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2022 ◽  
Vol 1 (3) ◽  
pp. 191-198
Destia Herlisya ◽  
Purna Wiratno

Tik tok is one of the most loved apps in the millennial era. The Tik Tok application is an application to create and share various short videos in vertical format, which is played by simply scrolling the screen up or down. Tik Tok users are increasing every day, especially during the pandemic era. In 2020, as of October Tik Tok reached 2 billion downloads worldwide. This application originating from China is widely downloaded by social media users to relieve boredom when they have to stay at home. This study aims to improve students' speaking skills through the Tik Tok application. The subjects of this study were 20 students of the third semester in English education major at STKIP PGRI Bandar Lampung. The method used is descriptive quantitative method using classroom action research techniques. Based on the result, the improvement of students’ learning activities showed mean score of students’ learning activities in pre cycle is 68.88, in cycle I was 69 with the criteria was less active. While, the mean score of students’ learning activities in cycle II was 76.75 with the criteria were quite active. So, the improvement of students’ learning activities the first cycle to the second cycle was 7.75 point. From analyzing data, it could be concluded that classroom action research by using Tik Tok App improved students’ learning activities and students’ speaking skill.

2022 ◽  
Vol 5 (1) ◽  
pp. 14-25
Raymond Ndubisi Anyanwu ◽  
Rosianna Jules

Action research is regarded as a dynamic strategy to galvanise teachers to determine what works best for them and their pupils. Teachers’ experience in action research has been investigated in some developing countries without involving any of the small island states in the Indian Ocean. Hence, this study explored the experience of teachers from Seychelles regarding action research focusing on their understanding of the nature, meaning, and purpose of action research; the benefits they gained from doing action research; the difficulties and the challenges they encountered while conducting action research, including their background characteristics. Its aim was to identify their successes, concerns, and issues. Participants were 33 primary school teachers enrolled in the two-year Advanced Diploma programme at the Seychelles Institute of Education during the 2019/2020 academic year. One of their assessment tasks required them to identify a difficulty that their pupils encounter and conduct action research on it with a view to finding a solution. Data collected using a self-reporting questionnaire designed by the investigators was analysed using both descriptive and interpretive techniques. Results indicated that the participants had a mixed experience of successes, concerns, and issues.

2022 ◽  
Vol 12 ◽  
Aude Villatte ◽  
Geneviève Piché ◽  
Sylvie Benjamin

This participatory action research explores the perceived social support of youth whose parents have a mental illness during their transition to adulthood. Social support is an important protection factor during this developmental period, but few studies have explored how these young adults perceive their social support. Nor has any study assessed whether participation in a group-based participatory action research project could improve these youth's sense of support.Purpose: (1) identify which aspects of social support these youth spontaneously address when talking about their experiences in Photovoice workshops; (2) explore how participants view these types of workshops as a good way to improve their sense of social support and belonging.Methodology: Ten young adults (nine women and one man) between the ages of 18 and 25 who have at least one parent with a mental illness participated in Photovoice meetings in 2019. These group meetings aimed to explore and share their experiences as young adults whose parents have a mental illness. The testimonies were combined with data obtained from the abbreviated version of the Social Provisions Scale and the Scale of Social Belonging.Results: The quantitative results suggest that participants consider their social support levels to be high, but their qualitative statements highlight low level or absence of parental support in terms of emotional, informative or instrumental levels. They see themselves as an important source of support for their parent and discuss the importance of having other supports figures (romantic partner, employer, friends, sibling, etc.). Conversely, they have difficulty asking for help for various reasons (including fear of stigma). They consider that their participation in this Photovoice project allowed them to feel heard, supported and to develop a sense of belonging to a group.Discussion: To conclude, clinical issues to be considered for psychosocial intervention with young adults of parents with a mental illness are discussed.

