Jakarta, 28 August 2017
According to education expert Indra Charismiadji, one way Indonesia can overcome its shortcoming in education is through the implementation of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), a learning approach that has gained traction worldwide due to its practical application and effective integration of its four composing fields.
As of now, the materials for STEM currriculum is being prepared for its implementation in Indonesian schools. The curriculum teaches students about ‘computational thinking’. It is not simply learning to press buttons; it is about learning to solve problems with technology, or thinking like a computer does.
Meanwhile, the Head of Students Development of Sampoerna University, Eddy Henry, explained, computational thinking is an approach that may very well be the key to decipher future challenges, in a more systematic and measurable way.
“So far, Sampoerna Academy and Sampoerna University have implemented 21st Century Learning through the science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) approach that promotes computational thinking,” Eddy siad.
Read the full article here (Beritasatu.com, 2016)