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Master of Primary Education

MASTER PROGRAM IN PRIMARY EDUCATION POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL

General Information

The Master Program in Primary Education was established in 17 July 2006 based on a rector decree of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia No. 6156/J33/PP.03.02/2006, and started its academic activities officially in the academic year 2006/2007.

This study program is established to fullfil the need of professionals in the fields of higher education, research and development, science and technology, which in particular focus on primary education. This master program in primary education is a professional academic education which is held at the university level. This program is different from other higher education programs as the graduates of this program should combine between knowledge, skills, ethics, morality and culture. The need of knowledge in the field of primary education either theoretically or practically is more demanding, developing and complex; which therefore require professionals that are able to minimize issues and are able to provide appropriate solutions to problems in the field of primary education.

The vision of the Master Program in Primary Education is to be a Leading and Outstanding program in the field of primary education and is to be recognized in both national and international levels.

The current accreditation rank of this study program is B (Score 342), according to a decree of BAN PT No 005/BAN-PT/Ak-X/S2/VI/2012, and is valid until 8 June 2017.

Primary education is an inter-and multi-discipline science that includes primary school education, pedagogy, psychology, philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, and ethics. Main elements of study of the Master Program in Primary Education include general pedagogy, psychology, philosophy of science, knowledge of subject matters for primary school level (such as mathematics, science, social science, civics, and Indonesian language [Bahasa Indonesia]), curricula, learning-and-teaching, and assessment.

The Profile of graduate of this Master Program in Primary Education is an expert at the masters level in the field of primary education (particularly in primary school level), which includes the following professions: primary school teachers, primary school teacher education lecturers, and researchers as well as practitioners in the field of primary education level. Therefore the graduates of this master program will work as educators in the field of primary education as researchers, developers, and practitioners.

The aims of the Master Program in Primary Education include: a) producing graduates,  in a masters level, who have expertise in the field of primary education, who are able to be professional planners, developers, and practitioners in the field of primary education; and who are able to develop their knowledge, to solve primary education problems, and to produce innovative and reliable work; b) producing various qualified scientific work in the field of primary education which are recognized in national, regional, and international level; and c) carrying out social service program to disseminate new ideas that contribute to the development and enhancement of the quality of primary education in local, national, regional and international level.

The expected learning outcomes for the Master Program in Primary Education of the Post-Graduate School of  UPI cover a range of abilities, as follows:

 

Ability

Learning Outcomes

Teaching and Learning Approach

Knowledge

1.     A student is able to show a mastery of knowledge in the field of primary education, and is able to apply the knowledge for doing research in the field of primary education.

 

2.     A student is able to show the following competencies: pedagogy, philosophy of education in primary education, the psychological development, curricula, and other relevant knowledge in the field of primary education; and to contribute to the development of primary school education.

 

Discussion, presentation, seminars, practicum, and problem solving.

 

 

 

Discussion, presentation, seminars,  and problem solving.

 

 

 

Specific Skills

 

3.      A student is able to show a mastery of learning methodologies in primary education, and to plan as well as to carry out the learning and teaching process appropriately in primary school.

 

Discussion, presentation, seminars, practicum, and problem solving.

 

 

4.     A student is able to extend knowledge that is relevant to the primary education through analyzing recent issues, and is able to develop subject matters for learning in primary school.

 

Discussion, presentation, seminars, practicum, and problem solving.

 

5.      A student is able to solve primary education problems through analysis, description, and practical experiences, to contribute to the development of research roadmap in primary education using inter-and-multi discipline approaches.

 

Discussion, presentation, seminars, practicum, and problem solving, cases analysis

 

 

Communication Ability

6.      A student is able to disseminate research results and innovation in the field of primary education in both national and international level.

 

Discussion, presentation, seminars, practicum, and problem solving, cases analysis, writing and reporting articles.

 

Managerial Ability

7.      A student is able to carry out and manage research, and to develop the field of primary education for society and for primary education world.

 

Discussion, presentation, seminars, practicum, and problem solving, cases analysis.

Attitude

8.      A student will obtain abilities of cooperation, leadership, concern, and responsibility to enhance the quality of primary education based on scientific attitude and values.

 

Discussion, presentation, seminars, practicum, and problem solving, cases analysis.

 

Lifelong Learning Skills

9.      A student will obtain learning skills, information management, and is able to using ICT as a basis for self development and lifelong learning.

 

Discussion, presentation, seminars, practicum, and problem solving, cases analysis.

The required course groups and total credits for the students of the Master’s Degree in Chemistry Education Program are listed in the following table.

No

Course Group

Total Credits

Percentage

1

Foundation of Education

4

9

2

Pedagogy in Primary Education

15

36

3

Research in Primary Education

12

29

5

Elective and Expertise Specialization in Primary Education

11

26

Total

42

100

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