INDOPED – Modernizing Indonesian Higher Education with Tested European Pedagogical Practices is a project Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. This project was started at the end of 2015 until 2018 and it is conducted by 5 European Universities, 5 Indonesian Universities, and 1 regional organization. They are Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) - Finland, Business Academy Aarhus (BAA) - Denmark, Inholland University of Applied Sciences - Netherlands, University of Gdansk - Poland, University of Seville - Spain, Bina Nusantara University (Binus) - Jakarta, Indonesia, State Islamic University of Syarif Hidayatullah (UIN) - Jakarta, Indonesia, Yogyakarta State University (UNY) - Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Widya Mandala Catholic University (UKWM) - Surabaya, Indonesia, Syah Kuala University - Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and Southeast Asian Ministers Education Organization Regional Open Learning Centre (SEAMOLEC) - Jakarta, Indonesia.
By introducing and sharing different learning methods from European university to Indonesian University partners, it is expected to bring added value to current Indonesian educational system by updating pedagogical approaches and to bridge the gap between what is taught in the university and what is required by business and industry. Those learning methods will put students as a center of learning process and many of these methods will use multidisciplinary pedagogical approaches that would allow students to prepare for challenges on the labor market. Indeed, inter faculty, inter university, and university-enterprise are needed to implement those methods. During this project, those methods are tested and adjusted from European active learning practices and embed the most valuable ones into the current structures of Indonesian partner universities. After one year of project that consist of workshops and a semester of implementation pilot, the result of the 1st pilot will be presented and shared not limited to all Indonesian universities and schools but also to all Southeast Asian schools and higher education institutions through 1st INDOPED International Webinar.
Overall objectives of “1st INDOPED International Webinar” are:
- To disseminate tested European pedagogical practices, not limited to Indonesian but also to Southeast Asia educators.
- To share the result of 1st implementation pilot that have been conducted in Indonesian Universities partners assisted by European Universities partners.
- To inspire teachers and lectures from Indonesia and also Southeast Asia countries to enhance their teaching learning process by utilizing those tested learning methods.