Application of PBL with Mind Mapping Method to Increase Cognitive Learning Result of Social Study in Fourth Grade Students

  • Suwaib Suwaib Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Y. Riyanto Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia
  • W. T. Subroto Universitas Negeri Surabaya, Surabaya, Indonesia


This study aims to describe and analyze the improvement of students' cognitive learning result. This is a classroom action research which applied PBL with mind-mapping method on social study learning in fourth grade of elementary school. Data collection using observation and test method. Data analysis techniques using descriptive quantitative. The results of this study indicate a significant increase of aspects studied in each cycle. Percentage mastery of students' cognitive learning result from 76.19% to 95.24% in cycle 2. The success indicator in cycle 2 is equal ≥80%, and the grade point average is 81.11 (≥70). Improvement of cognitive learning result of students on social study learning through authentic problem solving formulated and presented with mind mapping method, so that learning is more easily absorbed by students because the learning is interesting, challenging and meaningful.