The Effectiveness of Using Mind Mapping Method to Improve Child Development Assessment

  • Hapidin Hapidin Universitas Negeri Jakarta
  • Yuli Pujianti STIT Al Marhalah Bekasi
  • Indah Juniasih Universitas Negeri Jakarta


This study aims to determine the effectiveness of using mind mapping method in improving early childhood educator’s skill in mastering the child development assessment. This research is quasi-experimental using a pre-test and post-test design. The population was the entire classes of early childhood education training held by LPK Yayasan Indonesia Mendidik Jaka Sampurna at Cileungsi, Bogor. The participants were 45 early childhood educators. This study used three research methods which are implemented from learning methods in child development assessment was as pre-test and post-test. Data were collected by using two instruments to measure early childhood educators for child development assessment. The data were analyzed by using t-test to measures the differences data in pre-test and post-test. The results showed that the use of mind mapping methods can help early childhood educators to improve their mastery of the development assessment concept which averages 51.9 percent. It showed significant results with t-test value is 18,266 (N = 10, α = 0,0). This capacity build-ing is reinforced by various qualitative findings which arise from early childhood educators’ awareness to change the old learning style into learning by mind mapping method as a learn-ing method that follows how the brain works. This study also found that early childhood educators as adults who are in the stage of formal thinking have shown an understanding that mind mapping method are appropriate, fast, easy and practical in mastering various devel-opment assessment concepts. Early childhood educators believe that they can use the method for mastering other material concepts.

Keywords: Assessment, Brain-based teaching, Mind mapping


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How to Cite
Hapidin, H., Pujianti, Y., & Juniasih, I. (2019). The Effectiveness of Using Mind Mapping Method to Improve Child Development Assessment. Jurnal Pendidikan Usia Dini, 13(1), 172 - 186.