Democratic interaction in explorative learning (Model HOTL-DI Type A) About the phenomenon of rainwater falling from the roof
Hilkya Kembuan, Anneke T Rondonuwu, Christophil S Medellu
Natural phenomena around form diverse experiences in students. The variety of experiences and perceptions that are formed in the cognitive structure can be integrated with formal learning in the classroom in order to strengthen the relationship between context and concept. This article discusses the part of group democratic interactions from the results of exploratory learning research using the Higher Order Thinking Learning in Democratic Interaction (HOTL-DI) type A model. Collaborative research includes sections exploring contexts and concepts that are individual, and democratic interactions in student groups. Students are directed to explore experiences, impressions and perceptions about the phenomenon of rainwater falling from the roof, discuss democratically to produce common conclusions. The results of the study show a variety of scores for each democratic indicator. Undemocratic attitudes were identified, such as imposing one's own opinion, apathy and waiting for the results of the work of other group members, making unilateral agreements without discussing them, and not having the courage to express opinions. Exploring the phenomenon with the group increases productivity and work efficiency from the beginning of the meeting to the next meeting.