EVALUATION OF ASPECTS WHICH SUPPORT THE PRACTICE OF TEACHING FOR STUDENTS

Dede Nuraida

Abstract


Teaching practice is a compulsory component for students in the Department of Biology Education. Courses that support the implementation of this teaching practice are a)Microteaching (MT), b)Teaching and Learning Strategies (TLS) and c)Development of Biology Teaching Program (DBTB). In the implementation of teaching practices, every student is mentored by a lecturer (LM) and a teacher (TM). Prior to the implementation of teaching practice in schools, the opportunity is given to the students to perform simulations on campus. This study aimed to determine how effectively the above aspects support the implementation of the teaching practice as well as how the depth of material that has been given supports the practice of teaching and the role of teaching practice in providing teaching experience for students. This research was a descriptive study that involved 77 students. Data were collected using a questionnaire, the responses to which were analysed by a quantitative descriptive technique. Results showed that more than 75% students’ responses either strongly supported or supported the aspects MT, TLS, DBTB, TM and LM respectively. Similar levels of support were given for the depth of the material aspect and the role of teaching practice in providing teaching experience for students. However, the simulation implementation aspect was strongly supported or supported by less than 55% students.

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