THE COMBINATION OF REWARD AND PUNISHMENT IN INCREASING STUDENTS’ LISTENING ABILITY

Risqi Ekanti Ayuningtyas Palupi

Abstract


Listening is one of language skills play an important role in learning. This is an activity where the
students required understanding and taking part in it. Based on the results of pre-observation
conducted by researchers at the University of Muhammadiyah Ponorogo in the course Listening
for Authentic Materials, noted that the students‘ listening ability is still weak. This comes from
some of the results, among others, the students‘ pre-test on subjects Listening for Authentic
Materials is below the passing grade is 60. The purposes of this research are : 1) to know wheater
the combination of reward and punishment can increase the students‘ listening ability; 2) to know
the implementation of reward and punishment in increasing the students‘ listening ability. The
method that used is a classroom action research. The sample is the second semester of English
Education Department of Muhammadiyah Uneviersity of Ponorogo. The result can be seen that
there is a development of students‘ ability in Listening. It can be seen from the pre-test result 68.3,
post-test 1 75.4, and post-test 2 87.4. The level of significance 5% with t table 2.02. The students
are being more active for each meeting. They want to get reward than punishment. It means that
the implementation of reward and punishment can increase the students‘ ability in Listening
subject


Keywords


Reward, Punishment,Students’ Listening Ability

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