This web is especially designed and developed to serve academic materials for Primary School Teacher Education Study Program students at Universitas Negeri Makassar.
This web is being promoted as a product or an artefact generated through design-based research. In designing and developing this educational project, I am supervised by the honourable Prof. Dr. Syarifuddin Dollah, M.Pd and Prof. Dr. Haryanto, M.Pd. Both are senior lecturers and professors at Fakultas Bahasa dan Sastra, Universitas Negeri Makassar specialized in ESP and ELT. Furthermore, in developing the content of this website, I am facilitated by Muhammad Asrul Sultan, S.Pd., M.Pd and Drs. Abdul Khalik, M.Pd.
Instruments applied in this study were questionnaire, online interview, document analysis and test. The (1) content, material and activity (pedagogical feature) of this web; (2) its technical features; (3) instructional language used; and (4) questionnaire for lecturer and for students was validated and assessed by the honourable Dr. Salasiah, M. Ed. TESOL-Int and Dr. Siti Hajar, M. Hum. Both are senior lecturers who have been teaching English for years and have expertise in TEFL especially the teaching of English with technology from Universitas Muhammadiyah Parepare.
Besides, this educational products are also assessed and validated by (1) Dr. Widya Rezky Pratiwi, S.Pd., M.M; (2) Dr. Maulina, M.Pd; (3) Syawal, M.Pd; and (4) Rigel Sampelolo, M.Pd. Those all the author's peers at Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris, Program Pascasarjana, Universitas Negeri Makassar as well as English lecturers at universities in Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia. Their validation is regarded as external validation.
Picture below was taken by the author while teaching at the Primary School Teacher Education study program at Universitas Negeri Makassar. If you notice, there is no any module that guides the students in learning on the picture. By confronting the reality with literature, the absence of English module would potentially cause some problems in learning. Therefore, this web-based academic English module is offered as the module for targeted users who are Primary School Teacher Education Study Program students. The material and activities are designed to be academic-oriented which based on preliminary studies are argued as the most needed by the students. Besides, lecturers also amplify the need of module to enhance the effectiveness of learning.
This web-based academic English module is maintained to serve some pedagogical features for targeted users.
This web consists of Lesson which serves English for specific academic purposes (ESAP) materials designed mainly for Primary School Teacher Education students at Universitas Negeri Makassar. Since the target is on academic English mastery, learning materials and examples are all academic-oriented adopted from journal abstracts which are believed to serve high-quality contents which are free from grammatical mistakes. The journal abstracts are adopted from 11 reputable publishers with the following criteria:
- Indexed by Scopus and rated as Q1;
- Published within 2018 to 2021 to ensure the reliability of the content discussed; and
- Contain "Teacher Education" as keyword - in accordance with the academic material needed by primary school teacher education study program students.
In addition, each topic under the "Lesson" is also equipped with some visual aids including table, Youtube videos and Keynote presentation slides to ease the students in learning and comprehending what is being covered in the topic learned/discussed. Topics under the "Lesson" also contain some internal links that are clickable which is intended to provide the students access to supplementary topics that supports the primary topic.
Although this web is designed and developed to serve academic materials for ESP course, it also includes explanation on basic English grammar as the target users of this web are not students majoring English (English Education, English Literature, Business English, etc.). Therefore, topics it is regarded important to provide explanation on basic English grammar.
Activity accessible on menu navigation serves pedagogical activities which are designed based on lesson plan. Each activity hosts at least information about (1) Activity detail which informs CPMK (learning objectives), some related lesson, learning media and assessment; (2) Activity detail which provides information about sequential step in doing the activity; and (3) Examples that presents the expected result of activity.
In addition, the "Activity" is also equipped with some clickable links to "Resources" to ease students in doing the assigned activity to them. The links include: (1) Lembar Aktivitas Mahasiswa which is a Microsoft Office template that is ready to fill with students' work; and (2) List of Open Access and Free Access Abstracts are set as the authentic academic materials for students. Besides, each also provides clickable links to "Lesson" that support the topic or activity beilg learned.
Example of Pedagogical Activity
The 6th semester students of Kampus V Parepare, Universitas Negeri Makassar, majoring primary school teacher education study program who program English for specific purposes are assigned into activity in which they should choose one abstract and analyze the subject and predicate agreement of each sentence on the abstract chosen.
There are some advantages of involving students into this kind of activity:
- To stimulate students pronouncing words in English by reading
- To familiarize the students with journal abstract written in English
- To inspire the students about thesis variable
- To familiarize the students with academic vocabulary
- To remind the students with basic English grammar
This web is fully maintained by individual. Should you have any question, feel free to contact the web owner. I am available at Telegram.