Ministry targeting to enroll 75,000 teachers for PembaTIK program

Ministry targeting to enroll 75,000 teachers for PembaTIK program

Several Indonesian teachers hold a dialog with Education and Culture MInister Nadiem Makarim in Palu, Central Sulawesi, on October 5, 2020. (ANTARA/Muhammad Hajiji)

PembaTIK has become one of the top-notch programs offered by the data and technology center of the Ministry of Education and Culture
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Education and Culture is targeting to enroll 75 thousand teachers for the technical guidance program on information and communication technology-based learning, or PembaTIK, in 2021.

“PembaTIK has become one of the top-notch programs offered by the data and technology center of the Ministry of Education and Culture. The program has been followed by 70,300 teachers nationwide in 2020. Incredible. This year, we have set the target that 75 thousand teachers will join this technical guidance program,” Minister of Education and Culture, Nadiem Anwar Makarim, said at the launch of the 2021 PembaTIK’s technical guidance activity here on Thursday.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the role of technology in ensuring students keep up with educational activities when face-to-face learning seems impossible, Makarim noted.

“At this moment, we are getting ready to conduct restricted direct learning that requires schools to provide either online or offline educational services. We are also realizing the significant role of digital literacy,” he added.

He said the government is making efforts to improve teachers’ knowledge and skills through information and communication technology utilization, as part of the PembaTIK program.

Makarim also highlighted that the PembaTIK technical guidance is a part of the ministry’s attempts to boost teachers’ literacy and competence in the information and communication technology field. The program is expected to help teachers apply information and communication technology-based learning models, he said.

PembaTIK is being implemented based on UNESCO's working framework on information and communication technology improvement for teachers, the minister noted.

“This is a technical guidance program, referring to UNESCO’s teacher’s competence model, that allows us to use home learning portal as the media,” Makarim said.

The participants of the 2021 PembaTIK program will undergo four training stages — literacy level, implementation level, creation level, sharing level, and they will also collaborate on developing learning materials, he informed.

The teacher chosen as the best participant at the PembaTIK program will be designated as a learning from home friend and be allowed to be a part of the learning from home ambassador selection. (INE)

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