Director General of Teacher and Educational Personnel Launched the AJarMat Movement as a Pioneering National Movement
The Center for Development and Empowerment of Mathematics Teacher and Educational Personnel (PPPPTK Matematika) organized the Launch of “Ayo Belajar Matematika/Let’s Learn Maths (AjarMat) programme as a Pioneering National Movement, in seven locations of AjarMat representing the regions across Indonesia Wednesday, 27 November 2019. This launch was done simultaneously through Video Conference (Vicon) from PPPPTK Matematika, Jl. Kaliurang Km. 6 Yogyakarta. The seven AJarMat locations involved at the Launch of AJarMat Movement were the Regency of Aceh Tamiang, Bogor, Central Sumba and the City of East Jakarta, Pontianak, Makassar, Denpasar.
The launch was declared by the Director General of Teacher and Educational Personnel, Dr. Supriano, M.Ed., through a vicon from the Ministry of Education and Culture Jakarta. Supriano, in his speech, appreciated PPPPTK Matematika for finding a breakthrough in the learning process in the form of AJarMat movement for the community to enable them helping children enjoy mathematics.
“Let’s start learning mathematics using the mutual cooperation system since this system is the strength of our nation. I believe AJarMat is a good method and it might be more broadly applied. In this way we can leverage our children’s knowledge for items had not been obtained at school. At this point, parents and community groups may take their role” Supriano elaborated.
Head of PPPPTK Matematika, Dr. Dra. Daswatia Astuty, M.Pd., previously explained that the AjarMat Movement is a programme that was initiated by PPPPTK Matematika meant as one of the breakthroughs in the efforts to build an educational ecosystem, especially in the field of mathematics to overcome the stagnation and tardiness in increasing students’ mathematics learning achievement nowadays.
The core of the AjarMat Movement is to encourage and invite parents or community to participate in creating a loving, honing, and fostering climate of mentoring in learning mathematics with creative, innovative, inspiring, and fun atmosphere. AjarMat Movement empowers AjarMat cadres who have been trained by PPPPTK Matematika as a motor to send the programme to parents or community members.
Head of Program and Information Division Dr. Rachmadi Widdiharto, M.A., as the programme initiator explained that selection of the 7 AJarMat locations involved at vicon to launch AJarMat movement was considering the readiness and technical support, as well as the representation of Indonesia from the east to the west. While the targets of the AJarMat movement are students’ parents (students’ parents forums, school committees, etc.) as well as community member/ communities (PKK, dasawisma, community learning hours / JBM, etc.).
Further, Rachmadi also said that AJarMat Movement had conducted limited trials in regencies/ cities in D.I. Yogyakarta Province. This trial results evaluation showed that 54.55% of respondents said that this programme was very useful and 43.32% mentioned it was beneficial for parents/community members. Respondents in general stated that the activities conducted in AJarMat were interesting, the materials used in these activities were easily obtained, AJarMat cadres had good competence, as well as adding insight and helping to assist children in learning mathematics.
The final outcome expected of the AJarMat Movement as a Pioneering National Programme is to improve students’ achievement. Students’ success is not merely the responsibility of formal education channels, but rather the sharing responsibility between family, community and government. School helps to continou the education applied in the family, since the first and main education for children is in the family. (RK/YN)
Yogyakarta – Science and technology in the Era of Industrial Revolution 4.0 is developing very rapidly and being more and more complex. This progress gives effects to many aspects of life, scientific discipline, education, economics, industry, and government. Challenges and opportunities in the era is a great concern of mathematics teacher and educational personnel.
