Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 5(6), pp. 960 - 964
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050608
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Using Project-based Learning in Writing an Educational Article: An Experience Report


Aceng Hasani 1,*, Aan Hendrayana 2, Arip Senjaya 1
1 Department of Language Education, Faculty of Education and Teaching Sciences, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Indonesia
2 Department of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Education and Teaching Sciences, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

Writing skills of students in various faculties are competencies that need to be developed in accordance with the vision and purpose for the faculty itself. The Faculty of Education is a faculty which educates and writing skills to students from any department to have a sensitivity and a critical attitude toward education. This research employs qualitative research. It was expected to give inspirations to further research in linear field and also to inspire readers to implement writing based-project in their instruction. Using project-based learning directly guides them to write an article. The study involved 32 students of the 2nd of Mathematics Education Academic Year 2015/2016. We describe a reflective study on their articles that published in the local mass media. The results show that the students' interest were very varied, there are education and history education, education and values, contemporary problems of education and mathematics education. It is also show that using project based-learning, the number of students' articles published in mass media is 25% (8 of 32 articles), the remain articles (75%) were under review. From the results, it can be concluded that by using project-based learning, students' writing ability can be enhanced. Further, this learning can foster student learning and engage faculty in professional development.

KEYWORDS
Writing, Project Based Learning, Mass Media Article

Cite this paper
Aceng Hasani , Aan Hendrayana , Arip Senjaya . "Using Project-based Learning in Writing an Educational Article: An Experience Report." Universal Journal of Educational Research 5.6 (2017) 960 - 964. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2017.050608.