More on Integrated Thematic Learning for Cihideung Ilir Village Teachers!

To respond to 30 teachers’ enquiry from Cihideung Ilir Village, the Centre held second batch of Training on Thematic Learning Models for Primary School Teachers on 7–10 August 2017 at Bogor Agricultural Institute, Bogor, West Java. The purpose of the training was to improve the teachers’ knowledge and skills in (1) development of integrated thematic learning model focusing on language competence as well as (2) assessment and evaluation in integrated thematic learning.

Dr Bambang Indriyanto (the Centre Director) showed his support for the conduct of the training. In his welcoming remarks, he stressed the importance of teaching different subjects in a unifying theme. This kind of teaching would enable students to comprehend themselves, their families and surroundings.

The training also received attention from Office of Education for Bogor Regency. Prior to officially opening the training, Dr H. Yadi Mulyadi A.R. (Secretary of Office of Education for Bogor Regency) expressed his gratitude to the Centre for its effort in enhancing the teachers’ competence.

The participants and the resource persons take official picture after the opening ceremony.

The participants and the resource persons take official picture after the opening ceremony.

With the assistance of Dr Sri Sumarni (Jakarta State University) and Dr Indrani Dewi Anggraini (SEAMEO QITEP in Language), the participating teachers deepened their understanding on Core Competence, Basic Competence and Learning Indicators. They learnt and practised to integrate different learning subjects in a theme as well as determine the appropriate Basic Competence for each subject. Further, they were able to select various learning materials, write learning indicators and assess students’ learning. The knowledge and skills they gained enabled them to develop their own lesson plans.

The participants make a web of theme.

The participants make a web of theme.

In the last session of the training, eleven participants did microteaching. Seven of them prepared the teaching for lower primary school students (grade 1-3) and the other four taught for upper primary (grade 4-6). Aside from the resource persons, other participants had the opportunity to evaluate and gave feedback for the teaching simulation. The participants thereby would be able to reflect to their own teaching.

Upon completing the training, the participants expressed their satisfaction. They stated that the training was very useful in fulfilling their professional needs. They also requested the Centre to continuously organise the training.

2 Responses to More on Integrated Thematic Learning for Cihideung Ilir Village Teachers!

  1. Beny Hamdani says:

    I want to join this Qitepbin language. How i can register?

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