Indonesia and Finland Signed MoU on Cooperation in the Education Sector

image ministers of education Indonesia - Finland signed MoUIndonesian Minister of Education and Culture, Anies Baswedan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Finnish Education and Communication Minister, Krista Kuru, at the Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture office on Thursday, March 19, 2015. The aim of the agreement was to strengthen the cooperation in the education sector, particularly in the elementary and secondary education system.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) focused on six areas: (1) Information and scientific publication exchanges; (2) Curriculum development; (3) Analysis and discussion on education; (4) Teaching and learning professionalism; (5) School management; and (6) Other education issues agreed between Indonesia and Finland.
“From this cooperation, there are many things we can do in our education sector, ” said Anies after signing the MoU.
“This is a main key that we have people who are capable of making new breakthroughs,” added the Finnish Education and Communication Minister, Krista Kuru.

Indonesia to Host Asia-Europe Meeting Forum 2015

image asem logoIndonesia is ready to host Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Forum on Lifelong Learning 2015. The forum themed Renewing the Agenda for Lifelong Learning will take place on 9 – 12 March, 2015 in Bali.

The forum aims to develop innovative visions and effective models for lifelong learning under contemporary conditions. Researchers, policymakers and practitioners from various ASEM countries will gather in Bali to discuss lifelong learning practices and policies in Asia and Europe. The event is also expected t0 build up wider and stronger relationship among Asia – Europe countries on lifelong learning.

The ASEM Forum on Lifelong Learning 2015 will be organised by the ASEM Education and Research Hub for Lifelong Learning (ASEM LLL Hub) in partnership with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education of Denmark, and the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture as the ASEM Education Secretariat (AES).

Exam Papers, UN 2014 – SMK

image un smk 2014 ingDownload: 2014 National Exam Papers. Grade: Vocational School, SMK. Subjects: Bahasa Indonesia, English, and Mathematics. Form of files: pdf, converted from the scanned documents. These uploaded files are intended to be used for Indonesian students as preparation exercises for National Exam.

(Download: Soal-soal Ujian Nasional (UN) 2014. Jenjang: SMK, Sekolah Menengah Kejuruan. Mata Pelajaran: Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Inggris, dan Matematika. Bentuk file: pdf, hasil dari konversi scan soal-soal asli. File-file yang diunggah ini diperuntukkan buat siswa-siswa Indonesia sebagai latihan persiapan untuk menghadapi Ujian Nasional.

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Latar Belakang dan Kronologi Penghentian Implementasi Kurikulum 2013

Logo Kurikulum 2013Penghentian pelaksanaan Kurikulum 2013 berdasarkan Surat Edaran Mendikbud Anies Baswedan tertanggal 5 Desember 2014 dan Permendikbud No. 160 Tahun 2014, terus menjadi perdebatan. Gebrakan Mendikbud yang dilantik Presiden Joko Widodo pada tanggal 27 Oktober 2014 tersebut banyak mendapatkan apresiasi dari kalangan pendidik dan pemerhati masalah pendidikan. Setelah satu tahun menjadi polemik, akhirnya Mendikbud memutuskan menghentikan implementasi K 13, dan hanya melaksanakan secara terbatas pada sekolah-sekolah tertentu yang memenuhi standar pelaksanaan Kurikulum 2013.
Jika dicermati, sebagian besar guru menyetujui keputusan tersebut karena pada dasarnya masih banyak aspek yang harus diperbaiki dalam Kurikulum 2013. Sedangkan yang kontra, menilai keputusan tersebut tergesa-gesa dan merupakan langkah mundur. Pro dan kontra adalah hal yang wajar, yang penting berpijak pada alasan perbaikan pendidikan. Namun, menjadi tidak wajar jika ternyata alasan ketidaksetujuan terhadap penghentian K 13 ialah karena “uang”, seperti disinyalir ada beberapa daerah dan kepala dinas tetap memaksakan pelaksanaan Kurikulum 2013 dengan alasan khawatir dana yang sudah dianggarkan dalam Anggaran dan Pendapatan Belanja Daerah (APBD) tidak jadi atau batal cair.

Berikut ini latar belakang dan kronologi penghentian pelaksanaan Kurikulum 2013 (sumber: kemendikbud):


Januari 2013: (Era Mendikbud Muh. Nuh) Pembentukan tim penyusun Kurikulum 2013 berdasar Surat Keputusan Mendikbud No. 015/P/2013.

April 2013: Inspektur Jenderal Kemdikbud berkirim surat kepada Mendikbud memperingatkan bahwa apabila persiapan belum diyakini maka pelaksanaan kurikulum baru perlu ditunda mengingat waktu yang semakin sempit.

