Overview of Curriculum

Overview of Curriculum

Curriculum development in all study programmes at the FKIP Unib is based on the FKIP vision of achievement as a World-Class Institute of Education and Education Personnel (henceforth LPTK – Lembaga Pendidik Tenaga Kependidikan) in 2025. FKIP achievement as a world-class LPTK has been seen through cooperation in the field of education, research and community service with various universities at national and international levels. At the international level, several achievements in the field of education have been carried out, for instance, the presence of guest lecturers and examiners for master thesis examinations at the Magister in English Language Education Study Programme, Zifirdaus Adnan, M.A., Ph.D., from the University of New England, Armidale New South Wales, Australia. The lecturer from Magister in Natural Science Education Study Programme, Prof. M. Lutfi Firdaus, M.T., was a guest lecturer in the Oceanografi Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) Malaysia and a guest lecture at the Institute for Chemical Research, Kyoto University, Japan. In the field of research, international class achievements are made through: publications with lecturers with Tamagawa University Japan, joint research with the University of UTAH in the United States and corporations in the development of herpetology education with the School of Education at the University of North Carolina. Another achievement was that Unib was ranked 23rd in Indonesia based on scimagoir data (https://www.scimagoir.com/rankings.php?sector=Higher+educ.&country=IDN). Unib is also ranked 41st in the 2021 UI-greenmetric university in Indonesia. (https://greenmetric.ui.ac.id/rankings/ranking-by-country-2021/Indonesia). In addition, FKIP  Unib has six international students from Cambodia and three students from Thailand at the Magister in English Language Education Study Programme.

The curriculum developed follows the vision by providing compulsory English courses given to second-semester students. Students must pass the TOEFL with a minimum score of 400 for the Bachelor Programme, 425 for the Magister Programme, and 500 for the Doctoral Programme before they graduate. In addition, as a requirement for Master examinations, students must publish articles in reputable journals (minimum accredited by the Indonesian Government SINTA – Science and Technology Index). For Doctoral students, they must publish articles in reputable international journals (Sinta Level 2/DOAJ). 

The learning process is socialised through an academic manual book published by university and faculties, academic calendars distributed to lecturers and students, university and faculty websites, and meetings attended by leaders, lecturers and students. This socialisation aims to provide information to stakeholders. This socialisation also provides information and curriculum updates used by each study programme. The curriculum structure developed by the FKIP is directed at responding to the challenges of changing global conditions to equip 21st-century skills (critical thinking, creative, problem-solving, innovative, and communicative abilities). The compiled curriculum also takes into account the level of development of students who are in adolescent development. Students are directed to master some competencies (e.g., attitudes, knowledge, general and special skills) that can be used as prospective educators and professional education personnel. These competencies are provided through compulsory university, faculty, study Programmes, and elective courses offered by the study programmes according to students’ interests. The university’s compulsory subjects are Religious Education, Indonesian, English, Pancasila, Civil Education, Computer and Programing, Community Service, and Entrepreneurship. The faculty’s compulsory subjects are Philosophy of Education, Education Management, Student Development, Curriculum and Learning, and Research Creativity.

The learning applied uses a transformative pedagogic approach that consists of aspects; (a) student-centred; (b) improving skills that integrate hard skills and soft skills; (c) integration of attitudes, knowledge, general skills and specific skills; (d) andragogy-adult learning principle; (f) supporting collaboration among students and students-lecturers; (g) using various ICT-based learning tools; and (h) effective feedback between lecturers and students.

To provide a strengthening of competency mastery as prospective educators and education personnel, Course Learning Outcomes (henceforth CPMK – Capaian Pembelajaran Mata Kuliah) are prepared by integrating the research activities and community service that have been carried out. Learning plans, processes and assessments are set out in a lesson plan for a semester (henceforth RPS – Rencana Pembelajaran Semester) according to the standards issued by LPMPP. 

International students must participate in matriculation activities for three days to adjust to the academic environment. The material provided is academic activities during the study, the facilities provided, and introductions to lecturers and education personnel. In addition, FKIP also has a pre-service student exchange in Southeast Asia. There are 15 students from the Elementary School Teacher Study Programme and English Education Study Programme who did educational internships at schools in Thailand, the Philippines, and Myanmar. Likewise, 10 (ten) college students from Thailand, the Philippines, and Myanmar did education apprenticeships in Bengkulu City-Indonesia.

FKIP Unib has revised and reviewed the curriculum in line with Unib policies in the last ten years. The goal was that the curriculum given to students follows the developments and advances in technology, information and communication. In 2011, FKIP Unib adjusted the Competency Based Curriculum (henceforth KBK – Kurikulum Berbasis Kompetensi). This curriculum gave students adequate knowledge and skills as prospective educators and professional education personnel. In 2015, FKIP Unib applied the KKNI-based curriculum, which required students to have competencies in line with the programme levels; level 6 for the bachelor programme,  level 8 for the magister programmes, and level 9 for the doctoral programme.Since 2020, FKIP Unib has applied the Independent Learning – Independent Campus  (Henceforth MB-KM – Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka) curriculum based on the Regulation of the Minister of Education and Culture  Number. 3 of 2020 concerning National Higher Education Standard and Rector’s Regulation Number 25 of 2020 concerning the implementation of Academic Activities for the vocational, undergraduate, professional, and postgraduate education programme at Unib. The credit load that undergraduate students must take is 216-240 ECTS (The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), Programme magister 54-66 ECTS, and doctoral Programmes 63-78 ECTS.

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