Education World Indonesia, Quo Vadis? – Opinion on education in Indonesia is ejected from my mentor in the academic world, which is also the observer of education in Indonesia is intense, Gene Netto. What, why, and how we can engage in this conversation? And what to do with the world of marketing in Indonesia? I will describe more fully in the following paragraphs. Education World Indonesia, Quo Vadis? Literally, Quo Vadis is the Latin phrase meaning “Where are you going?”. We (Mr. Gene and I) are involved in this conversation because look at various issues in education in Indonesia that as if nothing ever goes wrong, if not worse. Thus, education in Indonesia would be taken to where? wearing kemeja keren student go to school. Actual example is the implementation of Curriculum 2013 that profanity. Then, what to do with the World Marketing Indonesia?
So far, Marketing always identified with creative people. A marketer must be creative and innovative. Well, Indonesian curriculum successful have created man needed a creative and innovative in the world of marketing and able to meet global needs? According to official indicators, such as PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) to HDI (Human Development Index), the answer is still below the mean alias has not been successful. Want more proof? Please check the diplomatic ability of Indonesia as part of the G20, the world’s fourth largest nation in terms of population and is said to be a prosperous country in 2030. The position of our diplomacy is still weak, dude! I am here not to deny the great role Mr. Ali Alatas, Mr. Marty Natalegawa, and Mr. Dino Patti Djalal. They are great diplomats, but we need a lot more people like them. To have the ability of qualified diplomacy, we should have a very calm demeanor, head cold, the ability to sort garbage data and the data is useful to search for useful information, the ability to select and sort out the problem so that the formulation is completely clear. Well, what is the reality on the ground? Facts and figures of speech and irritate me if you want to put it here.
In other fields, when we compare the level of creativity of the nation with the developed countries, we obviously lost. I witnessed the invasion of expatriates to Indonesia in recent years. Not to mention the invasion of foreign brands and various forms of “foreign-foreign” others. Local-Local Where ya? It seemed to be a confirmation of writing Prof. Ng Aik Kwang from the University of Queensland, entitled “Why Are Less Creative Asians than Westerners”. However, because I am Indonesian, Indonesian higher education both from the administration in Tier 1 and Tier 2 during the private, then the following article, with the source of “Why Asians Are Less than Westeners Creative“, I will emphasize why the Indonesian nation lost creative from western countries.
Here is my article about the differences in the mindset of the Indonesian nation that lost to Western countries:
1. In general, the Indonesian nation undervaluation
a love of something (passion) and better appreciate the quantity of matter as a benchmark of success. The effect, which is inherent to the profession innovation and creativity less excited with professions that are considered more quickly bring wealth, such as lawyers, doctors, and others.
2. In general, the Indonesian people more appreciative
the amount of wealth rather than how to get rich. Therefore fiction with the theme of poor people suddenly rich because mating with
the rich or find treasure become a favorite theme. So, do not be surprised if such corruption is considered normal behavior.
3. In general, education in Indonesia identical
by rote answer key based, not on comprehension and understanding. Just look at the National Examination or the College Entrance Examination based predominantly rote. Even for science are also required to memorize formulas and not directed to understand how and when to use.
4. As a result of rote-based education, curriculum
Indonesia crammed as many lessons. The curriculum seems to want to create a “Jack of All Trades” unfortunately “Master of None”.
5. As a result of rote-based education, students
Indonesia can obtain a proud achievement in Mathematics and Physics Olympiad. However, have no people in Indonesia who won the Nobel prize-based innovation and creativity?
6. People Indonesia afraid wrong, fear of losing the effect the reactive attitude and fear blame. In effect, the nature and exploratory attitude in an attempt to satisfy the desires of curiosity and courage forward take the risk of not so appreciated.
7. For the majority of the Indonesian people, asking questions is moron. Curiosity is not allowed to get a position in teaching and learning in schools.
8. Because of fear of being wrong, fear of losing, fear of being stupid
in a variety of life, especially close with education such as school or seminar, the participants are rarely asked when the session runs but will swarming source during the session ends to obtain additional explanations. What’s the solution? Must give more bank soal pai sd ? I will continue in writing Education World Indonesia, Quo Vadis?