Main Article Content
Pre-Service Teacher is an understudy acknowledged into a certify college or Faculty of Training and Education who is prepared to be a professional teacher to learn about the complexity of current classroom practice, which contributes to enhancing the motivation, attitudes, and commitment of Pre-Service Teachers to teaching professional. However, Pre-service teachers experience various problems, one of them is designing Lesson Plans or Rencana Pelaksanaan Pembelajaran (RPP). This paper explores the problems, causes and strategies faced by pre-service teachers in preparing lesson plans during teaching practice (Program Latihan Profesi/PLP). The researcher uses qualitative-case study research and applies questionnaire, and focus group discussion as an instrument to obtain information directly from pre-service teacher that has been following teaching practice program (Program Latihan Profesi/PLP) and done following Lesson Plan subject. The findings found the higher score (9-point Likert scale) showed Core Competencies (Kompetensi Inti/KI) as problems in designing lesson plan (mean 5.5/components 7). Then, Basic Competencies (Kompetensi Dasar/KD) and Indicators of Competency Achievement (mean 5.25/components 8), and Learning Methods (mean 5.25/components 10). Furthermore, it was also found that determining the media, learning steps and learning tools became difficult for pre-service teachers in preparing lesson plans. Incompatibility of class conditions with lesson plan references, lack of facilities is also the cause of difficulties in preparing lesson plans. Therefore, discussing with other friends and tutors, sharing and looking for learning references from various sources, and making portfolios as guidelines for those who lack facilities can also be a strategy in the lesson plan preparation process.