Wednesday, 24 April 2019 | 11:52 WIB

Indonesia-Denmark Cooperate in Improving Student Skills in Science, Mathematics

Indonesia-Denmark Cooperate in Improving Student Skills in Science, Mathematics

JAKARTA, NNC - Indonesia through the Ministry of Education and Culture embraces Denmark to increase the skills of students in Science and Mathematics.

The cooperation step was explored during the visit of the Danish Ambassador to Indonesia, Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen, Wednesday (11/14/2018), at the Office of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Jakarta.

"The opportunity for cooperation between Indonesia and Denmark includes learning management of both public and private schools; developing skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); enhancing the ability of Indonesian students in High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)," said the Minister of Education via the press release.

The Ministry also said that Denmark in the Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA) always ranks the top globally (in 2016 ranked 15th and Indonesia ranked 62nd).

The collaboration includes training and exchange of teachers and students including improving skills in creative learning and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills of students in early childhood, elementary, secondary and vocational education; increasing the 21st-century competence of Indonesian teachers and; collaboration in improving vocational education with maritime priorities and tourism.

Currently, there are 51 million Indonesian students and three million teachers, so the government needs seriousness in improving quality and skills for teachers and students.