Interpersonal Communication between Teachers and Students through Science Practicum Activities in Increasing the Learning Motivation of Public High School Students in Depok City during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Keywords:Interpersonal communication, Practicum methods, Learning motivation.
The Depok City Government is an area that decided to implement teaching and learning activities with an online learning system to break the chain of covid-19 spread. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we use innovative online learning media, especially science subjects, to increase student learning motivation while studying at home. Science practicum activities are one of media that can help students' understanding, for this reason, the creativity of science teachers is needed to continue to carry out simple practicum activities at home. The purpose of this study is to find out and analyze interpersonal communication between teachers and students through science practicum activities in increasing the learning motivation of state high school students in Depok City during the Covid-19 pandemic. The research method used is descriptive qualitative, using the Paradigm of Constructivism, the theory of interpersonal communication used is the Theory of S-O-R (Stimulus-Organism-Response) and the Theory of Symbolic Interactionism. Data collection is carried out through documentation, interviews, observation, and triangulation. The results showed that interpersonal communication between teachers and students through science practicum activities was very good, thus increasing the learning motivation of high school students in Depok City during the Covid-19 pandemic. Researchers hope that this research can be developed again better by developing theories and other research methods related to interpersonal communication.