How local wisdom-based story calendar media improve patriotism character of elementary students?

Moh. Farizqo Irvan, Department of Primary Education, Graduate School of Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Ali Mustadi, Department of Primary Education, Graduate School of Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia


This research aims to find out the effectiveness of local wisdom-based story calendar media in improving students’ patriotism character. The type of research is pseudo- experimental, by using a nonequivalent control group design. The population of the study is the fourth-grade students of an elementary school in Ngaliyan District, Semarang, in the even semester, the academic year 2019/2020. The subjects were determined by implementing cluster random sampling. The influence of the media on students’ patriotism was measured using n-gain and independent t-tests. The results showed that the n-gain of students’ patriotism in the experimental class I and experimental class II were higher than the control class, such as 0.37, 0.39, and 0.07 with a moderate category for experimental class and low category for control class. Independent t-test results also showed that the value (p) were 0.025 and 0.044 ≤ 0.05, so there are significant differences in student’s patriotism character between experimental dan control class. So, it can conclude that the local wisdom-based story calendar media is effective for improving students’ patriotism character in the fourth grade of elementary school.


Story calendar; local wisdom; patriotism character; elementary school

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