The importance of teaching materials based local potential mangrove ecosystems : introduction study
Local potency-based learning provides knowledge, skills, understanding of the state of the environment and the needs of local communities in accordance with the values or rules that apply to learners. This study was a introduction study on the used of local potency-based teaching materials by SMK N 1 Legonkulon Fisheries adjacent to damaged mangrove forests. The method used in this research was descriptive-qualitative method. Preliminary data regarding the importance of application of teaching materials were explored through interview instruments for teachers and students. The subjects were 2 teachers and 15 students from SMK N 1 Legonkulon. The results showed that 100% of students did not study the mangrove ecosystem in learning and did not know about the relation of mangrove existence to the fish population. Teachers claimed only teach the ecosystem in general and did not convey the subject matter about the mangrove ecosystem due to not having the teaching materials associated with the mangrove ecosystem. Based on preliminary study it was deemed necessary to apply local potential-based teaching materials so that students better understand and care about the environment, and better understand the concept of ecosystems to gain useful learning.