Bukittinggi: The Witness of A Life-Changing Experience for Future English Educators, A Pre-Service Teacher Camp by RELO US Embassy, Jakarta

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A report by Made Dewi Setyathi

As a student of English Education Department in an educational university, it is quite hard to find out an event that specifically meets my major perfectly to explore more about everything related to this area of study. Most of the existing events may focus only on education in a wide scope and the rest of them focus merely on English and its aspects (e.g. Linguistics, Discourse). Regarding to this issue, started from last year, Regional English Language Office (RELO) of US Embassy for Indonesia and Timor L’este comes out with a great breakthrough to hold a Pre-Service Teacher Camp for selected and talented 4th year university students who will be future teacher of English. This EPIC Camp includes the activities of teaching workshops, brainstorming, learning, and fun. For the second time, this year it involved thirty-eight delegates from all over Indonesia and four delegates from Timor L’este. Fortunately, my due-date-application led me to be one of the participants of this exciting event to represent Bali and Undiksha. It took place in The Hills Bukittinggi Hotel, West Sumatera, in January 18-30.

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Sport Day 2015: Be Sportive and Go Spartan

Have you ever heard about sport day before? Did you know its aims and main activities?

This year’s sport day has the same purpose with the previous ones. It is an annual program held to tighten solidarity and togetherness among students and lecturers of English Education Department according to Agung Riski Restu Aji during his speech who acts as the head committee of Social Gathering 2015.

Mr. Hery Santosa as the head of the English Education Department advised EED students to be sportive during sport day which was the second event during series of events of Social Gathering 2015. It was held on Sunday, 19th of April 2015. In addition he also suggested the students to be willingly in supporting all agenda of Soc-Gath 2015 by shouting a yell “Go Spartan.”

Furthermore, sport day covered mass jogging, environment awareness action by picking plastic rubbish at ex-harbor of Buleleng, several fun games such as Bakiak Race, Karet Tepung, Terong – Terongan, Tarik Tambang and color splash as the main activities of it.

Actually color splash is the most eagerly expected agenda that brought difference compared to the previous year’s events. In this activity, EED’s students were asked to bring glasses to avoid the color powder’s splash irritating their eyes. At the end of the event, most of them took pictures showing their happiness and excitement; they had a colorful day and a colorful T-shirt. (Dapus)DSCN9672 DSCN9677 DSCN9682

the head committee of Social Gathering 2015 brought his speech

the head committee of Social Gathering 2015 brought his speech

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sport day was officially opened by the head of EED

sport day was officially opened by the head of EED

having mass walk from Kampus Tengah to Ex-harbor of Buleleng

having mass walk from Kampus Tengah to Ex-harbor of Buleleng

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EED's troop arrived at ex-harbor of Buleleng

EED’s troop arrived at ex-harbor of Buleleng

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taking care of environment by picking plastic rubbish

taking care of environment by picking plastic rubbish

Picking rubbish at Ex-harbor Buleleng

Picking rubbish at Ex-harbor Buleleng

Bakiak Race

Bakiak Race

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Karet tepung Game

Karet tepung Game

Terong - Terongan Game

Terong – Terongan Game

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Color Splash

Color Splash

how to make use of plastic rubbish into something useful

how to make use of plastic rubbish into something useful

Sensitivity Training in Becoming Good Leaders through Leadership Training

What comes up in your mind when you hear “Leadership Training”? Most of you might say that you have no clue whatsoever about it, but some of you would probably say that it is well known as PK (Pelatihan Kepemimpinan) which is one of the EED Students Association routine programs. This year, leadership training was held on Saturday, April 4th, 2015. It was held indoor and outdoor.

The indoor activity was a seminar about leadership itself taking place at the theater room of Kampus Bawah. The speaker was one of EED lecturers, Dr. I Gede Budasi, M.Ed, Dip. App. Ling. He lectured about what leadership is, the concepts of leadership, and the characteristics that an ideal leader should have. He explained that a leader is the one who has skills in leading other people. Meanwhile, leadership is the whole activity or action in order to influence, to call up and to empower people to work together achieving the targeted purposes. Furthermore, a leader has to master management skill. Management skill concerns planning, optimizing the staff’s performance, effective communication, giving wages, conflict solving, and evaluation of the employees’ performances. The audiences who were the representatives of each class of the second, the fourth and the sixth semester were very enthusiastic in listening to his explanation.

