PENDEKATAN PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING
BERBASIS KONSTRUKTIVISME DALAM PENERAPAN
KURIKULUM BERBASIS KOMPETENSI
Abstract: This research is aimed at improving the quality of constructivism based learning by using the method of Problem-based Learning in the subject of Perhitungan Dasar Konstruksi Mesin (PDKM) indicated by the improvement of the studentsí effectiveness in learning followed by the improvement of learning performance. This research is a classroom action research consisting of two cycles. In the first cycle, it was used the Problem-based Learning method by mans of group discussion, and in the second cycles, it was used the Problem-based Learning method based on individuals. Each cycle consists of four activities: planning the action, implementation, reflection, and revision. This research was conducted to the first grade students of SMK PIRI I Yogyakarta at class of I TM 2 consists of 33 students. The data were collected through observation and tests. The data were analyzed descriptively. The results show that the implementation of the learning method of Problem-based Learning can improve the studentsí activeness in learning as well as enhance the studentsí learning performance. The suggestions to be considered are the need of implementing the Problem-based Learning in larger scope and the different studentsí characteristics as the teacherís innovative way of organizing the learning process.
Keywords: Problem-based Learning, constructivism, learning performance
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