A STUDY ON QUESTIONING IN
MICRO TEACHING COURSE
AT SANATA DHARMA UNIVERISTY
A SARJANA PENDIDIKAN THESIS
Presented as Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements to Obtain the Sarjana Pendidikan Degree
in English Language Education
Gregorius Julian Cahyadi Student Number: 121214117
ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION STUDY PROGRAM DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGE AND ARTS EDUCATION FACULTY OF TEACHERS TRAINING AND EDUCATION
SANATA DHARMA UNIVERSITY YOGYAKARTA
Cahyadi, Gregorius Julian. (2017). A Study on Questioning in PBI Micro Teaching Course at Sanata Dharma University. Yogyakarta: English Language Education Study Program, Department of Language and Arts Education, Faculty of Teachers Training and Education, Sanata Dharma University.
Becoming a teacher requires teaching skills that support teaching learning activity. One of the important skills that is needed is a questioning skill. Questioning is not only mentions questions but also how to transfer knowledge from a teacher to students and how to develop their critical thinking. The researcher conducts a
study on students’ questioning in Micro Teaching course to by analyzing their levels of questioning. Furthermore, questions asked by students of PBI Micro Teaching course were also researched.
There are two research problems in this study, namely: what types of questions are asked by students in their teaching practice in Micro Teaching class D batch 2013? and what levels of questioning are used by students in their teaching practice in PBI Micro Teaching class D batch 2013?
This study used qualitative analysis and it belonged to content analysis. The data were gathered from video recording of students’ performance in Micro Teaching course. The data focused on students’ questioning and its questions. Then, the researcher transcribed it. Observation table was used to classify the data. In analyzing the data, the researcher used the revised theory of Bloom’s taxonomy by Anderson, et al. (2001) for levels of questioning. Meanwhile, Richards’ and
Lockhart’s theory (1996) was used to identify types of questions.
The findings of this study showed that 262 questions related to students’ types of questions. In this case, students of Micro Teaching mostly used procedural questions in their performance and divergent questions were the lowest than the others. Meanwhile, the finding of second research problem showed 144 questions
related to students’ levels of questioning. The researcher found six levels of
Cahyadi, Gregorius Julian. (2017). A study on Questioning in PBI Micro Teaching Course at Sanata Dharma University. Yogyakarta: Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris, Jurusan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Seni, Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan, Universitas Sanata Dharma.
Menjadi seorang guru tentunya membutuhkan kemampuan mengajar yang baik untuk mendukung jalannya aktivitas belajar mengajar. Salah satu kemampuan mengajar yang penting untuk dimiliki adalah kemampuan bertanya. Bertanya bukan sekedar menyampaikan pertanyaan, melainkan cara mentransfer pengetahuan dari guru kepada murid-murid yang diajarkan dan juga membantu mengembangkan daya pikir siswa. Peneliti mengadakan sebuah penelitian mengenai bertanya yang disampaikan oleh mahasiswa mata kuliah Micro Teaching dengan menganalisis tingkatan bertanya tersebut. Selain itu, peneliti juga melakukan penelitian terhadap jenis-jenis pertanyaan yang merupakan bagian dari aktivitas bertanya.
Penelitian ini memuat dua pokok rumusan masalah yaitu jenis-jenis pertanyaan apa saya yang ditanyakan oleh mahasiswa mata kuliah Micro Teaching kelas D angkatan 2013 ketika mengajar? dan tingkatan bertanya apa saja yang digunakan oleh mahasiswa mata kuliah Micro Teaching kelas D angkatan 2013 dalam simulasi mengajar yang mereka lakukan?
Penelitian ini menggunakan metode kualitatif dan termasuk ke dalam analisis isi. Data yang digunakan diperoleh dari rekaman video ketika mahasiswa mengajar di mata kuliah Micro Teaching. Data difokuskan pada aktivitas bertanya yang memuat pertanyaan. Kemudian, peneliti mentranskripsikan data tersebut. Peneliti menggunakan tabel observasi untuk mengelompokkan data. Dalam melakukan analisis, peneliti menggunakan teori Bloom’s Taksonomi versi revisi dari Anderson dan kawan-kawan (2001) untuk mengetahui tingkatan bertanya. Peneliti juga menggunakan teori dari Richards dan Lockhart (1996) untuk mengidentifikasi jenis-jenis pertanyaan.
Penelitian ini menemuka n sekitar 262 pertanyaan termasuk dalam jenis-jenis pertanyaan. Mahasiswa paling banyak menggunakan procedural questions, sedangkan pertanyaan yang paling sedikit digunakan adalah divergent questions dibandingkan yang lain. Sementara itu, penemuan terhadap rumusan masalah kedua menunjukkan 144 pertanyaan termasuk dalam tingkatan bertanya. Peneliti menemukan enam tingkatan bertanya yang digunakan oleh mahasiswa mata kuliah Micro Teaching. Remember questions memiliki jumlah tertinggi dengan jumlah 79 pertanyaan dan yang terendah adalah create questions yang hanya memiliki 1 ucapan.
First of all, I would like thank The Almighty God for blessing my life. He gives me strength, chance, good people, patience, and health in order to assist me to finish my thesis.
My deepest gratitude goes to Dr. Emanuel Sunarto, M.Hum., for his guidance, motivation, time, and patience. He kindly helped me by giving support and encouragement during thesis consultation. He had shown his quality as an advisor by routinely monitored, giving useful feedback and solutions.
I would like to give my special thanks to my beloved parents, Yulianus Gumpol and Cornelia Dewi Pramana, for their love, prayer, motivation, and
patience. I also would like to thank my brothers and sisters, Bang Alfon, Mas Edo, Bagas, Nadia, Dea, Yeyes, and Agapitus for their support. They convinced me that
I could finish my thesis well no matter what happened.
