THE DOORMAT PROJECT TO IMPROVE BASIC SEWING SKILLS OF SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS WITH LOW FUNCTION
Keywords:Doormat, Vocational Skills Curriculum Sewing Basics, Low Functionality, Project Based Learning
Doormat’s study was to evaluate the effectiveness of project work conducted on low-functioning students in PPKI SMK Taman Bunga Raya (1). This project was carried out during the basic sewing subject learning sessions and also during the co-curricular activities of the Entrepreneurship Club. A total of 10 students with low functional special needs consisting of "Slow learner", Down Syndrome and physical disabilities were involved in this study. The "Project Based Learning" method is central to the production of doormat products based on used t-shirts. Low-functioning students need more focused and planned learning methods according to their abilities. The production of this doormat uses the basic sewing skills used in Curriculum and Assessment Standard Document Special Education Secondary School Standard Curriculum Basic Vocational Skills Low Functionality. This study uses quantitative and qualitative methods that involve student work. Pre-and post-tests of sewing skills were used to analyse the data. The findings of the study showed that 10 students mastered the basic sewing skills contained in Curriculum and Assessment Standard Document Special Education Secondary School Standard Curriculum low functionality. Students are also more focused on doormat income. The implications of this study can be used as a guide for the improvement of teaching and learning as well as the assessment of low-functioning students based on projects. The alignment of teaching and learning can be practiced through the subjects of Vocational Skills Curriculum Basic Sewing and “Kelab Keusahawanan”. It also fosters entrepreneurial spirit among students as this doormat can be varied in terms of design, size and colour to be marketed.