Strategies of Physics Learning Based on Traditional Games in Senior High Schools during the Covid-19 Pandemic


  • Himawan Putranta Department of Educational Sciences, Concentration of Physics Education, Graduate School, Yogyakarta State University
  • Heru Kuswanto Yogyakarta State University
  • Mami Hajaroh Yogyakarta State University
  • Siti Irene Astuti Dwiningrum Yogyakarta State University
  • Rukiyati Yogyakarta State University



Physics learning during the Covid-19 pandemic must still be done so that students can still get physics intake. This phenomenological research aims to explore physics teacher strategies in conducting traditional game-based learning in senior high schools during the Covid-19 pandemic. The research data was collected through in-depth interviews with 10 physics teachers from five senior high schools in Yogyakarta. The ten participants were taken using the purposive sampling technique. The data analysis used analytic reduction which started with identifying important statements from the interview results, determining the core theme, and interpreting the physics learning strategy essence. The research results found that traditional game-based physics learning was carried out using contextual, inquiry, project, and problem-based learning models. The physics material is integrated into traditional games which include tulup, benthik, bekelan, sulamanda, egrang, sekongan, jeblugan, and gobak sodor. Physics learning evaluation is carried out by assessing assignments, performance, presentations, tests, and the results of making students' traditional games. Traditional game-based physics learning is done through distance learning applications such as Zoom, Google Meet, Google Classroom, Google Mail, and WhatsApp. Supporting factors for learning physics based on traditional games include efficient learning, learning can be done anywhere, and students can explore their abilities widely. Inhibiting factors for learning physics based on traditional games include unstable internet networks, students’ different abilities, and never done distance learning. The physics teacher’s competence, the student’s abilities, and the facilities availability are the main factors in determining the learning physics success based on traditional games during the Covid-19 pandemic.


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