Fakultas Pendidikan Matematika dan Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Community Service Activity: Collaboration Chemistry Education FPMIPA UPI-Leading University Project for International Cooperation (LUPIC) Sogang University South Korea

The community service activity with the theme High School Chemistry Teacher Professional Development Based on The PPG Curriculum Chemistry Education Department was attended by 40 chemistry teachers who joined the Chemistry Teacher Community (MGMP) in Sukabumi Regency, 32 lecturers Chemistry Education Department and 8 Teacher Professional Program (PPG) students. Community service activities are carried out offline and online. Offline activities were conducted on July 20, 2023, at Public High School Number 1 (SMA Negeri 1) Pelabuhanratu Sukabumi. In his opening remarks the Principal of SMA Negeri 1, Hadi Komara Purkoni, S.S., M.M.Pd. welcomed the implementation of community service activities, with the hope of increasing teacher professionalism.

Dr. Hendrawan, M.Si., the head Chemistry Education Department mention, in the industrial revolution 4.0 era, teachers have to have the ability to carry out innovative and fun learning by integrating critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, collaborative skills, creativity, and innovative skills, information and communication technology literacy, contextual learning skills, and information and media literacy. For this reason, the Directorate of the Teacher Professional Education (GTK) Program organized the “Teacher Professional Education Program/PPG” to produce teachers who have superior and professional competence based on Pancasila values. The PPG Program is an educational program organized to prepare graduates of the Bachelor of Education and Non-Educational S-1/D-IV who have talent and interest in becoming teachers so that they fully master teacher competence in accordance with Teacher Education Standards. Teacher Professional Education makes teachers become independent learners, innovative, agents of change, with superior competence in professional education both at national and international levels.

Until now, there are still many teachers who have not had the opportunity to take part in the PPG Program. This is very unfortunate considering that the materials provided are very relevant and can support the implementation of learning, especially for schools that have implemented the Independent Curriculum. Based on this, and taking into account the Tridharma of Higher Education and the vision and mission of the UPI Chemistry Education Department, the Chemistry Study Program implemented a Community Service Activities (PkM) in the form of outreach activities for the PPG Curriculum-Based High School Chemistry Teacher Professionalism Development program. The implementation of this activity is expected to provide insight into the professional development of teachers through the PPG Program.

The expected outputs from this PkM activity are (1) provide insight into the professional development of teachers through the PPG Program; (2) joint publications published in journals; and (3)  the establishment of partnerships between schools, the Office of Education and Higher Education in an effort to improve the quality of learning in schools.

Community Service Activities (PkM) will be carried out offline and online. This activity consisted of a presentation on PPG policies and curriculum followed by a presentation of material covering new technologies in teaching and learning, Principles of effective teaching and assessment, Differentiated Learning, and Social-emotional Learning.

Community Service activities are carried out offline at SMAN 1 Pelabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi on Thursday, July 20th, 2023, online activity via Zoom on Saturday, July 29th, 2023 and Saturday, August 5th, 2023. (AK)