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Indonesia pushing to enhance education quality standards to achieve global competitiveness

Experts are at GESS Indonesia to share latest education insights and trends on best practice

Leading stakeholders across the Indonesian education sector gathered today at the opening day of GESS Indonesia 2018, expressing optimism about the bright prospects of the country’s education system in the future.

Ananto Kusuma Seta, Senior Advisor to the Minister on Innovation and Competitiveness, Ministry of Education and Culture (Staff Ahli Bidang Inovasi dan Daya Saing, Kementrian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan); Syaefuloh Hidayat, Head of Junior and Senior High School (Kepala Bidang SMP SMA Dinas Pendidikan DKI Jakarta), Jakarta Education Board; Matt Harris, international education consultant; and Nino Gruettke, CEO, Tarsus Indonesia attended the opening ceremonies.

Mr Ananto praised the event for its relevance to Indonesia’s programs of education reform, revitalization, and transformation. "Education should answer the new needs of industry and employment. It should be able to create creativity, leadership, adaptability, and ability for problem-solving among our teachers and students, which they can learn more of at GESS Indonesia," he said.

For his part, Mr Syaefuloh lauded the GESS Indonesia initiative for providing a strategic platform in raising the quality standards of education in Indonesia. "The event offers many new advances in the field of education and technology that will support the advancement of teaching and learning in Indonesia,” he added.

Meanwhile noted international education consultant Matt Harris, who spoke along with Rico Tan, Technology Director of Children’s Day School in San Francisco, California in the United States, highlighted what technologies can be adopted in the process of learning and teaching, how to use technology to support the learning process, and the key role of teacher controlling the use of technology and can create skill and knowledge to the students. In his keynote speech, he said, “The use of technology can be a success if it creates good skills and nurtures knowledge among students."

Sri Shartini, a teacher from North Jakarta said the use of technology has not been optimised yet in Indonesian schools. “I am very much looking forward to hearing from experts here at GESS Indonesia and use my learnings in class to help my students become better.”

Now ongoing at the Jakarta Convention Centre, GESS Indonesia runs until the 28th of September with more than 100 workshops and sessions aimed at sharing the latest best practice in education development, new teaching and learning techniques as well as leadership enhancement programmes with teaching professionals from around Indonesia and neighbouring countries attending the biggest education show in Southeast Asia.

Syiaful Annuar Alias, Network Engineer & IT Manager, Vientiane International School, Laos will talk about how setting up the right infrastructure can enhance the productivity of teachers and help them do their jobs better.

Big Data in Education by Chusmina SM, Lecturer, ASM BSI Jakarta will share insights on how data can be used to enable schools and teachers to personalise learning experiences for students to achieve better learning performance.

Renowned transformational technologist Craig Hansen, who is part of the leading personal growth organisation in the world give the show’s participants an inside look on how world-leading companies are creating a high-performance culture that aims to empower schools in Indonesia to become globally-competitive.

A Ministry of Education and Culture session on the national literacy movement is also scheduled on the second day and will be led by Dadang Sunendar, Kepala Banda Pengembangan dan Pembinan Bahasa Kemendikbud.

Part of the more than 50 local and international companies exhibiting at GESS Indonesia, iSAMS is showcasing its web-based management information system that is being used by over 750 countries globally to deliver world-class education. In Indonesia, some the schools that have adopted the platform include British School Jakarta, Canggu Community School in Bali NIS Jakarta.

GESS Indonesia is a free-to-attend education conference and exhibition for teaching professionals. You can register for free at www.gessindonesia.com.