The Effects of Large Classes English Teachers’ and Students’ Perceptions at SMAN Watampone

Muhdar, Fahriadi (2014) The Effects of Large Classes English Teachers’ and Students’ Perceptions at SMAN Watampone. S1 thesis, Pascasarjana.

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ABSTRACT The objective of this research is to find out the teachers’ and students’ perceptions on the effects of large classes at SMAN Watampone based on instructional, psychological and social effects. The research applied descriptive research design. The subject of the research were the English teachers and students at X and XI grade of SMAN Watampone. They consisted of 6 English teachers and 12 students. The instruments of this research were interview and observation. The results of this research revealed that there were some effects of large classes dealing with instructional, psychological and social effects based on the teachers’ and students’ perception. The teachers perceived that the instructional effects of the large classes were the teachers are not fully used English in teaching, the classes have potential for the students to chat with their classmate, the implementation of the lesson plan is out of the box, chatting and sharing the answer were done by the students are big challenge for the teacher when monitoring the class, the teachers have challenging to motivate the passive students, writing on the whiteboard determines the focus of the students’ sight, the teacher almost never use audio-visual aids such as LCD, and the teacher difficult to use language lab. Meanwhile, the students’ perception for the instructional effects of large classes revealed that the students can do another activity beyond the lesson, the students difficult in reading the words on the white board, the students have chance to cheat when the examination, there is no direct competition between students, and the students are rarely used language lab. For the psychological effects of the large classes, the teachers perception were revealed that the teachers quite difficult in activating passive students, the teacher are exhausted in checking the students’ written works, the teachers disappointed when most of the students got low score, and the teachers feel uncomfortable with the hot and noisy situation of the class. On the other hand, the students’ perception revealed that the atmosphere of the class make the students uncomfortable, some of the students feel shy to speak, the opportunity of the students to express their self is rarely, and the students feel disappointed when get low score. The last is social effects; the teachers perceive that there is lack of the teacher-students interaction. The teacher still can control the class well, and the teachers difficult to remember the students’ name. Beside that, the teachers were difficult to remember the students’ name. Meanwhile, the students’ perception revealed that there is emotional gap between the teachers and the students, the students thought that their teachers do not remember their names and students glad with their class since there is a lot of interaction between the students and their friends. Based on the findings, the researcher concludes that large class might have some problems and challenges to be faced by teachers and students. However, both side should not be blame each other. By acting as a good teacher and a good student, the purpose of education will be reached even though the class is considered as a large class.

Item Type: Thesis (S1)
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2018 06:46
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