In-Country Training In Garut: Training of candidate for head of science laboratory

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SEAMEO QITEP in Science in collaboration with Subject Teacher Forum Garut conducted Training of candidate for head of science laboratory (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology). This training which was held at SMAN 11 Garut, Jawa Barat, from 09 to 13 May 2016.

The training was attended by 45 participants consisting of 21 chemistry teachers and 24 physics and biology teachers of senior high school. The opening of the training was attended by the Deputy Director of Programme of SEAMEO QITEP in Science.

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.

Training on science laboratory management is important for science teacher who will become head of science laboratory. Science laboratory management is integral to everything else that goes on in a science laboratory. Generally, the area that most head of science laboratory must control before they can accomplish anything related to laboratory activities.