The Integration of Environmental Education in Science Materials by Using MOTORIC Learning Model

I Wayan Sukarjita, Muhammad Ardi, Abdul Rachman, Amiruddin Supu, Gufran Darma Dirawan

Abstract


The research of the integration of Environmental Education in science subject matter by application of MOTORIC Learning models has carried out on Junior High School Kupang Nusa Tenggara Timur Indonesia. MOTORIC learning model is a Environmental Education (EE) learning model that collaborate three learning approach i.e. character approach, contextual and multimedia approaches. MOTORIC consists of seven components which constitute the acronym namely: Motivation, Observation, Talking, Orientation, Reinforcement, Implementation and Confirmation. The purpose of this research is to improve the junior high school students’ knowledge about the environment. Futhermore, the study was carried out in February-May 2014, with a sample of class VII students of junior high school in Kupang Indonesia. Environmental education materials are integrated in this study include energy, living sustem, pollution, waste management and conservation. Data was measured by using multiple choice test of environmental knowledge. The data were analyzed using the Wilcoxon Signed Rank test.

The results showed at 95% confidence level (? = 0.05), the integration of Environmental Education materials in science subject matter of junior high school through application of MOTORIC learning models effectively improve students’ knowledge of the environment by 64.15% in large groups of students meanwhile 68.07% in small group of students.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ies.v8n1p152

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