Astuti, Retno Dwi and Setyarini, M. and Jalmo, Tri (2020) The Importance of Guided Inquiry Learning Models to Train Communication Skills. IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education (IOSR-JRME), 10 (2). pp. 46-50. ISSN 2320–1959


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In 21st century, communication skills are skill that must be developed in addition to cognitive abilities. Teachers must be able to use appropriate strategies in learning activities so that students can have good communication skills which will make thesituation more interactive and effective and have an impact on high intensity discussions and deep learning understanding.This study aims to describe the importance of guided inquiry learning models in training communication skills.Data in this study were obtained using a needs analysis questionnaire involving 180 junior high school students in six districts of Lampung Province. The method used in this research is descriptive qualitative method and data collection using questionnaires. Data analysis of student questionnaire results was categorized into five criteria: very high, high, medium, low, and very low.The results of the analysis had an average of 52.9% categorized as "moderate". The results of a survey of students in six districts in Lampung Province revealed that natural science learning with the guided inquiry learning model has not all been carried out optimally such as in making problem formulations, making provisional assumptions (hypotheses), and proving provisional conjectures (hypotheses).Furthermore, students’ communication skills were not optimal in showing the truth of the data or opinions obtained from the results of the experiment and responding to statements from friends. The application of guided inquiry is not only to enhance students' ability to understand the material but also to train communication skills which are very important for students for more complex lives and to compete globally in 21st century.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (FKIP) > Prodi Magister Keguruan IPA
Depositing User: Dr Tri Jalmo
Date Deposited: 31 May 2020 06:25
Last Modified: 31 May 2020 06:25

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