2022 ◽  
Vol 7 (1) ◽  
pp. 264-291
Sylvester T. Cortes ◽  
Valerie H. Bugtai ◽  
Eddalin Q. Lampawog ◽  
Cecile B. Sadili ◽  
Alma D. Agero ◽  

Background and Purpose: Urban agriculture (UA) has become an even more attractive option for food security and safety brought by the spread of COVID-19 which causes global health crisis. However, studies examining the perceived values, challenges, and needs towards urban agriculture are very limited and this does not exempt even the context of Cebu City in the Philippines. In this regard, this study aimed to assess the problems and prospects concerning urban agriculture in the aforementioned City. The purposes are to propose action plans and offer insights in designing and implementing food and agricultural programs and policies in the planned participatory action research (PAR) for sustainable urban agriculture.   Methodology: This study used Kemmis and McTaggart’s (1988) Model of Action Research. The use of this research method is an essential approach towards constructing sustainable developments of urban agricultural systems. However, only the planning stage was accomplished in this phase of action research of which it employed sequential explanatory research design. There were 509 household representatives in this stage of the study who participated in an online survey, 217 and 292 were from the north district and south district, respectively. Subsequently, each district had five representatives who were subjected to interviews to explain the quantitative results.   Findings: Results indicate that Cebuanos positively perceives the social, economic, health, environmental, and aesthetic values of urban agriculture. However, the presence of urban agriculture in the metropolitan is only from moderate to nonexistent due to lack of space or designated area. In addition, the participants disclosed a lack of training and capital or funding, thus further disengaging them from adopting urban agriculture. Nonetheless, the majority (n=463) expressed willingness to be trained in urban agriculture if given the opportunity.   Contributions: This study provides key points as to how urban agriculture can be promoted. These include designating some portions of public and privately unused lands as “urban agriculture areas”. In addition, financing institutions may also allocate small subsidies for marginally low-income families as their starting capital for urban agriculture activities. Finally, universities, non-government, and government agencies in the agriculture sector may train Cebuanos in backyard and rooftop gardening being the widely accepted urban agriculture form.   Keywords: Action research, perceived challenges, perceived needs, perceived values, urban agriculture.   Cite as: Cortes, S. T., Bugtai, V. H., Lampawog, E. Q., Sadili, C. B., Agero, A. D., Ramas, C. B., … Lorca, A. S. (2022). Understanding the issues of citizen participation.  Journal of Nusantara Studies, 7(1), 264-291.

Densiana Tnomat ◽  
Marthisa Oliva Billik ◽  
Tri Buce. J Banu

This paper aims to investigate the students’ vocabulary mastery improvement after the implementation of a short English movie in Interpretive Listening class. There were 15 students of Interpretive Listening class of STKIP SoE as the participants. The researcher used Classroom Action Research as the method and collected the data by using test, in the form of pretest, posttest and observation for the students’ vocabulary mastery. The result of the study indicated that short English Movie can improve students’ vocabulary mastery. The improvement covered, the students’ being active in the process of teaching and learning in the classroom.

2022 ◽  
Nesrin Menemenci Bahcelerli ◽  

The most important feature that distinguishes the tourism sector from many sectors is that it has a labor-intensive structure. Therefore, the knowledge and skills of those working in this sector are important for the competitiveness of businesses. In this direction, tourism education curricula are developed on a practical basis. During the pandemic, the functioning of the tourism industry has come to a complete halt, so education has been moved to digital platforms. In this process, many application-based courses were suspended and these courses were started to be carried out on digital platforms. The aim of this study is to evaluate the views of students who receive tourism education in the pandemic process towards distance learning. The action research technique, one of the qualitative research methods, was used in the study. Action research is a method actively used by educators who take the role of researchers to systematically and scientifically obtain information and develop applications in various fields of education. The sample of the study consists of 24 students studying tourism in the 2020-2021 academic years. The research data were collected using a semi-structured interview technique. As a result of the research, while the students expressed positive opinions about distance learning, they stated that they lacked the application aspect, which is a necessity of tourism education. In addition, with the statements put forward, it is concluded that students improve themselves by participating in seminars and trainings with distance learning methods in many different countries in the pandemic process. Among the problems experienced, students stated that there is a lack of infrastructure.

