Orientation Activity of the SEA Teacher Program on the Even Semester of the 2021/2022 Academic Year (Sriwijaya University, Indonesia X Pangasinan State University, Philippines)

Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

Faculty of Teacher Training and Education Sriwijaya University (FKIP UNSRI) in collaboration with Pangasinan State University (PSU) in the implementation of SEA (Southeast Asia) Teacher 2022 program.

In order to introduce and prepare for the SEA Teacher program, FKIP Unsri conducted an orientation activity for 2 days, on 23-24 March 2022 at the FKIP Hall of Sriwijaya University, which was attended by the Dean, Deputy Dean, Supervisory Lecturer, Tutor Teacher, and Students who participated in the program.

SEA Teacher is an exchange program for students who major in Teacher Training and Education Faculty to practice teaching in countries in the Asian region initiated by the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). This program seeks to provide students with actual teaching experience in schools throughout collaboration with numerous universities in Southeast Asia. This program will be held from 28th of March to 27th of May 2022.

There are three students from PSU Philippines who participated in the SEA Teacher 2022 program at Sriwijaya University, namely Recca Lyn Mamorno from the English Education Study Program; Lyka F. Adlawan from Physical Education Study Program; and Jinnelyn Mananzan from Science Education Study Program. The eight accompanying students from Sriwijaya University, namely Annisa Maulidiya Putri and Nabila Nur Amalia from the English Education Study Program; Muhammad Rian and Dimas Koeswara from Physical Education Study Program; Muhammad Aidil Fatha and Fazaliya from Biology Education Study Program; and last but not least, Mardiah Afifa and Fathiyyah Yasmin from Physics Education Study Program.

The SEA Teacher 2022 program between Sriwijaya University and PSU Philippines has two partner schools which both located in Palembang, South Sumatera, namely Srijaya Negara Junior High School for English Education Study Program students, and Singapore-Indonesia School (SIS) Palembang for Physical Education and Science Education Study Program students.

SEA Teacher is basically similar to PLP (Pengenalan Lapangan Persekolahan) activities which are routinely carried out by the 7th-semester students of FKIP UNSRI. Students will learn how to make lesson plans and learn teaching practices to prepare the pre-service teachers who are ready to enter the community.Students are expected to gain in-depth teaching experience through this program, so that later they will become teachers who have high quality in teaching, and can strengthen the relationship between Indonesian and Philippines.

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