STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE FIELD TRIP IN VOCABULARY LEARNING
A DESCRIPTIVE QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH IN THE SIXTH SEMESTER STUDENTS OF ENGLISH FOR BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR OF 2021-2022
Vocabulary has an important role in all language skills. Vocabulary helps people to express their idea. In a classroom, the lecturer meets many characters of students. Some students have high motivation to learn, but some have low motivation to learn. In explaining the learning materials in the classroom, the lecturer will deal with the various reaction of students. These situations require the lecturer to find out the best way to teach the students effectively and increase their motivation in learning. The objectives of this research are to find out the students’ perceptions of the field trip in vocabulary learning and to find out the advantages of the field trip in learning vocabulary. This research is descriptive. The researcher used a questionnaire as the instrument of data collection. Based on the questionnaire, students’ perceptions of the field trip in vocabulary learning are: 54,3% of respondents agree that field trips are rich in educational possibilities as students learn from actual hands-on experience rather than by simple reading or hearing about something, 77,1% respondents agree that field trip is the most natural learning because it realized through the learners’ personal experience. 68,6% of respondents strongly agree that students involved in their work will make them learn and enjoy it, and 48,6% of respondents strongly agree that the field trip involved students on an excursion outside the classroom for making the relevant observation and for understanding the topic of the study.