Elementary School Teacher Education Programs (PGSD), Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) of UMM held School-Based Training (MBS), Saturday (4/15), in courtroom of FKIP, 6th floor of GKB I. The training was attended by 40 participants coming from teachers and principals of Muhammadiyah Elementary School (SD Muhammadiyah) in Malang City and Kabupaten, as well as some lecturers of FKIP, UMM.
In a day full, the participants were trained how to teach Creative and Fun Active Learning (Pakem), how to develop School Culture and Community Participation (CP), as well as how to implement a good school management. "Those three training materials are the main pillar of MBS," said Dean of FKIP, Drs. Fauzan, M.Pd.
Fauzan added that the training was encouraged by the university’s mission to improve access of Muhammadiyah schools in Malang Raya. Besides, the training was also intended to improve the performance of MBS in the elementary school which participated in the training and also as the effort to implement SBM in PGSD.
There were several things to be done by PGSD related to MBS. First, create a profile map of MBS at the elementary school that would become partners of PGSD in Experience Field Practice (PPL). Second, the map-making of MBS profile at SD of Muhammadiyah would be important in reflection to have access expansion of Muhammadiyah elementary school especially related to school improvement efforts. Third, the next program is Delegating Lecturer to Schools (PDS), as a form of research and dedication. "Fourth, curriculum and learning adjustment based on MBS in PGSD, partnership cooperation, MBS implementation research for the quality of education and seminars of MBS activity results. Fifth, the program was an MBS "road map" program of PGSD FKIP UMM," said Chief Executive of the Training, Drs. Nurwidodo, M.Kes. The training was delivered by presenters who were competent in their fields, namely Dr. Arif Budi Wuryanto, M.Si, Drs. Sentot, M.Pd., and Dra. Endang Poerwanti, M.Pd.
Nurwidodo added, PGSD of UMM was fully aware that "school management" is a key element in improving the quality of primary school. By improving the quality of management, it can be expected that all elements of education administration are in line with the targeted purposes. Hence the effort to deepen the school-based management becomes an important agenda for PGSD as an institution to produce professional teachers who have MBS competency.
Strategic management is the core of MBS. With strategic management, it is expected that of all inputs (students, teachers, facilities and infrastructures, curriculum and environment) can synergize in carrying out their respective functions and jointly improve the performance of education quality. In Pakem Learning, it is expected that student’s learning progress in the class are active, creative and fun. Fun learning will bring to the spirit of learning and high productivity. In PSM, the society is expected to increase its participation in education management in schools. The quality of education actually becomes all parties’ needs, including the community of parents, school committees and BOS. With extensive awareness of the elements outside the school on the importance of quality of education, it can be expected that their participation to the schools are also increased.
This MBS training activity was an activity that received sponsorship from Ditnaga Dikti of Kemendiknas RI through MBS-CLCC (Creating Learning Community for Children) Quality Grants. "Besides training, delegating lecturer activities to the schools will soon be done, curriculum analysis, development of learning in PGSD, partnerships cooperation, research and seminars. The entire program would last for two years, beginning in 2010 and ended in 2011," said the Chairman of the MBS program at PGSD, Dra. Endang Poerwanti, M.Pd. (trs/nas/t_alf)