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A STUDY ON DIGITAL NATIVE’S LEARNING STYLE IN LEARNING ENGLISH OF 8TH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMP NEGERI 1 MALANG

ARIFIANA, NOVI DWI PRATISTA (2015) A STUDY ON DIGITAL NATIVE’S LEARNING STYLE IN LEARNING ENGLISH OF 8TH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMP NEGERI 1 MALANG. Other thesis, University of Muhammadiyah Malang.

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Abstract

This research was based on the fact that today’s students are different with the previous era students. Today’s students are called Digital Native. According to Prensky (2001), digital native is a generation who are born in technology development. This generation has different characteristics which are affected their learning style. Learning style is a way of people to remember or understand something in learning that will help the student to achieve the learning goal (Prithchard, 2008). This research tried to find out the kinds of learning style used by the 8th grade students of SMP Negeri 1 Malang in learning English and learning style that is preferable to be used by the 8th grade students of SMP Negeri 1 Malang in learning English. This research is a descriptive research that describe a state of the affair as it exists at present” (Kothari, 2004:37). The population of this research was the second year or the 8th grade digital native students of SMP Negeri 1 Malang. The writer took 10 students from 2 classes and used purposive sampling technique. The instrument that used to get the data was interview. From the interview that had been conducted, the writer found 5 kinds of learning styles used by the 8th grade digital native students at SMP Negeri 1 Malang, they are visual, aural, verbal, social and solitary. Also, the learning style that preferable used by the 8th grade digital native students at SMP Negeri 1 Malang is social learning style.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Education > Department of English Language Education (88203)
Depositing User: CKO Repository
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 03:43
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 03:43
URI : http://eprints.umm.ac.id/id/eprint/21729

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