UPAYA MENINGKATKAN EFEKTIVITAS PEMBELAJARAN PENDIDIKAN KEWARGANEGARAAN MELALUI METODE DISKUSI
The purpose of this research is to analyze the effectiveness of student learning by using group discussion method. This research was conducted in seventh grade student of SMPN 1 Sungai Kunyit, Pontianak Regency, in the academic year of 2013/2014 by using classroom action research. The research subjects are the grade seven students that consist of 31 students chosen by using random sampling. The data were collected by using test, the action was applied by using classroom action research. The action was applied in 3 cycles on “sejarah perkembangan proklamasi kemerdekaan Indonesia”. Every cycle consists of four stages namely planning, action, observation and reflection. The finding of this research indicated that before conducting the action, there was no one achieved the minimum mastery level. After conducting the first action, the students’ learning was recorded for 58.50. In second implementation of the action, the score increased to 67.09. After the implementation of cycle 3, the score again increased to 76.93 that exceed “kriteria ketuntasan minimum” (KKM) that had been determined by school of PKn Subject namely 7.00. This research concludes that the application of Group Discussion Method in “Pendidikan Kewarganegaraan (PKn)” in SMPN 1 Sungai Kunyit can improve the students’ learning outcome.