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SISTER SCHOOL April 28, 2009

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Indonesian School Partnership Program With Southeast Asian (SEA) Countries

  1. Background

Education improvement both in quality and quantity has always been the concern of schools. Quality improvement could be made through school partnership. Indonesian schools projected to meet international standard (RSBI) are required to have school partnership with schools from other countries. Indonesia and other SEA countries as parts of ASEAN member countries have potential for school partnership. SEAMOLEC as one of SEAMEO centers has to serve all Southeast Asian countries to develop education sector, particularly in open and distance learning. Therefore, SEAMOLEC has been developing an education network for Southeast Asian countries, called SEA EduNet. This network is very potential to support school partnership among Southeast Asian countries. 2. Objectives The objectives of the program are: • To build collaboration between schools in Indonesia and Southeast Asian countries described in an action plan; • To improve quality of learning through collaborative study; • To provide pathways for teachers to do research; • To share knowledge, culture and values. 3. Activities: To meet the objectives above, some possible activities could be put in the action plan: a. Collaborative learning in particular subjects (Mathematics, English, Languages other than English, Science, Mobile Game Technology, etc.) through open and distance learning provided by SEAMOLEC. In this activity, teachers of particular subjects from both participating schools need to upload learning materials and assessment for the specified learners. Participating students will have the same standard of learning and assessment. Collaborative learning on language (English) could also be made through email partnership. SEAMOLEC will give training to teachers of selected subject matters of both schools (Indonesian and SEA schools) to develop learning material in a learning management system: moodle. b. Teacher Exchange, based on further agreement c. Student exchange, based on further agreement. d. Joint training for teachers, school principals, and other education personnel. 4. Scheme of the Program (tentative) for 2009 Phase / Date Session / Activity February – March School Profile Matching by program Coordinator (SEAMOLEC). Participating schools need to send school profile as soon as possible to SEAMOLEC. Attached is the form of school profile. April 20 Indonesian school principals (SMP, SMA/SMK) arriving in Jakarta for a Pre-Departure Training at SEAMOLEC April – May Groups of school principals departing to Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore and Malaysia. (Schedule for departure will be confirmed later). Each group is limited to 20 persons. • 3-day workshop with another 20 school principals from each country. • Venue: to be discussed by SEAMOLEC Coordinator with the hosting countries • Discussing MoU and Developing Collaborative Action Plan • School visit to partner’s school. Indonesian principals to visit their partner’s school • Continuing the first day workshop for finalization Action Plan (Workshop): • Cultural tour • 20 Indonesian school principals return to Indonesia July – November • Training / Workshop for Indonesian teachers of selected subject matters from participating schools at SEAMOLEC: • Collaborative e-learning • Collaborative Assessment • Training / Workshop for SEA teachers of selected subject matters from participating schools at their own countries. Each schools developing online learning material and assessment Implementation of the collaborative learning Teacher exchange / student exchange 5. Expected Outcome Through this collaborative e-learning, it is expected that Indonesia with other SEA countries will have standard of competencies in several subject matters. Participating schools will have sister schools which will lead to improvement of quality of learning. Collaborative e-learning is a kind of a new learning strategy which is expected to be of encouragement for learners. Learners will learn in English and at the same time learners are using information and communication technology. 6. Expected Supporting Agencies For the success of this program, some institutions are expected to participate, such as: • SEAMEO SEAMOLEC • Ministry of National Education • Provincial office of education • Indonesian Embassy in SEA Countries • Department of Education, SEA Countries • SEAMEO Centers and partners of SEAMOLEC 7. Expected Participating Schools Indonesian schools to participate in this program are SMP, SMA, SMK, and also universities and colleges. Schools will register to Dinas Pendidikan Propinsi and SEAMOLEC. 8. Budgeting: Allocation of Budget for Indonesian principals: 1. Return air fare: Jakarta – destination– Jakarta: at cost (ticket price varies, depending on the destination) 2. Accommodation, meals, local transport for 5 days; including the 3-day workshop and 2-day visits (schools and tour), ranging from US$ 350 – 500. 3. 1-2 day pre-departure training: accommodation and meals at SEAMOLEC: Rp. 400.000 4. Return Airfare from home – Jakarta – Home: at cost 5. Passport and Exit permit (Rp. 400.000) 6. Airport tax (Rp.125.000) 7. Local transport (SEAMOLEC – Soekarno Hatta) The expenses of the program for Indonesian school principals to be born by Participating schools. SEAMOLEC will be responsible for the travel expenses of its staff as program coordinator. 9. Contact Persons of SEAMOLEC: Mangasa Aritonang (SEAMOLEC Training Manager) Email: aritonang@seamolec.org HP: 0811 119361 Secretariat (Office): Email: secretariat@seamolec.org Phone: +6221 7422184

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