The COVID-10 pandemic has caused a shift in the way we do things, with our homes now being the center for many of our activities. This situation is a new reality for how education is being conducted, including early childhood education (PAUD).
Teachers, students and parents are all living a “new normal” of learning by using information technology and electronic media so that teaching and learning can still take place. And in such a context, all parties are expected to be able to optimally carry out their respective roles in the teaching and learning process.
Due to this, Tanoto Foundation through our Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED) program (which orients towards early childhood care to prepare school-ready generations) collaborated with the Ministry of Education and Culture to hold a webinar activity themed “Teaching and Learning Process with Limited Information Technology” on Monday (April 27).
Eddy Henry, Tanoto Foundation Head of ECED, opened the event which had speakers comprising Prof. Netty Herawati (Chairperson of HIMAPAUDI), Yuli Yana (Manager for a PAUD in Aceh Besar), Wendelina (PAUD Teacher in Timor Tengah Selatan), Farida Yusuf (IGTKI) and Siti Latifa (IGRA). Representatives from the Ministry of Education and Culture were also part of the speaker panel, and included Dr. Muhammad Hasbi (PAUD Director) and Abdoellah, MPd (Acting Director of PAUD Teacher Development and Education Personnel). The Ministry of Religious Affairs was represented by Siti Sakdiyah, MPd (Head of Islamic Kindergarten Sub-Unit).