Improving elementary school students’ creativity and writing skills through digital comics

Nurul Istiq’faroh, Suhardi Suhardi, Ali Mustadi

Abstract


Creativity is an important component in 21st century learning. Students with high creativity are easy to improve their ideas and vice versa. The active learning through media is one solution for students’ low ability in improving ideas. This study was conducted to develop students’ creativity and writing skills through digital comics. This study was a quasi-experimental through a pre-test–post-test design. Participants were 56 fifth-grade students consisting of 27 students as an experimental group and 29 students as a control group. The study was conducted at two Indonesian public elementary schools in the first semester during the academic year 2019/2020. Rubric for Creativity (RCr) and Rubric for Writing Skills (RWS) were used as pre- and post-tests. The independent samples t-test and paired samples t-test were applied at the significance level of 0.05. The results showed that digital comics significantly improve the creativity and writing skills of the experimental group compared to the control group. Thus, it can be concluded that digital comics are effective in improving the creativity and writing skills of elementary school students.


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Creativity; Digital comics; Elementary school students; Writing skills

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