Writing Video Script for Language Learning Models as Part of Teachers Professional Development

As a tool for teachers’ professional development, video has much to offer. The videos supply evidence, provide models and implementation of guidance for process or procedure of teaching and learning. Moreover, they gives new ideas, good practices and also motivation for teachers. Realising the importance of video for learning, SEAMEO QITEP in Language conducted a Workshop on Video Script Development for Language Learning Models on 8-12 April 2019 in Balai Teknologi Komunikasi Pendidikan (Balai Tekkomdik), Yogyakarta. The workshop on video script development is the first step to the production and publication of video based on three language learning models, i.e., project-based, discovery and text-based learning models.

In his opening remark, the Head of Education, Youth and Sports Office for Special Region of Yogyakarta, Drs R. Kadarmanta Baskara Aji said that the most significant influencing factor in students’ achievement is the quality of teachers. Thus, he expected that the workshop conducted by the Centre in collaboration with the Education, Youth and Sports Office for Special Region of Yogyakarta (D.I. Yogyakarta), would become effective means for quality improvement of language teachers in this province. Furthermore, the workshop was the first activity toward an implementation of the scope area for cooperation as stated in the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Centre and Education, Youth and Sports for D.I. Yogyakarta.

The resource persons who shared their knowledge and skills related to the workshop were from the Centre. They were Dr Bambang Indriyanto (the Centre Director), Ms Esra Nelvi M. Siagian, Ms Limala Ratni S.K., Ms Rizma Angga Puspita and Ms Talitha Ardelia Syifa Rabbani. During the workshop, 40 participants consisting of English, Indonesian, Japanese and German language teachers from D.I. Yogyakarta learned 21st century paradigm, the concepts of three learning models and video script guidelines. Having given those materials, participants had develop video scripts for language learning. The video script drafts, then, should be presented in front of resource persons and other participants. In this session, the participants got valuable inputs and suggestions from the resource persons for betterment of their scripts.

As a follow-up action, the Centre will select those draft of video scripts developed by language teachers in D.I. Yogyakarta. The teachers who wrote those selected scripts would be guided in certain workshop to finalise their draft. The finalised video script written by teachers from D.I. Yogyakarta will be used by Balai Tekkomdik, a technical unit for supporting the Education, Youth and Sports for D.I. Yogyakarta, to produce video for languge learning based on three learning model mentioned above.

In the closing of the workshop, one of participants, Ms Noer Indahyati, an English teacher of SMAN 3 Yogyakarta said, “The workshop gave us opportunity to provide information in simple and comprehensive manner to language teachers not only on those three HOTS-based language learning models but also standards that we shall meet in order to write a video script for language learning”. In other words, the workshop on video script development not only provide the participants knowledge but also skills since the participants can integrate their own experience in writing a video script for language learning models.

The Concept of Discovery Learning is given by Ms Limala Ratni S.K prior to the writing of video scripts

The Concept of Discovery Learning is given by Ms Limala Ratni S.K
prior to the writing of video scripts

Ms Esra Nelvi M. Siagian, as one of resource persons of the workshop on Video Script Development for Language Learning, gives valuable inputs to participants during the session of video script writing

Ms Esra Nelvi M. Siagian, as one of resource persons of the workshop on Video Script Development for Language Learning, gives valuable inputs to participants during the session of video script writing

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