Indonesia in the future will be a major holder of 7 world economy. But to achieve this, basic education becomes very crucial, because the resources do not have the skills that will vary even more stigmatized by those who have a lot of skill. So that was delivered by Prof.. Suyanto, Ph.D. when speaking at the International Seminar on Primary Education (ISPE) 2013 ..
He stated that in fact, there are many areas in Indonesia that income per capita is lower than average. Therefore, it is necessary for the formation of national policy such as increasing public awareness of the importance of education, the provision of subsidies for poor students, increasing school subsidies, as well as adding support school operations and scholarships.
In the 21st century, he added, the teacher is not the only source of knowledge. Information technology will provide students to learn more, because of the current and future learning should not be in school. Teachers not only serves as a theoretical matter, but teachers will also act as a tutor. Curriculum development of human resources in 2013 are expected to be more productive, creative, innovative, and affective. Needed to achieve empowerment attitudes, skills, and knowledge.
The 5 sub-themes raised in the international seminar is Basic Education Policy, Development of Basic Education Curriculum, Learning Fun, Character Formation in Early Childhood, and Challenges and Opportunities in the World of Elementary Education. So says Dr. Hick Budi Wibowo, M.Pd. as chairman of ISPE 2013.
International Seminar on Primary Education is one of a series of events UNY Anniversary 49th are held in cooperation with Prodi Prodi PGSD FIP UNY Elementary Education Graduate Program UNY to take place in the Main Meeting Room Rector UNY. The event was officially opened by beating gongs by UNY Rector, Prof. Dr.. Rochmat Wahab, M.Pd., M.A.
UNY as The Leading University in Character Education meeting will be watched basic education experts from around the world including New Zealand, Bangladesh, Singapore, India, China, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, and Indonesia. This seminar keynote speakers: Prof. Suyanto, Ph.D. (UNY, Indonesia), Dr. John Hope (Auckand University, New Zealand), Dr. Rajchukran Tongthawarn (Chiang Mai University, Thailand), Prof.. Ranbir Singh Malik (Edith Cowan University, Australia), Prof. Dr.. Soedijarto (UNJ, Indonesia), and Prof. Suyata, Ph.D. (UNY, Indonesia). As many as 61 speakers and 280-an audience of students, faculty, and teachers participated in this event.