In response to the issue, Center for Development and Empowerment of Mathematics Teacher and Educational Personnel/PPPPTK Matematika organized National Seminar on Mathematics Education/SeNdiMat VII; “Opportunities and Challenges of Mathematics Teacher and Educational Personnel in Facing the Era of Industrial Revolution 4.0” on 13 to 14 November 2019 at LPMP DI Yogyakarta
Some of educational technology experts attended and delivered the presentation in SeNdiMat VII; Sumaryanta, M.Pd. and Joko Purnomo, S.T, M.T (Instructor of PPPPTK Mathematics), Prof. Iwan Pranoto, M.Sc., Ph. D. (Professor at Bandung Institute of Technology), and Romi Satria Wahono, Ph. D. (Researcher and Technopreneur in Software Engineering, Enterprise Architecture and Data Mining). The organizing committee report was delivered by the Head of the General Administration Division, PPPPTK Matematika, Nunik Sukeksi, SH, M.Pd.. In her speech, Nunik said that SeNdiMat VII was attended by 250 participants coming from various regions in Indonesia, consisting of two categories both speakers and non-speakers.
Director of Teacher Development for Basic Education, Directorate General of Teacher and Educational Personnel, Ministry of Education and Culture, Dr. Praptono, M.Ed. representing the Director General of Teacher and Educational Personnel, officially opened SeNdiMat VII and conveyed his wishes for PPPPTK Matematika as a leader in developing and enhancing the competence of mathematics teacher and educational personnel to answer the challenges in facing the era of industrial revolution 4.0.
SeNdiMat VII organized by PPPPTK Matematika this year is the seventh national seminar. This annual academic forum is one of the excellent programs held by PPPPTK Matematika in the efforts of improving the competence of mathematics teacher and educational personnel. (RK/YN)
‘Mathematics in Flora Global Warming’ Drove PPPPTK Matematika the Winner at the Event of Jogja Fashion Carnival 2019
Yogyakarta – Pusat Pengembangan dan Pemberdayaan Pendidik dan Tenaga Kependidikan (PPPPTK) Matematika successfully participated at the event of Jogja Fashion Carnival on 3 November 2019. In this valuable occasion, PPPPTK Matematika achieved the 5th runner up winner at the ‘Flora Category’.
Jogja Fashion Carnival is part of the 14th Jogja Fashion Week 2019 organized by the Yogyakarta Tourism Office and is held along Malioboro street to the north town square of Yogyakarta. There were 28 groups taking part in the event, consisting of 5 groups of guest stars and 22 groups of competing participants. They wore the specific costume themes determined by the organizer, and were assessed by the judges from various fields of science; government, culture, and fashion.
The theme raised at Jogja Fashion Carnival 2019 is Jantaka Anargya which means to change or make objects in order to create or produce more valuable forms. In the carnival, participants wore costumes made from recycled materials, they may choose either one of two provided categories, namely flora or fauna.
In this precious moment PPPPTK Matematika raised ‘Mathematics in Flora Global Warming’ as the costume theme. By means of this theme PPPPTK Matematika displayed fashion symbolizing the elements of soil, trees, leaves, and flowers, making use of the environmentally friendly recycled materials. The presentation of fashion works from PPPPTK Matematika indicates its great concern to the environment and global warming which is emerged into environmentally friendly artworks.
The wings put on the back of the Icons illustrate the damage caused by global warming. Expanse of soil and lumps of eroded soil, dry trees and leaves, and fragile twigs were displayed in costumes, means to arouse our concern for the environment.
On the costumes, in addition, applied various mathematical symbols characterizes PPPPTK Matematika. The mathematical representations put on the costumes among others are geometric shapes, numbers, mathematics operations symbols, and fractal shapes. (RK/YN)
Yogyakarta – PPPPTK Matematika (Center for Development and Empowerment of Mathematics Teacher and Educational Personnel) executed its first international seminar entitled 1st International Seminar on Mathematics Teaching and Learning (ISMaTeL) on 22 to 25 October 2019. This event was officially inaugurated by the Director General of Teacher and Educational Personnel, represented by the Director of the Development for Secondary Education and Special Education Teacher, Ir. Sri Renani Pantjastuti, MPA., Tuesday (10/22/2019) at the Rohan Jogja Grand Dafam Hotel.
