Teacher Awareness on the Use of Physical Activities to Introduce English in Early Childhood Education
Fatona Suraya, Soegiyanto Soegiyanto, Setya Rahayu, Limpad Nurrachmad, Lulu April Farida, Mohammad Arif Ali
Available Online November 2019.
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- Physical activities, English, Early Childhood education, teacher awareness
- Physical activities provide many benefits for children and it stick to children daily activities, since children by nature love to play any physical activities. On the other hand, English, in Indonesian curriculum for Early Childhood Education is no longer allowed to be a subject being taught. Whereas, the Krasen critical period hypothesis argues that the earlier is the better for learning a new language. Therefore, it needs to be integrated to other subjects. This researcher aims to analyze the teacher’s awareness on the use of physical activities to Introduce English in Early Childhood Education using a quantitative survey design. By administering a set of questionnaires which focused on 4 aspect namely teacher perspective about physical activities, teacher perspective toward English, teacher physical activities’ preferences and teacher’s preference on teaching English, this research explain the teacher awareness on the importance of English and physical activities as well as the integration of English in physical activities. Physical activities and English language are highly valued by teachers. However, even they favor the physical activities and English, it did not guarantee that they are aware on integrating English in their activities, either in physical or nonphysical activities.
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TY - CONF AU - Fatona Suraya AU - Soegiyanto Soegiyanto AU - Setya Rahayu AU - Limpad Nurrachmad AU - Lulu April Farida AU - Mohammad Arif Ali PY - 2019/11 DA - 2019/11 TI - Teacher Awareness on the Use of Physical Activities to Introduce English in Early Childhood Education BT - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Physical Education, Sport, and Health (ACPES 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 196 EP - 201 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/acpes-19.2019.44 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/acpes-19.2019.44 ID - Suraya2019/11 ER -