Humor as a Teaching Strategy in Speaking Class: Experimental Study at SMA Negeri 1 Makale

KAMBEN MANGNGI’, PAULUS (2016) Humor as a Teaching Strategy in Speaking Class: Experimental Study at SMA Negeri 1 Makale. S1 thesis, Pascasarjana.

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ABSTRACT The objectives of this research were to find out: (1) whether using humor as a teaching strategy is effective to improve students’ speaking achievements at SMA Negeri 1 Makaleand (2) the students’ interest in using humor as a teaching strategy at SMA Negeri 1 Makale. This research applied a quasi-experimental method which involved two groups. They were experimental and control groups. The population consisted of 246 students. This research used cluster random sampling. The researcher chose two classes of the third year students of SMA Negeri 1 Makale academic year 2015/2016 randomly, as the experimental group treated by using humor as a teaching strategy, while the control group was treated without humor. The research data were collected by asking students to retell a story. The speaking test was given in the form of retelling story by pre-test and post-test,then; it was analyzed by using SPSS 20.0 version to see the significant difference between the two groups. The result of the data analysis showed that there was a significant difference between the score of the students who were taught by using humor and without humor. It was proved by the mean score of the experimental group which was higher than the control group in the post-test (93.39 > 89.54). The score of probability value (significant 2-tailed) in speaking ability was lower than the level of significance (0.043 < 0.05). In other words, H1 was accepted and H0 was rejected. The majority of the students (65 percents) responded “strongly agree” to the use of humor in the classroom. Their responses to the questionnaire statement indicated that they appreciated teachers using humor in the class and liked humor to be applied in the classroom. It can be concluded that the use of humor as a teaching strategy was effective to be implemented in speaking class.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 03:08
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2018 03:08

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