Shortly after the end of the indoor activity at 13.30 pm, the leadership training participants gathered in front of Wantilan Kampus Bawah to attend the outdoor activity. The main agenda of the outdoor activity was outbound. Before outbound was started, Students scouts association led the body stretching activity. There were four posts of outbound spots passed by all participants in groups. Every post has its own challenging game. The games were ‘balon goyang’, ‘moving water’, ‘moving lakmus’, and ‘robot writer”. They were not merely games. There were hidden meanings within each games regarding leadership. For example, at the second post, the participants did ‘moving water game’. A glass of water should be put on a cloth. All of the participants should keep it balance until the finish line. It was not easy. It needed a good coordination among the group members. When it fell, the participants should try it again from the beginning and should not blame others. Team work was needed in achieving the targeted goal; “having more water” than the other groups. Those games are expected to give leadership values for the English Student Association especially, and for all people in general. (Dapus)

Mr. Budasi gave seminar how to be a good leader.

Mr. Budasi gave seminar how to be a good leader.

Mr. Hery gave his high appreciation to Mr. Budasi who has willing to share his knowledge about leadership.

Mr. Hery gave his high appreciation to Mr. Budasi who has willing to share his knowledge about leadership.

The instructors of outbound game who came from students scout association.

The instructors of outbound game who came from students scout association.

The participants did body stretching activity before outbound.

The participants did body stretching activity before outbound.

First Post: 'balon goyang' game

First Post: ‘balon goyang’ game

The second post: 'moving water' game

The second post: ‘moving water’ game

moving water game

moving water game

The third post: 'moving lakmus' game

The third post: ‘moving lakmus’ game

Open Recruitment in becoming the member of English Student’s Association 2015/2016

About 27 students of EED entered EED’s lecturing rooms on 3rd of January 2015. The purpose was not to have any lectures but to join an interview in becoming member of English Student’s Association 2015/2016. Totally there were six chambers that they have to enter which will determine whether the candidates will be accepted or not. This open recruitment will be held in two days; 4th of January will be the second day of its recruitment.

During the interview, all of the candidates were asked several questions. “Showing my own active participation for EED through becoming member of English Student’s Association is the reason why I joined this interview,” said one of candidates named Wira, 2B. On the other hand, another candidate named Suasta Jayendra stated his reason that he doesn’t want to be a merely a college student who only goes to campus for having class but more than that. Meanwhile, the others mostly said that through the organization they want to have more experience and having many new friends. As what had mentioned before, the candidates were not only asked their reason why joining that interview but also asked whether they are ready to sacrifice their time for EED’s ESA besides of their study (manage time not only for going to class and making college assignments but also having contribution through organization) and so forth. Thus, they were asked for their commitment.  (Dapus)

when the candidates waited for their turn entering the room

when the candidates waited for their turn entering the room

when the candidates waited for their turn entering the room

when the candidates waited for their turn entering the room

chamber 1

chamber 1

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chamber 2

chamber 2

chamber 3

chamber 3

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chamber 4

chamber 4

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The candidates were asked to show their potential

The candidates were asked to show their potential

chamber 5

chamber 5

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chamber 6

chamber 6

Great Sharing Time with Sanata Dharma University

What is your interpretation when another university visited our department? Most of you will have the same interpretation. Won’t you? Tuesday, 27th of January 2015, Sanata Dharma University visited English Education Department of UNDIKSHA to have a great sharing time. About twenty students who wore brown coat entered Seminar Room of Language and Art Faculty of UNDIKSHA in the morning and were welcomed by a beautiful performance called Murat Wangi dance. In two hours, both Universities were not only sharing their academic activities but also non academic activities. At the end of the agenda, both EED of Sanata Dharma University and EED of UNDIKSHA gave their high appreciation one another which was symbolized by a memento.

