As a part of a service trip the Bintan, we worked alongside TIF (The Island Foundation) to gain a better insight on the skill needs of the people in Bintan for development. In groups we collaborated and devised a lesson plan for the students of TIF. Creating a lesson plan has given me deep insight as to the effort required to model a lesson plan. Through talking to experts in the field of teaching followed by intense research, I’ve learned how to tactfully incorporate the most efficient and appropriate methods of teaching for the age group we are to cater to.
Following our recent lessons in Humanities based on Piaget’s theory on constructivism, we framed our lessons such that the new knowledge to be learned by the students is presented in an engaging manner in order to captivate their interest for the topic being put forth and hence increase their interest in the lesson. With Vygotsky’s theory of zonal proximal development, we have configured the lesson such that any queries may be solved upon. interaction amongst peers.
Statistics following the current progress of the effectiveness of education in Bintan are dim but still hopeful. With proper use of the methods of teaching above, it is possible the students interest in education may improve and hence result in greater strides made to pursue higher education as well as increased interest in education. Indonesia’s development relies on the tactful use of manipulating skills that surround the tourism industry, which includes the English language. However, these skills need to be brought out through education with greater amplification which requires in a change of teaching style and a change in the education system without which it will be difficult to meet future goals in this field.