I thank to Julyan Adhitama, who helped me to proofread my thesis. Furthermore, I express my gratitude to the members of class D (Penguins), for being best friends during my study in PBI. They taught me a lot of meaningful things. My gratitude goes to members of Train8 (Thomas, Ajeng, Fira, Ave, and Regin) who helped me to lead them by giving motivation and suggestion so that I
could my role and finish SPD class. I would not forget anyone who had given me assistance that I cannot mention one by one.
TABLE OF CONTENS
TITLE PAGE ... i
APPROVAL PAGES ... ii
STATEMENT OF WORK’S ORIGINALITY ... iv
PERNYATAAN PERSETUJUAN PUBLIKASI ... v
ABSTRACT ... vi
ABSTRAK ... vii
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ... viii
TABLE OF CONTENTS ... ix
LIST OF TABLES ... xii
LIST OF APPENDICES ... xiii
CHAPTER I: INTRODUCTION ... 1
A. Research Background ... 1
B. Research Problems ... 4
C. Problem Limitation ... 4
D. Research Objectives ... 5
E. Research Benefits ... 5
F. Definition of Terms ... 6
CHAPTER II: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE ... 8
A. Theoretical Description ... 8
1. Types of Questions ... 8
a. Procedural Questions ... 9
b. Convergent Questions ... 9
c. Divergent Questions ... 10
2. The Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Abilities ... 10
b. Understand ... 13
c. Apply ... 14
d. Analyze ... 16
e. Evaluate ... 17
f. Create ... 17
B. Theoretical Framework ... 18
CHAPTER III: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY ... 20
A. Research Method ... 20
B. Research Setting ... 21
C. Research Participants ... 21
D. Research Instrument and Data Gathering techniques ... 21
1. Research Instruments ... 21
a) Video Recording of Micro Teaching 6th semester 2016 .. 21
b) Observation Table ... 22
2. Data Gathering Techniques ... 23
E. Data Analysis Techniques ... 24
1. Data Reduction ... 24
2. Data Display ... 25
3. Conclusion Drawing and Verification ... 25
CHAPTER IV: RESEARCH RESULTS AND DISCUSSION ... 27
A. Types of Question Found in Micro Teaching Course ... 27
1. Procedural Questions ... 28
2. Convergent Questions ... 29
3. Divergent Questions ... 30
B. Levels of Questioning Found in Micro Teaching Course ... 31
1. Remember ... 32
2. Understand ... 34
3. Apply ... 36
5. Evaluate ... 38
6. Create ... 39
CHAPTER V: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ... 40
A. Conclusions ... 40
B. Recommendations ... 41
1. For Students of PBI Micro Teaching Course ... 42
2. For Lecturers of Micro Teaching Course ... 42
3. For Future Researchers ... 42
REFERENCES ... 43
LIST OF TABLES
Table 3.1 Participants’ Questions ... 22
Table 3.2 Participants’ Questioning ... 23
Table 3.3 Quantity of Types of Questions ... 24
Table 3.4 Quantity of Levels of Questioning ... 25
Table 4.1 The Findings of Types of Questions in Micro Teaching Course ... 27
LIST OF APPENDICES
Appendix A: List of Participants’ Questions in Micro Teaching Course ...45
1 CHAPTER I
This chapter is an introductory part. It presents the research background, research problems, problem limitation, research objectives, research benefits, and definition of terms.
Teaching is a process of how to make students particularly experience a learning activity and motivate them to be good and useful people. In addition, teaching also gives big responsibilities to teachers in leading and guiding students. Therefore, teachers are determined to have certain good qualifications either in knowledge, attitude, or even a teaching technique. By having such qualifications, it is able to increase the quality of teaching learning process and give good impact to
One of the qualifications should be mastered as a teacher is questioning. It is commonly used in a class activity. Gall (as cited in Richards and Lockhart, 1996)
says “in some classrooms over half class time is taken up with question and answer
exchanges.” Based on the statement, it shows that questioning plays a critical role
diet of classroom interaction through which a variety of pedagogical and social
actions are carried out.”
There is saying “question is knowledge.” It means that the human curiosity
that comes from question will lead to knowledge. It seems simple but containing
useful things particularly for students’ development. Kerry (2002) in his book says
that “questioning transfers the emphasis in learning from the teacher to the student.
The teacher enquires, probes, challenges; the student is required to think speculate,
and contribute.” (p. 75). Thus, questioning is transfer knowledge from what
teachers have to students by processing it. Teacher needs to deliver critical questions to encourage students thinking critically to find the answer. For instance, high order questions require students to analyze, evaluate, and provide their own opinion will help them to develop the way of thinking. However, questions are given should notice what course is being taught because every subject has their own needs. For instance, vocabulary class may determine students’ memorization more than speaking class.
when given questions. Considering how important questioning and its questions is, experts believe that it is a tool that teachers have for helping students to build understanding (Wiseman and Hunt, 2008). The researcher is in line with the
experts’ argument that asking questions gives positive impact to students’
development and make a teacher easier to adapt with the class situation. In order to have qualified teachers in the future, the English Language Education Study Program (ELESP) provides students with a course to facilitate what teacher
candidates’ need. The course is famously called Micro Teaching. The ELESP is a
department that is affiliated with the Faculty of Teachers Training and Education. This course is given in accordance with the provision of the ELESP that is being a study program that prepares and produces students to become English teachers who are professional, intellectual, humanistic, dignified, and acquiring the characteristic as educators.
questionings. Therefore, this research is expected to enrich knowledge particularly for teacher candidates in having a good questioning skill.
B. Research Problems
Based on the research background above, there are two research problems formulated in this study.
