Sleman, DI Yogyakarta – In order to prepare students’ readiness to face the Industrial Revolution 4.0 and the 21st Century Global Competition, the Indonesian government through Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia proposes the STEM implementation in the learning process in schools. SEAMEO QITEP in Science (SEAQIS) as one of the Southeast Asian regional institutions that initiates STEM learning in Indonesia always helps the process of socialization and implementation of STEM learning in Indonesia, one of which is through training for teachers and education personnel.
On Thursday-Saturday 2-4 May 2019, SEAQIS cooperated with the Sleman Regency Education Office which was initiated by the Teacher Working Group IV Deresan held the Training on STEM Integration in Curriculum 2013 Implementation for Sleman Regency Elementary School Teachers. SEAQIS personnel assigned as facilitators in the training were Dr. Indrawati, M.Pd., Mr. Reza Setiawan, Ms. Adella Anfidina Putri, Ms. Lintang Ratri Prastika, Mr. Septian Karyana, and Mr. Gunawan Muhammad.
The training was held at Deresan Elementary School Campus in Sleman Regency, and the training was attended by 100 teachers as participants from Sleman Regency and its surroundings. The training was officially opened by the Principal of Deresan Elementary School Ms. Indah Lestari, S.Pd. SD which was accompanied by the Director of SEAQIS Dr. Indrawati, M.Pd.
Participants are divided into three classes. Dr. Indrawati and Mr. Reza were in charge of facilitating participants in class A, Mr. Septian and Mr. Gunawan were in class B, while Ms. Adella and Ms. Lintang were in class C. During these three days, each class receives training material for 30 lesson hours. The materials are consisted of 21st Century Education, STEM Learning, STEM Learning Characteristics, STEM Analysis in Curriculum 2013, and STEM Learning Implementation. In each material, the participants received a presentation from the facilitator followed by group activities to work on the project or fill in the Worksheet.
All participants followed the training enthusiastically, especially when the group activities like projects execution, product making, and product testing. The participants also have enough understanding of STEM learning and its differences with other learning. It can be seen from various topics in Curriculum 2013 at the elementary level that can be developed into projects, and it created Student Worksheets as well as the overview of the learning scenario.
It is hoped that after this training, the participants will be able to develop the STEM Learning Lesson Plan, and implement it in their respective schools, so students will get used to having 21st-century skills and be ready to face global competition.