Juli 2013: Penerapan Kurikulum 2013 di 6.221 sekolah sasaran. Persiapan guru inti dan sasaran dengan menerapkan pelatihan berjenjang selama lima hari dan bersamaan dengan waktu dimulainya Tahun Pelajaran 2013/2014. Buku Kurikulum 2013 belum siap, kecuali tiga buku yang sudah selesai ditulis untuk mata pelajaran Bahasa Indonesia, Matematika dan Sejarah.

September 2013: Survei persepsi terhadap kepala sekolah, guru, orangtua dan siswa di sekolah sasaran, dua bulan sesudah Kurikulum 2013 diterapkan. Tidak ada lagi survei/evaluasi menyeluruh terhadap pelaksanaan Kurikulum 2013 sampai akhir Tahun Pelajaran 2013/2014 selesai.

Juli 2014: Penerapan Kurikulum 2013 di seluruh sekolah.

Agustus 2014: Buku semester 1 belum terdistribusi di lebih dari 60.000 sekolah.

Oktober 2014: Peraturan Menteri Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan No. 159 Tahun 2014 untuk mengevaluasi Kurikulum 2013 secara menyeluruh baru dikeluarkan pada tanggal 14 Oktober 2014, sesudah penerapan Kurikulum 2013 di seluruh sekolah dilakukan.

27 OKTOBER 2014: Pergantian Menteri Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan, dari Muh. Nuh ke Anies Baswedan.

November 2014: Per tanggal 25 November 2014, buku semester 1 Kurikulum 2013 belum diterima di 19% kabupaten/kota untuk tingkat SD, 32% kabupaten/kota untuk tingkat SMP, dan 22% kabupaten/kota untuk tingkat SMA dan SMK.

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Listening Audio and Transcript: Hope, Expectation for New Indonesian Leader

image jokowi inaugurationListening practices with audio and transcript. Title: Hope, Expectation for New Indonesian Leader. Type: News, Story. The files (audio mp3 and word doc/pdf) are intended to be used as additional materials for English listening class for Indonesian students, grade: senior high / vocational schools. Upload by (October 2014), source:


Indonesia has a new president. Joko Widodo was sworn in as president on Monday at the national parliament building in Jakarta. Leaders of Australia, Malaysia and Singapore attended the swearing-in ceremony. So did America’s top diplomat, Secretary of State John Kerry.

By the middle of the day, thousands of people had gathered on Jakarta’s main streets to welcome the new leader and celebrate his swearing-in. Celebrations included a parade, a rock music show and the release of paper lanterns into the night sky.

Joko Widodo does not have ties to the Indonesian political establishment. His election is being celebrated as a turning point in the world’s third-largest democracy. The former businessman had become a highly popular politician. He is Indonesia’s seventh president. There are huge expectations for the new president. His election has created a sense of hope and change in Indonesia. But President Widodo will face difficult issues. Aleksius Jemadu is a professor at Pelita Harapan University in Indonesia.

He says “I think his biggest challenge is going to be how to defend his policies and how to get the support of members of parliament, especially those that are on the other side of the political spectrum.”

Mr. Widodo won the presidential election with 53 percent of the vote nationwide. But he does not control a majority in Indonesia’s parliament.

Recently, parliament voted to cancel direct elections for local government leaders. The vote has fueled fears that the president’s opponents could block his programs and refuse to approve money to carry out his proposals.

US Secretary of State John Kerry talks with President Joko Widodo at his inauguration Oct. 20, 2014

Economic growth in Indonesia is the lowest it has been in five years. That is partly because of reduced demand for oil and other commodities. The new president is hoping for a growth rate of seven percent. He has promised to improve transportation and other infrastructure and carry out delayed reforms. …

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Listening Audio and Transcript: “The Sleeping Beauty”

image_ the sleeping beautyDownload: Listening Audio (mp.3) and Transcript (word). Genre: Narrative. Title: The Sleeping Beauty.

Excerpts of the transcript:

Once upon a time there was a king and queen who for a very long time had no children, and when at length a little daughter was born to them they were so pleased that they gave a christening feast to which they invited a number of fairies. But, unfortunately, they left out one rather cross old fairy, and she was so angry that she said the princess should die when she reached the age of sixteen, by pricking her hand with a spindle. All the other fairies present, except one, had already given the princess their beautiful gifts, and this last one said she could not prevent part of the wicked wish coming true; but her gift should be that the princess should not really die, but only fall into a deep sleep, which should last for a hundred years, and at the end of that time she should be awakened by a king’s son …

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Pengumuman Hasil SBMPTN 2014

Copy of image peng hasil sbmptn 2014Pengumuman hasil Seleksi Bersama Masuk Perguruan Tinggi Negeri (SBMPTN) 2014 bisa diakses mulai 16 Juli 2014 pukul 17.00 WIB.

Untuk melihat hasil kelulusan tersebut, silahkan klik tautan berikut. Jangan lupa siapkan terlebih dahulu No. Peserta Anda.

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