1. What types of questions are asked by students in their teaching practice in PBI Micro Teaching class D batch 2013?
2. What levels of questioning are used by students in their teaching practice in PBI Micro Teaching class D batch 2013?
C. Problem Limitation
The study focuses on the analysis of questions by students when they have teaching practice simulation in Micro Teaching course. Specifically, the focus is questions in a verbal way produced during the simulation. The researcher employs the theory of types of questions suggested by Richards and Lockhart (1996) to analyze the first research problem which is types of questions. For the second research problem, the researcher uses the theory of Anderson, et al. (2001) in
D. Research Objectives
Based on the research problems, the objectives of this study are as follows. 1. To find out the types of questions asked by students’ teaching practice in Micro
Teaching class D batch 2013
2. To analyze the levels of questioning used by students’ teaching practice in Micro Teaching class D batch 2013
E. Research Benefits
By conducting this study, it is expected to give benefits especially in English Language Teaching.
1. Micro Teaching Students
This study is able to enrich students’ knowledge on levels and types of questions. It also helps students to reflect their questioning skills so that in the future they are able to improve their performances and know how to ask questions properly.
2. Micro Teaching Lecturers
Lecturers are expected to guide and take responsibility on students’ teaching
3. The ELESP Sanata Dharma University
The finding of this study is expected to raise awareness of English Department on the issue of questioning especially in Micro Teaching course. In addition, it helps the ELESP to make a good teaching material about questioning. 4. Future Researchers
Future researchers are expected to conduct more aspects of questionings used in Micro Teaching course. In addition, future researchers may investigate levels and types of questions based on subjects or courses taught in Micro Teaching course, school, and campus particularly the ELESP Sanata Dharma University.
F. Definition of Terms
To avoid misunderstanding and to give better understanding of some terms, the researcher provides their definitions.
Questioning is defined as a situation in which people ask someone questions (“Questioning”). Questioning is fundamental to good teaching and learning (Department for Education and Skills, 2004, p.1). In addition, it is one of the skills and techniques in teaching. By questioning, it helps students to review, check on comprehension, stimulate critical thinking and control classroom activities (Blosser, 1991).
2. Micro Teaching
to a small number of pupils in a short duration of time.” In this case, Micro Teaching is a course offered in the sixth semester of the ELESP Sanata Dharma University. This course provides teaching practice simulation with allocated time for students to practice and to master teaching skills before experiencing Program Pengalaman Lapangan (PPL) in junior or senior high schools.
3. Levels of Questioning
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
In this section, the researcher provides relevant theories and reviews similar research studies. Thus, the researcher employs the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy to examine the levels of questioning and uses the theory of types of questions. 1. Types of Questions
There are several types of question suggested by experts. In this study, the researcher employs theory suggested by Wilen (1987), Richards and Lockhart (1996). Based on the theory, there are three types of questions, namely procedural, convergent, and divergent. According to Qashoa (2013), the use of such
classifications is able to engage students’ participation and make them to take part
in classroom interaction. He also argues that the types are better used in heterogeneous class since it makes students feel more successful and challenged (p.54). However, the researcher elaborates the theories with some others in order to support the study.
activity and sometimes used for asking willingness. Meanwhile, the lowest type is divergent questions.
a. Procedural Questions
Procedural questions have a relation with classroom procedures, routines, and classroom management (Richards and Lockhart, 1996, p.186). It means that this question has a function as opposed to the content of learning. As an illustration, the following questions such as how are you? or have you done, class? contain different meanings and they have their own purpose as complement of questions relate to mastering content of a lesson. The first question is used in pre-activity. The
intention of the question is to ask about students’ condition and make them be ready
to follow activity. In the second question, the teacher asks for students’ confirmation in doing exercises or discussions. Based on the example above shows that procedural questions have a different function from questions designed to help students master the content of a lesson (Richards and Lockhart, 1996).
b. Convergent Questions
The second type is a convergent question. In short, Gallagher and Aschner (as cited in Wilen, 1987) define convergent as a question that tends to demand a
students’ responses along a single direction which requires a single correct or best
Then, it does not need high order thinking. Furthermore, convergent questions focus on the recall of previously presented information. The additional function of convergent questions is to introduce the topic before the teacher begins lesson and explains the content of learning.
c. Divergent Questions
The last is a divergent question. Wilen (1987) states that this question is less predictable than the convergent question. The teacher may not expect and know the response or answer given by students. Richards and Lockhart (1996) add that divergent questions do not seek short answers and responses and they require high-level thinking. Students should be able to provide their own information and to view a topic from new perspectives. The examples of divergent questions are how have computers had an economic impact on society? and how would business today function without computers? The teacher can provide divergent questions after asking convergent questions (Richards and Lockhart, 1996, p.187)
2. The Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Abilities
Questioning is defined as a situation in which people ask someone questions
(“Questioning”). In addition, people propose questioning in order to find out
answers and more information. In the context of classroom situation, questioning is an activity which involves interaction between a teacher to students and students to
students. The questioning activity may happen when a teacher checks students’
understanding, tests students’ knowledge, or because of students’ curiosity. It
Levels of questioning vary from an expert to another. This study employs
levels of questioning based on the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy. Krathwohl (2001)
says that the taxonomy of educational objectives is a framework for classifying statements of what we expect or intend students to learn as a result of instruction. It means that the taxonomy provides an important framework focusing on higher order thinking. By providing it, this taxonomy can assist teachers in designing
performance task, crafting questions, and giving feedback to students’ work.
Anderson et al. (2001) in their taxonomy divide the six categories of the cognitive process dimension (p.31). They are remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and create. Those levels are often used in the objective of learning as well-known as C1 until C6 in Indonesia curriculum
Anderson, et al. (2001) say that remember is a process to retrieve relevant knowledge from long-term memory. They add the scope of this level.
Remember knowledge is essential for meaningful learning and problem solving as that knowledge is used in more complex tasks. For example, knowledge of the correct spelling of common English words appropriate to a given grade level is necessary if the student is to master writing an essay (p.66).
