How can ice-breaking's "friends here, enemies there" increase the interest and enthusiasm of high school students for learning?


  • Rani Darmayanti Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia
  • Viky Risnanda Arif SMA Negeri 1 Grati Pasuruan, Indonesia
  • Raden Imam Soebagyo SMA Negeri 2 Pasuruan, Indonesia
  • Muhammad Ali SMA Negeri 2 Pasuruan, Indonesia
  • Akhsanul In'am Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia



enthusiasm for learning, ice breaking, high school students, interest in learning, learning mathematics


Managing learning classes creatively is one aspect of being a professional educator. The teacher must adapt to the learning objectives, materials, and students' personalities in preparing and planning for learning. Even though preparations have been carried out optimally, it does not rule out the possibility that learning has not performed optimally due to certain factors. To prevent students' enthusiasm for learning from waning, instructors can use ice-breaking activities to combat boredom during classroom instruction. This study aims to investigate ice-breaking techniques' impact on middle school pupils' academic motivation. This investigation employs a descriptive methodology with a qualitative approach. The research objects were eleventh-grade students and their instructors, who served as the research subjects. The research was conducted through observation, interviews, and documentation of secondary school instructors and students who were the subjects of the study. The study results indicate that the ice-breaking technique can increase students' interest in learning, particularly in challenging subjects. In addition, this method can strengthen the relationship between students and instructors. This research has intriguing aspects, including how and what this article discusses.




How to Cite

Darmayanti, R., Arif, V. R., Soebagyo, R. I., Ali, M., & In’am, A. (2023). How can ice-breaking’s "friends here, enemies there" increase the interest and enthusiasm of high school students for learning?. AMCA Journal of Science and Technology, 3(2), 53–60.