Jakarta – Minister of Education and Culture (Mendikbud) Nadiem Anwar Makarim said distance education (PJJ) could be applied permanently after the COVID-19 pandemic.
“PJJ will become permanent, not only during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Nadiem said in a working meeting with Commission X of the House of Representatives (DPR) in Jakarta on Thursday.
He explained that the use of technology would be fundamental in learning. Its application is not only PJJ, but also with hybrid models. Utilization of technology provides opportunities for schools to carry out various kinds of learning activities.
Nadiem said the COVID-19 pandemic had provided opportunities for the education world to carry out various kinds of efficiency and technology. Although the application is currently experiencing many shortcomings, such as teacher skills or infrastructure, such as the availability of the internet and electricity.
Nevertheless, he continued, both teachers and parents can adapt and experiment using technology for learning activities.
Now, the Ministry of Education and Culture is conducting curriculum formulation and assessment of PJJ. The curriculum is structured by considering simplifying the learning process and focusing on aspects of literacy, numeracy, and character education. A team from the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Balitbang, is preparing the curriculum.
In addition to the PJJ curriculum, he continued, the Ministry of Education and Culture also prepared a learning module. With this module, students can study at home independently. The module also helps teachers do PJJ. The Ministry of Education and Culture also arranges modules for parents to assist their children in learning. (Ant)
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