Teachers’ Perception in Developing Wetlands-Based Materials for English for Young Learners Classrooms
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- Teachers’ Perception; Wetlands-based Materials; EYL Classrooms
In Indonesia, English becomes a compulsory subject to be taught in junior and senior high school; whereas, it is regulated by the government that English is positioned as local content in primary schools. However, several primary schools in Indonesia, particularly in South Kalimantan, still hold English as their compulsory subject. The teachers in some primary schools, especially in wetland areas, have limited access to the information on teaching English for young learners (EYL) for lacking the materials regarding the local content, which is wetlands-based materials. Concerning the importance of achieving the teaching and learning goals; henceforth, this study is intended to investigate the teachers’ perception on how to develop materials related to local content, which is focused on wetlands, to teach English for students at young ages. A descriptive qualitative design is chosen in the study since it is aimed at investigating the teachers’ perception toward the material development. This study uses questionnaires and interviews to gain data from primary school teachers who teach English in South Kalimantan. According to the findings, understanding of wetlands in South Kalimantan should be taught in English classes from an early age. Furthermore, a variety of activities must be provided to encourage young learners to learn about wetlands since topics like biodiversity and wetlands society are considered critical for young students to understand. To summarize, educational institutions, particularly primary schools, should increase their efforts to prepare pupils for a long-term career in environmental protection.
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TY - CONF AU - Dini Noor Arini AU - Raisa Fadilla PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/14 TI - Teachers’ Perception in Developing Wetlands-Based Materials for English for Young Learners Classrooms BT - Proceedings of the International Seminar on Language, Education, and Culture (ISoLEC 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 65 EP - 70 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211212.012 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211212.012 ID - Arini2021 ER -