Early Literacy Stimulates Children Imaginary and Creativity

Author : Humas | Wednesday, December 13, 2017 16:37 WIB
Harsiati Point MPd was giving the material in National Seminar entitled Development and Innovation of Indonesian Language Learning Media at Dome Theater of UMM, Wednesday (13/12). (Photo: Beni Humas)
Developed countries always call on primary school children to promote literacy. This is done through a variety of ways. One of them is providing reading to children roitinely. This is important especially to stimulate the imagination and creations of children.
"Literacy becomes fundamental in the implementation of learning. Children who like to read will be quicker to imagine.The books become one of the media," said lecturer of Universitas Negeri Malang (UM), Titik Harsiati MPd, at the National Seminar entitled Development and Innovation of Media Learning Indonesian Language Basic (SD), Wednesday (13/12) at Theater Dome University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM).
On the title, Titik presented his material on Indonesian Language Learning in Elementary School and the Assessment in the Context of Character Education. She added that there are four competencies that should be achieved by elementary school teachers, namely creativity, critical thinking, collaborative and communicative. The four competencies are manifested in the balance of attitudes, skills and general knowledge to build soft skills and good hard skills for elementary students.
In addition to Titik, Indonesian Literary Studies Expert UMM, Sugiarti MSi, also discussed about Innovation of Indonesian Language Learning in Character Based Primary School. The woman who also works as a lecturer of Indonesian Language Eduacation described the development of text-based learning curriculum through three dimensions namely cognitive, psychomotor and affective. "The three dimensions are interconnected and can sustain potential students of character," she said.
A total of 400 students of Primary School Teacher Education (PGSD) study program of UMM attended this event. The activities were designed to enable students to develop their potential as creative, innovative and inspiring thinkers in the field of learning. This was related to Curriculum 2013 where the learning process is directed to the process of active interaction between teachers and students.
A seminar participant, Cahaya, admitted she was happy to attend this seminar. For her, these activities can be a provision when implementing the practice of learning activities in the classroom. "I personally hope to apply the knowledge of this seminar while teaching in elementary school," she said. (ard)


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