PENGEMBANGAN KETERAMPILAN SAINS ANAK USIA 4-5 TAHUN MELALUI METODE DISCOVERY
Keywords:science skills, discovery method
Early childhood education is one means to help children get the basic concepts of knowledge and the first institution that can provide meaningful life skills/experience. One of the skills that needs to be stimulated in children is science skills. Science skills are techniques used by children in obtaining first-hand information from the activities they carry out. But the problem that is often found in Early childhood education is that science learning is only focused on the reasoning of children with minimal media at the time of learning. While children are still in the period of concrete thinking, it means learning media are needed to support the development of the concept of thinking and having skills, especially in science skills. Seeing the existing problems, researchers tried to conduct research by trying the Discovery Method in developing science skills at the age of 4-5 years. The aim of this research is to describe the condition of science skills in the aspects of observing and communicating before and after the discovery method treatment. This research uses quantitative methods that use quasi-experimental research. The subject of the research is Wijaya Kusumah Kindergarten Cimahi City students aged 4-5 years. The results showed that the use of discovery methods to improve the skills of the process of observing and communicating in TK Wijaya Kusumah showed significant significance. The ability to observe in children based on the results of the pretest average value of 33.38 and the average value of potstest results 59.54. The data contained a difference in increase of 26,16. The results of the study of the ability to communicate in children in Wijaya Kusumah Kindergarten based on the results of the pretest average value of 25.88 and 49.96 posttest results. There was a difference of increase of 24.08. Thus the discovery method is effective in developing aspects of observing and communicating science skills in children aged 4-5 years.
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