THE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT OF THE LEARNING PROCESS OF MATHEMATICS USING INDONESIAN CULTURES IN LESSON STUDY AT THE INDONESIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN THE INDONESIAN EMBASSY BANGKOK THAILAND

Erna Yayuk, Dyah Worowirastri Ekoawati

Abstract


Generally, the implementation of learning at Indonesian Elementary School in abroad is influenced by the costumes and culture of the local country. This is one of the causes that Indonesian people who study in abroad less know their authentic cultures well enough. Except an inadequate knowledge about the cultures which is given by their family of each children. In another side, at their age is the golden age for receiving the foundation of science. Therefore, if they do not introduce about their authentic cultures in early age so that they will encounter crisis knowledge about Indonesian cultures. Consequently, the efforts to revitalization Indonesian cultures at Indonesian Elementary School in abroad demanding to conducted the cooperation program of study/research. One of them is through a lesson study program in abroad. In this PLSLN (Lesson Study Program in Abroad), it is conducted a lesson study in mathematics learning. This is to minimize the material abstractness of mathematics as well as introducing Indonesian culture. Thus, the purpose of this program is to improve the quality of mathematics learning process using Indonesian culture at the Indonesian elementary school in the Indonesian embassy Thailand.Lesson study is designed in two cycles, which each of them is composed of several activities. Lesson study composed of three activities: a) Plan, teachers compile the lesson plan in groups, b) Do is the realization of learning where one of the teachers will act as a model and observed by other teachers, c) See is a reflection to improve the next learning process. A number of new knowledge can obtain the result of reflection or decisions for the improvement and enhancement of learning, especially at the Indonesian Elementary school in abroad.The result of lesson study shows that the students in learning mathematics are joyful and after analysis shows that there is an increase in student learning activities from cycle to cycle. Lesson Study, they are conditioned to learn to sincerely and responsibly. An understanding of the material is also more meaningful. It can be concluded that the Lesson Study can improve students' learning activities in learning and it can be a means of learning application PAIKEM.

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