Faculty of Education Officially Teams Up with 16 School Partners for School Experience Program

SEP (School Experience Program) is Faculty of Education‘s flagship program to prepare pre-service teachers to learn to develop their skills, knowledge, and dispositions to be effective and transformative educators. All students in the Faculty of Education, Sampoerna University must participate in this program every semester.

Following a learning-to-teach continuum, they start from simple tasks such as classroom and/or school observations, assisting mentor teachers in lesson preparation, instruction, and assessment, co-teaching with mentor teachers, to developing inquiry skills (reflection and research skills).

SEP will involve 16 school partners and the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing was attended by the rector of Sampoerna University, the dean of Faculty of Education, members, students of Faculty of Education, schools’ principals and teachers of 10 schools: SD Kembang, SD Kupu-Kupu, Sampoerna Academy Primary, SD Pancoran 05 Pagi, SD Pancoran 03 Pagi, SMP St. Fransiskus Asisi, SMP Negeri 238, SMP Kanisius, SMP Santo Bellarminus, SMA Negeri 71, and SMA 1 Tarakanita. The schools unable to attend were Sampoerna Academy Secondary, SMP Negeri 115, Global Islamic School and SMA 1 Tarakanita.

At the MOU signing event, Iwan Syahril, Ph.D. (dean of Faculty of Education) came up with a swimming analogy, saying,”We don’t have to wait to learn about how to swim in theory in a classroom and wait until the fourth year to get into the water to swim. We learn to be in the water from the very beginning and continue to work on our skills for the whole four years. And that’s what we do in FoE”.

Mr. Wahdi Salasi April Yudhi, the rector of Sampoerna University, who highlighted that all elements, FOE and schools should have good synergy to improve quality of teachers.

Last but not least, Siti Saliha, one of English Education alumni, spoke about her experience of being a learning teacher.

Since this program involves many school partners, the cooperation needs to be legalized by signing the Memorandum of Understanding than was held on Friday, 27 September 2019 at 7F-03 at 08:00 – 12:00. The program itself will start on the 5th week of October. (*/)