2022 ◽  
Vol 1 (3) ◽  
pp. 133-143

The learning process is less effective, the teaching teacher does not use methods that can increase students' curiosity in exploring knowledge, so that the teacher seems to be watching. This can affect student learning outcomes that do not achieve the desired results, especially in learning Geography of the material for the distribution of flora and fauna. This study aims to find out and obtain information from the field on matters relating to improving student learning outcomes on the material Geography of the Distribution of Flora and Fauna through the use of the Picture To Picture model in class XI-SOS 3 students of SMA Negeri 106 East Jakarta. Classroom Action Research (CAR) conducted by collaborating researchers and teachers through 2 cycles. Where each cycle is carried out 2 meetings. Each cycle consists of four activities, namely planning, implementing actions, observing and evaluating, and reflecting. Geography learning outcomes of students can be improved by applying the Picture To Picture method. This can be seen from the value of the results of individual questions in cycles I and II. From the results before the first cycle experienced an increase, also in the second cycle there was an increase. After there was action and reflection on the implementation of cycles I and II using the picture to picture method, there was a very significant change in a very good direction. ABSTRAKProses pembelajaran yang kurang efektif, guru mengajar tidak menggunakan metode yang bisa meningkatkan rasa ingin tahu siswa dalam menggali ilmu, sehingga terkesan guru tersebut menoton. Hal demikian dapat mempengaruhi hasil belajar siswa tidak mencapai hasil yang diinginkan, khususnya dalam pembelajaran Geografi materi Persebaran Flora dan Fauna. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui dan memperoleh informasi dari lapangan tentang hal-hal yang berhubungan dengan peningkatan hasil belajar siswa terhadap Geografi materi Persebaran Flora dan Fauna melalui penggunaan model Picture To Picture pada siswa kelas XI-SOS 3 SMA Negeri 106 Jakarta Timur. Penelitian Tindakan Kelas (PTK) yang dilakukan oleh peneliti dan guru kolaborator melalui 2 siklus. Dimana setiap siklus dilaksanakan 2 kali pertemuan. Setiap siklus terdiri dari empat kegiatan yaitu perencanaan, pelaksanaan tindakan, observasi dan evalusi, serta refleksi. Hasil belajar Geografi siwa dapat ditingkatkan dengan penerapan metode Picture To Picture. Hal ini dapat dilihat dari nilai hasil soal individu pada siklus I dan II . Dari hasil sebelum siklus I mengalami peningkatan, juga pada siklus II mengalami peningkatan.Setelah ada tindakan dan refleksi pada pelaksanaan siklus I dan II dengan menggunakan metode picture to picture maka ada perubahan yang sangat berarti ke arah yang sangat baik.

PLoS ONE ◽  
2022 ◽  
Vol 17 (1) ◽  
pp. e0261604
María-Luisa Vázquez ◽  
Andrea Miranda-Mendizabal ◽  
Pamela Eguiguren ◽  
Amparo-Susana Mogollón-Pérez ◽  
Marina Ferreira-de-Medeiros-Mendes ◽  

Background Despite increasing recommendations for health professionals to participate in intervention design and implementation to effect changes in clinical practice, little is known about this strategy’s effectiveness. This study analyses the effectiveness of interventions designed and implemented through participatory action research (PAR) processes in healthcare networks of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay to improve clinical coordination across care levels, and offers recommendations for future research. Methods The study was quasi-experimental. Two comparable networks, one intervention (IN) and one control (CN), were selected in each country. Baseline (2015) and evaluation (2017) surveys of a sample of primary and secondary care doctors (174 doctors/network/year) were conducted using the COORDENA® questionnaire. Most of the interventions chosen were based on joint meetings, promoting cross-level clinical agreement and communication for patient follow-up. Outcome variables were: a) intermediate: interactional and organizational factors; b) distal: experience of cross-level clinical information coordination, of clinical management coordination and general perception of coordination between levels. Poisson regression models were estimated. Results A statistically significant increase in some of the interactional factors (intermediate outcomes) -knowing each other personally and mutual trust- was observed in Brazil and Chile INs; and in some organizational factors -institutional support- in Colombia and Mexico. Compared to CNs in 2017, INs of Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico showed significant differences in some factors. In distal outcomes, care consistency items improved in Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay INs; and patient follow-up improved in Chile and Mexico. General perception of clinical coordination increased in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico INs. Compared to CNs in 2017, only Brazil showed significant differences. Conclusions Although more research is needed, results show that PAR-based interventions improved some outcomes regarding clinical coordination at network level, with differences between countries. However, a PAR process is, by definition, slow and gradual, and longer implementation periods are needed to achieve greater penetration and quantifiable changes. The participatory and flexible nature of interventions developed through PAR processes poses methodological challenges (such as defining outcomes or allocating individuals to different groups in advance), and requires a comprehensive mixed-methods approach that simultaneously evaluates effectiveness and the implementation process to better understand its outcomes.

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