Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Social Sciences in the 21st Century
Using Play Module and Box Voice in Learning: A Solution to the Absence of English Teachers at Christian Elementary Schools in Eastern Indonesia
Maria Martha Nikijuluw, Ronaldo Talapessy, Henry Latuheru
This research used a qualitative descriptive approach, which aimed to describe alternative solutions to the problem of the absence of EFL teachers at the Christian elementary schools (YPPK School) in Taniwel Sub-district, Maluku, Indonesia. The data was collected using questionnaires, field observations, in-depth interviews with teachers, and video documentation. The study population was all elementary students at YPPK Niwelehu-Nikulukan School, while the sample was 65 students from 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. The use of the play module and the Box Voice prototypes was carried out as an alternative solution to the problem of the absence of an English teacher in schools. The draft module was tested in 4th grade, while the Box Voice prototype was implemented in 5th and 6th-grade.
This preliminary innovation research revealed that the module was pivotal for students to learn English, where 100% of students like to learn English and more than 90% of students like the module themes and activities. Moreover, the Box Voice was highly recommended for learning mathematics because the 5th and 6th grade students still have difficulty with basic mathematical operations. The output products that have been produced are the draft module and the Voice Box. Following the research design, the stages of this research still have to be continued on the following research stage in 2022.
keywords: Play Module, Box Voice, EFL learning.