In this level, there are two processes of cognitive: recognizing and recalling. Anderson et al. (2001) says that recognizing involves retrieving relevant knowledge from long-term memory in order to compare it with presented information. They explain that in recognizing, the students recall for a piece of information that is identical to the presented information. Then, they determine whether the information matches with previously learned knowledge or not. Recognizing is used when students are able to connect their memories with what they have experienced or known before. As an illustration, Reeves (2011) gives a clear example of recognizing. The question “which of these numbers is one thousand?” requires student to recognize the correct answer in one possibility (p. 201).
Actually, recalling has the same procedure as well as recognizing. Anderson et al. (2001) specifically define its cognitive process as follows.
Recalling involves retrieving relevant from-long term memory when given a prompt to do so and it is usually in form of question. In recalling, students search long-term memory for a piece information and brings that piece of information to working memory where it can be processed. For instance, in literature, an objective could be to recall the poets who wrote various poems. A corresponding test question is “Who wrote The Charge of the Light
Students are said understand when they are able to construct meaning from instructional languages, including oral written, and graphic communications. Besides, students understand when they build connections between the new knowledge to be gained and their prior knowledge (Anderson et al, 2001. p.70). In this category, there are six cognitive processes like interpreting, exemplifying, classifying, summarizing, inferring, and comparing.
Interpreting occurs when a student is able to convert information from one representational form to another. It may involve converting words to words, pictures to words, words to pictures, numbers to words, words to numbers, and the like. Translating, paraphrasing, representing, and clarifying are alternative terms for interpreting (Anderson et al, 2001. p.70). Exemplifying according to Anderson, et al. (2001) occurs when a student gives a specific example or an instance of a general concept or principle and it involves identifying the defining features of the general concept or principle. For instance, a teacher gives four kind of texts (only one of which is a descriptive text) and asks students to name the text that is descriptive.
The third cognitive process is classifying. It begins with a specific instance and requires the students to find a general concept or principle. Classifying involves
detecting relevant features that “fit” both the specific instance and the concept
statement that represents presented information a general theme. Alternative terms of summarizing are generalizing and abstracting.
The fifth is inferring. It occurs when a student is able to abstract a concept or principle that accounts for a set example by encoding the relevant features of each instance. Mayer (2002) says that inferring involves drawing a logical conclusion from presented information. For instance, when learning Spanish as a
second language, the objective may be “Students will be able to infer grammatical
principles from examples.” Then, to assess the objective, students are given article
noun pairs “la casa, el muchacho, la senorita, el pero.” What they need to do is formulating a principle when to use the article la and el (p.229)
Comparing usually involves making comparisons among instances within the context of the entire set (Anderson et al. 2001). Furthermore, they say that detecting things such as similarities and differences between two or more objects are the part of comparing the cognitive process. The alternative terms for this cognitive process are contrasted, mapping, or matching.
According to Anderson et al. (2001), explaining cognitive process happens when a student is able to construct and use a cause-and-effect model of a system. Reeves (2011) adds when people understand, they are able to express information or concepts in their own words or explain a meaning of something to a new situation and idea (p.202).
knowledge. In addition, it requires students to know (remember) and then understand either knowledge or information (Reeves, 2011). When students are given apply questions, they need to implement certain concepts or knowledge in finding answers and solutions.
There are two cognitive processes in the applying level. They are executing and implementing. Mayer (2002) says that executing requires students to apply a procedure to a familiar task. In this type, students need to make a choice about what steps are used and they are determined to modify it if the chosen procedure goes wrong. To illustrate the situation, here is the example given by Mayer.
A sample objective in elementary level mathematics is learn to divide one whole number by another, both with multiple digits. Then, in order to assess the objective teacher gives worksheet to students containing 15 whole number division exercises and ask them to find the quotients (p.229). The second cognitive process of apply is implementing. According to Mayer (2002), implementing occurs when a student applies one or more procedures to an unfamiliar task. Anderson et al. (2001) argues that since students need selection, they must possess an understanding of the type of problem encountered as well as the range of available procedures. It means that students need to know and understand the problem then solve the problem using the selected procedures. Implementing has correlation with understand and create levels. Here is the sample objectives and corresponding assessments.
Anderson et al. (2001) says that analyze involves breaking a material into its constituent parts and determining how the parts are related to each other and to an overall structure. Most of courses insist students to have a good analyze ability. Therefore, this category is often used in teaching-learning activity and students are hoped to be able to differentiate facts and opinions then make conclusions for supportive information. In 2002, Mayer adds the objective of analyze learning is to determine relevant or important pieces of a message (differentiating), the ways in which pieces of a message are configured (organizing), and the underlying purpose of the message (attributing).
Differentiating involves distinguishing the parts of a whole structure in terms of their relevance or importance (Anderson et al. 2001). It means that differentiating requires students to determine relevance or essential things with the overall structure. Mayer (2002) adds that this cognitive process occurs when students discriminate relevant from irrelevant parts or important from unimportant parts of presented materials. For instance, in differentiating apples and oranges, the relevant thing in the context of fruit is internal seeds, not colors or even shapes. Discriminating, selecting, distinguishing, and focusing are alternative terms for differentiating.
biases, values, or intention underlying communications (Anderson et al. 2001. p.82). They add that attributing involves a process of deconstruction, in which students determine the intentions of the author of the presented material.
Evaluate is defined as making judgments based on criteria and standards (Mayer, 2002). There are a few criteria used in evaluating such as quality, effectiveness, efficiency, and consistency and the use of those criteria are determined by students or other factors. Anderson et al. (2001) state that not all judgments are evaluative. Therefore, evaluating focuses on the criteria related to effectiveness of a result then it is compared with planning and procedures which are being used. The cognitive processes of this category are checking and critiquing.
