Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education (ICOLLITE 2020)

HOTs-based Needs Analysis of the Indonesian Language Assistants in Victoria, Australia

Teachers’ Voices

Authors
Tri Indri Hardini, Sri Setyarini, Sri Harto
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Tri Indri Hardini
Available Online 17 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.116How to use a DOI?
Keywords
HOTs-based needs analysis, language assistant, teachers’ voices
Abstract
Needs analysis in a language teaching is one of important elements to undertake before starting the lesson. The implementation of Higher Order Thinking skills (HOTs)-based needs analysis is expected to achieve the objectives of Indonesian language learning for foreign speakers to master the language and cultural competences. This research aims to describe the implementation of the Indonesian language assistant program from a state university in Bandung to Victoria, Australia from 2017 to 2019 identified on the basis of HOTs. Research data were obtained from observation, interviews and documents analysis. This research applied a case study design through recruiting nine alumni of the Indonesian language assistants employed in Victorian primary and secondary schools, Australia. Through the implementation of previous learning practices, this study tried to reveal strengths and weaknesses of the program to come up with some innovative solutions for the improvement of similar programs in the coming years. The observation and interviews were directed to seek information on HOT skills required by the students that have been taught by the language assistants during the learning processes. Results indicated that the language assistants have not fully implemented HOTs-based needs analysis in formulating materials and implementing the learning processes. For better implementation of future language assistant program, UPI has to provide candidates of the language assistants with more comprehensive pre-departure training which do not only cover English skills, Indonesian language and cultures, but also facilitate them with the formulation of HOTs-based learning materials.
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PY  - 2020
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