A Community Service Program for Early Childhood Educators at Dlingo Subdistrict, Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta
YSU lecturers at the Faculty of Education held a training for early childhood educators at Temuwuh Village, Dlingo Subdistrict, Bantul Regency. This training was a community service program which was held on June 8th to 11th 2015.
On June 8th, the training was on Jumprot Batik (Batik of which color processing is called pinch and spray). Fera Ratyaningrum, M.Pd. from Universitas Negeri Surabaya was the presenter for this training session. Among the tools she introduced during the session were cloth, fastener, marbles or seeds or ice cream sticks to form the motifs, dye, and some other coloring tools.
The second day of the training was presentation and discussion on the concept of the Indonesian 2013 curriculum for early childhood education by Nur Cholimah, M.Pd. from Yogyakarta State University. The discussion covered summary of the changing elements of 2013 curriculum, the benefits of integrated themaic learning, and models of teaching and learning method for 2013 curriculum.
Muthmainah, M.Pd. then continued the discussion by presenting her paper on Scientific Approach in observing, inquiring, gathering information, logical thinking and associating, communicating and explaining in the material development.
Nur Hayati, M.Pd. from Yogyakarta State University presented “Themes Developmet” on the third day of the training. The discussion covered the benefits of themes in teaching and learning process, principles in choosing learning themes, steps in developing the themes, main project development, and thematic-integrated teaching and learning process based on K-13.
On the last day of the training, Joko Pamungkas, M.Pd. presented “Dolanan Tradisional Anak” (traditional games for children). He explained the cultural challenges for early childhood educators, concepts review of playing for children, the children character development through traditional games, emotional aspects of tarditional games for children, and values gained from traditional games.