In 2002, Mayer states that checking happens when students detect inconsistencies or fallacies within a process or product, determines whether those things has internal consistency as it is being implemented (p.230). Anderson et al. (2001) find that when checking is combined with planning and implementing, it involves determining how well the plan is working. This cognitive process is usually called as testing, detecting, monitoring, and coordinating. The second is critiquing. Mayer (2002) argues that it requires students to find inconsistencies among products, detect internal consistency, and even make judgment. When making critique, students have to use external criteria and judge it.
product by organizing several elements into a different pattern or structure. Similarly, Mayer (2002) says that students are determined to produce an original product. Creating is connected with previously learned knowledge. There are three cognitive processes in this category: generating, planning, and producing. The process of generating represents the problem and arriving at alternatives or hypotheses that meet certain criteria (Anderson, et al, 2001, p.68). Besides convergent thinking, Mayer (2002) adds that generating also involves divergent thinking and forms the core of what can be called creative thinking. It means that create provides opportunities for students to assemble parts of knowledge into a whole using creative thinking and problem solving.
The second is planning. It involves devising a solution method that meets a
problem’s criteria, that is developing a plan for solving the problem (Anderson et
al. 2001). In 2002, Mayer adds that in planning, students may establish a sub goal, for instance breaking a task into subtasks to be performed when solving the problem. The last is producing. Here, it carries out a plan for solving a given problem that meets certain specification. It is not only producing but inventing a product. He says that students are given a functional description of a goal and must create a product that satisfies the description. The situation of this cognitive process is like a teacher asks students to create or make a recount text based on their experiences.
B. Theoretical Framework
requires teachers to have a good questioning skill in order to support the teaching-learning activity and develop students’ critical thinking. Before becoming teachers in regularly school, teacher candidates need to be trained particularly their questioning skill in Micro Teaching course as it plays an important role either for them or students.
Addressing the first research problem about types of questions, the researcher employs the theory of Wilen (1987), Richards and Lockhart (1996). The use of the theory is intended to identify what types of questions asked by the students of Micro Teaching course. Based on the theory, there are three levels of questions, namely, procedural questions, convergent questions, and divergent questions.
This chapter presents the discussion about the method employed in this research. The detailed discussion includes the research method, research setting, research participants, instrument and data gathering technique, and data analysis technique.
A. Research Method
In conducting this study, the researcher implemented qualitative research. Creswell (2014) states that qualitative research is an approach for exploring and understanding the meaning individuals or groups ascribe to social or human problem. In addition, qualitative research focuses on reports of experience or on data which cannot be adequately expressed numerically (Hancock, Ockleford, and Windridge, 2009, p.6). The purpose of qualitative research is to give total picture of the study in a detailed description so that readers have better understanding on the phenomenon (Ary, Jacobs, Sorensen, and Razavieh, 2010). The researcher employed qualitative research to understand and describe a phenomenon on students of micro teaching questioning in their teaching practice.
This study specifically belonged to content analysis. “Content analysis is defined as a tool to determine the presence of certain words or concepts within texts
or sets of texts” (Writing@CSU, 2004). Similarly, Rose, Spinks, and Canhoto
The data were collected from the video recording of students’ performance in Micro Teaching course. The content that was analyzed is questioning part and its questions. It was transcribed into the written form to assist the researcher in identifying levels of questioning and types of questions.
B. Research Setting
This research was conducted in PBI Micro Teaching class D Batch 2013 at Sanata Dharma University. There were 14 participants and each participant was given one section and 25 minutes allocated time to have teaching practice.
C. Research Participants
The participants who were involved in this research were 14 students of Micro Teaching class D batch 2013. They were in sixth semester of English Language Education Study Program of Sanata Dharma University.
D. Research Instruments and Data Gathering Techniques.
1. Research Instruments
In order to gather the data and answer the research problems, the researcher used two instruments, namely video recording and observation table.
a. Video Recording of Micro Teaching 6th semester 2016
of videos. The videos were recorded during the teaching practice section based on time allocation. The duration of teaching practice simulation for each participant was maximum 25 minutes. Every participant taught different topic for levels of junior and senior high schools and it was adapted based on curriculum 2006 and 2013. The researcher did the observation and note typing from the video of teaching simulation to collect the data. Then, the collected data which were in form of utterances or questions were analyzed using several techniques.
b. Observation Table
In order to support collected the data, the researcher used an instrument as tool named observation table. This observation table was functioned to classify the collected data. In gathering data for the research problems, the researcher used observation table as follows.
Table 3.1 Participants’ Questions
Participant Number of Case
Questions Time Context
Types of Questions
PC CV DV
PC: Procedural Questions CV: Convergent Questions DV: Divergent Questions
Table 3.2 Participants’ Questioning
Participant Number of Case Questions Time Context
The table above shows how the data are classified into each category of level. The top row of the table represents the levels of questioning. Every level is placed in a separated table. The left side of the table marks every participant. The columns of form of questions and time are used to record what participants asked and when it happened in minutes and seconds. There is a column of number of case. Its function is to give a call number for every question so that readers are easy to find examples of levels of questioning. The context column is used to explain the situation and purpose when the participants proposed questioning.
2. Data Gathering Techniques
In addition, the researcher also took notes if there were any levels and types besides the observation table.
E. Data Analysis Techniques
This section presents how the data were analyzed. In this study, the researcher used qualitative data analysis as suggested by Miles and Huberman (1994) to analyze the data. There are three steps in analyzing, namely, data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing and verification.
1. Data Reduction
Miles and Huberman (1994) state that data reduction refers to the process of selecting, focusing, simplifying, and transforming the data based on field notes or transcriptions (p.10). In this step, the researcher selected the relevant data and listed question forms from the videos. Then, the collected data were classified based on their levels and types. After collecting and classifying the data, the researcher recorded them using a table. For the first problem, the form of the table is as following.