In her remarks, Sri Renani expressed the appreciation to PPPPTK Matematika for organizing this ISMaTeL. She conveyed her hopes that the participants would be able to develop and disseminate ethnomathematics to all teachers in Indonesia. Further, she said that in this seminar participants not only learn about ethnomathematics but also develop networks to enlarge their knowledge. Prior to Sri Renani’s remark, the Head of PPPPTK Matematika, Dr. Dra. Daswatia Astuty, M.Pd., welcomed all participants and wished that the seminar would be beneficial for both for participants and the nation.
The ISMaTeL is conducted by PPPPTK Matematika referring to the Strategic Plan of the Ministry of Education and Culture 2015 – 2019, in which one of the points mentions that the efforts to improve regional competitiveness are deemed necessary. Based on this statement, the Head of Program and Information Division, Dr. Rachmadi Widdiharto, M.A., said in his report that ISMaTeL is a routine agenda that will be held biennially.
In his further explanation, Rachmadi also mentioned that this seminar may insights the participants with a more detail about ethnomathematics both from the seminar presentations by ethnomathematics experts and directly learning ethnomathematics at cultural sites. All of the 201 participants from Myanmar, Lao PDR, Timor Leste and Indonesia will conduct ethnomathematics studies at Prambanan Temple, Ratu Boko Temple, Yogyakarta Palace, and Kotagede Silver Crafts to have a further exploration on mathematical studies at cultural sites
A welcome dance; Bambangan Cakil dance performed by students of Yogyakarta Kekayon Museum was presented at the opening ceremony. In addition, PPPPTK Matematika also presented parade of batik culture which is extremely close to mathematics, performed by the sons and daughters of PPPPTK Matematika staff. Another presentation was Song and Games for Children entitled Games of Numbers figured by Tamansiswa. (RK/YN).
Jember – For the first time, PPPPTK Matematika participated in Jember Fashion Carnival (JFC) 2019. At this annual international event, PPPPTK Matematika performed at the category of Wonderful Artchipelago Carnival Indonesia (WACI) taking place on 3 August 2019. The WACI event was officially opened by the Head of Culture and Tourism Office, East Java Province, Sinarto.
In WACI 2019, 8 contingents participated in the event: PPPPTK Matematika, DKI Jakarta, Nganjuk Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Solo City, Malang Regency, and Jember Regency. Along with the other 7 contingents, PPPPTK Mathematics succeed to attract the audience by presenting creations of fashion depicted a creative culture in mathematical nuance.
The team of PPPPTK Matematika directed by the Head of PPPPTK Matematika, Daswatia Astuty, put on a costume inspired from the basic geometric shapes like circle, triangle and square that created various beautiful patterns on the costume. To make the design of the geometric costume more comprehensive, various symbols and numbers, operating symbols, two-dimensional shapes, three-dimensional shapes, mathematical symbols, and fractal shapes are added as accessories representing mathematics.
The idea of making geometric theme for the costumes worn by the PPPPTK Matematika team came from Director of the SEAMEO Regional Center for QITEP in Mathematics, Dr. Sumardyono. The idea was then translated into the design of the carnival costumes by Dandy T Hidayat. He is well known as a designer as well as a coach for the Association of Indonesian Fashion Designers of the Special Region of Yogyakarta.
It was stated by Daswatia, the participation of PPPPTK Matematika in JFC 2019 event is an effort to foster public intention on mathematics as a means to make mathematics as an enjoyble topic. Further, she also expressed her pride for the hard work and courage of PPPPTK Matematika team to perform at the international event.
The involvement of PPPPTK Matematika at the WACI event of JFC 2019 was also supported by PPPPTK Arts and Culture and SEAMEO QITEP in Mathematics. Both institution represented by their structural officials and some other staff were present at the event to encourage the peforming team of PPPPTK Mathematics. (RK/YN)