“Improving the students’ concern and appreciation towards Kendari Bay preservation by collaborating various teaching methods “
By Suhardin (Junior High School of Seventeen Kendari) 2010.
Photo : Kendari Bay 2009.
Kendari Bay Represents a Key waters ecosystem in the city of Kendari. This is because it is not only important to regulate the micro climate around the city, but also it stores varied biodiversity of many fish mollusks, mangroves sea grass and coral reefs. Additionaly the bay has other values ranging from aesthetic and economic to existent point of views. However some anthropogenic activities around the bay and along the watershed of the three big rivers emptied to the bay have been jeopardizing the future of the bay. Two seriously noticed impacts are sedimentation and water pollution.
Various learning strategies are required to increase the students’ concern about the preservation of kendari bay. One of them is to adopt and the develop active, innovative, creative, effective and enjoyable learning methods. In this project we are combining direct instruction and art gallery by using computer sets and internet to stimulate the students’ concern and appreciation about the bay.
Generally we start the project by presenting some issues and problems related to the bay in stucturized instruction of the students and them organizing sife visit and field observation. Afer that, the students are required to make reportage in fancy art works about their findings and further suggested actions formulated within their groups.