Pedagogical Contents

After I explained about the School profile and Curriculum this time I will explain about Pedagogical Contents

Teaching Method that the teacher used:

Approach: Group Discussion

Method: Collaborative Learning

Strategy: Lecture, Discussion and question and answer

They focus on Collaborative Learning so that all students can share their suggestions or opinions about the lesson. This method was very effective to develop their ability to think critically.

In addition, the way lectures used by the teacher when teaching is by two-way communication. The point is, the teacher does not fully speak in front of the class, but students are also given the opportunity to express their ideas.

Learning Materials and Innovation:

Talking about learning materials, the teacher I observed only used guide books, copy papers and overhead projector to support students in learning.

Book: Ilmu Pengetahuan Sosial, worksheets

Display board/ Multimedia; video

Sources of learning and technology used by the teacher:

Book: Ilmu Pengetahuan Sosial

Overhead Projector, PowerPoint presentation

Authentic assessment used by the teacher:

Assessment will be based on the collected worksheet. The teacher also gives praise and suggestions so that the students can immediately receive input and can develop themselves better at the next meeting. It’s an interesting way to improve students performance.


Celebration of Idul Adha and Independence Day

As a respect to the Muslim culture and as a participant of SEA Teacher Program wee should get committed so on August 12, 2019 we got the chance to participate in the annual celebration of Idul Adha held at Unversitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara .

To commemorate the sacrifices and the unwavering faith of Abraham, Muslim slaughter livestock and distribute the meat among their families, friends and those in need.

Together with the Thai nationals and Mrs. Dewi Kesuma Nasution, B.Ed., M.Hum Vice Dean for student affairs of Education Faculty we got the opportunity to saw this kind of Muslim practice.

Happy Independence Day Indonesia!

Dirgahayu Indonesia!

In accordance to that we got also the privilege to participate in their 74th Independence celebration August 16, 2019, Friday helad at Perguruan Al-Amjad Islamic School. We as a student teacher at Al-Amjad Islamic School experienced the different traditional games of Indonesia. It was indeed a fantastic experience that we got involved with.

I also got the opportunity to give the reward of the students who gave their best effort during the competition. This day was also my birthday so instead of receiving some gift it is better to share it with others.

Wonderful Indonesia! Long Live Indonesia!

School and Curriculum


In this page, I want to tell you a little bit of information about the school where I teach. Perguruan Islam Al-Amjad is an Islamic School in Medan, Indonesia that is located in JI.Merpati No. 81, Sei Sikambing B. Medan Sunggal Kota Medan, Sumatera Utara 20122, Indonesia. Islamic School which aims to integrate or enriching the knowledge based on Islamic values. This school as a sister school of UMSU. This is a 5-storey building.


  1. New and Comfortable Building
  2. Full AC Class Rooms
  3. Computer Lab
  4. Library
  5. Court
  6. Archery Field
  7. Mosque
  8. Counseling Guidance Room
  9. Canteen
  10. Large and Secure Parking

To support the academic system in this school, there are projector available in every classrooms that can be used by the teachers. In addition, as we all know that Muslims are very religious and sacred they also have separate prayer room for boys and girls. An open arena so that students develop their talents.

For the teaching system, they have used Student Centered Learning as a teaching style for teachers in the classroom so that students can be more active during the teaching learning process. The process of discussion when learning is emphasized so that the students can think more critically.

For Curriculum matters, Al-Amjad Islamic School has applied the:

Curriculum Al-Amjad Islamic Middle School integrates the applicable National Curriculum (K2013) with the Typical Al-Amjad curriculum and Local Content. The Learning Process is carried out in small groups (max. 32 students) to ensure optimal and maintained quality. Al-Amjad Islamic Middle School graduates are projected to be able: Improve the quality and quantity of daily worship practices; improvement in understanding and memorizing the Qur’an; -strengthening of faith, noble character, and noble character. Skills also continue to be improved, both through curricular and extracurricular learning, and strengthening of technology to prepare students in the future.  

Activity Students will participate in various activities both inside and outside the school environment that are sustainable from the elementary level. Student activities will train various aspects in themselves, ranging from independence, competing, working together, socializing, and high-level observation.  

Extracurricular Students are required to follow Darul Qur’an and Scouts, then given the option to choose several extracurricular activities available ranging from sports, science, Islamic, and arts & crafts.

This curriculum focuses on students, not teachers. Students must play the main characters in the teaching and learning process. The teachers only serves as a facilitator and the rest of the students explore themselves to continue to develop.

Measurement and evaluation system, as I said a while ago that the teaching and learning process is more on student centered learning so most of the activity is collaborative effort so that my students can share their thoughts and ideas.


Halo Semuanya!

