Journal La Edusci <p>International <strong>Journal La</strong><strong> Edusci</strong> ISSN 2721-1258 (Online) and ISSN 2721-0979 (Print) includes all the areas of research activities in all fields of Education such as Teacher education, Population education, Vocational education, Value education, Psychological education, Educational counseling, Educational technology, Management education, Women education, Educational management, Education theory, Educational experiences, Special education, School curriculum, Curriculum theory, Academic disciplines, Moral education, Philosophy of education, University systems, E learning, Library and etymology, Board of education, Textbook, Collaborative learning, College, Comparative education, Compulsory education, Continuing education, Curriculum, Department of Education,&nbsp; Developmental Education, Educational technology, Educational animation, Educational philosophies, Educational psychology, Free education, Glossary of education, Grade (education), Homework, Humanistic education, CSPE (Civil, Social, and Political Education), Instructional technology, Language education, Learning, Learning community, Library, Life skills, Lifelong education, List of educators, ethical education, Online learning community.</p> Newinera Publisher en-US Journal La Edusci 2721-0979 Introducing University First Year Students to Academic Writing: Salient Issues <p><em>The present study investigated problems faced by first year students at the National University of Lesotho (NUL) as they try to adjust their writing into academic style. The research subjects were from the faculties of Humanities and Science and Technology. Data were collected from the students’ Communication and Study Skills (CSS) past examination papers (2018/2019). The study employed a descriptive design. A suitable analytical framework was crafted drawing from Appraisal and Metadiscourse theories. Also, some portions of the essays were analysed qualitatively to get a better understanding of the practices and also to identify common problems among students. The problems identified included citation incompetence, a limited repertoire of reporting verbs, poor academic writing style and some influence of creative writing. The study concluded that NUL first year students need more assistance to improve their academic writing skills and therefore recommended a number of solutions with more direct tutor intervention.</em></p> Bertha Muringani Maboleba Kolobe Copyright (c) 2024 Journal La Edusci 2024-05-29 2024-05-29 5 2 72 81 10.37899/journallaedusci.v5i2.904 The Use of YouTube Videos to Increase Student Motivation in Islamic Date Subjects <p><em>This study aims to find out how the learning process uses YouTube videos, how students learn motivation by using YouTube videos, and whether there is an influence of YouTube videos on student learning motivation in Islamic Date subjects. The research uses quantitative methods with a quasi-experimental approach. Research place at SMK Muhammadiyah 1 Bantul with data collection with questionnaires, observations, and documentation. The data analysis technique used in this study used an independent t-test and a paired t-test. The learning process using YouTube videos is more effective because students are more interested in listening to the material displayed through YouTube videos. The results of the data analysis of this study showed that the use of YouTube videos in learning affected student learning motivation because the experimental class obtained an average of 54.08, while the control class obtained an average of 38.12. This shows that the average observation results of experimental classes using YouTube videos are higher than conventional classes that do not use YouTube videos. From the results of the one-sample t-test test data, the results showed a significance value (2-tailed) of 0.000 &lt; 0.05, which means that H0 is rejected and Ha is accepted. So it can be concluded that the use of YouTube videos in learning influences student learning motivation. By the results of the experimental and control class N-Gain, the average percentage of N-Gain class X TKRO 1 as an experiment was 57.9097% with the effective category, and class X TPM 1 obtained an average N-Gain percentage of 38.0658% with the ineffective category.</em></p> Astrid Chofivah Abd. Madjid Copyright (c) 2024 Journal La Edusci 2024-05-30 2024-05-30 5 2 82 88 10.37899/journallaedusci.v5i2.1238 The Role of Teachers in the Context of Multicultural Education to Promote Islamic Values <p><em>This study explores the role of teachers in promoting Islamic values within multicultural education settings, examining perspectives on integration, challenges faced, and strategies employed. It aims to understand how educators navigate cultural dynamics while fostering ethical development and cultural awareness among students. A qualitative research approach was employed, utilizing semi-structured interviews with educators and educational experts. Participants were selected based on their experience in integrating Islamic values into curriculum and educational practices. Data were analyzed thematically to uncover patterns and insights regarding teachers' perceptions and practices. The result of the research showed that teachers perceive their role as pivotal in integrating Islamic values, viewing it as essential for nurturing ethical behavior and cultural understanding among students. Challenges identified include resistance from stakeholders and resource limitations. Strategies employed include adapting curriculum materials, fostering open dialogue, and enhancing cultural sensitivity. Successful examples highlight the positive impact of integrating Islamic values on students' ethical development and cultural awareness within educational settings.</em></p> Sofyan Umar Copyright (c) 2024 Journal La Edusci 2024-07-15 2024-07-15 5 2 89 96 10.37899/journallaedusci.v5i2.1378 The Effect of Learning Cycle 5e Learning Model on Students' Motivation and Learning Outcome <p><em>This research aims to determine the influence of the 5E Learning Cycle Learning Model on the Motivation and Learning Outcomes of Class The research population was all grade three consisting of 3 classes with a total of 84 students. The research instrument is a motivation questionnaire and a learning outcomes test in the form of multiple-choice questions. Data was obtained through learning motivation questionnaires and learning outcomes tests. Data analysis techniques are descriptive statistics and inferential statistics with the help of the SPSS 20 application through the One Way Anova test with an error rate of 5% (α = 0.05). The results of the research show that there is an influence of the 5E Learning cycle learning model on learning motivation and learning outcomes of class.</em></p> Rahmawati Rahmawati Copyright (c) 2024 Journal La Edusci 2024-07-15 2024-07-15 5 2 97 107 10.37899/journallaedusci.v5i2.1435