Implementation of Banana Circle Based on Steam Project Approach in Increasing Socioemotional Development among Preschool Pupils

Pelaksanaan Banana Circle berasaskan Pendekatan Steam Projek dalam meningkatkan Perkembangan Sosioemosi Murid Prasekolah

  • Zahiroh binti Awang Jabatan Pendidikan Awal Kanak-kanak, Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Perempuan Melayu, Jalan Maktab, Durian Daun 75400, Melaka, MALAYSIA
  • Norhaizian binti Seman Jabatan Pendidikan Awal Kanak-kanak, Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Perempuan Melayu, Jalan Maktab, Durian Daun 75400, Melaka, MALAYSIA
  • Normasura binti Jani Jabatan Pendidikan Awal Kanak-kanak, Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Perempuan Melayu, Jalan Maktab, Durian Daun 75400, Melaka, MALAYSIA
  • Alimah binti Atan Jabatan Pendidikan Awal Kanak-kanak, Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Perempuan Melayu, Jalan Maktab, Durian Daun 75400, Melaka, MALAYSIA
  • Haslinda binti Md. Ali Jabatan Pendidikan Awal Kanak-kanak, Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampus Perempuan Melayu, Jalan Maktab, Durian Daun 75400, Melaka, MALAYSIA
Keywords: STEAM Project Approach, STEAM Teaching, Preschool, Socioemotional

Abstract

Banana Circle is a teaching using the STEAM project approach. This approach needs to be applied by teachers for the successful implementation of 21st-century education. However, teachers in preschool have difficulty implementing STEAM teaching as there are no clear guidelines on the implementation of STEAM teaching. So, the implementation of the Banana Circle in this study is to identify it as an effective STEAM teaching and at the same time to improve the socioemotional development among preschool pupils. The implementation of Banana Circle involves nineteen pupils aged four, five, and six years old. Data collected through structured observations during the three-step STEAM teaching project (1) STEAM Language Conversations, (2) Finding STEAM anywhere, and (3) STEAM Future. The findings were obtained in quantitative analysis using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) 22.0 to get the mean and standard deviation values. Research findings showed that six-year- olds had higher socioemotional development in terms of emotional maturity and cooperation. Results showed five-year-olds are dominant in the accountability aspect while four-year-olds are more dominant in self-reliance, courage, and friendship. The conclusion, Banana Circle can improve the socioemotional development of preschoolers.

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Published
2022-06-28
How to Cite
Awang, Z., Seman, N., Jani, N., Atan, A., & Md. Ali, H. (2022). Implementation of Banana Circle Based on Steam Project Approach in Increasing Socioemotional Development among Preschool Pupils. Jurnal Pendidikan Bitara UPSI, 15, 108-116. https://doi.org/10.37134/bitara.vol15.sp.11.2022