AMCA Journal of Education and Behavioral Change <p><strong>AMCA Journal of Education &amp; Behavioral Change</strong> (<strong>AJEB</strong>) is an official international journal published by the Association of Muslim Community in ASEAN (AMCA) that emphasizes the study and implications of education and the process of behaviour change. This journal aims to provide the publication of high-quality reference papers in the field of education. Contributions are received from all relevant and insightful areas of behavior change. <strong>AJEB</strong> is issued twice a year (April and October). The journal is published in the online version, is free access and download. </p> <p><a><span class="blockTitle">e-ISSN</span></a><a><span class="blockTitle"> 2776-1185</span></a></p> en-US (Editor) (Puji Sumarsono) Mon, 10 Jul 2023 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 MOVEON: Motivation, anxiety, and their relationship to mathematics learning outcomes <p>This study is motivated by the student's low learning outcomes in mathematics. This study aimed to determine whether there is a relationship between motivation and learning anxiety on student learning outcomes in mathematics. This study uses a descriptive method with a quantitative approach. The preliminary analysis test used the Kolmogrov-Smirnov test, which concluded that the data were normally distributed. The sample in this study was 30 students from class XI who were selected by a simple random sampling technique. The data collection instrument used in this study was a questionnaire to obtain data on students' learning motivation and anxiety and test questions to obtain data on student learning outcomes. The d collected data were analyzed using Pearson's correlation to determine whether there is a relationship between variable X and variable Y. The results showed a positive and significant connection between learning motivation, learning anxiety, and mathematics learning outcomes of class XI MA Al Asror Sekampung students.</p> Rifngatun Maghfiroh, Agus Setiawan, Andika Ari Saputra, Ani Afifah, Rani Darmayanti Copyright (c) 2022 Rifngatun Maghfiroh, Agus Setiawan, Andika Ari Saputra, Ani Afifah, Rani Darmayanti Sat, 01 Jul 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Rehabilitation implications of new tDCS, aerobic exercise, and impulsivity in drug addiction and drug use disorders <p>Addictions and substance use disorders are among the most prevalent mental health disorders attributable globally to higher rates of death per year. Despite multiple available treatment approaches to treat addiction, including pharmacological, psycho-education, 12-Step program, cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and even mindfulness based therapies, at least 60% of individuals with SUD are likely to relapse within one year post treatment, suggesting a need for innovative approaches to treatment. Craving and Impulsivity are considered hallmarks of addiction, thus targeting these features should be primary concern in developing treatment program. The aim of this paper was to examine the available research on the feasibility of a novel neuromodulation technique, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and physical exercise in reducing craving and impulsivity in drug dependent patients. My review has shown that physical exercise, in the form of a structured aerobic exercise and non-invasive modulation technique (tDCS) represent a potentially useful, cost free, easy employed intervention strategies for individuals with drug dependence. Neurobiological and molecular mechanisms of action of tDCS and exercise could possibly mediate the beneficial effects on craving and impulsivity.</p> Yula Milshteyn Copyright (c) 2023 Yula Milshteyn Tue, 03 Oct 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Empowering creative ideas in advertising storyboards: Using group learning and TGT to implement cooperative learning theory <p>To show how cooperative learning models can inspire original thinking and lead to improved performance. This research aims to detail how and why Team Games Tournaments (TGTs) are used to help students in Advertising courses develop the skills they need to succeed in employment. The research was conducted at Bantara University in the province of Central Java, Indonesia. Participants included undergraduate students enrolled in advertising classes, graduate students teaching advertising, and professionals working in the advertising industry. "Semi-directive" interviews and observations were used to gather information for the research. Students who are members of the advertising storyboard design task team and the advertising storyboards they create are the main material for this research. The research results found that when cooperative learning theory was used in the form of group learning and TGT, students were more involved, enthusiastic, open, and active in carrying out their respective roles, respected each other, cared, and controlled their emotions towards each other and the subject matter. Students who participate in TGT and other forms of collaborative learning are also more likely to take risks when expressing their original ideas and opinions. Students can achieve the highest level of competency through the use of cooperative learning theory, which is realized in the form of group learning and TGT. The task force's efforts demonstrate this by acting as an advertising company and producing original work in the form of various storyboards for advertisements. Based on the skills taught in advertising classes, students can effectively create textual and graphic advertising storyboard designs.</p> Joko Suryono, Nuryani Tri Rahayu, Dewi Kusumaningsih, Purwani Indri Astuti, Abdulhafiz Hile Copyright (c) 2023 Joko Suryono, Nuryani Tri Rahayu, Dewi Kusumaningsih, Purwani Indri Astuti, Abdulhafiz Hile Sun, 15 Oct 2023 00:00:00 +0000 The influence of animated macros-based PowerPoint learning media on the learning outcomes <p>The objectives of this study are: (1) To determine the learning outcomes of students taught with animated <em>macros-based</em> PowerPoint learning media. (2) To determine the learning outcomes of students taught by conventional methods. (3) To analyze the influence of animated <em>macros-based PowerPoint</em> learning media on the learning outcomes of grade VII students of SMPN 2 Kalidawir. Quantitative research approach with <em>Quasi-Experimental Design</em> type. The population in this study is all grade VII students of SMP Negeri 2 Kalidawir for the 2022/2023 school year. The sample in this study was class VII A, an experimental class with a total of 20 students, and class VII B, a control class with 21 students with <em>purposive sampling techniques</em>. The data collection techniques used are tests and documentation. The data analysis technique used is an independent <em>t-test</em>. The results showed that (1) Student learning outcomes scores when using <em>Macros Animation-based</em> PowerPoint media obtained an average score of 86.00. (2) Student learning outcomes scores obtained an average score of 78.43 when using conventional methods. (3) Macros Animation-Based PowerPoint learning media influences the learning outcomes.