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The Center of Forestry Education and Training develops e-learning

Pusdiklat Kehutanan kembangkan e-learning

The Center of Forestry Education and Training (CFET) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry has the target to train 41,800 people over the next five years. This number is three times higher than the target achieved during the period of 2009-2014. One of the strategies to meet this objective is through e-learning, which means learning by using electronic media.

To introduce e-learning to the existing teaching materials at CFET, GIZ/ AIZ facilitated a workshop for 25 participants from CFET and other Forestry Training Agencies on 11-12 December 2014 in Bogor. The Head of the Planning and Forestry Human Resource Development Department (BP2SDMK) was present at the event and appreciated the development of the e-learning programme initiated by CFET and GIZ FORCLIME. He also expressed his commitment to support the e-learning programme, including financial support for various activities through budget sharing mechanisms with FORCLIME.

An advanced workshop which will be held in February 2015 to follow up on the workshop and finalize the training materials as well as to design an online system for e-learning.Also, in close collaboration with GIZ FORCLIME, CFET has already drafted self-learning training materials to be used during the celebration of Forester Day in March 2015.

For more information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development
Anne-Cathrin Vonarx, Adviser for Human Capacity Development

FORCLIME supports strengthening the capacity of forestry vocational high school teachers

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An increased demand for skilled forestry workers over the last years has led to the establishment of Forestry Vocational High Schools (SMKK). This is an encouraging development with SMKKs to become a provider of skilled forestry employees to support the development of Forest Management Units (FMU) in the future. Currently there are five SMKKs under supervision of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and 14 SMKKs (mostly private) under the Ministry of National Education. A challenge faced by the newly established SMKKs is the limited the capacity of its management and teachers. To respond to this demand, the Center of Forestry Education and Training (CFET) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, in collaboration with GIZ FORCLIME has been conducting capacity building measures for teachers of SMKKs since the beginning of 2014.

Located in the Forestry Education and Training Center (BDK) of Kadipaten in West Java, CFET and FORCLIME conducted a series of capacity building activities for teachers of SMKKs in December 2014, including: (1) Training on strengthening capacities of teachers to be assessors for student competency tests; (2) Comparative study for principals and teachers of SMKKs to Gunung Ceremai National Park and forest product processing industries; and (3) Training on basic geographic information system.

Participants showed great motivation during these trainings and believed that sharing the gained lessons learned will be valuable input for SMKK students when looking for a job after graduation.

For further information, please contact:
Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development

Forestry Training Centre examines the application of Competency-Based Learning

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Competency-Based Learning (CBL) is a learning approach that focuses on improving participants' competence in knowledge, skills and attitudes by using participatory methods, contextual problem solving and reflection. The Indonesian government has adopted CBL through the Presidential Decree No. 8/2012 as part of the Indonesia National Qualifications Framework (KKNI). In the forestry sector, CBL is adopted by the Indonesia National Standard of Job Competency and applied to various professions in the forestry sector.

With the aim of monitoring CBL implementation in the forestry sector, the Centre of Forestry Education and Training (CFET) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in collaboration with FORCLIME conducted a series of assessments at the Forestry Training Centres (BDK) in Bogor, Samarinda and Kadipaten as well as the Forestry Vocational High Schools (SMKK) in Samarinda and Kadipaten.

The results of the assessments include:

  1. A CBL system has been installed already in two SMKK and three BDK, yet full application is still lacking.
  2. To promote the complete implementation of CBL systems, certain preconditions need to be met, for example internal consolidation to have the perception between work units, as well as external dialogue with relevant stakeholders such as the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of National Education and the Institute of Public Administration to harmonize the policies.
  3. At least seven issues have been identified that need to be improved for full application of the CBL system: (a) The current regulations tend to encourage uniformity; (b) The need to improve the capacity of teachers; (c) Current curricula and syllabus are too static; (d) Inconsistency in implementing the learning cycles, such as needs assessment and evaluation; (e) More support is needed from many stakeholders, including potential users, in the learning process, for instance regarding the preparation of curricula (f) Limited technical facilities; (g) The selection process of participants is not consistent with existing standards.The full report of the assessment results will be presented at a multi-stakeholder meeting. The assessment results are expected to be used as inputs for improving the implementation of CBL policy in the forestry sector.

For more information, please contact: Edy Marbyanto, Strategic Area Manager for Human Capacity Development

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