Every year, SEAQIS holds a regional training course called the Training Course on Science Clasroom Supervision intended for school superintendents and supervisors. This year, the training was convened from 1 – 10 August 2017 at the Marbella Suites and Hotel Bandung. It was attended by 30 participants with 22 participants from Indonesia, 2 from Timor Leste and the rest from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand.
The training was started by a motivational talk from Mr Fautry Hasfiandy from Indonesian Management Institution. The next part was school management comprehension materials delivered by Prof Siswandari. The participants were also given materials about action research by Dr Harry Firman from Indonesia University of Education, lesson study by Mr Ryo Suzuki from Benesse Corporation as well as classroom supervision strategy core materials by Prof Abdorrakhman Gintings from Universitas Islam Nusantara. Since some of the participants did not have science educational background, they were given materials about basic science and science teaching by Ms Eka Danti and Ms Tati Setiawati from SEAQIS.
In this training, the participants also joined a field trip to Al-Irsyad International School located in Kotabaru Parahyangan to implement supervision instruments they made. By supervising a class implementing Cambridge curriculum, they found few interesting facts; some of them were Learning Implementation Plan (RPP) made differently from the Indonesian 13th Curriculum and in one class there was two teachers or more assigned to the class adjusted to students’ ability.
They also visited the famous Saung Angklung Mang Udjo. There, they were fascinated by the performance of students of the Saung Angklung Mang Udjo. The training was then closed by a cultural art performance that was a collaboration between the Science Classroom Supervision participants and participants of other coincident training courses. Hopefully through this training the participants did not only acquire knowledge that would be useful in their workplace, but also a valuable experience to share with other people.
Written by Prima Dermawan and Team