Improving the Teaching of Translation Using STAD: A Case Study of University Students in Indonesia
This classroom action research looks at the improvement of the process and the result of teaching Translation Course at the English Department (PBI) of the FTK (Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Keguruan) UIN ArRarniry Banda Aceh by using STAD (Student-Teams Achievement Divisions) Cooperative Technique. In this research, students were grouped into six groups consisting of 4-5 group members. This action research was carried out in two cycles, Cycle I and II. The implementation of this cooperative technique indeed improves the process and the result of teaching Translation Course. The average score of pre- test is 66, that of cycle I post test was 86 and that of cycle II posttest was 87. It is recommended that STAD Cooperative Technique be implemented in teaching Translation Courses or other English courses or even any other courses that contain difficult concepts.