Cooperation between Illiyin Studio and Public Vocational High School 1 (SMK Negeri 1) Probolinggo still continues. SMK Negeri 1 Probolinggo invited us to attend the annual Curriculum Synchronization Meeting along with local industries in Probolinggo. As vocational high school, SMK Negeri 1 Probolinggo has several departments cooperate with specific field in industry. Therefore, the school needs to follow the development in industrial environment, because skills and competences required in industrial environment are constantly changing as the time goes on. The meeting’s objection is to make the vocational school produces more industry-relevant curriculum for each respective department. The industries are invited to help reviewing and evaluating school curriculum. Illiyin Studio, of course, feel honored to be part of this important Curriculum Synchronization meeting as industrial partner of Software Engineering department.
The representative of SMK Negeri 1 Probolinggo’s Software Engineering department is Ms. Lina, the Chairman of the department. She is friendly and very understanding person. In the discussion, Ms. Lina explained about how learning process in class occurs, so we can get brief picture of learning environment in SMK Negeri 1 Probolinggo. The discussion goes as planned. We reviewed the base competencies in each subjects and related them in industrial environment. We also gave suggestions on which competencies are really important to be developed by student in the field according to our experiences. The teacher took note of all of our suggestions and will considerate it for the next lesson plans. As the final result of this discussion, we created a rough-draft Software Engineering syllabus.
We hope what we give in this meeting will help all Software Engineering teachers to build even more effective lesson plan for their students. As a form of continuation cooperation between Illiyin Studio and SMK Negeri 1 Probolinggo, we are going to send two developers as examiner in school’s Student Level Test on the end of November. For Illiyin Studio, this is how we can see and involved in development of computer and science education in the school . For students, this is a big chance to show their best skill in software engineering. Good luck for the exam!