Improving Teachers’ Competence In Teaching Methodology Using Cooperative Learning
The objectives of the study are to improve teaching methodology for English teachers using cooperative learning in particular techniques of Student Teams Achievement Division (STAD), Team-Games-Tournaments (TGT) and Jigsaw technique. Second objective is to investigate problems faced by teachers in implementing cooperative learning. The participants of this study were the English teachers of Muhammadiyah Senior High Schools, and Muhammadiyah Vocational schools in Surakarta. The instruments to collect data used observation, feedback and interview. The findings of this study were first, the teachers perceived positively and improved their teaching methodology by implementing techniques of cooperative learning in their English class. Second, problems faced by teachers in implementing the techniques of cooperative learning were students have limited vocabulary and they were not confident to work in small groups. This study also found that teachers were motivated to be better in teaching effectively in their class.