Contenu principal de l'article
The purpose of this study is to explore the aspects of student independence with the mesatue (storytelling) method application of cartoon media to students with special needs. This research was conducted at the special school in srada bhakti activities. The research subjects were 27 people, from elementary to high school students. The data collection method used was the observation method, with the instrument of student independence aspects. The data analysis used descriptive analysis. This research was conducted with an initial evaluation before using cartoon media and a final evaluation after listening to Hindu religious education material and Buddhist characters. The media is designed according to the learning characteristics of students with special needs and can be accessed using personal computers and cellphones. The learning approach with the mesatue method is combined with the appearance of sound cartoon media (dubbing) equipped with sign language, interactive images so that it can accommodate students with mental and hearing impairment. The results of this study as a whole from low, medium, and high levels with the deaf and mentally disabled categories showed that the introduction of Hindu religious values using the mesatue method with cartoon media reached 52%, an increase. This means that the mesatue method with cartoon media can significantly improve students' independent attitudes according to the formulated indicators.