Essay

Schools of the Future in the Digital Age—Learning and Teaching Anywhere

The world is entering the fourth digital revolution or industrialisation. The use of the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, cloud database, blockchain, and others will change the pattern of human life. In the future, teaching students could also be the function of digital companies. Children can learn anywhere other than at school.

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The Poor Quality of Indonesian Students is the Result of an Incomplete Learning Process. What Can Be Done?

The success of Indonesian students in winning various international science olympics is exciting news. Outside the competition, the result of international tests such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in 2015, which placed Indonesian students in 62nd place out of 70 countries, was sad news indeed. Since participating in this test in 2003, Indonesia has not made any significant progress.

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Indonesian students’ scores in the PISA global assessment dropped, teacher quality and quality disparity are the main causes

Indonesian students' competency scores in reading, mathematics, and science in 2018 were lower than in similar assessment in the previous three years. Instead of improving, last year's reading skill score was equivalent to 2000. Why did Indonesian students’ assessment results in the global study, held every three years, drop significantly?

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What is lacking from Minister Nadiem's 'Freedom to Learn' policy: Involving family and regional government

The “Freedom to Learn” or “Merdeka Belajar” policy launched by the Minister of Education and Culture, Nadiem Makarim, last December, centers only on schools. Where in fact, learning outcomes are essentially influenced by families, schools, and communities or so-called the tricenter of education.

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