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Diaspora solutions for education in Papua

  • Herry Utomo


Baton Rouge, Louisiana   /   Thu, July 5, 2018   /  11:25 am
Diaspora solutions for education in Papua Pick your favorite books: Students of state elementary school SD Negeri Inpres Komba in Kampung Yobe, Sentani, Papua, read books in a library jointly built by Wahana Visi Indonesia, an NGO committed to the well-being of children, and insurance company Prudential Indonesia. (JP/Nethy Dharma Somba)

Fifth graders have used thermographic cameras to detect and plot heat loss at their school and neighborhood, and then formulated solutions for energy conservation, as teacher Peter Connallon in Indianapolis, reported last year. 

Not too long ago, six teenagers from Egypt, Malaysia, the United States and the Netherlands collaborated online across four continents to create an award-winning website about severe acute respiratory syndrome awareness. 

Such educational advancements are the effects of technology integration in the classroom as well as a progressive learning environment, where students are no longer passive listeners but rather active questioners and learners.  

While things have changed in Indonesia’s educational system, they have not changed fast enough. The key to success, however, is not technology. It is abou...

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