TEMPO.CO, Makassar, South Sulawesi – A joint team of researchers from Indonesia’s Makassar-based Muhammadiyah University and Uzbekistan’s Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Language are conducting a collaborative research project on experiential learning.
The researchers comprise three from Muhammadiyah University: Eny Syatriana (head of the team), Ariana, and St Fathin.
They also include five researchers from Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Language: Abdullayeva Lola Tohirovna, Suleymanova Nargiza Mardonovna, Parsayeva Malika, Muxtarova Shaxnoza, and Tuyq’unnova Shohsanam, according to a press statement that ANTARA received on Saturday.
The research project has been entitled “Exploring the Experiential Learning Cycle Application in Depth: A Case Study of Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar and Samarkand State Institute of Foreign Language.”
According to Syatriana, the case study is aimed at exploring the experiential learning cycle application applied deeply at the two universities to determine effective methods for developing the capabilities of students in reading comprehension and metacognitive reading strategies.
The outcomes of the research project would be used to develop curricula and more effective learning strategies, she informed, adding that the joint team has gathered the necessary data for the study.
The collaborative research project is a follow-up to the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU), memorandum of agreement (MoA), and implementation of agreement (IA).
In addition to the joint-research project, the two universities will also undertake a visiting scholar program, publish articles in scientific journals, and conduct international seminars, she said.