30 Aug 2018
This research aimed to find out the effectiveness of peer group learning method in improving the college studentsâ achievement. This research uses one group pretest and posttest design. The population is non-formal education students of State University of Padang who take Education Statistics Subject in January-June 2017, consists of two classes each of which is control group and experimental group. There are 30 students in the control group and 41 students in the experimental group. The data obtained from the studentsâ learning result during January-June 2017 and analyzed using t-test statistical technique. The purposes of the research are (1) peer tutor is a strategy to help fulfilling the studentsâ need; (2) peer tutors will be proud of their role and they will learn from their experiences as tutor; and (3) peer tutorâs help can eliminate the studentsâ clumsiness. The research findings indicate that the studentsâ learning result with conventional learning method is unsatisfactory, the peer group learning method can improve the studentsâ learning result, and there is a significant difference between the studentsâ achievement learned with the conventional method and learned with the peer group method.
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