MOTIVASI BELAJAR DAN PEMAHAMAN KONSEP FISIKA SISWA SMK DALAM PEMBELAJARAN MENGGUNAKAN MODEL EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
This study aims to determine comprehension of physics concepts between the students who studied using the Experiential Learning model and students who studied using the Direct Instructions model. The populatoin of this study was a class XI student of SMK Farmasi Jember. The sample was the XI.B grade students of 32 as a experimental group and the XI.A students of 34 as an control group. The experimental group was given Experiential Learning model and the control group was given the Direct Instructions model. The research instrument was essay tests which was based on three indicators of concepts comprehension, those were: translation, interpretation, and extrapolation measuring the student’s comprehension of physics concepts; and questionnaire which was based on indicators of learning motivation, those were: interest and attention, enthusiasm for learning, responsibility, sense of fun, student reaction to measure student’s motivation during the learning activity using Experiential Learning model. The data were analyzed by using t – test. Result of this study were, 1) student’s motivation using the model of Experiential Learning in the range 72% 78,47 % 86% classified as Motivated; 2) the significance value of concepts comprehension was 0,001 < 0,05 was outside the acceptance of Ha. This study can be concluded that; 1) learning of physics by using a model of Experiential Learning in SMK Farmasi Jember have a positive impact on student’s motivation with the average percentage of each indicator were included in the Motivated criteria; 2) there was a significant difference in the comprehension of physics concepts between the students who studied using the Experiential Learning model and students who using the Direct Intructions model in physics learning in SMK Farmasi Jember.