The Use of Neuroscience in the Design of Development of Arabic Learning Materials for Santri: A Case Study in Pesantren during the COVID-19 Period


  • Mohammad Jailani Ahmad Dahlan University
  • Suyadi Ahmad Dahlan University


Arabic, COVID-19, learning materials, neuroscience, santri


This study aims to analyze neuroscience-based Arabic learning materials at the Babul Ulum pesantren. Researchers offer as an alternative to facilitate santri in learning Arabic, speed up memorization (mufrodat), and practice (muhadasah). So far, santri are still passive in learning Arabic, competently to direct santri to be able to master (muhadasah) and actively speak in the scope of memorization (mufrodat). The research approach used in this study is qualitative. The research subjects were ustadz and santri. Determination of research subjects is done by the purposive sampling technique. Data collection techniques were carried out using interview, observation, and documentation methods. The validity of this research data using triangulation. The results of the study found that neuroscience greatly contributed to the design of the development of Arabic learning materials, especially in the material (mufrodat), (quwaidul lugeh al-arobiyyah), and (muhadasah) on santri learning, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Neuroscience facilitates the development of Arabic material with highly strategic and practical reconstruction improvements. Neuroscience utilizes the functions of the right brain and left brain to grow intellectually, as well as optimize the cognitive, affective, and psychometric values of santri. In line with the evidence of the research findings, that santri in the online learning period find it difficult to master Arabic material. Thus, this research can integrate Arabic knowledge and has implications for the implementation of developing Arabic language material with understanding and happiness.


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Jailani, M. ., & Suyadi. (2022). The Use of Neuroscience in the Design of Development of Arabic Learning Materials for Santri: A Case Study in Pesantren during the COVID-19 Period. Proceeding International Conference on Religion, Science and Education, 1, 449–455. Retrieved from