Learning Hybridization in Montessori School during Pandemic

Ika Budi Maryatun, Suparno, Sugito


This study describes learning strategies and the stages of their implementation in Islamic Montessori schools during the pandemic. Conditions during the pandemic require teachers to be adept at using IT to innovate in their learning. This research was a case study. Subjects are teachers whose taught used the Montessori approach for at least 2 years. Data were collected using interviews, documentation, and observation. The data was analyzed using the Spradley technique. Triangulation techniques and thick descriptions are used for the validity of the data. The main findings from Montessori learning at Budi Mulia Dua Islamic schools during the pandemic were carried out using three strategies, namely, Save Distancing Private Class (SDPC), Online Class (OC), and delivery of lesson kits. The use of the results of this research is especially for teachers in Montessori to be able to conduct activities during a pandemic using the original Montessori learning stages through the three strategies. SDPC is most likely to apply the complete Montessori learning stages from greeting to closing. Modification of the Montessori stages was carried out when the OC strategy was implemented. Meanwhile, the Montessori stages cannot be applied to the lesson kit delivery strategy because children study at home under parental guidance. The novelty in this research is that the COVID-19 pandemic has made the implementation of learning require various innovations so that it can be carried out in a quality manner and still pay attention to the needs of children. The strategy is adjusted to government policies that follow developments in cases that occur in the country in general. This variation in strategy also determines the continuity of education services in schools, including this Budi Mulia Dua (BMD).


Keywords: learning strategies, Montessori, pandemic.


DOI: https://doi.org/10.55463/hkjss.issn.1021-3619.60.70

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