Jurnal MANU https://jurcon.ums.edu.my/ojums/index.php/MANU <p style="float: left;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br><img src="/ojums/public/site/images/aeendeen/Manu_30_-_COVER.jpg" width="150" height="225" hspace="10"></p> <p align="justify"><strong>MANU</strong> is indexed by the Malaysian Citation Index (MYCITE).&nbsp;MANU is also aiming to be indexed in SCOPUS in the near future.MANU is published in June and December every year by the Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. The Journal, with its inaugural issue printed in 1998, witnessed the publication of Volume 28 in 2018.&nbsp;MANU invites submission of articles and book reviews in academic disciplines related to Humanities such as Modern Languages, Literature, History, Philosophy, Religion, Visual and Performing Arts, Communication Studies, and Cultural Studies. We particularly welcome manuscripts that focus on issues pertaining to Malaysia and Southeast Asia. Only manuscripts written either in Bahasa Melayu or the English Language will be considered for publication.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ISSN: 1511-1989 /&nbsp;e-ISSN:2590-4086</strong></p> Penerbit UMS en-US Jurnal MANU 1511-1989 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>All right reserved. No part of this publication can be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder. The written permission of the copyright holder must be obtained before any parts of this publication is stored in a retrieval system of any nature.</span></p><p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Requests for permission to duplicate an article, review or part of this journal should be addressed to the Chief Editor, MANU, Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.</span></p> KESAN PENGGUNAAN PETA PEMIKIRAN TERHADAP PENGAJARAN PENULISAN KARANGAN MURID TAHUN LIMA https://jurcon.ums.edu.my/ojums/index.php/MANU/article/view/3048 <p>Kajian lalu menunjukkan kebolehan mengarang karangan dalam kalangan murid sekolah rendah adalah rendah. Oleh hal yang demikian, kajian ini dijalankan untuk mengkaji kesan penggunaan peta pemikiran terhadap tahap penulisan karangan Bahasa Melayu dalam kalangan murid tahun lima. Penyelidik menggunakan kaedah eksperimen kuasi melibatkan satu sampel kajian yang terdiri daripada 64 murid sekolah rendah yang dibahagikan sama rata kepada satu kumpulan perlakuan dan satu kumpulan kawalan. Para murid dalam kumpulan pertama menggunakan peta pemikiran dalam pengajaran karangan, sementara kumpulan kedua menggunakan kaedah tradisional. Ujian pra dan ujian pasca digunakan untuk mendapatkan data yang dianalisis dengan Statistical Package For Social Science (SPSS) versi 21. Bagi kumpulan perlakuan, analisis data menunjukkan skor pasca ujian min murid adalah lebih tinggi dari skor pra ujian min mereka, sekali gus menunjukkan mereka memperoleh peningkatan dalam penulisan karangan dari segi kandungan dan pengolahan idea. Dapatan yang sama juga menunjukkan skor pasca ujian min murid dalam kumpulan perlakuan adalah lebih tinggi dari min skor yang sama bagi mereka dalam kumpulan kawalan, sekali gus menunjukkan kumpulan perlakuan adalah lebih berprestasi daripada kumpulan kawalan. Dapatan kajian ini mempunyai implikasi dalam amalan pengajaran semasa. Guru mata pelajaran Bahasa Melayu boleh menggunakan peta pemikiran sebagai satu alat pengajaran bagi membantu murid sekolah rendah belajar menulis karangan dengan lebih berkesan.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Studies have shown that students’ essay writing abilities of primary school students are low. As such, this study was carried out to examine the extent of the effects of using thinking maps on the teaching of Malay language essay writing among Year Five students. In this study, the researchers used a quasi-experimental method involving a study sample consisting of 64 primary school students were divided equally into a treatment group and a control group. The former used thinking maps in essay writing learning, while the latter used a traditional method. A pre-test and a post-test were used to obtain the data, which were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 21. For the treatment group, the analysis of data showed students’ mean post-test scores were significantly higher than their mean pre-test scores, indicating they made significant improvements in essay writing in terms of content and ideation. The same analysis also showed students’ mean post-test scores in the treatment group were significantly higher than those of the control group, indicating the former outperformed the latter. These findings have a practical implication for the current teaching practice. Malay language teachers can use thinking maps as a teaching tool to help primary school students effectively learn to write essays.</p> NORLIZA ABDULLAH ZULKIFLI OSMAN ABDUL MUNIR ISMAIL Copyright (c) 2021 Universiti Malaysia Sabah 2021-05-19 2021-05-19