The Exploration of Elementary School Students’ Learning Motivation: A Case Study in Papua

The Exploration of Elementary School Students’ Learning Motivation: A Case Study in Papua

  • Yan Dirk WABISER , Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Interdisciplinary, Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga, INDONESIA
  • Titi Susilowati PRABAWA , Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Interdisciplinary, Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga, INDONESIA
  • Neil Semuel RUPIDARA , Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Interdisciplinary, Satya Wacana Christian University, Salatiga, INDONESIA

ABSTRACT

Purpose Students’ learning motivation is an important matter to consider along with the teaching motivation, especially for the remote and uncovered area from the educational context. The purpose of this research was to determine the results of a case study of the learning motivation of elementary school students in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia. Method: This qualitative research used the case study approach. The researchers collected the data from in-depth interviews, observation, a document study, respondents, such as the parents, students, educational workers, and principals. The data analysis technique used the methodological triangulation technique to ensure the validity and credibility of the data.

Findings: The results showed two considerable aspects to create qualified human resources to contribute to Papua establishment. They were intrinsic and extrinsic learning motivations from the students since the elementary school. The extrinsic factor dominated and influenced the intrinsic factor within the Papua context. The policymakers of the Papua establishment and education should accommodate and mobilize both extrinsic and intrinsic needs of students. Implications for Research and Practice: The students’ motivations to learn are improved, especially in Papua.

Keywords: learning motivation, elementary school students, case study, Papua.