KNOW MORE ABOUT SMP NEGERI 1 BANJARMASIN

1.2 ACADEMIC SUPPORT SYSTEM

The Teachers in SMP Negeri 1 Banjarmasin made use of varied instructional methods that will promote an effective and conducive teaching-learning process. They employed learner-centered approach such as collaborative, cooperative and problem-solving activities that will fit into the competencies that students must attain in their lessons. The teacher are also employing traditional method such as lecture method wherein the teacher is the sources of knowledge while the students are only seating on their chair listening to their teacher.

When it comes to the facilities of the school in terms of education, they have their library which is very accessible to both teachers and students wherein the students could use the library if they have an assignment, activities and research work to comply. And also the school have a computer room which is very accessible wherein the students are being expose with the trend in education through the use of technology.

 

1.3 MATERIALS AND OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES

The school are equipped with different learning materials like whiteboard and also they utilize the use of technology by making use of LCD projector, laptop and speaker. The use of this kind of technology in learning science is very much important for the students because through this the students could see actual video and pictures of the topic. The classroom are also equipped with the mock-up like the different systems in our body which is very easily for the students to identify the parts of the body.

The school also provides different equipment and apparatuses for laboratory activity, they have also computer laboratory, biology and chemistry laboratory and library which is very accessible to both teachers and students for the improvement of quality education in their school.

1.4 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION

The school is making use of both authentic and traditional assessment wherein the authentic assessment measures the actual performance of the students like doing science experiment. The teacher connect this to real world task, while the method is application. This authentic assessment focuses in student structures wherein the direct evidence of the students are visible like the important knowledge and skill that students should demonstrate. In traditional assessment, the teacher use objective types of test like multiple choice and enumeration to measure the students’ knowledge.

1.5 CURRICULUM

The curriculum implemented in SMP Negeri 1 Banjarmasin is based on the Law Number 20 Year 2003 on National Education System Chapter IV, Article 10 states that the Government and the local government has the right to direct, guide and supervise the delivery of education in accordance with the legislation in force. Furthermore, Article 11 Paragraph (1) also states that the government and regional governments are required to provide services and facilities, and ensure the quality education for every citizen without discrimination. With the enactment of Law No. 32 of 2004 on Regional Government, Local Government authorities in providing education in the area becomes larger. The birth of both the law marks a new system in education of centralized systems tend to be more decentralized.

1.6 TEACHING PLAN OF YOUR MAJOR

My cooperating teacher is prepared in terms of teaching plan because when I asked about the lesson plan, she gave me a soft copy of her lesson plan. But in term of applying it into the class, the teacher not well prepared because when I observed her, it almost an hour to prepare the different materials needed in the activity.

  1. PEDAGOGICAL CONTENTS

2.1 TEACHING METHOD

Based on my observation in my cooperating teacher uses varied teaching methods in their instruction. They uses deductive and inductive approach, discovery approach wherein the students discover their own learning, inquiry based which help the students to develop their critical thinking skills and lastly is the direct method wherein the teacher are the sources of knowledge and the students are only listeners.

2.2 LEARNING MATERIALS AND INNOVATION

SMP Negeri 1 Banjarmasin utilizes the books and the use of technology when it comes to learning materials. They have different kind of books that are very helpful for the students, they also have projectors and speaker that really a great aid for classroom instruction. Even though the advancement of technology are very visible, they do not eliminate the function of the books in the teaching-learning process.

2.3 SOURCES OF LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY

SMP Negeri 1 has many sources of learning and technology it is through their facilities. The following are the facilities that SMP Negeri 1 has:

  • Computer Laboratory
  • Biology Laboratory
  • Chemistry Laboratory
  • Clinic
  • Basketball and Soccer Court
  • Mosque

Those facilities I mentioned above are the sources of learning that SMP Negeri 1 Banjarmasin could easily acess whenever they need it. This learning resources are of great help in developing themselves holistically.

