The Implementation of Local Wisdom-Based Learning in Elementary School: The Analysis of Instructional Materials for 2013 Curriculum

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Siska Yuniyati - xxx - Fak. KIP

The objectives of the study are (1) to analyze the need of instructional materials for 2013 curriculum; (2) to describe the need of local wisdom-based instructional materials for 2013 curriculum. The study applies research and development method by Borg and Gall which is modified as needed. The descriptive qualitative research is carried out based on document study, field observation and the development of instructional materials. The collecting of qualitative data is carried out through interview and field observation at some state elementary schools in Bendosari subdistrict of Sukoharjo regency which adopt 2013 curriculum. The results of study are: (1) Based on the analysis of field implementation, it can be concluded that there has not been any instructional material which is able to fulfill the students’ needs, the existing instructional materials are unable to reach students’ familiar environment, moreover, the application of instructional materials by the teacher is hardly able to implement character values towards the students’ themselves; (2) The need of thematic instructional materials development which is suited to students development, is able to reach students’ familiar environment in order to support the teaching and learning process of 2013 curriculum. The development of thematic instructional materials is carried out by integrating local wisdom that is familiar to students in any learning environment. The local wisdom to be developed is the Javanese one. The local wisdom can be obtained from folklores, traditional artifacts, traditional songs, traditional dances, traditional houses, and traditional ceremonies which are conformed with 2013 curriculum. The result of instructional materials development is prototype of local wisdom-based instructional materials for elementary school students. It has a good validation from experts’ assessment including subject matter, language, and design