Guided discovery: an alternative teaching method to reduce students' rote learning behavior in studying geometric transformation
Journal of Physics, Conference Series
In Indonesia, geometry transformation is taught from elementary to high school students, but at the high school level geometric transformation material already has a high level of complexity that is already involved in the concept of matrices in the formula, especially the number of formulas that must be understood is very large, giving rise to the tendency of students to learn by memorization (rote learning). Of course, this matter cannot be underestimated by mathematics teachers so it needs a
... solution that can reduce the tendency of students to learn using the rote-learning method. Therefore, learning methods Guided Discovery can be seen as an alternative solution to be able to reduce the tendency of students to learn by memorization. This learning method can involve students actively to find and reconstruct formulas and concepts in the topic of transformation of geometry independently. Moreover, because they have studied the topic of geometry transformation at a previous level, they will use their prior knowledge to study it so that learning will be more meaningful. This research is a literature study where it aims to describe the possibility of applying Guided Discovery methods to reduce the tendency of students to learn geometry transformation topics in rote learning (rote learning behaviour). The results of this study are that theoretically by using Guided Discovery learning methods is possible to reduce the tendency of students to learn by memorizing in learning the topic of Geometry Transformation, namely the steps of Giving Problems, Data Developing, Data Arrangement, Extra Data, Verification, and Exercise.