Performance of Primary School Teachers on The Implementation of Professional Learning Community
This research aimed to study the effectiveness of professional learning community inimproving primary school teachers’ performance. The study focused on the implementation of teacher collaboration in the improvement of students’ learning by making daily notes, daily discussions, as well as weekly discussions. This research employed repeated treatment design. Observation was used to asses teachers’ performance measured by their instructional skills before and after theirengagement in professional learning community. The result shows that teacher’s collaboration by taking daily notes, doing daily discussions and weekly discussions have positive effectson teachers’ performance (F: 3.414; sig. 0.029). This research firmly suggests for schoolsprincipal to actively engage in developing professional learning community in their schools. Further research involving greater number of subjects with more advanced design are required to better understand the effect of professional learning community on teachers’ social and professional competence as well as students’ engagement and achievement.
Keywords: professional learning community, primary school teachers’ performance.