Fostering Cohesion among the 2022 Cohort, PGMI UIN Malang Students Implement Study Tour Learning Method at the Batu Wildlife Museum

PGMI UIN Malang – Batu, Mey 15, 2023 – The 2022 cohort of PGMI UIN Malang implemented the Learning Strategies course through the Study Tour method. This activity involved the participation of 150 students and two course instructors. The purpose of this activity was to observe the implementation of the study tour method. Additionally, it served as an opportunity for camaraderie among the students of the 2022 cohort. The students displayed great enthusiasm in carrying out the Study Tour. The goal of this learning activity was to create an Encyclopedia of various animals that were encountered during the tour. The task categories for the Encyclopedia included Omnivores, Herbivores, and Carnivores.

As part of their efforts to strengthen camaraderie and enhance practical learning experiences, the students of PGMI UIN Malang from the 2022 cohort organized a study tour at the Batu Wildlife Museum. This activity aimed to provide a unique learning opportunity outside the classroom and foster a deeper understanding of the subject matter through direct observation and exploration.

During the study tour, the students had the chance to immerse themselves in the museum’s exhibits and engage in interactive learning activities. They were able to observe various animal species, learn about their habitats, behavior, and conservation efforts. Additionally, guided tours and informative presentations were provided to enrich their knowledge and stimulate their curiosity.

The implementation of the study tour learning method allowed the students to bridge the gap between theory and practice. They could witness firsthand the concepts they had learned in class and connect them with real-life examples. This experiential learning approach promoted a deeper understanding and retention of the subject matter.

Furthermore, the study tour provided an opportunity for the students to bond with their peers and develop a sense of unity and teamwork. Through collaborative activities and discussions, they were able to exchange ideas, share their observations, and reflect on the significance of the wildlife museum visit in relation to their studies and future roles as educators.

The integration of study tours as a learning method not only enhances students’ academic knowledge but also cultivates important skills such as critical thinking, observation, and communication. It encourages students to explore different learning environments, appreciate the value of hands-on experiences, and broaden their perspectives.

The successful implementation of the study tour at the Batu Wildlife Museum demonstrates the commitment of PGMI UIN Malang to providing holistic and engaging educational experiences for its students. By incorporating practical learning methods, the program aims to develop well-rounded and competent educators who are equipped with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in their future teaching endeavors.