Becoming Ideal Teachers in a Millenial Era

On Wednesday, 21st November 2018 at Sekolah Global Islamic School (GIS), it was held an educational seminar. This seminar was a series of  TENFEST (Tangerang Selatan Education Festival) in celebrating Tangerang Selatan City’s 10th  Anniversary, the participants of this seminar were teachers from all over Tangerang Selatan. The keynote speaker was Direktur Pembinaan Guru Pendidikan Dasar Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan, Dr. Praptono, M.Ed.

According to Dr. Praptono, M.Ed. teachers should cover skills of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. Education in millenial era was a great challenge for teachers. Education in this era was not merely about transferring if knowledge that was signified by placing students as customers. Teacher should be able to think critically, creatively, communicate interactively when fasilitating the learning process. Moreover, being able to work together with students was another positive reinforcement.

Learning process should cover how students were able to understand what they have learned. This was very crucial since understanding the lesson reflected not only the result of learning but also the process itself. Students should be awared that knowledge intended not to be memorized but also understood. They should be able to think out of the box. Having implemented this process of learning, the students would later be able to adapt well with the environment. Therefore, they would be the future of Indonesian human resources who would be reliable, professional, and alert to technology improvements. (Christina Fita/Waka-Kesiswaan/SMP BSD)