Teacher Optimization in Utilizing Media Literacy for Social Science Learning in Semarang
Keywords:Globalization in Education, Social Science Teacher, Media Literacy
This research aims to know the utilization of media literacy by teachers and the obstacles in social science learning in Semarang city. This research is a field research carried out through an inductive thinking process using qualitative approach. The type of data in this research is distinguished from primary and secondary data. The data sources in this research are human being and non-human being. Human being data source functions as a subject or key informant and the data obtained through the informants are in the form of soft data. Non-human being data source is in the form of documents which are relevant to the focus of the research such as events or activities that are related to the focus of the research. The data collection uses three techniques, namely (1) in-depth interview; 2) participant observation; and (3) documentation study. The data obtained were analyzed by stages, namely l) data reduction 2) data presentation and 3) conclusion / verification. The results of the research show that the teachers were trying to adjust to various updates in the media development. This self-adjustment was realized through the integration of both of them in learning regardless of several obstacles that must be faced by the teachers
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