In-Country Training In Aceh Jaya: Management Laboratory

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Training of candidate for head of science laboratory (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology), which was held in Calang, Aceh Jaya, Nangroe Aceh Darussalam from 23 to 27 May 2016, is one of the In-Country Training Programmes of SEAMEO QITEP in Science. The training was attended by 60 participants consisting of 30 science teachers of senior high school and 30 science teachers of junior high school.

The pattern implemented in this training is In-On-In pattern, which consists of 40 lesson hours of the 1st In Service Training, 70 lesson hours of On the Job Learning, and 40 lesson hours of the 2nd In Service Training. The training used andragogy approach and the methods implemented in the training are lectures, discussions, demonstrations, practice, and assignments.

The training aimed to prepare the candidates for head of science laboratory who have managerial and professional competence. The training is expected to create competent heads of science laboratories complying administrative requirements to carry out their duties. Furthermore, the heads of science laboratories are expected to give impact on the development and improvement of science teaching quality in schools.

The opening of the training was attended by the Director of SEAMEO QITEP in Science, the Head of Education Office of Aceh Jaya and The Mayor of Aceh Jaya.  At the opening ceremony, SEAMEO QITEP in Science and Education Office of Aceh Jaya signed MOU to strengthen the cooperation between the two institutions. The signing of this MOU is a great step in improving the quality of Science Education in Aceh Jaya.