Teaching, Learning, and Assesment
The teaching and learning process in The Master’s Programme in Linguistics was designed based on the values embedded in Kerangka Kualifikasi Nasional Indonesia (KKNI) and Outcome Based Education (OBE). The teaching and learning process of the MPL (Master’s Programme in Linguistics) applies case method and project-based learning, which is in line with principles of OBE. Students are presented with cases to solve and they write a final assignment to report their solution to the problems according to the methods and theories learned in their classes. In addition, the lecturers always keep their materials updated with the latest development in their fields or with the results of their own research. The lecturers receive various grants each year from the university or the government each year and they are required to involve at least two students as their research assistants. The research assistants gain valuable experience and some lecturers wrote journal articles together with them as a result of their research.
Furthermore, the curriculum and the course modules are updated regularly based on the inputs of the students and the graduates, the APMALI (the Association of Master’s Programme in Linguistics in Indonesia), meetings of the lecturers of the MPL, and the benchmarking with other universities. Input from the students can be observed from the questionnaire distributed online for each class they take in that semester. Input from graduates are obtained from the Whatsapp Group discussions of the graduates and SINATRA (tracer study organized by UB). The meetings of the lecturers are done before the start of each semester and the benchmarking is done either by inviting a professor from more prominent universities or independent study through the websites of other established MPL.
The Master’s Programme in Linguistics offers 30 courses with a total of 54 credits. This curriculum structure consists of 30 credits of compulsory courses, 10 credits of Core Courses on Linguistics, 10 credits of Core Courses on Educational Linguistics, 10 credits of Core Courses on Translation and Interpreting, and 14 credits of Elective courses on subject-related specializations.
During the pandemic, all teaching and learning activities are carried out in an online mode. The meetings can be conducted either synchronous (online face-to-face meetings, e.g., zoom meeting or Google meeting) or asynchronous (using learning management systems such as Google Classroom, VLM). The university has provided an online learning platform called Virtual Learning Management (VLM) that can be accessed by all students and lecturers of Brawijaya University. This platform provides various features to support the teaching-learning process. Besides, Brawijaya University has also cooperated with Google to provide all Google-based education platforms such as Google Classroom, Google Forms, Google sites, Google Meeting, and others. Lecturers also use other platforms such as Zoom that is provided by the Faculty with a premium version and also Edmodo.
Components of the final grade of the course consist of the score of student’s attendance, structured assignments, quizzes, mid semester test scores, and final exam grades. If one of the five components (attendance, structured assignments, midterm exam, quizzes, and final exam) is not present, the final grade of students is valued K (incomplete).
The following formula is used to determine the GPA (Indeks Prestasi/IP):
K = Credit for each course is denoted by the letter K.
N = Each course’s worth.
∑K = The total number of credits scheduled for the semester.
∑K×N = For each course, the number of times K is multiplied by N.