Hj. Rina Sari, M.Pd

Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Maulana Malik Ibrahim

On December 22, 2012, a workshop on How to Use English Effectively in Teaching Math and Science in Cambridge Classroom Context: A Practical Guide was held in SMP-SMA Al Izzah International Islamic Boarding School in Jl. Indragiri, Sumberrejo, Batu. The agenda was began by a presentation from Mrs. Hj. Like Racova Oktaberlina, M.Ed and continued by micro teaching by teacher group representatives from Biology, Mathematics, Physics, ended by feedback and evaluation for the micro teaching.

In her presentation, the presenter explained about the practical guide of how to teach natural science or any other subjects by using English. The most important thing is Preparation, make sure that the English being used in our material is correct since students believe their teacher totally.  Secondly, Teaching Process, it consists of opening the lesson, delivering the materials, conclusion and evaluation. The activities during the lesson can be done by lecture, discussion, question and answer, field study, demonstration and autonomous learning. Opening the lesson by greeting, start from something little and simple about the material, introduce the material by reading it to students’ own experience. In opening the lesson in science class, the teacher cau use these kinds of expressions: “Good morning, everyone? How are you today? Is there anyone know about ‘rain’? What do you know about ‘rain’? Why do/don’t you like ‘rain’? Do you know where it comes from?”

The workshop was ended at 12 o’clock after the  representatives of Scince and Mathematics teachers did micro teaching. The school expects that this kind of training can be held in the next time.

Hj. Rina Sari, M.Pd

Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Maulana Malik Ibrahim

To strengthen the relationship between the head, teachers and staf,  Unit PKPBI gathering with al lecturersPKPBI UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang held a family gathering on Sunday, December 2, 2012. The gathering was held by inviting Dr. H. Muchlis Usman, M.A who gave spiritual speech or tausiyah entitled Silaturrahim and Understanding the Essence of Muharram Month.

In his spiritual speech, Dr. H. Muchlis Usman, M.A said that this kind of gathering was importantly needed to be held not only to stengthen the relationship between the members of an institution, but it could help the members develop their spirituality in their lives. “We should not be busy with our works in the whole of our lives, but we  also need to develop our  spirituality,” he said. He added his advice that even though the teaching staffs of Unit PKPBI are  from different educational background, but it should not be a problem for the teachers to maintain the students’ spiritual quotient or SQ in their teaching so that the teachers can help the students to build the students’ characters.

The family gathering was closed by founding Paguyuban Dosen PKPBI by the Head of Unit PKPBI, Dr. H. Langgeng Budianto, M.Pd.  He chose Dian Arsitades Wiranegara, M.Pd to be the chairman and Suparmi, M.Pd as the treasurer of Paguyuban Dosen PKPBI. He expected that by founding this kind of gathering, it would increase the togetherness of   the members of UNIT PKPBI and he hoped that this kind of family gathering could be held regularly. (Er)

Hj. Rina Sari, M.Pd

Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Maulana Malik Ibrahim

On Saturday, 24 November 2012, Division of Textbook and Magazine Publication of  Unit PKPBI coordinated by Dian Arsitades Wiranegara, M.Pd held Review of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Texbook and Workshop on Writing ESP Textbook. The meeting which was attented by 28 teaching staffs of Unit PKPBI aimed to review on ESP textbooks which had been written by the teaching staffs of Unit PKPBI and gave background knowledge of writing the ESP textbooks.

For the first agenda, Review on PKPBI’s Textbook, the committee invited Ms. Noverita Wahyuningsih, S.Pd as the reviewer on the three books written by the teaching staffs of Unit PKPBI, those are ESP for Psychology, ESP for Management and ESP for Islamic Studies. Those three books are Bahasa Inggris I textbooks which were upgraded in the previous semester.

In reviewing the three ESP textbooks, Ms. Noverita Wahyuningsih said that evaluating textbook could be seen  from the organization, content, availability of teacher’s edition, and  physical appearance.  She also mentioned some points recommended by Smaldino et. al. (2005) that a textbook should match with the curriculum, give accurate information, use clear and concise language, have interesting topics, need learners’  articipation, write the textbooks by referring to the content of the syllabus of the course. She also mentioned about the importance of the topics that were relevant to the students and also there should be the template

In the second session, the teaching staffs of Unit PKPBI discussed about the template of the ESP textbooks  that will be used in Bahasa Inggris I in the next academic year  and they will be written by the PKPBI teaching staffs, those are Listening Comprehension Book for Intensive Class, ESP for Biology, ESP for Arabic, ESP for Law, ESP for Al-Ahwal Al Syakhsiyah,  ESP for Social Studies, ESP for  Informatics Engineering. The textbooks written are to upgrade the previous textbooks. (Er)