A Trial on HOTS-based Language Teaching Methodology Training Material

By referring to Indonesian 2013 Curriculum, which focus on implementation of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS), the Centre is currently developing a HOTS-based training module. This module development is consequential to determine the students’ skills and knowledge to succeed in work, life and citizenship as the outcome of 21st-century learning. To achieve students’ competence in line with the needs of 21st century learning, the Centre developed module for three language learning models, i.e. discovery learning, project-based learning and text-based learning which is integrated with HOTS.

Recently, a trial of HOTS-based Language Teaching Methodology Training Materials has been conducted in two provinces, i.e. North Sumatera and Central Java, from 12 to 13 September 2018. By conducting such activities, the Centre aims at measuring the compatibility and readability of the developed material with the objective of the training. To achieve the goals, the Centre invited upper-secondary language teachers of Arabic, German, Indonesian, Japanese and Mandarin participated in the activities, respectively 23 participants for the workshop conducted in Medan and 18 participants for Semarang.

Picture 1. The participants pay attention to the overviewof the training material.

Picture 1. The participants pay attention to the overview of the training material.

For the activity held in Medan, Ms Esra Nelvi M Siagian, Centre’s Deputy Director for Programme, officially opened the activity as well as presented the training material overview. As it can be seen from the picture above, the participants from Medan are enthusiastic because the given material is related to the current trend in language education. In the same time, Dr Bambang Indriyanto, Centre’s Director, also opened the activity held in Semarang as well as presented the key concept of HOTS. The agenda, then, was followed by the explanation of the training material overview by Dr Sumharmoko, Deputy Director for Administration.

Picture 2. The participants (Semarang) were practicing the implementation of Bloom Taxonomy.

Picture 2. The participants (Semarang) practice the implementation of Bloom Taxonomy.

In the next agenda, the participants were practicing on the Blooms Taxonomy application concept. The exercise aimed at enhancing their knowledge to interpret the basic competence (KD) as in 2013 Curriculum to then apply it appropriately based on the Indicators of Competency Achievement (IPK). One of the abovementioned activities in Semarang, as in the picture above, Mr Reski Alam Gasalba, a staff of division of Training and Development of Teacher and Education Personnel, assists them to appropriately apply Bloom Taxonomy concept.

Picture 3. The participants (Semarang) were carefully evaluating the training material of project-based learning model.

Picture 3. The participants (Semarang) evaluate the training material of project-based learning model carefully.


Picture 4. The participants (Medan) were carefully evaluating the material of discovery learning model.

Picture 4. The participants (Medan) evaluate the material of discovery learning model.

In the second day, the participants were working on a group based on the learning models they were in. During the discussion, the participants not only mastered the practical implementation of the language learning models, but they share their teaching-learning experience in their classroom. In the end of the session, they give a constructive feedback toward the given material as well as share their classroom experience. In addition, the activities were overall led by the expert from the Centre, namely Dr Bambang Indriyanto, Dr Sumharmoko, Ms Esra Nelvi Siagian, Ms Itra Safitri, Ms Rizma Angga Puspita, Ms Rina Dwiyana, Ms Hasanatul Hamidah, Ms Limala Ratni Sri Kharismawati and Mr Reski Alam Gasalba.

All in all, the activity resulted in the training material evaluation data which notably benefits for the further development of the module. Afterward, the Centre expects the revised module will be used as training module applied by the Centre as well as supposed to have significant improvement to assist teacher in design their lesson plan in regard with the concept of HOTS-based learning models.

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