Singaraja- Four students from the Elementary School Teacher Education Study Program, Faculty of Education (FIP) Undiksha took part in an internship program in Australia. Before leaving, the VII semester students were released by the Chancellor of Undiksha, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Lasmawan, M.Pd, Thursday (2/11/2023).
The student’s presence in the Chancellor’s office was accompanied by the Dean of FIP Undiksha, Prof. Dr. I Wayan Widiana, S.Pd., M.Pd together with the Chair of the FIP Undiksha Cooperation and Internationalization Group, Nice Maylani Asril, S.Psi., M.Psi., Ph.D and member, Dewa Ayu Puteri Handayani, S.Psi. , M.Sc.
This international program is the first program in the Faculty of Education. The four students who were released will later do an internship for around half a month at a school in Melbourne, Australia. They will carry out observations at school and help teachers to prepare lessons. Apart from that, you will also learn about the curriculum and assessment of students.
Undiksha Chancellor, Prof. Lasmawan expressed his appreciation for the program initiated by FIP Undiksha. Appreciation is also addressed to students for their enthusiasm and motivation to take part in international programs. This is seen as a form of support to make Undiksha an internationally reputable University in Education and Leadership (IRUEL). It is hoped that programs like this can continue to grow. Students are also expected to be pioneers and motivation for other students to take part in the same or similar programs. Apart from that, you can use this as an opportunity to improve your competence and build relationships. “I hope these students can show their best qualities,” he said.
Chair of the FIP Undiksha Cooperation and Internationalization Group, Nice Maylani Asril, and member, Dewa Ayu Puteri Handayani, explained that their students’ participation in this program was supported by one of the host families.
Since this international program was launched at FIP Undiksha, it has received a positive response from students. The number of registrants was 20 people and this was unexpected. However, the number who pass the selection is limited to 4 people. Selection is based on GPA, CV, later motivation, English language skills, and interviews. “We hope that after they complete the program, this knowledge can be brought here and applied in Indonesia,” said Dewa Ayu Puteri.
Expanding cooperation and increasing the number of program participants is something that FIP Undiksha continues to strive for, both with schools and universities in Australia and in other countries. (hms)