Singaraja- Hundreds of Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha (Undiksha) students participated in teaching assistance in 2023. Before going to the field, the students received an online debriefing on Tuesday (7/3/2023).
585 students attended the teaching assistance program. The committee head, Prof. Dr. Dewa Bagus Sanjaya, M.Si., explained that the implementation of this program was spread across Denpasar City, Badung Regency, and Buleleng Regency. In total, 42 schools are the place for the implementation of activities.
In 2023, students carried out more teaching assistance activities in Buleleng Regency ranging from kindergarten to high school / vocational school education levels. Furthermore, the implementation of teaching assistance consists of 14 credits divided into Teaching Practicum 1 for two credits, Teaching Practicum 2 with eight credits, and Educational Community Service for four credits. This program is carried out in an integrated manner from March 13 to July 7, 2023.
Undiksha’s Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Cooperation, Prof. Dr. Gede Rasben Dantes, S.T., M.T.I., who represented the Rector, said that this teaching assistance activity is one of the nine activities of Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM) which has been implemented by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek) since 2020. In the MBKM program, each university must provide opportunities for each student to study outside the study program, both within and outside the university.
The MBKM program aims to provide students with more field experience so they can later compete and solve problems in the field. In addition, there will also be many changes and uncertainty in the future. Therefore, students are expected to have 21st-century skills: the ability to communicate, collaborate, be creative, and think critically. “We hope this activity can provide insight for students,” he said.
Further conveyed, the assistance activities currently being carried out following a new pattern with the MBKM paradigm implemented at Undiksha with the 2020 curriculum. It is hoped that students who take part in this program can provide benefits to teachers, students, and schools and also be able to learn many things from teachers and students.
Activities carried out for one semester are also expected to benefit individuals, institutions, and educational units where assistance is carried out. (hms)