Student Competency Evaluation in Internship Courses at University Negeri Medan
Arif Rahman, Budi Ali Mukmin, Jamalum Purba
Available Online May 2019.
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- Competence, Internship Course
- The purpose of this study was to find out: (1) the level of students' understanding of the goals and targets that must be achieved in the implementation of the internship course at the State University of Medan; (2) the level of students' understanding of the mechanism expected in the implementation of internship courses at the State University of Medan; (3) the level of students' understanding of the expectations in the implementation of internship course at the State University of Medan; (4) the level of understanding of the school (teachers and school principals) about the benefits of conducting apprenticeship for student-teachers (teachers in trainings) and school teachers; and (5) Constraints faced by students in the implementation of internship course at school. This research was carried out at the State University of Medan in the odd semester of TA. 2018/2019. The research approach was Tyler's evaluation model. Data collection techniques were adjusted to the type of data obtained using questionnaires while the analysis was carried out using descriptive statistical approaches for quantitative data. While the data obtained through surveys and interviews, in the form of qualitative data, were analyzed with a classification approach. Based on the data analysis, it can be concluded that students show a good level of understanding of the goals or targets that must be achieved, the expectations and the mechanism in the implementation of the internship course. However, the schools (teachers and principals) seem to lack some understanding of the benefits of conducting apprenticeship for prospective students and teachers in the field of study. While the constraints faced by students in the implementation of internship courses at schools include the refusal of the school with the reason that students are very busy doing school activities, and there are still some students who still do not understand the purpose and mechanism of apprenticeship. In general, the students' competency in the internship course is still in the adequate category. Some suggestions that can be offered based on the findings are: the number of internship courses should be reduced (internship 1 and 2 only), there needs to be more intensive debriefing for students who will go on apprenticeship at schools, and course supervisors need to escort the students and provide comprehensive explanation to the schools at the beginning of the program.
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TY - CONF AU - Arif Rahman AU - Budi Ali Mukmin AU - Jamalum Purba PY - 2019/05 DA - 2019/05 TI - Student Competency Evaluation in Internship Courses at University Negeri Medan BT - 1st International Conference on Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (ICSSIS 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 370 EP - 375 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icssis-18.2019.77 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icssis-18.2019.77 ID - Rahman2019/05 ER -