Our receiving university Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara located in Medan City, Indonesia.

One of the most important factors in the improvement of the nation is having the presence of quality instruction. So I will just state a short background of the university. When we first enter the university we got amazed because of the cleanliness and orderliness.

Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara has 3 campuses they are Main Campus (Rectorate and Undergraduate Programs), Medical Campus (Faculty of Medicine), and Postgraduate Campus. The list of faculties and study programs at UMSU namely: Education Faculty, Economic Faculty, Technic Faculty, Agriculture Faculty, Law Faculty, Administration Faculty and Building for seminar or event that composes the buildings of the institution. They already got the Level A in accreditation.


To become a superior university in developing the nation’s civilization by developing science, technology and human resources based on Al-Islam and Kemuhammadiyahan.


To realize its vision, University of Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara has the following missions:

  1. Organizing education and teaching-based on Al-Islam and Kemuhammadiyahan.
  2. Carrying out research, development of science and technology based on Al-Islam and Kemuhammadiyahan.
  3. Providing community service through empowering and developing community life based on Al-Islam and Kemuhammadiyahan.

Thank you so much! Sampai jumpa!

Welcome Ceremony

Selamat pagi semuanya!

On August 14, 2019, Wednesday is our first appearance as a participants of SEA Teacher project and it was held in their main campus. We got met the different faculty members of the institution. One more in addition we got the chance to visit their Medical Faculty and luckily we got the privilege to met the different professionals of the institution.

The participants of SEA Teacher Batch 8 welcomed by:

  • Dr. Eka Airlangga (Head of International Affairs Office)
  • Mrs. Dewi Kesuma Nasution B. Ed., M. Hum (Vice Dean for Student Affairs Education Faculty
  • Mrs. Syamsuyurnita, M.Ed (Vice Dean for Academic Affairs Education Faculty)
  • Mr. Rudianto, S.Hum.,Si (Vice Rectorfor Student Affairs of UMSU)
  • Mr. Elfrianto, M.Ed. (Dean of Education Faculty)
  • Miss Yayuk H. Manurung (Coordinator of SEA Teacher Program)

After that they franchise us in their sister school which is Perguruan Al-Amjad Islamic School so we had another welcome celebration. After this event, we we’re given several messages to do the best during this program.

My heart melts for the warm welcome of Indonesian people. They showed so much kindness in everything even though it was our first time to meet each other. I didn’t feel like I was anywhere else during my stay in Medan City.

Finally this program was opened!

Arrival of Delegates

Selamat Datang Indonesia!

August 11, 2019

At last! The participants of SEA Teacher Program from different country arrived in their destination. They arrived safe and sound.

Our buddies fetch us at the airport and welcome us! We hadn’t eat our lunch so our buddies decided to have our late lunch and early dinner meal.

The first meal we eat in Indonesia!

The food was delicious and we enjoy their company!

Terima kasih! Thank you very much!


August 10, 2019 11:25 PM, Saturday at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. We’re a little bit nervous and excited at the same time because this was our first time to go out of a country. My classmate and I leave the Philippines with a purpose. Crafted the name of our institution in our shirts is an evidence that we are not alone in conquering our dreams.

At last! We arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to have a 8 hours transit. But the trip doesn’t end yet because we need to wait for our next flight going to Medan City, Indonesia.

It was an exhausting trip but at the same time a wonderful experience.

Thank you very much!



I am Philip T. Subala 4th year student of Bachelor of Elementary Education major in General Education from Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University Mid-La Union Campus, Philippines. First and foremost, I want to share how eager I am to join this program. When my Department Chairman announced that they need students to have their practice teaching out of the country I don’t feel any hesitation to write my name because I do believe that this program SEA Teacher Project or the “Pre-Service Student Teacher Exchange in Southeast Asia” is a once in a lifetime opportunity and a big platform for me to showcase my capabilities that I have learned as well as to enhance more my potentials in teaching. SEA Teacher is a project that aims to provide opportunity for pre-service student teachers from universities in Southeast Asia to have teaching experiences in schools in other countries in Southeast Asia.

So, on this blog, I will tell you completely about my journey during this program. Actually, this was the first time in our university to send student teachers to this program but in overall SEA Teacher I joined Batch 8 which was held from August 10 to September 7, 2019. I was placed in Medan City in the island of North Sumatera Indonesia. Yehey!

I still remember what our coordinator in our university told us that we are not just carrying our name but we are carrying the name of our department, college and most importantly carrying the name of our university DMMMSU. Becoming a pride of our university is also a big responsibility.

Hopefully all of you can enjoy each verse of my journey and hopefully be motivated.

Mula sa kaibuturan ng aking puso. Maraming Salamat po!