Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(9A), pp. 147 - 154
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071617
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A Preliminary Study of Brain-Based Learning (BBL) and Intrapersonal Intelligence in Junior High School Mathematics Learning


Edy Mastoni 1,2,*, M. Syarif Sumantri 1, Nurdin Ibrahim 1
1 Department of Educational Technology, Universitas Negeri Jakarta, Indonesia
2 STKIP Muhammadiyah Bangka Belitung, Indonesia

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to describe junior high school mathematics learning activities and describe the suitability of the Brain-Based Learning (BBL) learning strategy which focuses on intrapersonal intelligence in junior high school mathematics learning. The research is descriptive and qualitative. The data were collected through documentation studies, observations, and interviews with teachers and students. Teachers and students of junior high school SMP Assahil Lampung Timur Indonesia were involved in this research. The results showed that teachers only used expository learning strategies in learning activities and unsatisfactory learning outcomes. The teachers were never selecting learning strategies which focus on students' internal factors to be applied in learning. Based on these, taking into account the characteristics of learning strategies, students and junior high school mathematics material, it can be assumed that the Brain-Based Learning (BBL) learning strategy by focusing on students' intrapersonal intelligence is appropriate to be applied in junior high school mathematics learning and to enhance student’s learning outcomes.

KEYWORDS
Brain Based Learning (BBL), Intrapersonal Intelligence, Junior High School Mathematics Learning, Learning Outcomes

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Edy Mastoni , M. Syarif Sumantri , Nurdin Ibrahim . "A Preliminary Study of Brain-Based Learning (BBL) and Intrapersonal Intelligence in Junior High School Mathematics Learning." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.9A (2019) 147 - 154. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071617.