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Jakarta Post

Teachers urged to boost students participation

  • The Jakarta Post

    Jakarta

  /   Tue, November 10 2009   /  12:23 pm

The Indonesian Teachers Association (PGRI) has told its members to do away with conventional teaching methods and develop new teaching paradigms allowing for more active student participation. PGRI's representative for international affairs, Unifah Rosyidi, told The Jakarta Post on the sidelines of an international seminar in Jakarta on Monday that it was high time Indonesia's teachers answered to the new demands and challenges of developments in education. "Education in the old days placed teachers in the center, but today, the learners, or students, are the center. Today, education is not just a matter of transfering knowledge, rather it is more about facilitating the students to get better, and to actualize themselves," she said. Monday's seminar on developing a child-friendly school invited hundreds of teachers and lecturers from schools and universities from all over ...