Improving Education on Disaster Mitigation

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The Government has asserted that schools must educate its students on disaster mitigation in order to implant knowledge and make students aware on what must be done when a disaster occurs.

Minister of Education and Culture M. Nuh said schools should not only be a place for teaching and learning, yet must also be a place of shelter for when a disaster occurs. People must be able to seek shelter in schools. Therefore, the foundation of schools must be stronger compared to the general foundation of homes.

Since the disastrous 2004 tsunami, the Government has included education on disasters in the curriculum. Students were taught on recognizing the signs on natural disasters, such as volcano eruptions, earthquakes, floods, and landslides. They were also taught initial response techniques if such disasters were to occur.

Previously, Deputy Minister of Education and Culture Musliar Kasim said climate change is crucial and must be included in the implementation of the 2013 Curriculum. Students must be taught an understanding of climate change, including mitigation and adaptation when dealing with climate change. This topic was included in the Curriculum for primary up until senior secondary school students.

Improving Education on Disaster Mitigation

Improving Education on Disaster Mitigation

Tingkatkan Pendidikan Mitigasi Bencana

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Pemerintah menekankan agar sekolah mengajarkan pendidikan soal mitigasi bencana (upaya penyelamatan saat terjadi bencana alam) kepada siswa. Hal tersebut untuk menanamkan kesadaran dan pengetahuan tentang apa yang harus dilakukan saat terjadi bencana.

Menurut Mendikbud Mohammad Nuh, sebenarnya sejak terjadinya bencana tsunami 2014 lalu, pemerintah sudah menyusun kurikulum tentang bencana. Misalnya, siswa diajarkan tanda-tanda bencana gunung meletus, gempa bumi, dan longsor.

Sebelumnya, Wakil Menteri Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Musliar Kasim mengatakan tema perubahan iklim penting diimplementasikan dalam Kurikulum 2013. Melalui pendidikan di sekolah dapat memberikan kesadaran kepada anak didik tentang ancaman perubahan iklim yang akibatnya sudah dirasakan bersama.

2013 Curriculum Books to Finish Publishing This Month

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The process of publishing the 2013 Curriculum books that would be handed out for the 2014/ 2015 school year would be finished this month. Copies of the books would then be handed out to students in second, fifth, eighth, and eleventh grade who would begin to implement the 2013 Curriculum this year.

“There are three new additional books, which include History, Bahasa Indonesia, and Mathematics,” said Head of the Curriculum and Book Center within the Ministry of Education and Culture, Raymon Mohandas, yesterday.

These three books would be used in addition to previously published books for other subjects, including Pancasila and Citizenship, Handicraft and Business, Physical Education and Sports, Religion, Art and Culture, and English.

Students would not need to purchase these books as the books were published using funds derived from School Operation Funds (BOS) and Special Allocation Funds (DAK).

2013 Curriculum Books to Finish Publishing This Month

2013 Curriculum Books to Finish Publishing This Month

Buku Kurikulum 2013 Tuntas Bulan Ini

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Pencetakan naskah buku Kurikulum 2013 yang akan dibagikan pada tahun ajaran 2014/2015 bakal tuntas pada bulan ini. Naskah buku baru itu nantinya dibagikan kepada siswa kelas II, V, VIII, dan XI yang mulai menerapkan Kurikulum 2013 pada tahun ini.

Menurut Kepala Pusat Kurikulum dan Perbukuan Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan  (Kemendikbud) Raymond Mohandas, ada tambahan tiga buku baru, yaitu sejarah, bahasa Indonesia, dan matematika. Ketiga buku itu akan melengkapi enam buku lainnya, yaitu pendidikan Pancasila, prakarya dan kewirausahaan, pendidikan jasmani dan olahraga kesejahteraan, agama, seni, budaya, dan bahasa Inggris.

Naskah buku Kurikulum 2013 yang akan dibagikan tidak perlu membebani siswa. Mekanisme penganggaran untuk buku semester satu menggunakan dana bantuan operasional sekolah (BOS). Adapun buku untuk semester dua menggunakan dana alokasi khusus (DAK) di dinas pendidikan tiap kabupaten/kota.

Ia juga menyampaikan, Kemendikbud kini masih merevisi naskah buku yang telah diterapkan pada sekolah sasaran tahun lalu. Naskah buku yang direvisi yakni, buku kelas I, IV, VII dan X untuk pelajaran sejarah, bahasa Indonesia, dan matematika.

Materials on Disaster Mitigation Included in 2013 Curriculum

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Materials on disaster mitigation techniques, including disaster risk management, have been included in the 2013 Curriculum. The materials do not need to be conveyed through a specific or specialized subject as it could be taught through extracurricular activities, such as Scouts.

Minister of Education and Culture Mohammad Nuh said the Ministry of Education and Culture has gathered specific material on disasters, beginning from signs of natural disasters up until the evacuation process. Each region has different characteristics resulting in different natural disaster threats, such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, up until volcano eruptions. Therefore, the Ministry has adjusted its materials on disaster mitigation techniques according to natural disasters each region may face.

Materials on Disaster Mitigation Included in 2013 Curriculum

Materials on Disaster Mitigation Included in 2013 Curriculum

Materi Mitigasi Bencana Masuk Kurikulum 2013

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Materi mitigasi bencana, termasuk ancaman dan risiko bencana, telah dimasukkan dalam Kurikulum 2013. Penyampaian materinya tidak perlu dimasukkan dalam mata pelajaran khusus, tetapi melalui kegiatan ekstrakurikuler, seperti Pramuka.

Menteri Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Mohammad Nuh mengatakan, pihaknya telah menyusun materi khusus mengenai kebencanaan mulai dari pengenalan tanda-tanda bencana alam hingga proses evakuasi. Setiap daerah memiliki karakteristik ancaman bencana yang berbeda, mulai dari gempa, banjir, longsor, hingga letusan gunung api, sehingga materinya dibuat sekolah disesuaikan dengan karakteristik ancaman bencana yang dihadapi. Materi mitigasi bencana untuk sekolah pun sudah menjadi buku dan CD yang disusun Kemdikbud bersama Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB).

Dalam rancangan Pusat Kurikulum dan Perbukuan Kemdikbud disebutkan, materi mitigasi bencana disesuaikan dengan kebutuhan setiap sekolah.

Teachers Do Not Understand 2013 Curriculum

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Many teachers in West Kalimantan do not understand the substance contained in the 2013 Curriculum yet. Although the process of informing schools on the 2013 Curriculum has not yet begun, teachers in this region want to have an initial understanding of the substance, vision and direction of the 2013 Curriculum.

Bonifasius Samri, Dean of the Teacher and Education Sciences Faculty within Tanjung Pura University in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, said he would like to know more about the 2013 Curriculum. “However, I don’t know where to seek information on the 2013 Curriculum,” he said.

Teachers Do Not Understand 2013 Curriculum

Teachers Do Not Understand 2013 Curriculum