• Ratih Kusumawardani Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa
  • Laily Rosidah Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa
  • Rr. Dina Kusuma Wardhani Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa
  • Reza Mauldy Raharja Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa
Keywords: 5-6 years children creativity, student-based learning and teacher-centered learning model


This study aims to determine the level of child creativity and the effectiveness of various models of learning in early-childhood in developing the creativity of children aged 5-6 years after the city of Serang, Banten. The research was conducted from April to July 2017. The research method used was the mixed method with the research population is all children aged 5-6 years in Serang city, Banten. The sample was 120 children from 30 PAUD institutions, consisting of two groups, which were 60 children from early-childhood with teacher-centered learning model and 60 children from PAUD with student-based learning model. The results showed that the creativity level of children aged 5-6 years in Serang city is categorized as high and there is no significant difference of creativity of children aged 5-6 years after the model of student-based learning with teacher-centered learning model. However, the level of creativity of children with student-based learning model is higher than the teacher-centered learning model. This study concludes that student-based learning model (center, area, group, or angle) is more effective in developing the creativity of children aged 5-6 years. Recommendations for institutions, communities, stakeholders, and researchers are further discussed within the article.