</p> Mariya Ulva Khasanah, Umy Zahroh Copyright (c) 2023 Mariya Ulva Khasanah, Umy Zahroh Wed, 01 Nov 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Quality of education in government and government-assisted schools in Sierra Leone <p>International organizations and the majority of nations have prioritized quality education in their development strategies over the past several decades. The discourse is characterized by statements such as achieving universal access to education, assuring educational completion, and increasing school enrollment rates, all of which emphasize the importance of improving education in government and government-aided schools. This study's objective was to assess the quality of education in government and government-aided schools in Khalifa Rowala Chiefdom, Magburaka Municipality, Northern Sierra Leone: The Case of Magburaka Public High School for Boys and Magburaka Tonkolili District National Commercial High School. Quantitative and qualitative research methods were utilized with a total sample size of fifty (50). Two (2) schools, twenty (20) teachers, ten (10) from each school, four (4) school parents, two (2) from each school, twenty (20) pupils, ten (10) from each school, and six (6) Education Officers (MBSSE staff) participated in this study. Interviews, focus group discussions, and questionnaires were employed to capture data, which was subsequently analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). According to these results, there is still much work to be done before educational quality is truly realized. Overall, a meaningful school self-evaluation (SSE) of educational quality will be conducted, and teachers from different schools will be able to evaluate themselves based on the topic of the research. In addition, standard instruments are required to assess the efficacy of school education. In the article discussing the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education's recommendations for these institutions to comply with the Primary and Senior Secondary School Curriculum Framework, the final study of this research is discussed in detail.</p> Samuel Karim, Ahmad Hariyadi, Exton Mohamed Zoker, Alicia Rebecca Yambasu Copyright (c) 2023 Samuel Karim, Ahmad Hariyadi, Exton Mohamed Zoker, Alicia Rebecca Yambasu Tue, 10 Oct 2023 00:00:00 +0000 "Lala and Lulu" stories: developing android-based social media for autistic children to learn social interaction <p>Autistic children encounter a distinct difficulty, namely in social contact. As a result, children with autism may face difficulties when participating in social interactions in their society. Thus, it is crucial to implement strategies that might improve the social skills of children with autism. A practical approach entails the application of social storytelling. Furthermore, there is a noticeable rise in the complexity of technological innovations, exemplified by the prevalence of mobile phones. Cell phones, especially those operating on the Android platform, provide many benefits when combined with internet access and various supplementary features. This study aims to develop an Android-based social media platform that enhances social interaction skills for children diagnosed with autism. The study aims to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of this platform. This study entails conducting research and engaging in development activities using the 4D development strategy, which encompasses design stages, definition, development, and dissemination. Questionnaires are utilized as a means of gathering data. The assessment components of material consist of material attributes, language attributes, and implementation attributes. The assessment aspect of media involves both the technical aspects of software engineering and the visual communication parts. The material expert's evaluation of social media platforms based on the Android operating system resulted in a satisfactory classification, with only minimal adjustments needed to ensure precise and reliable information. The media expert's assessment was accurately classified, with ample content requiring minimal modifications. Based on expert assessments, it is recommended to conduct limited testing on students until the shortcomings of Android-based social media have been resolved. The article will comprehensively discuss the analytical method and media development.</p> Rahmah Rahmah, Juwita Tri Lestari, Suharsiwi Suharsiwi, Amrit Dhakal Copyright (c) 2023 Rahmah Rahmah, Juwita Tri Lestari, Suharsiwi Suharsiwi, Amrit Dhakal Thu, 21 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Efforts and Obstacles in Learning: Which visual aids are most accessible for disabled students? <p>cvzv</p> Muhlis Fajar Wicaksana, Juwita Tri Lestari, Nurratri Kurnia Sari, Franncisco Cleuton de Araujo Copyright (c) 2023 Muhlis Fajar Wicaksana, Juwita Tri Lestari, Nurratri Kurnia Sari, Franncisco Cleuton de Araujo Sat, 23 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Effectiveness of learning media with diverse applications for mental impairment pupils' science knowledge <p>Students with cognitive impairments possess intellectual capacities, or IQs, that fall below the average range of typical youngsters, resulting in challenges comprehending abstract subjects like science. Nevertheless, there exist methods that can enhance their comprehension, specifically by employing educational resources that align with their aptitudes. This study aims to assess the efficacy of utilising diverse educational tools from multiple applications to enhance the comprehension of science subjects among students with intellectual disabilities. This study employs the systematic literature review (SLR) approach, utilising online article databases such as SINTA, GARUDA, ERIC, and Google Scholar. The reviewed publications encompassed a total of eight articles, focusing on the areas of "Effectiveness of Learning Media," "Students with Mental Impairment," and "Science Learning for Students with Mental Impairment." The studies were published between 2013 and 2023. The review findings indicate that using instructional media during the educational process for students with intellectual disabilities significantly enhances their comprehension of scientific content. The primary learning materials utilised are predominantly derived from diverse apps that integrate teaching and entertainment, encompassing films, games, visual media like photographs, and other resources tailored to the requirements of individuals with intellectual disabilities. The effectiveness of using learning media in science education for mentally disabled students to implement the 2013 curriculum has been demonstrated. This is particularly true when the learning medium is tailored to the needs of mentally disabled students, resulting in improved comprehension of scientific concepts</p> Sri Muryati, Dwi Rizki Novitasari, Lubkov Anton Copyright (c) 2023 Sri Muryati, Dwi Rizki Novitasari, Lubkov Anton Fri, 22 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +0000