Progress on STAR Village Programme: Training Course on Subject Knowledge Enrichment in Science for Science Teachers

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After conducting needs assessment survey in Desa Cihideung Ilir, Ciampea, Bogor in December 2015 to determine the needs of science teachers in terms of science’s competence and skills development, this year SEAQIS focuses on the implementation of inquiry based science learning to support the 21st century skills. The realisation of the implementation is through the Training Course on Subject Knowledge Enrichment in Science for Science Teachers.

The training was held on 28-29 October 2016 in SMK Geo Informatika, Desa Cihideung Ilir, Kecamatan Ciampea, Bogor, Indonesia. The participants consisted of 15 junior high and vocational school teachers from Desa Cihideung Ilir. The outputs of this training were to produce (1) Lesson Plans, (2) Simple experiments and tools, and (3) Student worksheets in science teaching. The facilitators of this programme were Mr. Heri Setiadi, M.Si, Mr. Septian Karyana, M.Si, and Mr. Dian Purnama, S.Si. acting as biology, chemistry, and physics instructors respectively.

The programme aimed to introduce and enhance teachers’ knowledge about the National Curriculum as well as to improve teacher’s understanding about science contents. In addition, the other purpose was to implement the Inquiry-Based Science Education in teaching-learning process. The programme also intended to increase teachers’ skill in developing simple science experiments and to perform hands-on science activities with simple tools.

This programme is in line with the main focus of the institution, stated in the 2nd FYDP 2015/2019, that SEAQIS proposes to provide a three-year programme. As a contribution to the SEAMEO STAR Village project, the programme that will be conducted by SEAQIS is related to the implementation of inquiry-based science learning consisting of Training Course on Subject Knowledge Enrichment in Science for Science Teachers in the first year, Applying Inquiry Based Science Eduction in the second year, and Workshop on Developing on High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) Question For Science Subject in the third year.


 Written by: Heri Setiadi