The Effect of Learning Supervision on Graduates' Competitiveness During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Study


Some studies argue that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a massive decline in the quality and competitiveness of undergraduate students today. The pandemic has had a tremendous impact on the world of education, especially. Therefore, educational institutions are expected to maximize their role, in terms of leadership design, improvement in the quality of learning and curriculum, supervision, formation of a positive school atmosphere, self-assessment and evaluation, and involvement of parents (society). A strategy that can prove to be effective is to conduct learning supervision. Supervision activities are expected to improve the learning process. This study aimed to describe: (i) the application of standards and learning models during the pandemic and (ii) the learning supervision strategies implemented during that time. This research was qualitative. Data were collected through structured interviews, observation, and documentation and analyzed based on the theory of Miles and Huberman through the stages of reduction, presentation, inference, and interpretation. The results of this study explain that: (i) learning at SD Muhammadiyah 2 Kejapanan during the COVID-19 pandemic was done using a hybrid learning model, namely two-way learning (offline and online), and (ii) learning supervision was carried out by school principals during the COVID-19 pandemic to maintain and improve the quality and competitiveness of undergraduates.

Keywords: supervision, hybrid learning, COVID-19 pandemic

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