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SMPN 2 Lubuk Pakam, Deli Serdang: A School to Visit!

SMPN2 Lubuk Pakam, Deli Serdang, North Sumatera has been involved in the DBE program for three years. The impact both on school management and on teaching and learning is very visible as can be seen in the pictures below.

The teachers are pictured together
The classroom environment is supportive
A Mathematics teacher acting as a facilitator
Students are used to discussing and solving
Assisted by DBE1
This student is giving feedback
An eight grade student, Dermawan Silaban
  1. The teachers are pictured together with principal Bpk. Adi Mutia (in the center, wearing a white cap) and the chairman of the school committee, Bpk. Sutimin (in the center, wearing a white shirt). Bpk Adi said that, since being trained by DBE, teachers at SMPN 2 Lubuk Pakam work more as facilitators and students work more in groups, and give feedback to each other on their work.

  2. The classroom environment is supportive for learning. Students sit in small groups and their work is displayed on the walls.

  3. Assisted by DBE1, the principal and school committee have developed a school work plan, which is revised every year.

  4. This student is giving feedback to a group of students which has just presented its work.

  5. A Mathematics teacher acting as a facilitator going round the classroom helping the students solve quadratic equations using small pieces of card.

  6. Students are used to discussing and solving problems in groups Ė in this picture they working on problems related to congruent triangles.

  7. An eight grade student, Dermawan Silaban, making a presentation of his groupís discussion about the causes of HIV/AIDS and its prevention.

If you want to know more about good practices at junior secondary school level, come and visit SMPN 2 Lubuk Pakam, North Sumatera. You wonít be disappointed!



Blind Students in Regular Classrooms

One very interesting aspect of SMPN 2 Lubuk Pakam is that six blind students study in regular classrooms. They work and study independently and only receive assistance when necessary. Below there is Bernardus Simbolon, an eight-grade blind student, writing in Braille. He can even write faster than the other students. His work is usually read out

to the teacher for assessment. Blind students at SMPN 2 Lubuk Pakam are able to continue their studies in regular high schools and some of them have graduated from university.


 Sharing Innovation in Junior Secondary Education

Edition 03/August 2009