Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(5A), pp. 15 - 17
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071503
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Collaborative Approach is an Alternative Learning Process to the Japanese Language

Uning Kuraesin *
Widyatama University, Indonesia


Very rapid changes in all sectors, especially in the field of work, encourage higher education institutions to equip their graduates with adaptability and creativity to be able to follow these changes and developments. To answer these challenges, the role of the teacher in delivering subject matter to students is not easy. One of the abilities that must be possessed by a teacher in improving his professional competence is the ability to develop learning models that are applied in the classroom. The background of writing this paper is the inactivity of students in following the learning process. However, the author find out that we need to innovate in learning, and that the level of student understanding of the material is less than expected. From the target, 75% of the students can be active when process in learning. Learning methods are carried out using collaborative learning through group discussions. The author considers that student-centered learning would change the behavior of students who were initially less active. On that basis, in this paper the author raises the theme, Collaborative Approach as one of the learning models that can improve understanding of the material. In the learning process, the author chooses a collaborative approach through group discussion with the aim that students can exchange ideas/ information (sharing of information) between them. In this method, students work together in small groups to achieve the same goal. In collaborative learning activities, things that need to be considered for students are that they work together in solving the same problem, and not individually solve the problem separately during collaboration students' work together to build the same understanding and concepts to complete each part of the problem or task assigned. This paper is an exploratory study on students to know the direction of student learning in understanding a material. The actions that the author has done in class are a series of activities from a process to improve students' abilities. From the teaching experience with a collaborative approach through group discussion, it can be seen that there are changes in learning behavior that initially some students are relatively passive, dare to express their opinions. Positioning students in active roles, potential collaborative approaches can be chosen as one of the effective strategies. This research is (1) to investigate why a potential collaborative approach can improve learning outcomes, (2) to investigate the role of lecturers, and (3) to investigate the strategic role of students. To illustrate how this idea can be practiced in the context of the class, this presentation concludes with a presentation on empirical experience implementing a collaborative approach with examples of excellence, challenges and weaknesses.

SCL, Learning Process, Collaborative Approach, the Role of Lecturers and Students

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Uning Kuraesin . "Collaborative Approach is an Alternative Learning Process to the Japanese Language." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.5A (2019) 15 - 17. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071503.