Table 3.3 Quantity of Types of Questions
No Types of Questions Number of Questions Percentage
1 Procedural questions 2 Convergent questions 3 Divergent questions
Table 3.3 aimed to help the researcher analyzing the data of levels of questioning. The table recorded the number of every type in form of number and percentage.
For the second research problem, the researcher used Table 3.4 to record and analyzed the data. The table had the same function as Table 3.3. Specifically, it was used to record the number of every types of question.
Table 3.4 Quantity of Levels of Questionings
No Levels of Questioning Number Percentage
1 Remember 2 Understand
4 Analyze 5 Evaluate 6 Create
2. Data Display
The second step was data display. A display is an organized, compressed assembly of information that permits conclusion drawing and action (Miles and Huberman, 1994, p.11). At this stage, the researcher provided how the result of data was displayed. The researcher used a form of text to display the data. Specifically, the text was used for explanation was narrative text.
3. Conclusion Drawing and Verification
did verification through the existing field, using further data collection, and reviewing among colleagues. However, the conclusion was verified during research
RESEARCH RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
In this chapter, the researcher presents the results and discussion of the data to answer the research questions as stated in chapter I. There are (1) what types of questions Micro Teaching students occur when performing teaching simulation and (2) what levels of questioning are asked by students of Micro Teaching in their teaching practice simulation.
A. Types of Questions found in Micro Teaching Course
In this part, the researcher presents the data of the second research problem. There are 262 questions asked by the participants. Based on the findings, the researcher finds that there are three types of questions during the teaching practice simulation. They are procedural questions, convergent questions, and divergent questions. The details of the findings are showed in the table as follows.
Table 4.1 The Findings of Types of Questions in Micro Teaching Course
The table above indicates that all types of questions occur during students’ performance. Besides, it may show Micro Teaching Students’ capacity in asking questions. The total number of questions relate to the types of questions are 262.
No Types of Question Number Percentage
1 Procedural Questions 123 47 %
2 Convergent Questions 118 45 %
1. Procedural Questions
Richard and Lockhart (1996) state that procedural questions only relate to classroom procedures, routines, and classroom management. It means that this type does not have any relation with the content of learning (p.186).
Table 4.2 presents 47% type of question belonging to procedural. It shows that procedural is the number one type of question used in the teaching practice simulation. Most of the participants state this question to open the class at the beginning. Here are some examples of procedural.
 How are you today?  How was your holiday?
For case , most of the participants state the question to open the class and only few say  because the schedule when having teaching practice is different. Case  is classified as a classroom procedure and routine so that it is a part of procedural question. The participant uses the question to check students’ condition and make sure if they are ready to join the class. Case  is also stated to open the class. It is like a chit-chat or informal conversation in order to attract
Procedural questions can be used when the participant asks for students’ willingness such as the following cases.
 Can anyone help me?  Mario, can you read?
 Anyone who want to lead the prayer?
are grouped as classroom procedures and routines and have no relation with the topic of the day.
Another function of procedural questions is asking for students’
confirmation. It is delivered after the participant has finished explaining the main topic, giving instructions or commands, and checking assignments. Here are the following examples.
 Is it understood or not?  Have you finished, guys?  Anyone get this sheet? 2. Convergent Questions
This type seeks for similar students’ responses and focuses on a central theme (Richards and Lockhart, 1996, p. 186). Besides, convergent questions require short answers and statements so that they do not need high level of thinking. Based on the Table 4.2, 45% type of question belongs to convergent.
Before starting the lesson, some participants propose questions to lead the students to the topic. They ask various convergent questions such as the following cases.
 What do you do before the class?
students’ favorite food. Then, the participant chooses one of students to explain the
steps of making his breakfast, in this case is indomie. The researcher sees the both case  and  may engage students’ participation in the teaching-learning activity.
The data findings show that convergent questions are also stated in the end of the class. Most of the participants restate questions that are delivered in the beginning of the lesson. The function of these questions is to review materials that have been learned. Here are the following questions.
 What have we learned today?  What is the generic structure?
In case , the participant states the question to make a conclusion of the lesson. Then, students respond by giving an answer about the topic of the day. For instance, if in the beginning the participant says the class would learn a report text, students give the same words. The same case happens to . In the beginning, the participant provides information about the generic structure of a text. Then, in the end, the participant proposes the same question to review and recall students’ knowledge on the materials. Therefore, the functions of questions  and  are to review the lesson and make a conclusion by recalling previously learned knowledge.
3. Divergent Questions
others. This finding has the same result as Gallagher and Aschner’s (as cited in Wilen, 1987) which find that divergent questions are seldom used by classroom teachers (p.15).
The finding is also supported by Sukur (2016) which states that divergent questions are rarely employed in Micro teaching course. However, the researcher finds some divergent questions in the following examples.
 From the video, what question that you can ask?
 What do you think about the moment that always update in the news? Case  is categorized as a divergent question since the question is asked by students is less predictable. The participant states the question to explore
students’ ideas about the video and determine them to create a product (question).
In this situation, there are no wrong answers because all responses are acceptable. In case , the participant gives an open-ended question. It means that student can present any answer and the participant may not expect the responses given. However, case  and  do not seek single answer and short response but look for a variety of possible answers that can make longer discussion about news. B. Levels of Questioning Found in Micro Teaching Course
Table 4.2 The Findings of Levels of Questioning in Micro Teaching Course
Levels of Questioning Number Percentage
Create 1 0.6%
Evaluate 7 4.9%
Analyze 12 8.3%
Apply 11 7.7%
Understand 34 23.6%
Remember 79 54.9%
The table indicates that all levels of questioning occur during the students’ performance. In addition, it may show Micro Teaching Students’ teaching capacity in asking questions. The total number of levels of questioning employed by the students are 144. Remember is the most frequently applied in Micro Teaching class and create has the least number compared with the others. The detailed description and explanation of the data findings are discussed in the following sections. 1. Remember
Remember involves retrieving relevant knowledge from long term memory (Mayer, 2002, p.228). Students will identify and match questions with presented information when they are given things that are related to previously learned knowledge (Anderson et al. 2001). Based on the findings, most participants deliver the remember question in opening and closing the class. Here are some examples of the cases.
