Jumat, 23 Januari 2015


Education of secondary school aims to prepare students for higher education, but based on BPS-Statistics Indonesia data on February 2012, the number of workers of secondary school graduates in Jakarta 1.09 million people (23.05%) differing only slightly from graduates of Diploma and University of 1.13 million people (23.89%). They are not supported by adequate soft skills, such as personal skills, social, communication, and self-management behaviors. In anticipation of these conditions, learning at secondary school should provide sufficient portion to develop students' soft skills. Learning of chemistry in secondary school has scope to recognize, respond to, appreciate and understand the science, develop scientific thinking habits such as critical thinking and creative, independent, and have a positive attitude. So that learning chemistry can be used to develop student's soft skills, especially interpersonal skills consisting of the ability of cooperation and communication. Interpersonal skills is the ability that allows a person to work efficiently with others without personality conflicts.

Based on this, it is necessary to make chemistry learning approach that touches important aspects of learning. Chemo-entrepreneurship learning approach abbreviated CEP is a kind of learning approach to motivate the students to have a scientific attitude, creative thinking and innovative so they have the entrepreneurship spirit. This approach is expected to learn more enjoyable chemistry and provides them with opportunities to optimize their potential to produce a product. After the students have real experience of producing products, their mindset changed. They will feel that there are many entrepreneurship opportunities related to chemistry study, and making business plan is important in running entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship is all things related to attitudes, actions and processes carried out in the pioneering entrepreneur, run and grow their businesses. Entrepreneur is defined as a person who knows how to take advantage of business opportunities and translate them into businesses that have added value. Entrepreneur is a motivator that combines different technologies and business concepts for new products or services that are able to recognize every favorable opportunity, strategize and successfully implement his ideas. 

Implementation of chemo-entrepreneurship learning approach is basically through several phases of activities: (1) face to face, (2) group discussion, (3) literature review, (4) planning to produce the products, (5) experiment and written tests. These stages are common steps that are designed based on the primary purpose CEP learning approach that can develop new competencies ie entrepreneurship competence. Chemo-entrepreneurship learning approach can be applied in developing the ability of student's cooperation and communication. It is because this kind of learning also requires students to continue to work together to achieve mastery of learning and good communication. (MP)

1 komentar:

  1. Make it fun, make it real, make it work. How CEP could make significant changes in productivity for the high-school graduate workers ? Is the majority of the work nature of this workforce relating to Chemistry?? Probably, we need to optionally add 6-12 months vocational class for h-school students intending to enter work market.