 

2.4 AUTHENTIC ASSESSMENT

The authentic assessment is very visible in SMP Negeri 1 Banjarmasin especially in science class beacause the teacher measure the students’ knowledge and skills through actual performance of the task like doing science experiment, written works like essay, submitting a creative works, solving mathematical problem and conducting different activities that poster their skills.

  1. TEACHING PLAN

3.1 CURRICULUM

The curriculum implemented in SMP Negeri 1 Banjarmasin is based on the Law Number 20 Year 2003 on National Education System Chapter IV, Article 10 states that the Government and the local government has the right to direct, guide and supervise the delivery of education in accordance with the legislation in force. Furthermore, Article 11 Paragraph (1) also states that the government and regional governments are required to provide services and facilities, and ensure the quality education for every citizen without discrimination. With the enactment of Law No. 32 of 2004 on Regional Government, Local Government authorities in providing education in the area becomes larger. The birth of both the law marks a new system in education of centralized systems tend to be more decentralized.

3.2 TEACHING PLAN RELATED TO YOUR MAJOR

Their lesson planning is only semi-detailed. But the lesson plan particularly its objectives must be based on the competencies that the students must attain. There is a big difference between their teaching plans here in Indonesia and Philippines when it comes to format and content. That’s why my cooperating teacher told me that it’s okay to use the teaching plan in the Philippines.

  1. OBSERVATION ON TEACHERS

4.1 PLANNING FOR TEACHER

My cooperating teacher planned a head of time it is evident through the soft copy of her lesson plan that shown to me. The teacher researched for the possible references in order to help her to have information to teach to her students. She also browsed the internet for additional information and suitable activity to be given. She always exerted efforts to her lesson plan to make it better and beneficial for her students.

4.2 PREPARING LESSONS AND MATERALS

As I observed my cooperating teacher, she was not well prepared in terms of preparing materials because it’s almost an hour before she ready the materials needed in the activity. But in terms of executing the lesson is very organized and well prepared.

4.3 TEACHING IN CLASS

My cooperating teacher use the direct method which is the traditional way of teaching. She started with a prayer, checking of the attendance, review of the past lesson and then executing her next lesson. She is lacking in terms of disciplining her students because the students are very noisy and sometimes she’s not roaming around the classroom to check his students are doing. But besides that she is very approachable whenever the students has a questions, she always answer it with a kind manner. She is a kind of teacher that every students love.

4.4 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION

The measurement and evaluation that my cooperating teacher are both authentic and traditional assessment wherein she evaluate her students in the activity and also use recitation and objective type of test. Through the recitation, the teacher will know if the students really understand the lesson. The teacher also incorporate question and answers and by that the students requires higher order thinking skills in order to develop their critical thinking.

  1. TEACHING PRACTICE

During my teaching practice I employed learner centered approach. The first thing that I have done is the prayer followed by greetings and then classroom management and after that checking of attendance.

Before proceeding to our formal discussion, I asked them first about their past lesson and after that we proceed to the discussion. During my lessons I incorporated the question and answer portions so that the students will stimulate their minds so that I can assure that they are listening.

After discussing all the concepts about the parts of the plants, as a generalization I asked them about the importance of plants in their life. I also asked them if they have questions and any clarification about the topics and they said none. So it is the time for the assessment, as an assessment I gave them an objective type of test.

5.2 TIME MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZING ACTIVITIES

I got some problems when it comes to time management and organizing activities it is because the activity that should only consume 20 minutes to do that was consumed for almost 35 minutes it is because the students are not really focused on the activity that’s why I always remind them to focus and make attention to their activities.

My reflection about this is that next time I must first study the activity that I am going to give if it’s too hard or not.

5.3 PROBLEM SOLVING

In my discussion I incorporated a motivational question wherein the students must think what they should do if the plants will no longer be available in this world. And by that the student will think on their own ways on how they can help as a students to prevent those kind of things.

5.4 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

The overall classroom management is well executed because I was be able to follow the plan that I have prepared. Some students are noisy but I always remind them to please listen because the topic is very important. During my discussion some student are answering in chorus that’s why I told them that whenever they want to answer my question they need to raise their hand first and wait their name to call. And by that the students learned on how to someone who is talking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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