Development of cooperation character of elementary school student through project-based learning

  • Harli Trisdiono Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia


Project-based learning (PBL) is designed to improve 21st century skills. This research was conducted to develop the Strengthening of Character Education (“Penguatan Pendidikan Karakter”/PPK) in elementary school through implementing project-based learning. This research uses qualitative and quantitative research approach. The research subjects are the fourth grade students of elementary school in 4 schools, totaling 68 students. The results of the research show 1) debriefing of teachers in implementing the PBL is required so that the teacher can determine the material of each subject accordingly and can be implemented with the PBL; 2) the cooperation with other stakeholders, especially the parents of the students needed to support the PBL maximum; 3) the key character of increased student cooperation is proved by the increased ability of cooperation before and after learning by using PBL. Before PBL done 15% of the students the cooperaion character is very good, and 20% is good, after PBL done the result is 25% of students very good, and 74% is good.