Baso Jabu, Baso
State University of Makassar

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The Problems in Professional Competence of Teachers in Teaching English Subjects at Vocational High Schools -, SYAMSINAR -; Jabu, Baso
ELT WORLDWIDE Vol 2, No 2 (2015)
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           This research was intended to investigate the problems in professional competence faced by the English teachers of vocational high schools in Gowa, South Sulawesi. This research applied descriptive qualitative method.  The data were collected by using three instruments namely questionnaire, interview and observation checklist. The participants were two experienced English teachers, two inexperienced English teachers, and eight students. The professional competence indicators adapted from the Regulation of the Minister of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia No. 16/2007. The research found that there were eleven problems faced by the teacher in relation to their professional competence. In English teachers’ competence especially in linguistic aspect, the major problem faced by the teachers is dealing with lacking of the vocabulary for special terms. In addition, the research also indicated that there were two other serious problems faced by the teachers. First, they faced problem in developing the teacher professionalism continuously. Second, they do not use information and communication for communicating maximally.Keywords:    professional competence, experienced English teachers, inexperienced    English teacher 
The Problems in Professional Competence of Teachers in Teaching English Subject at Vocational High Schools Syamsinar, Syamsinar; Jabu, Baso
ELT WORLDWIDE Vol 2, No 2 (2015)
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This research was intended to investigate the problems in professional competence faced by the English teachers of vocational high schools in Gowa, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. This research applied descriptive qualitative method. The data were collected by using three instruments: questionnaire, interview and observation checklist. The participants were two experienced English teachers, two inexperienced English teachers, and eight students. The professional competence indicators are adapted from the Regulation of the Minister of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia No. 16/2007. The results of this research reveal that the teachers problems dealing with professional competence in teaching English at vocational high schools include (a) problem in mastering the materials, (b) problems in mastering the curriculum, (c) problem in developing materials creatively, (d) difficulties in developing the teacher professionalism continuously, (e) problems in using the information technology and (f) problems of classroom management. Keywords:  professional competence, experienced English teachers, inexperiencedEnglish teacher.
Students’ Perception on Peer Revisions of Deemphasizing Grammar Correction in SMA Mulia Bhakti, Makassar, South Sulawesi Purnamasari, Jelita; Jabu, Baso; Halim, Abdul
ELT WORLDWIDE Vol 3, No 1 (2016): April 2016
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This research are aims at (i) investigating perceptions of learners about the implementation of peer revision of deemphasizing grammatical correction at SMA Mulia Bhakti Makassar, (ii) finding out the factors which influenced the implementation of peer revision of deemphasizing grammar correction at SMA Mulia Bhakti Makassar, and (iii) finding out how the peer revision of deemphasizing grammar correction is implemented at SMA Mulia Bhakti Makassar. The researcher conducted qualitative method. The data resources were 11th-grade students at SMA Mulia Bhakti Makassar who had experience in the practice of peer revision of deemphasizing grammar correction. The result showed that, (i) the researcher found the students’ positive perception and negative perception on peer revision of deemphasizing grammatical correction. The positive perceptions were students became more active, developed their critical thinking, leaded them to students’ self-directed learning, and decreased students’ writing apprehension while the negative perceptions were it created overly critical comments and also conflict (ii) the factors influenced the implementation were students’ ability as reviewer and sitting them in collaborative work (iii) the steps of peer revision of deemphasizing grammatical correction at SMA Mulia Bhakti Makassar consisted of six steps, namely writing, revision, first rewriting, editing, second rewriting, and scoring.
Episodic Memory in EFL Classroom at Bosowa University Mardiana, Mardiana; Jabu, Baso; Weda, Sukardi
ELT WORLDWIDE Vol 3, No 1 (2016): April 2016
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The objectives of this research are (1) to find out whether the use of episodic memory is effective to improve the writing ability of the fifth-semester students of English education department of Bosowa University Makassar and (2) to find out the component of writing that improves the students’ writing the highest. The method applied in this research was true experiment design. It involved two groups design. That was experimental and control group. The subjects of this research were taken from two classes at fifth semester  A and B in 2014/2015 academic year. The sample consisted of 40 students. They were randomly formed. The data of this research was collected through writing test. The result of the research through students writing test shows that the students writing ability improved after treatment. It was supported by the rate of the mean score of writing which were observed in the students posttest for the five components. The mean score of the experimental group was 71.89 which was higher than of the control group which was only 67.32 and the mean difference was 4.57. The content in the experimental group posttest were 83.50 while in the pretest only 67.50. The improvement of students score in experimental for the content component was 16 point. It was the highest of all components of writing. It can be concluded that (1) The use of episodic memory is effective to improve the writing ability of the fifth-semester students of English Education Department of  Bosowa University Makassar; (2) The component of writing that improves the students’ writing the highest is content.Keywords: Episodic memory, writing ability.
ACTIVATING STUDENTS’ INTEREST THROUGH WONDERSHARE QUIZ CREATOR SOFTWARE IN READING COMPREHENSION Sangkala, Ismail; Jabu, Baso; Muliati, Andi
ELT WORLDWIDE Vol 6, No 1 (2019)
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This research aimed at finding out whether or not the use of “Wondershare QuizCreator Software” activates the students’ interest in reading comprehension of theEnglish Education Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education,Muhammadiyah University of Makassar, Indonesia. In academic Year 2012/2013,based on investigating students’ interest in learning of reading comprehensionthrough Wondershare Quiz Creator Software. The research employed the trueexperimental method. This research assigned two groups namely experimentalgroup and control group. Each group consisted of 45 students. The sample waschosen by applying cluster random sampling technique. The researcher used thequestionnaire was given to the students to cover the statements about the students’ interest in the implementation of software in reading comprehension. The data obtained through Likert Scale, it was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics through SPSS 16.0 version. In conducting the research, the researcher applied the “Wondershare Quiz Creator Software” and the result showed that there was students’ interest at the experimental group after applying the software. It was proven by the result of descriptive and inferential statistics in questioning the students’ statements in the posttest. Based on the result of the questionnaire engaged to the experimental group, the interest of the students was dominantly classified as very high interest. There were 12 (27%) of them classified as high interest and 33 students dominated 73 % as very high interest. The students in the experimental group generally agree with the implementation of the software because they had confidence and felt more enthusiastic with the mean score is 86.53, which was categorized as interesting.