PKP SUPERVISION MODEL DEVELOPMENT USING THE BLOCK SYSTEM TUTORIAL TO ENHANCE THE TEACHER PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE
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The face to face tutorial of the students of Elementary School Teachers Education Program (under graduate) has been conducted in the Medan Regional Office of Universitas Terbuka since 2005. The tutorial of the Enhancement of Professional Competencies Cource used the block system. It was applied due to its affordability and geographic considerations. One of the districts that used the block system is West Nias Islands, yet no guidance is available. This study was conducted to develop such guidance. The design of this study was the research and development comprising nine major steps: 1) potential and problem 2) data collection 3) product design 4) validate design 5) revised design 6) test product 7) revision products 8) trial use and 9) product revision. The subjects consisted of 60 students, 5 Supervisors I, and 12 supervisors II, and 2 desainer instructional experts. The data were obtained from questionnaires, documentation, and interviews, using various modes such as: e-mail, sms, phone, and mail. The results showed that the guidance was appropriate and adequate for it was developed by combining distance learning principles and face-to face learning principles. Supervisors and students, state that the guidance model was effective as indicated by the time availability for preparing the enhancement of profesional competence course report.