Month: March 2018

Globalisation and Education

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It is interesting to discuss that globalisation and its implications in humans’ life, which are mainly about economic, trading and financial sectors throughout the world, have led to the constant changing of educational systems and curricula in many countries as well. There are also many different aspects can be explored from this topic, but this summary will focus on elaborating two main different ideas around comparisons and differences of education systems in two different countries, Indonesia and Australia, as well as the work of twenty-first century students and previous generations. Continue reading “Globalisation and Education”

Going Up or Down? A Reflection

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It takes quite longer time for me to understand both the illustration and whole ideas of reading resources provided. The tittle, ‘Social Class and Inequality”, might seem simple, but the study around it is such complicated which needs to be read again and again until I eventually learn some new things. It is also interesting to notice the links between social class and education being shaped among societies. Continue reading “Going Up or Down? A Reflection”

The story behind the concept, a new idea for innovation in Education

FB ProfileMost of Education Faculties in Indonesia require their students to do teaching practices in several schools as a part of their final duty before starting writing thesis for a Bachelor of Education at university. The duration of that program varies among different universities, between two weeks up to four months. My university requires Education Department students to do the internship at schools for two months. There was an interesting fact based on my observation as an internship teacher five years ago. Almost half of students from the Education Faculty in my university were not able to teach in real classrooms because of many reasons, including the lack of confidence, preparation, practice, and knowledge. Continue reading “The story behind the concept, a new idea for innovation in Education”

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Having an opportunity to have a proper education is everyone’s right in this world, and this point is written in the constitution of all nations. In Article 13 number 1 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), United Nations (1966) states that education should be able to involve all people in an independent society, raise tolerance, understanding and friendship among all countries regardless their socio-cultural backgrounds. Continue reading “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education”

Reflective Summary on the Anthropocene

Indonesia is one of developing countries in Asia which has been struggling in improving the life quality of its people and is trying hard to be able to competitively face challenges of global and international interaction. In their development, both government and public sectors have been attempting a huge number of efforts to explore natural resources, to import national demands, and to create new products. Continue reading “Reflective Summary on the Anthropocene”

Persiapan PDT Australia Awards Scholarship (AAS)

Pertama sekali saya ucapkan selamat kepada Anda yang telah terpilih dan lulus sebagai awardee Australia Awards Scholarship. Saya paham betul banyak yang sudah Anda lewati dan perjuangkan untuk ini serta keputusan-keputusan yang harus diambil dan yang tak kalah pentingnya lagi selain rasa bahagia (excited) ialah kebingunan-kebingungan yang menyelimuti tentang apa yang harus dipersiapkan sebelum menjalani masa-masa Pre-Departure Training (PDT) baik itu di Jakarta maupun di Bali. Nah, kali ini saya akan menuliskan dan mungkin menceritakan sesuai pengalaman saya di 2017 lalu ketika menerima pengumuman lulus.

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Uang Saku Beasiswa AAS

Australian DollarsBagi Anda yang berminat untuk melanjutkan pendidikan di luar negeri melalui beasiswa mungkin bertanya-tanya berapa besaran angka yang akan diterima dan pembiayaan seperti apa yang akan diberikan oleh penyedia beasiswa. Terus terang saya tergelitik untuk menulis dengan judul ini setelah membaca record pencarian pembaca di data base blog saya yang persis berbunyi “uang saku beasiswa AAS” (dan belakangan saya perhatikan di data statistik blog saya, memang artikel ini lebih populer dan paling banyak dicari 😀 ).  Untuk beasiswa Australia Awards sendiri, sebenarnya poin ini sudah dijabarkan secara rinci di dalam Policy Handbook AAS yang bisa diunduh langsung di laman (web) Australia Awards Indonesia, namun untuk membantu menjawab pertanyaan rekan-rekan selama ini, disini akan saya jabarkan pembiayaan apa saja yang dijamin/ ditanggung/ diberikan oleh pemberi beasiswa ini. Continue reading “Uang Saku Beasiswa AAS”