Semarang │(November 16, 2017) Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Fakultas Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam-FMIPA) at Universitas Muhammadiyah Semarang (Unimus) held a seminar and workshop entitled “Lesson Study For Learning Community (LSLC) for Unimus lecturers”, taking place in the hall of Unimus Nursing Research Center (NRC) building on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Dr. rer.nat Asep Supriyatna, M.Si. from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI), also as the team leader of Lesson Study program organized by the Directorate General of Learning and Student Affairs (Belmawa) at the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti) and Dr. Eny Winaryati, M.Pd., the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) at Unimus became the guest speakers of the seminar and workshop. The event was held as a part of an LSLC grant received by the FMIPA of Unimus from Kemenristekdikti. Monitoring and Evaluation team of the LSLC grant also attended the event.
“The LSLC program applied at Unimus will in time will improve the quality of the Indonesian people through Unimus” stated Dr. Sri Darmawati, M.Si., the Vice Rector 1 of Unimus. Revealed also by the Dean of FMIPA of Unimus that the LSLC program had been socialized to the lecturers of the faculty, the students who took educational apprenticeship, and teachers at ABA kindergartens in Semarang. In the seminar, the success of the LSLC applications in learnings conducted in kindergartens, senior high schools, and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Unimus was also informed to the audience.
The seminar participants got information also about how to create and design quality and fun classroom learnings. “Success of a lecture should be understood by every lecturer as something that includes how to make learning not making students become tired, how to make students get interested and understand easily at the same time, how to make students like and feel happy when learning, and how to make materials given meet with the requirements in accordance with the future needs. Lecturers should create a class situation that can attract students to learn.” Dr. Asep explained. “Through the LSLC, teachers also learn how to implement the right techniques that take into account the students’ needs. Using interesting expressions to attract the students’ interests also need to be applied by the teachers at the beginning of every learning in order to make it feel enjoyable,” added the graduate of a Japanese university. “Learning with the LSLC method prioritizes collaboration between lecturer and students during learning activities. The lecturer stimulates the students’ initiatives and company them whenever they are learning, not just teaching something,” he asserted.
On the occasion, Dean of FMIPA at Unimus also revealed that the seminar and workshop was held to improve the quality of learning in the classroom. “The LSLC has been applied by Unimus FMIPA lecturers through developing Chapter Design, lesson design and open lesson. The LSLC method can enhance the learning quality through plan, do, check and action activities during the learning session by preparing learning materials and methods, conducting learning based on the plan, doing learning reflection, and conducting further program properly” Dr. Eny added. It is hoped that the event will improve the quality of learnings at Unimus, so that the graduates will be quality as well.
Reported by the Technical Unit of Public Relations and Protocol.