Application of Discovery Learning to Train the Creative Thinking Skills of Elementary School Student

Authors : Suida Suwandari, Muslimin Ibrahim, Wahono Widodo

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 12 - December

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This research aimed to describe the learning outcomes by using the methods of discovery learning and examine the effect of discovery learning methods to creative thinking skill elementary school fifth grade students. This research is an experimental research design with pretest posttest control group design. The subjects were students of class fifth grade SDN Sidotopo II/49 Surabaya. The technique of collecting data through observation sheet learning outcomes and evaluation tests of creative thinking skill. Before analyzing the research data, researcher conducted an instrument trial analysis using validity and reliability test. Data were analyzed using normality test, homogeneity and hypothesis testing using t test. The results showed that: First, learning outcomes by using discovery learning methods obtain an average yield of 88,3% and the percentage of these scores are included in the criteria very well. Second, discovery learning methods effect on creative thinking skill, it is based on the value of learning outcomes tcount of 7.549 (7.549>1.997) and and the results sig. 2 tailed worth 0.015 (0.000 <0.05). Based on observations and data analysis, it can be concluded that the discovery learning methods can significantly improve the creative thinking skill students and excellent learning outcomes.

Keywords : Discovery Learning, Learning Outcomes, Creative Thing Skill.


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