Journal of Primary Education <p>This journal publishes research articles results&nbsp;and conceptual studies in&nbsp;field of elementary mathematics education,&nbsp;IPA, Indonesian, IPS (SD&nbsp;and SMP)</p> en-US Journal of Primary Education 2252-6404 The Implementation of Student Worksheet Based on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and Local Wisdom to Improve of Critical Thinking Ability of Fourth Grade Students <p>The aim of this research is to analyze the effectiveness of students worksheet to improve of critical thinking ability of fourth grade student’s of SD N 5 Parakan Kauman based on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and local wisdom. This research adopt the procedure of research and development that oriented in 4D model (Define, Design, Developed, and Disseminate). The research design used was one groups pretest-posttest design with the member of subject were 24 students. The research instrument used observation sheet, interview sheet, validity test, written test (pretest and posttest), and also questionnaire. The result of the research showed that students worksheet included in the effective enough category, which based on the calculation of N-Gain score was 62.7809 or 62.8 %, with a minimum score is 57.14 % and a maximum score 66.67 %. These scores showed the improvement of student thinking in solving problem aspect, with good and very good categories. The result of the teacher respondent is 67, it is in interesting category and the student respondent got 84 in average score, it is in very interesting category. It can be concluded that the implementation of student worksheet in STEM basic and local wisdom can be implemented in teaching learning activities, it also improve the ability of students’ critical thinking.</p> Anggi Hary Prasadi Wiyanto Wiyanto Erni Suharini ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-05-31 2020-05-31 9 3 235 245 10.15294/jpe.v9i3.37712 Mathematical Connection Ability of Grade 8th Students’ in terms of Self-Concept in Problem Based Learning <p>Mathematical connections ability is a demand in mathematics education to develop mathematical ideas and problem-solving in one another. This study aims to find mathematical connection ability patterns in terms of self-concept. The research method used is mixed methods with concurrent embedded design, quantitative research analysis using true experimental design, while qualitative research analysis uses the Miles and Huberman model. The population in this study was eighth-grade students of SMP Negeri 13 Semarang, Indonesia, and sampling was done by random sampling technique. The results showed that the mathematical connection ability pattern in terms of mathematical self-concepts is diverse. It is found that there were two patterns of mathematical connection ability in subjects with high self-concept. In subjects with moderate self-concept, three patterns of mathematical connection ability subjects with low self-concept, three patterns of mathematical connection ability are found.</p> Abdul Kadir Rochmad Rochmad Iwan Junaedi ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-05-31 2020-05-31 9 3 227 234 10.15294/jpe.v9i3.37547 Development of Science Module SETS Approach to Strengthen Cognitive Learning Outcomes of Elementary School Students <p>At present, there is still a lack of teaching materials in Elementary Schools, specifically science that is suitable to the needs of students and encourages students to care about their environment. The purpose of this study is to develop a Natural Sciences module with the STSE (Science, Technology, Society, Environment) approach to strengthen cognitive learning outcomes in Elementary Schools. The method used is the research development of the modified Borg and Gall model, namely preliminary studies, development stages, and evaluation stages. The research subjects were grade IV students, Public Elementary School Kangkung 1 Mranggen. Data collection instruments used were observation sheets, tests, questionnaires, and documentation. Analysis of research with t-test and n-gain test to determine the comparison of modules, as well as improvement of learning outcomes. The results of the study that the Natural Sciences module, with the STSE approach, is valid for use. The results of trials with the t-test show the difference between the use of modules and student books, N-gain module usage scores 0.723 with a very high category. The practicality test shows a practical module so that students and teachers can accept it. The Science Module STSE approach can be used as a substitute for teaching material on the theme of the environment around Grade IV Elementary School.</p> Rio Candra Enni Suwarsi Rahayu Ngurah Made Darma Putra ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-05-31 2020-05-31 9 3 246 255 10.15294/jpe.v9i3.37713 Analysis of The Effect of Ice Breaking on Interpersonal Development of Early Childhood <p>Early childhood education is essentially education that is held to facilitate the growth and development of children as a whole or emphasize the development of all aspects of the child's personality, especially interpersonal aspects. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effect of ice breaking on the interpersonal development of early childhood. This study was used a quantitative approach or quasi-experimental research designs. The data collection method was used observation and documentation. Data analysis techniques was used the t-test with the help of SPSS 23.0 for windows. The results showed that there were differences in interpersonal abilities of young children before and after ice-breaking activities. The pretest value of interpersonal aspects of early childhood in the control and the experimental class has a probability value of 0.000 &gt; 0.05. While the post - test interpersonal aspects of early childhood in the control class and the experimental class have a probability value of 0.000 &lt; 0.05. Increased interpersonal aspects of early childhood before and after the ice-breaking activity around of 72.34%. It was concluded that the hypothesis was accepted that there was a significant increase in the development of interpersonal aspects of the age of 5-6 years through ice-breaking activities.</p> Mawari Melati Almas Saniy hartono hartono Sarwi Sarwi ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-05-31 2020-05-31 9 3 256 262 10.15294/jpe.v9i3.37727 Expression Analysis with Socio Emotion Attitude in Singing Activity of 5-6-Year-Old Children <p>The process of singing is related to the social process of the child's emotions with the environment, and the social process of emotions involves changes in one's relationships with others, changes in emotions and personalities. This research aims to analyze the singing expression of children in the teaching and learning process at Tarbiyatul Athfal Kindergarten, Krapyak, Jepara. The subjects consisted of early childhood students in Class B or within 5-6-year-old age interval at Tarbiyatul Athfal Kindergarten by taking 3 classes in which each of them represented by 3 students of each category. Thus, there were 9 students taken as the subjects. The research methodology was a qualitative approach. Examine the child's expression when singing in the learning process, how the teacher's role in leading and directing the learning process and see how the child's expression is produced from singing. The findings concerning the singing expression of the children were each child had different expressions while singing. Each expression showed different socio-emotional attitudes. Some students indifferently accepted the song as learning media. Thus, they seemed sufficiently active in learning. In contrast, children were not interested in the song. It showed that children were less active in receiving a lesson from the teacher. The research conclusion shows three student categories in learning. They are (1) active students in learning when singing activities that children are always cheerful, excited and complete their assignments according with their teacher’s directions (2) sufficiently active students, the children are less cheerful and excited, their body’s movement is very limited, so it can affect in their enthusiasm to complete the assignments, (3) less active students in learning, children are not at all interested in the songs provided, they have their world that they like. The research benefits are as reference for further researchers to find out student categories in learning which is adjusted to the obtained expression while singing and having socio-emotional attitudes obtained from the activity.</p> Dyah Fachriyyati Hartono Hartono Endang Susilaningsih ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-05-31 2020-05-31 9 3 263 270 10.15294/jpe.v9i3.37881 The Effectiveness Analysis of Discovery Learning Assisted by Interactive Video toward Social Study Critical Thinking Skills of Primary School <p>Critical thinking skills must be owned by primary school students to face the 21st-century learning era. It can be trained in schools by implementing a discovery learning model in learning processes. This research aims to analyze and find out how discovery learning effectiveness assisted by interactive video toward critical thinking skills of Social study for fourth graders. The research methodology was quasi-experimental research while the technique of sampling was purposive sampling. In this research, Public Primary School 02 Pringapus functions as control group which was intervened by discovery learning and Public Primary School 01 Pringapus functions as experimental group which was intervened by discovery learning assisted by interactive video. The techniques of collecting data were critical thinking skill question, questionnaire, interview, and documentation. The results of classical accomplishment showed that the result of control group was 54.84% with average score 70. Meanwhile, the experimental group obtained 96.67%, with average score 76.67. The results of n-gain score of control group was 0.34 while the experimental group was 0.42. Both of them were categorizeed moderate. The findings showed that discovery learning implementation assisted by interactive video was effective in improving social study critical thinking skills of primary school students. This research is expected to be basis of developing and improving social study critical thinking skills for primary school students.</p> Hilda Dhaniartika Nurma’ardi Rusdarti Rusdarti Murwatiningsih Murwatiningsih ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-05-31 2020-05-31 9 3 271 278 10.15294/jpe.v9i3.37935