Original Research

Teachers’ perceptions on the need to use digital storytelling based on local wisdom to improve writing skills

Robiatul Munajah, Mohammad S. Sumantri, Yufiarti Yufiarti
South African Journal of Childhood Education | Vol 13, No 1 | a1314 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajce.v13i1.1314 | © 2023 Robiatul Munajah, Mohammad S. Sumantri, Yufiarti Yufiarti | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 10 January 2023 | Published: 29 September 2023

About the author(s)

Robiatul Munajah, Department of Education, Faculty of Teaching and Educational Sciences, Trilogi University, Jakarta, Indonesia
Mohammad S. Sumantri, Department of Education, Faculty of Education, Jakarta State University, Jakarta, Indonesia
Yufiarti Yufiarti, Department of Education, Faculty of Education, Jakarta State University, Jakarta, Indonesia

Abstract

Background: Important to improve writing skills in elementary school students; therefore appropriate teaching materials are needed to fulfil learning facilities. Digital storytelling based on local wisdom is a teaching material solution that is relevant to the times and precisely facilitates storytelling learning to improve students’ skills of expression through writing.

Aim: Purpose of this study was to describe teachers’ perceptions of the importance of digital storytelling based on local wisdom in improving writing skills.

Setting: This research begins with a survey of several elementary schools in the Pandeglang Regency of Indonesia to explore the extent to which digital storytelling is based on local wisdom selected by purposive sampling.

Methods: Collection of research data combines quantitative and qualitative methods and uses data triangulation techniques. Quantitative data were obtained through a questionnaire instrument filled out by 60 teachers, while quantitative data were obtained through semi-structured interviews conducted with 24 teachers. The collected data were then analysed using descriptive methods.

Result: Results of this study are that teachers respond that it is imperative to develop storytelling material through digital storytelling based on local wisdom to improve elementary school students’ writing skills.

Conclusion: Digital storytelling learning based on local wisdom is urgently needed to improve students’ writing skills. Based on this, it is important to develop storytelling materials based on local wisdom through the use of digital storytelling to improve elementary school students’ writing skills.

Contribution: This research can be an input for educators, especially elementary school teachers, in innovating to develop teaching materials to create an active and fun learning process to achieve learning goals.


Keywords

digital; storytelling; local wisdom; writing; story.

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