TEACHER PEDAGOGICAL COMPETENCE IN TEACHING ENGLISH TO STUDENTS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL IN BANDAR LAMPUNG
Keywords: Pedagogical Competence, Teachers' Competence, Teaching English to Young Learners, Primary Students
AbstractThe objective of the research is to describe teacher pedagogical competence in teaching English for young learners. Besides, the description was based on the three components of pedagogical competence, such as cognitive component, behavioral component, and attitudinal component. The data was gathered from six different schools in Bandar Lampung by observing 6 English teachers' teaching learning process and asking in-depth information from the interview. The findings show that almost all teachers show good understanding on the importance of pedagogical competence for their teaching performances and tried to implement their understanding on pedagogical competences during their teaching. Moreover, some of the teachers still need to improve their teaching by doing self-evaluation of their teaching so that they may learn from their own evaluation to provide better teaching and implementation of the pedagogical competence. In addition, they argued that all components in pedagogical competence should be collaboratively implemented when teaching so that later will result in students' better understanding of the materials.