Nowadays, Islamic education like pesantren (Islamic boarding school) has
substantial contributions to the advancement of education in Indonesia.
However, as a matter of fact, the learning system of Islamic boarding school
could be a great burden for students since it urges them to focus on both
learning the national curriculum (K13) and the school’s curriculum. SMP Daarut
Tauhid, an example of Islamic boarding school, that has two types of class,
namely regular and takhasuz class, has been implementing this sort of system.
In regular class, students are required to memorize at least 1 juz of Al-Qur’an
when they are at 9th grade. Meanwhile, students in takhasuz class
have an obligation to memorize 30 juz of Al-Qur’an when they are at 9th
grade. As a consequence, this would interference the learning of the other
subjects including science lesson. Therefore, this study was undertaken to
investigate learning activities of science lesson in takhasuz class which cover
the use of learning media, assessment and evaluation and also to figure out the
differences between teaching learning activities in regular class and those in
takhasuz class. This study was conducted as a qualitative research with
descriptive approach. Questionnaire and interview were used to collect the data
needed. Questionnaire was used to get the information regarding to the teaching
learning process and the facilities that are used. To validate the data,
interview was used as well. The findings show that although in takhasuz class,
students have more hours to focus on learning the school’s curriculum, teacher
still gives the best results on their achievement just like in regular class.
The teacher also gives an extra support such as using media that can make
students understand easily, making group for students so that they can study
independently, and providing laboratory activity to boost their activeness.
Despite that, the findings also reveal some problems faced by the teacher,
which are the lack of facilities in the laboratory and the limited hours for
doing an experiment. Based on the research results, it is suggested that the
teacher should do the experiment that are suitable with the allocation time of
study, and use the materials that can be easily obtained for the experiment.
Islamic boarding school, science education, teaching and learning activity