Understanding Assignment Method or assignment method is a way in the teaching and learning process by giving assignments to students. These tasks can be in the form of summarizing essays, (from newspapers, magazines or reading books) making clippings, collecting images, stamps, and can also compose essays.
Assignment Methods In Learning
The assignment method is recommended, among others, to support the lecture, inquiry, VCT methods. The use of this method requires the assignment of good work, both the scope and material. The implementation can be given individually or in groups.
In the learning process, students should be encouraged to do activities that can foster the process of creative activities. Therefore the assignment method can be used to support other learning methods.
The use of the assignment method aims:
1. Foster an explorative learning process
2. Encourage creative behavior
3. Getting used to thinking comprehensively
4. Fostering independence in the learning process
The assignment method used appropriately and planned can be useful for:
1. Cultivate the habit of learning independently in a shared (collective) or solo environment
2. Practicing how to find information directly from learning resources found in the school, home and community
3. Foster an atmosphere of learning that is exciting (creative)
Strengths and weaknesses of the Assignment Method
A brief description of the strengths and weaknesses of the assignment method can be outlined, including:
The advantages of the assignment method are:
The results of the lessons are more durable and imprint in students’ memories.
Students learn and develop initiative and independent attitude.
Give habits for discipline and study hard.
Can practice the results of theory in real life.
Can deepen students’ knowledge in certain specializations.
The disadvantages of the assignment method are:
Students can deceive assignments (done by others or copy other people’s work).
If the task is given too much, then the student can experience saturation so that it disturbs the inner peace of students.
Difficult to give assignments that can meet the individual nature of differences and interests of each student.
The assignment of tasks tends to take significant time and energy.
Therefore, the assignment method cannot be separated from weaknesses and weaknesses. Then the teacher needs to pay attention to implementation suggestions, as follows:
Plan the assignment carefully.
Assignments given should be based on students’ interests and abilities.
Assignments given related to the subject matter that has been given.
The type of assignment given should be well understood by students so that the assignment can be carried out properly.
If the assignment is a group assignment, the division of tasks (task material) must be directed, including the deadline for completion.
The teacher can help provide the tools and tools needed for assigning tasks.
Assignments given can stimulate student attention and be realistic.
The results of student assignments are assessed by the teacher.