Case  is asked when the participant opened the class and the question is categorized as an introductory part. The participant previously asked students’ experiences on receiving and making invitation card. Several students have the situation and the participant instructs them to mention phrases or words used in the card based on their experiences.
For case , it is expressed after the participant asked a specific moment about greeting and farewell. Several students experienced such situation and they are asked to give some examples on how to say something in greeting and farewell.
Remember questions can also be differentiated from the context or situation. To give an illustration, here are the examples.
 : Which one is transition words?
 : What is language features of recount text?  : What is the generic structure?
Basically, those questions do not belong to level of remember. However, if readers see from time and situation where those are delivered, they are. The situation for the first sentence is when the teacher has just explained about transition words. In the explanation, the teacher gives some examples of transition words. Then, students are given a text and asked to mention the transition words. It means that the students retrieved relevant knowledge from a long-term memory, in this case was the transition words, then compare and match it with the presented information.
situation, the teacher restates it in order to review the topic and recall the knowledge.
The researcher sees that remember level becomes the highest frequency because Micro Teaching students have the tendency to restate questions. For instance, a teacher asks the purpose and the generic structure of a text in the beginning of the class. Then, he/she proposes the same questions in the end of class activity to make lesson review. In addition, Micro Teaching students often ask questions relate to experiences in the past so that students need to retrieve their memory.
When students are able to build connection between the new knowledge and theirs, they are said understand (Anderson, et al. 2001). This level has six cognitive processes. In this case, the researcher finds 5 types of understand occurring in the teaching practice. They are interpreting, exemplifying, classifying, comparing, and explaining.
 : What have you learned from video?
Case  belongs to interpreting. Mayer (2002) states that interpreting occurs when a student is able to convert information from one form representation to another such as words to words, pictures to words, and the like (p.228). The
researcher sees that the participant uses a video in order to stimulate the students’
thinking. It is a kind of warming up before going to the main activity. By asking the question, the students might state opinions using their own words.
Case  is expressed after the participant has explained the concepts or
principles of the topic. In order to check the students’ understanding, the participant
asks the question and hoped the students can give some examples. Thus, this case belongs to exemplifying.
 : Which one is the title?
In case , the participant and students are analyzing a text. The participant has explained the generic structure of a text and gives an example. The researcher sees that the aim of this question is to make the students are able to determine and categorize something, in this case is the title. Therefore, case  is classified as exemplifying.
 : Do you know what the difference between report text and descriptive text is?
Case  above is classified as comparing cognitive process since the question intends to contrast differences between two texts. Several things can be compared from those texts such as meaning, purpose, language features, generic structure, and the like. The question is delivered in the beginning of the activity when the participant talks the main topic.
 : So, do you know how to make application letter?
Reeves (2011), says applying knowledge requires students’ memorization
and understanding. Further, an application level refers to an outcome where students use the new information they have learned (Price and Nelson, 2010). In this level, the researcher finds two types of application levels, executing and implementing. Here are the examples of executing.
 : Inggit, may I borrow your book?  : Tita, can I borrow your paper?
In case  and , the participant gives direct questions to two students after explaining and giving examples of the topic. Here, the two students face the same situation as the different substance in which the first case uses may and the second one uses can. The participant proposes the questions in order to see how far the students are applying acquired knowledge. Fortunately, the students can give the right response.
 : If your teacher is your father, and you talking with him at home, what would you say?
Analyze level gives students to learn more of the nature of something by distinguishing its components and figuring out how those relate to each other (Reeves, 2011). Additionally, the outcome of this level requires that students understand both the content and the structural form of the material (Price and Nelson, 2010). Table 4.1 presents 6,7% of the questions which belong to this category.
There is one of three types found. It is organizing. Organizing process is also called as structuring. Structuring refers to analyzing the organizational structure of a work. The following cases are the examples.
 What is the text structure of this thing?
 Can you identify what is the generic structure of this?
In cases  and , the participant uses the questions to ask students analyze and identify the structure. Those questions are stated after the participant distributes sheets containing a recount text. Based on the explanation in the beginning of the class, the students determine the elements or parts of generic structure of recount text.
Another type of analyze question is found when the participant asks students to determine a kind of text by stating the following question.
 What kind of text this is?
The participant states the question as part of topic that would be learned in
the class. The researcher analyzes that question  requires students’ ability to
generalization. In this context, the students should be able to categorize texts by identifying things such as language features, generic structure, and their function. 5. Evaluate
In brief, evaluate involves making judgments based on criteria and standards (Mayer, 2002). In addition, people must have knowledge of what is being judged as well as knowledge of the judgment criteria (Reeves, 2011). This level of questions 4,9% occurs during teaching practice simulation in Micro Teaching. It means there are 7 evaluative questions asked by several participants. Here are the examples.
 Is it informal or formal? Why?
 Why you can say that it is the orientation?  Can you explain why?
If readers take a look at the data findings, most of the participants stated
evaluative questions using “why”. They use  to ask the students give answers
and their reasons. This question practices the students to present and defend opinion by making judgments about the answers based on a set of criteria. The criteria here are things, situation and even principles which are established and categorized as informal and formal. Case  and  are also classified as evaluative
questions because they demand the students’ opinions. In this case, students are
The last level of questioning found in teaching practice simulation is create. This is the lowest frequency with 0,6% or in the number of 1 question. Creative questions form a coherent whole by putting elements together (Anderson et al. 2001). In this level, the students are determined to have and produce original products. It can be seen from the following questions.
