In order to continue developing a growing country, the most attention should be paid to the education sector. Same goes for our beloved country Indonesia, better education for the nation’s children in particular is key for a better society.
Ignorance on the K13 Curriculum (latest replacement for the 2006 Curriculum) among PAUD tutors is a common thing, due to the fact that most of those tutors are the community’s volunteers that unfortunately are still under-qualified. They have a passion to help children in underprivileged communities, but doesn’t have the proper education, that is why improving their knowledge is important.
A collaboration between EDU Foundation, Ilmuwan Muda Indonesia, and Allianz Indonesia has been made to improve the country’s education. It is called PEDIA (Program Edukasi Inovatif untuk Anak) 2018, and in one of their program caters especially for the PAUD tutors, which is a form of training on how to build an APE (Alat Permainan Edukatif) or an Educative Playing Instruments, and to reinforce the usage of K13 Curriculum.
Almost 200 enthusiastic PAUD tutors are the receivers of this program, and the participation rate is a lot more than the expected target. The trainings included:
- Building easy science-themed educative playing instruments that are kid-friendly, using tools and materials that are easy to find in everyday lives.
- How to establish children’s scientific behavior early on, with simple activities honing curiosity, persistence, thoroughness, courage, and not afraid to make mistakes.
- Reinforcing the usage of K13 Curriculum, how to make a Rencana Pelaksanaan Pembelajaran Harian (RPPH) or a daily plan on implementing studies, and how to compile and drafting information as a base to building a child’s development evaluation report.
These trainings incorporate more real-life practice than just plain theories, and lessons are given in an interactive way, making the trainings outcome to be satisfactory with 94% of the participants able to make RPPH to an extent of well-evaluated, and 100% of them amazingly able to build an APE all by themselves.