EED's family picked Sanata Dharma University up and accompanied them to go to Seminar Room

EED’s family picked Sanata Dharma University up and accompanied them to go to Seminar Room

EED's family picked Sanata Dharma University up

EED’s family picked Sanata Dharma University up

welcoming dance 'Murat Wangi Dance'

welcoming dance ‘Murat Wangi Dance’

Photo session after having a great sharing time

Photo session after having a great sharing time

Sanata Dharma had to go to the other destinations, leaving EED of UNDIKSHA

Sanata Dharma had to go to the other destinations, leaving EED of UNDIKSHA

Who is eligible to be ESA’s leader?

The chosen chairman and his vice  Yogi (left side) and Nyoman (right side)

The chosen chairman and his vice
Yogi (left side) and Nyoman (right side)

the discussion session in deciding who fit to be chosen as the vice of ESA's chairman

the discussion session in deciding who fit to be chosen as the vice of ESA’s chairman

the candidates of the vice chairman

the candidates of the vice chairman

key of ESA's room become the symbol of transferring the responsibility to the younger generation

key of ESA’s room become the symbol of transferring the responsibility to the younger generation

Final result of the voting session

Final result of the voting session

counting the votes

counting the votes

voting moment

voting moment

Do you know who is eligible to be your leader? Do you have chance to choose your leader? Certainly, yesterday, 7th of January 2014 was a special day for EED students choosing their English Student’s Association’s (ESA) leader. Three candidates were competed in interactive interview session at Auditorium of Ganesha University of Education; they were Nyoman Trijaya Suparyanta (3D), I Gede Widiana Pradana (3F), Gede Dharma Arya Wicaksana (3A). Finally, after voting session, Nyoman Trijaya with his best program “EEDs Back to Nature” was chosen to be ESA’s future leader. He got 305 votes.

Furthermore, at the same time, EED also elected the vice of the head of English Student’s Association. There were eight candidates who were ready to show their readiness becoming the vise chairman through interactive interview sessions. At the end of its interview, all of the English Student’s Association’s members were doing discussion in deciding who fit to be chosen as the vise chairman. After long discussion and several considerations, Yogi Satria Perdana (1C) was chosen.

At the end of its election moment, as the ex of English Student’s Association’s leader, Arya Bayu Permadi gave his advice to the younger generation. “Keep spirit, keep solid, keep ok, keep a good coordination among others, do the best and do better than the previous period. Don’t wait the result today, but later, believe or not you will feel the advantages in joining an organization!,” Arya Bayu said. (Dapus)

Soc-Gath Open Recruitment

Sie Perdek & Pubdok

Sie Perdek & Pubdok

Sie Humas & Sie Kesekretariatan

Sie Humas & Sie Kesekretariatan

Sie Baksos

Sie Baksos

Sie Bake Sale & Sie Social Evening

Sie Bake Sale & Sie Social Evening

Sie Workshop Guru

Sie Workshop Guru

Sie PRC

Sie PRC

Sie Potluck party

Sie Potluck party

Sie EDC

Sie EDC

A day after Socgath (Social Gathering) socialization, on 8th of January 2014 an open recruitment was held. It was held in EED’s lecture rooms. All of the division’s coordinators were gathered in front of English Student Association’s room before separated to the determined room. During two hours from 10 am until 12 am, the coordinators interviewed their member candidates. There are eight general divisions such as: Sie Perdek (Perlengkapan dan Dekorasi), Sie Pubdok (Publikasi dan Dekorasi), Sie TKT (Tempat, Keamanan, dan Transportasi), Sie Konsumsi, Sie Kesekretariatan, Sie Humas, Sie Kerohanian, and Sie Penggalian Dana. In addition, there are ten specific divisions such as Sie Soundcoustics, Sie EDC, Sie PRC, Sie Baksos, Sie Sport Day, Sie Workshop, Sie Bake Sale, Sie Social Evening, Sie GECo, Sie Potluck Party. Lunch time was taking arrest moment for the committees. Thus, the first recruitment would be continued at 1 pm until 3pm this afternoon. Moreover, the second recruitment will be held on 12th January 2014. (Dapus)