Minister Nadiem Releases Covid-19 Emergency Curriculum, What’s Up?

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture (Kemendikbud) releases an emergency curriculum for schools that continue to implement Distance Learning (PJJ) activities.

Minister of Education and Culture Nadiem Makarim said the curriculum was designed for Early Childhood Education (PAUD), elementary, junior high, high school and vocational school which serves as a simplification of basic competencies.

“To help younger levels, avoid more negative impacts, elementary and paud, provide specific modules that contain guidance for teacher assistants and students,” he said during an online seminar “Adjusting Learning Policies in the Covid-19 Pandemic Period” in Jakarta, Friday (Friday) 8/7/2020).

According to him, this simplification was done massively where the learning modules were made more specific. This emergency curriculum is a form of simplification that refers to the 2013 curriculum.

“Reducing each subject, focus on essential competencies and further learning prerequisites, not broad but deep,” he said.

The implementation of this curriculum is according to him until the end of the school year 2020/2021. Although the emergency curriculum was made, according to him the education unit was not required to follow this curriculum.

“For those who need simpler standards, they can use the emergency curriculum. How to use this emergency curriculum, the option to use the emergency curriculum is not forced,” he stressed.

As for the impact on this curriculum for teachers, there is a simple curriculum reference available so that teachers can be more focused and improve psychosocial well-being. For students there is no burden completing curriculum achievements, and also improve psychosocial.

“The impact for parents, facilitate the assistance of learning at home and calm conditions in the household,” he concluded.

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