Intervensi Meningkatkan Tumpuan dalam Pembelajaran Murid Bermasalah Pembelajaran (The Intervention Increased Attention in Students With Learning Disabilities)

MANISAH MOHD ALI, NORIZZA SAHAL

Abstract


Effectiveness of teaching and learning is gained when students are able to give full attention and respond well in class. Students with learning disabilities are found to be weak in the retention of learned skills because of short attention span and have difficulty following lessons at the appropriate rate. The use of origami in teaching and learning is an effort to enhance learning skills of students with learning difficulties. This paper describes a case study using a single subject design on two students with learning disabilities who have been identified as having poor attention span. Two types of intervention using the traditional Japanese folding crafts (origami) were used to explore the effect of using origami on the samples’ attention span. The pre-intervention, intervention and post intervention data were collected using the Baseline Observation Form, Intervention Observation Form and the Intervention Module. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics based on the number of intervals and the percentage of attention span. The results showed that the samples’ attention span increased above 60% when intervention was given. Maximum concentration of 100% was found in at least two intervention sessions. Motivation and feeling curious have helped in sustaining the attention span during the intervention sessions. In addition, the hands-on nature of origami also contributed to the increase in attention span of the samples. Lesser disruptive behavior during the session was another contributing factor in sustaining the attention span.  This study has pedagogical implication on the use of origami among students with learning disabilities

Keywords


Attention span; learning disabilities; origami; intervention

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