Teachers’ Belief On Learning, Learners, and Teachers of Scientific Approach in English as Foreign Language
Hapsari, Christianti Tri
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The changing of curriculum in Indonesia, school-based curriculum to curriculum 2013 is intended for the better future of Indonesian education in facing the tighter competition in global era (Sarosa, 2013, p.117). Meanwhile, 2013 Curriculum by the ministry of culture and education, continues to trigger controversy. Due to the changing of ministry, some schools which have implemented 2013 curriculum under three semeters should return to the level of educational curricula (KTSP). Whereas the implementation of 2013 curriculum is still immature. The teacher’s existing knowledge of practical use of curriculum 2013 has been insufficient for them to teach English as foreign language in classroom. Based on those facts, a study to investigate the teachers’ belief toward scientific approach in 2013 curriculum is important. The research was conducted in one of junior high schools in Magelang in the academic year of 2015/ 2016. The samples were collected from three English teachers by using purposive sampling. The research method is a case study. The resuts shows that teachers had positive attitude and understanding toward scientific approach. They recognised the importance of students as the center of learning and teachers’ role as a facilitator. In addition, learning should base on facts and phenomenons which could be explained by logical and critical thinking.