Salaman 1


The problem in this study was the low motivation and learning outcomes of science in the material of the digestive system. This type of research is Class Action Research conducted in two cycles, each cycle consisting of two meetings. The action of cycle 2 is based on the results of reflection on cycle 1. Actions in cycle 2 must be different from cycle 1. The technique of collecting data uses tests, student questionnaires, and observations from researchers and collaborators. The research subjects were class VIIIC students at Salaman 1 Junior High School in the Academic Years 2018/2019. The results of the motivation study showed an increase from low observation on pre-cycle to 10 students achieving a Very Good Predicate (SB) motivation value in cycle 1 and becoming 18 students who received Very Good Motivation (SB) scores. Knowledge learning outcomes have increased from 40.74% completed KKM (80) in pre-cycle to 77.78% students in cycle I and 88.89% in cycle II. The mean value of knowledge increased from 76.64 in pre-cycle to 76.43 in cycle I and 86.07 in cycle II. The realm of learning outcomes in skills experienced an increase from 55.56% of complete KKM (80) in pre-cycle to 44.44% of students in the first cycle and 88.89% in the second cycle. The average skill score increased from 85.72 in pre-cycle to 88.35 in cycle I and 89.59 in cycle II.

Keywords: motivation, learning outcomes, STAD, Question Card, worksheet