: DEVELOPMENT HOPSCOTCH GAME AS A LEARNING MEDIA IN THE MATERIAL GLOBAL WARMING IN JUNIOR HIGH SHCOOL. A. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Education is a very important element in life. Without education, life is not going to go well. In education, teachers are those who have an important role and is a determining factor for the success of education. Expected in the performance, the teacher based on the moral and professional accountability. In this regard, the teacher has a close link with the quality of education. To become a professional teacher who is turning can improve the quality of education, the teacher must have skills in teaching. One of them is the teacher must master setrategi and methods or models of learning (Mulyaningsih & Susanah, 2010). Learning that occurs in an individual is a complex behavior, followed by the interaction between the learner and the learner aims. Therefore, a result of the interaction, the students can be more have been being dynanic. Its happens by learning and environmental offender learners. Learners is internal dynamics, associated with increased hierarchy domains of cognitive, affective and psychomotor. While the dynamics of the outside can come from teachers or learners in their environment. Dynamic process by teacher in learning efforts with regard to the readiness of students for instructional materials, creating a fun learning environment, optimizing media and learning resources, and maximize the role of the learner (Dimyati and Mudjiono, 2009). Learning Media is an organization of messages, the material to be given is the message of learning, the learning popuse is the learning process. Creative media will use to increase the chance for students to learn more, keep in mind what he learned better, and improve the appearance of doing skills in accordance with the objectives of learning (Susilana and Riyanan, 2008). Traditional games are the cultural wealth of the nation that have noble values to be passed on to the children as the next generation. traditional children's games have a close relationship with the development of the intellectual, social, emotional, and personality of the child. Traditional games hopscotch is a traditional game that is best known by children and have procedures most varied and most complex, traditional game that is almost extinct these need to be re-socialized children. School could be a suitable place to socialize this game (Iswinarti, 2010). In Gustiana (2011) who understands development as an interaction between biological factors, social, and cultural. This factor is the driving factor for the development of children's ability to function in society. This theory emphasizes the importance of children to move, play, and physical activity for development, especially in infancy and childhood growth and development of the theory kanak.Berdasarkan above illustrates that the importance of physical activity to stimulate the application through games such as child development and social , emotional, and personality. The process of development of an individual through certain stages, and each stage has certain characteristics, and previous stages will support the next stage. In material global warming has some learning indicators to be achieved, the first is students can explain the process of global warming and its effect on the environment of the earth against environmental pollution associated with human activity. And the second is students can make suggestions or effort in an attempt to overcome and cope with the damage caused by pollution and global warming. The indicator is based on the basic competencies, (3:10) Describing about the causes of global warming and its impacts on ecosystems and (4:10) Presenting data and information about the global warming problem and proposes countermeasures. Based on the above it is necessary to the develop the hopscotch as one of the alternative media in science learning, with the porpuse to improve learning...
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