 What question can you ask from the video?
In this situation, a product refers to question that is made by students. Before playing a video, the participant asks students to make questions and present them to class. Only several students could understand and followed the instruction. It portrays that how difficult is to make questions especially the essential or critical ones. This level of question requires the students to compile information together and then invent a product or even propose alternative solutions.
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
This chapter presents the research conclusions and recommendations of this research. In the conclusion part, the researcher provides the results of the research problems. For the recommendation part, the researcher gives some suggestions that are addressed to Indonesian teachers and future researchers.
Based on the research results and discussion in the previous chapter, there are there are three types of questions found during the students’ performance. They are procedural questions, convergent questions, and divergent questions. The total number of cases are 262 questions. The procedural type is on the top list with 123 questions compared with two others. It occurs when the participants check students’
conditions, ask for students’ confirmation and willingness. This type is used as
classroom procedures and routines. The second place is the convergent questions. There are 118 cases related to the type. It involves recall previously learned knowledge, short and response answer. Meanwhile, the divergent questions have the lowest number with 21 cases. The finding of divergent questions in this study
has the same result as Sukur’s (2016). In her study about the teacher’s question, she
finds that divergent questions are the lowest frequency used by students of micro teaching compared the others.
finds 144 questions that are related to the levels of questioning and remember level is the most frequently used by 79 cases. The remember level is mostly found in the beginning and in the end of class. For the understand level, there are 36 cases and most of the participants place them in the middle of the class activity, explaining about the main topic, and discussing the exercise. Meanwhile, the apply level has 11 cases. It occurs after the participants explain materials and they give a few questions to students. The questions given have a function to test students in solving problems to new situations by applying acquired knowledge and information. There are 10 analyze level appearing in Micro teaching course. This level is often found when the participants ask students to analyze parts of structure of a text. Evaluative level has 7 cases. Most questions stated by the participants have a function to make students present and defend their opinions and answers by using certain criteria. The last but not the least, the create level only finds 1 case that makes it is the lowest frequency compared with the others. This case happens when students make questions based on the provided video. The analysis shows that the use of high level of questioning are less common compared the others. In addition, the researcher sees that the students of Micro Teaching might have lack of knowledge about questioning so that the distribution of questions are not equal each other.
1. For PBI Students of Micro Teaching Course
Through the results of this study, it is expected that PBI students of Micro Teaching have to possess the questioning skill well. They should make self-reflection on their questioning skill after watching their video recordings. If it is needed, they may have some discussions with other friends and even lecturers about their performances in teaching practice.
2. For Lecturers of Micro Teaching Course
Lecturers of Micro Teaching course should spend at least one meeting talking about questioning with their students. In that meeting, lecturers should explain things related to questioning such as levels of questioning, how to make questions based on the levels or even tips of making questions based on the subjects that are being taught. When giving feedback on students’ performance, one of points the should be reviewed is their questioning skill.
3. For Future Researchers
This study only focuses on students’ questioning in general. Therefore,
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01:14 The teacher opened the
meeting by asking students habit
147 Where do you eat? 01:22 The teacher responded students’ answer 148 What do you do usually
after the class?
01:52 The teacher asked students’ activities
149 Do you know what will we learn today?
03:43 The teacher wanted students
to guess what material
150 From the video, what question that you can ask?
05:36 The teacher asked students
to make question
151 Any volunteer? 08:12 The students asked for students’ willingness 152 Can you choose one of
09:54 The teacher asked a student
to choose another friend 153 Understand? 11:08 The teacher checked students’ confirmation
Have you done, class? 11;15 The teacher checked
students’ confirmation due
11:24 Students gave answer for
each verb and subject
156 Who is she? 11:35 The teacher responded
157 How about the verb? 11:41 The teacher asked students
to find a verb
158 And the second sentence, what is the subject?
11:52 A student answered for the
159 And how about the verb? 12:02 The teacher asked students
to find a verb
160 And the verb? 12:12 The teacher asked students
to find a verb
161 When we use this text, do you know what is the language feature?
12:29 The teacher asked students
to analyze language features
12:50 All of students answered yes
for students to ask 165 That’s all/ Do you have any
18:25 The teacher gave a chance
for students to ask about instruction
166 So, have you done, class? 19:48 The teacher asked students’
167 Play, are you sure? 22:04 A student answered and the teacher responded it 168 Where do you answer sings
22:51 The teacher asked the detail
of answer from a student 169 Number 12, What is the
23:02 A students answered the
170 What will “it” be followed? 23:10 The teacher responded
171 Do we need to add s or es? 23:15 The teacher responded
172 In this sentence, what is the subject?
23:29 A students answered the
173 When the subject is my sister, what is the verb will you use?
23:51 The teacher gave a situation
and students had to give solution or answer
174 Is it followed by “s” or
“es”? 23:57 The teacher responded students’ answer
175 So let's review, what have you learned today?
24:37 The teacher did review
176 What is the function of the
simple present tense?
24:57 The teacher responded
177 Do you know about it? 25:09 The teacher asked students’
178 Okay, do you understand? 25;17 The teacher asked students’
P2 179 How was your holiday? 00:18 The teacher opened activity
by asking students’ holiday
180 Anyone want to share about your holiday?
00:43 The teacher asked students’ willingness to share their story
181 Dee, want to share something?
01:35 The chosen student told her
182 How many of you get greeting from someone?
01:56 Most of students raised their hands
183 What do you think about the moment that always update in the news?
03:30 Few students gave opinion
184 What is news? 04:35 The teacher asked students to explain about news based on their knowledge