Tasikmalaya – Continuing the activity of In-Service Training 1 (in 1) Implementation of STEM in 2013 Curriculum, PPPTK IPA in collaboration with SEAQIS conducted the monitoring on the Job Learning implementation of STEM in each school of in 1 Training participants.
This monitoring activity was aimed to find out the process of implementing STEM in the classroom. The teachers of the training participants applied the learning scenarios contained in the STEM Unit that had been developed by the PPPPTK IPA and SEAQIS in their respective classes.
Tasikmalaya Regency became the first area visited by the PPPPTK IPA and SEAQIS teams for the junior high school level. Mrs. Ai Suryati from SMPN 1 Cigalontang and Mr. Riyadi Priyambodo from SMPN 1 Padakembang implemented STEM learning scenarios in the classroom learning process. Mrs Ai practiced the water purification unit and Mr. Riyadi practiced the micro hydro unit.
The team assigned for OJL assistance to Tasikmalaya Regency were Mr Yudi Yanuar, Ms Lintang Ratri Prastika, Mr Dito Prasetyo and Mr Untung Saepulloh.
The assistance programme was carried out at Cigalontang 1 Junior High School on August 29-30 2018 and continued at Padakembang 1 Junior High School on August 30-31 2018.
Based on the observations, the implementation of STEM learning was very interesting for students because they did a lot of hands on activities to produce a product. But there were still some obstacles experienced by teachers such as short teaching and learning time so that the project was not completed in a time.
The findings obtained by the Team in the implementation of STEM will be an input for the development of the STEM unit in the future.