Enhancing Teachers’ Competence on HOTS-based Learning Models

The ability to think critically and solve problems are crucial for successful life and career in the 21st Century. Thus, teachers need to enhance their pedagogical competence in designing learning activities that enable students to think on top three levels of revised Taxonomy Bloom (analyse, evaluate and create). Considering the need of building the capacity of teachers, SEAMEO QITEP in Language (SEAQIL) conducted training on HOTS-based language teaching methodology on 11-16 November 2018 at LPMP DKI Jakarta.

The training aimed to enhance teachers’ competence on HOTS-based learning models (discovery learning, text-based learning and project-based learning) in the process of language teaching and learning in the classroom. Twenty-six language teachers of senior high schools and vocational schools from Jabodetabek (Jakarta, Bekasi, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi), Sukabumi and Pandeglang coming from different languages background such as Arabic, English, Indonesian, Japanese, German and Mandarin, participated in the training.

The training materials and exercises given in the training were designed to match the training outcomes. Therefore, training materials emphasized on the Paradigm of the 21st Century Learning, Concept of HOTS in Language Teaching, HOTS-based Learning Models and Design of Lesson Plan (referred to the three learning models given) and Teaching Simulation. Seven resource persons from SEAQIL had provided the participants with hands-on exercises to manage nature activities in the classroom including microteaching to show how the lesson plan to be implemented in the classroom. In addition, the resource persons encouraged the participants to share their expertise and experiences with others in the training.

Centre Director, Dr Bambang Indriyanto, as one of resource persons gives training material the 21st Century Learning Paradigm

Centre Director, Dr Bambang Indriyanto, as one of resource persons gives training material the 21st Century Learning Paradigm

One of resource persons from the Centre, Ms Susi Fauziah, M.Hum., gives suggestions to participants during the session of designing HOTS-based lesson plan

One of resource persons from the Centre, Ms Susi Fauziah, M.Hum., gives suggestions to participants during the session of designing HOTS-based lesson plan

At the end of the training, one of participants, Mr Dase Rahmat from SMAN 3 Pandeglang, Banten, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to take part in the training. He said that the training was very useful and relevant for his works particularly for improvement of students engagement in class activities as well as their critical thinking and problem solving skills. Furthermore, he added, the participants could share their experiences and good practices in language teaching with other teachers. Most importantly, as said by other participants, the knowledge and skills they gained during the training will be shared to their colleagues.

One Response to Enhancing Teachers’ Competence on HOTS-based Learning Models

  1. abdul rouf says:

    this training very useful and relevant for us…
    Thank you for seaqil

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