JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Sri Lestari Spd, MM, Principal of TKK PENABUR Kota Wisata (Kotwis), has won first place at the National Level Achievement Kindergarten Headmaster. She won the award after becoming one of 34 representatives of each province in Indonesia, and confidently presented the best practices before the juries and other comrades in arms.
The best practices presented by Lestari is 3D’sE, which is an acronym from Discover, Design, Do, and Evaluate, which has been consistently done for the past two years, and is implemented to students of play groups, kindergarten class A, and kindergarten B.
Who would have thought that 3D'sE became one of the steps that led Sri Lestari to become Champion I Teacher and Education Personnel (GTK) with National Dedication 2019 organized by the Directorate General of GTK at the Indonesia Ministry of Education and Culture.
Lestari said the campaign to follow the tiered competition began in June to August 2019, starting from the District, Province, and then to advance to the national selection round. In the series of selection stages, Lestari had to go through various tests such as administration, academic tests, competency tests, psychological tests, interview tests, to program exposure.
The 3D’sE system is implemented by one term, which lasts for three months with a large project. The school has then designed the theme of each term and timeline for the 3D’sE phase, which is a total of four times a year.
At this stage, Teachers and Education Personnel provide as much information as possible to educators, and students will get as much information as possible through their teachera. Students can hear, see, feel, and touch learning materials.
"For example, when we have a project about health, we have a theme about hospitals and health projects so that students have a lot of information about hospitals," Lestari said to Netralnews on Tuesday (8/20/2019).
The teachers then read various books about hospitals, presenting doctors to explain their work. Children are also shown a video of hospitals, how they functions, who are in the hospital, along with their duties and activities. The students can also visit the hospitals.
"So at this stage the students get a lot of information," Lestari said excitedly.
At the Design stage, students will be introduced to a problem, for example if students are in the position of health workers such as doctors or nurses.
"If you (students) become nurses, what will you do? If you have a sick person, what should you do? So the students start pouring their ideas to answer the question," she explained.
Students can also pour it in the form of pictures and writing. For example: a students wants to be a doctor, but the hospital is so frightening because it is white and students come up with ideas so that the hospital is designed to be more attractive and more beautiful, and the teacher's position at this stage is to motivate and facilitate children.
"If a student starts to have difficulty describing ideas, the teacher starts to help ask questions through conversation, through what, how, and who, until students' ideas emerge," she said.
In the Do stage, students will translate these ideas and put them into reality. If at the Design stage it is only ideas, drawings and writing, but at the Do stage, students will realize the previous ideas with friends in class or with parents at home.
"If those who conduct the Do phase at home with their parents, we (the teachers) make an announcement to parents that students have ideas and ideas and then ask to realize it from home. But when they work at home, we ask for help here so the students know what they are doing, "explained Lestari. At this stage students can stick, fold, cut, make collages or performances.
During the evaluation phase, the results of the children's ideas that have become products and made when together with friends at school or with parents at home will be presented. Not only in front of friends, this presentation is also displayed in front of invited parents. The work of these students can be in the form of performances, exhibitions of works or drama performances, and others.
"So in one term, there is one goal and in the final three months, we will certainly display the children's work by inviting parents. So parents can come to the school program four times in one year.
Students with 3D’sE Learning System
According to Lestari, 3D'sE learning system is applied to equip and shape students to be ready to compete in the next 35 years at productive age. She said that in the next 35 years, there is the possibility that changes will occur more quickly, therefore requiring Human Resources (HR) who are creative in thinking, critical, and able to collaborate with others through good communication skills.
"Ideas from children must indeed be developed, how does the child have the courage to express ideas. That is the learning phase that is now happening at TKK PENABUR Kota Wisata, so that students are ready to face the era of globalization and facing 21st century learning," he hoped.
Lestari admitted, the smooth running of this program was also helped by the students' parents who guide the students at home. The school also provides a bridge between parents and teachers and education staff through the School of Parents Program which is held once a month as an effort to equalize the perceptions between parents of students and schools.
"So how do we collaborate with parents and partner with parents. The student is at the custody of parents and we always tell parents that we are friends with each other, and can talk from heart to heart," she said.
Lestari also believes that the School of Parents Program is able to answer the needs of parents rather than just training or seminars.