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Rahmi Qurota Aini PPL di Thailand

Indonesia University of Education and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) has been work together to improve the quality of education in Southeast Asia through Pre-Service Student Teacher Exchange in Southeast Asia (SEA-Teacher Project). The project aims to provide opportunity for pre-service student teachers from universities in Southeast Asia to do their practicum (teaching experiences) in schools in other countries in Southeast Asia.

On July 17th 2016, 4 pre-service student teachers from Faculty of Mathematic and Science Education UPI went to Thailand and Philipphines for one month. Rahmi Qurota Aini, pre-student teacher from Biology Education UPI was hosted by Valaya Alangkorn Rajabhat University and allocated to teach in Boonkhum Radbumrung Lower Secondary School, Thailand.

            The first week of the project, all the pre-service student teacher has to observe about school management and class management. In science class at Boonkhum Radbumrung School, almost all the lesson was given in Thai Language so the pre-service student teacher can only observed about the teacher behavior, students behavior, class management, and school management. Students in Thailand is very polite to the teacher, if they meet teacher they have to greet with slight bow with the palms pressed together by saying “Sawadee kha/khap”. The school starts at 8.00 AM until 03.30 PM everyday. Before goes to the class, all the students and teachers have to do flag ceremony everyday.

            On the second week, the main activities were teaching assisstant and making lesson plan. In science class, the table was managed like “U” formation. So the teacher can oversee students and the student can work in the group easier. The teaching assistant was also helped by another pre-service student teacher from Thailand. We worked together to help the students know the objective of practicum and conclude the activities in the class.

            The thrid week was the real teaching in the classroom. Rahmi from Biology education UPI was teaching about Lab Equipment with demonstration method. There were some difficulties faced when teaching foreigner students, one of them was language. The student’s english ability were not really good so the teaching method and media should be conciderated to make it easier. Demonstration method was chosen so the students can develop more practical skills by combinate of propositional knowledge, procedural knowledge, and conditional knowledge.

Asean’s Day


After Performance at Mother’s Day

            On the last week of activities was class reflection and cultural exchange. We were celebrate Thai Language day by wearing Thailand traditional clotes, Asean’s Day by wearing kebaya and songket as Indonesian cloths, and performing Thailand dance on Mother’s Day. We were also doing evaluation with Valaya Alangkorn Rajabhat University. All the pre-students teacher were sharing about their experiences during in Thailand and differences between education system between Indonesia, Thailand, and Philipphines.

Rahmi Qurota Aini