DISERTASI dan TESIS Program Pascasarjana UM, 2018

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Developing a Prototype Syllabus for BIPA (Indonesian for Foreign Learners) for Udonthani Vocational College, Thailand

Mustika Nur Amalia





The objectives of the studyof developing a prototype syllabus for BIPA (Indonesian for Foreign Learners) for Udonthani Vocational College, Thailand are for the practitioners to run well-planed BIPA teaching and learning in the institution. The developed syllabus is specially designed for Indonesian for Communication subject 1 for Certificate and Diploma Level at Udonthani Vocational College, Thailand. The syllabus is designed based on the characteristics of students, the teachers’ needs, the age of learners, and the objectives or learning outcomes.

This study uses the adaptation of R and D research proposed by Borg and Gall. The steps in conducting the study uses four main steps. First, preliminary study; second, the product development; third,expert validation; and fourth, the field testing for practitioners. In the preliminary study, the data needed are the availability of previous syllabus, problems identification of BIPA teaching and learning in Udonthani Vocational College, the teachers’ needs, the characteristics of Thai students, and the needs of the institution. All the data were gathered using various data collection techniques such as reviewing of related literatures, reviewing document reports, direct observations, and interviewing the teachers. In the stage of syllabus development uses Yalden’s (1987) and Muliastuti’s (2017) model for developing the principles of product development. The steps are need surveys which was conducted in the preliminary study, describing the purpose of Indonesian for communication 1 subject, selecting the syllabus type, writing the protosyllabus, and writing the pedagogical syllabus. Expert validation was conducted by giving the questionnaire for two validators. The validators were chosen based on their experience in BIPA teaching and learning. Next, the field testing was conducted only for practitioners. The practitioners were chosen based on their experience in teaching BIPA in the colleges in Thailand.

The results of the expert validation in the form of verbal data. In conclusion, both validators agreed that the syllabus is proper and can be used. However, in some parts, it is needed to be revised. The parts that should be revised are the statement of learning objectives of the syllabus as a whole. Next, in learning activities, the dictions and sentences in some part must be revised. Especially the sentences that are focused on teacher-centered activities must be revised to student-centered activities to suit the communicative approach that engage the students to be active in class. From the field testing results for the practitioners, it could be concluded that the syllabus is feasible for them. Both of them did not have difficulties in developing the lesson plan. It is already complete and can be used for college students in Thailand.