Padang—Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science Universitas Negeri Padang (FMIPA UNP), Dr. Yulkifli opens the workshop with a theme, “Problem-Based to Improve the Competence of Junior High School Science Teacher’s in Padang City in Designing Potential-Based Natural Science Learning” on Saturday (24/8/2019).
“We hope between participants can share their competence to 320 junior high school science teachers in Padang”, said Dean of FMIPA UNP, Dr. Yulkifli while opening workshop which was conducted by the community of Physics Teaching Team (PKM). This is the beginning of the activity of PKM which involved school. Furthermore, workshop followed by 20 teachers' junior high school, especially in science teachers.
“PKM Team of Physics Department of FMIPA UNP cooperates with MGPM IPA Padang City Junior High School has conducted a problem-based workshop to improve the competence of Junior High School science teachers in designing environment-based science learning," said the PKM team leader, Dr. Fatni Mufit accompanied by other team members Dr. Desnita, M.Sc and Fandi Oktasendra, M.Sc, on Tuesday (27/08/2019).
On this occasion, Head of the department of Physics, Dr. Ratna Wulan said that the PKM activity was a one form of implementing, the Tridharma of Higher Education which was conducted by the teaching staff of the Department of Physics. The benefits of PKM activity are the teachers can improve the competence of science junior high school teachers in Padang.
Dr. Fatni Mufit also said that aims of this activity also give the recent experiences for the teachers to improve the potential in creating the learning of 21st century students. Head of MSMP IPA SMP, Taufik Hendra, S.Pd explained that said that with this activity answered the needs of science teachers who felt it was still necessary to improve their competence in utilizing the potential of the environment as a learning medium. Furthermore, as the presenters of workshops, Dr. Desnita, M.Si emphasize that learning tools based on environmental potential can provide learning experiences appropriate to the needs of students in this golden century (Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, Creative Thinking, Collaboration, Cooperation, and ICT Literacy (4C + 1I). (Public Relations of UNP).