The Development of Realistic Mathematics Education (RME) Model for the Improvement of Mathematics Learnings of Primary Teacher Education Program (PGSD) Students of Teacher Training and Education Faculty (FKIP) of Sebelas Maret University in Kebumen

Wahyudi Wahyudi


The present research seeks to describe: (1) procedures of the implementation of RME model, (2) improvement of mathematics learning using RME, (3) contraints and solutions in the implementation of RME, (4) curriculum reconstruction of Mathematics Education course of Primary Teacher Education Program, and (5) drafting of textbooks of Primary Mathematics Education. Classroom Action Research (CAR with series of cycles) involving such steps as (1) planning, (2) action, (3) observing, and (4) reflecting was employed. The research subject included third and fourth semester students of Primary Teacher Education Program of Teacher Training and Education Faculty of Sebelas Maret University in Kebumen in Academic Years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015. Data were collected using: (a) observation, (b) interview, and (d) test, and then validated using data and methodological triangulations. Afterwards, they were analyzed using qualitative analysis comprising three streams of activities: data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing. The research finds out: (1) RME model development to find out appropriate procedures in mathematics learning for students of Primary Teacher Education program, (2) improvement of process and outcome of mathematics learning in Primary Teacher Education program with RME, (3) constraints and solutions in the implementation of RME on students of Primary Teacher Education Program, (4) curriculum reconstruction of Mathematics Education course of Primary Teacher Education Program, (5) textbooks of Primary Mathematics Education.

Keywords: Realistic, Mathematics, Education.


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