About Inovasi

The Innovation for Indonesia’s School Children (INOVASI) Program is a partnership between the governments of Australia and Indonesia. Working directly with Indonesia’s Ministry of Education and Culture, INOVASI is seeking to understand how student learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy can be improved in diverse primary schools and districts across Indonesia. INOVASI is working in a range of locations across Indonesia, and uses a distinctive locally focused approach to develop pilot activities and find out what does and doesn’t work to improve student learning outcomes.

Latest News

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Dompu replicates INOVASI literacy pilot with new schools in Woja sub-district

 In Dompu, one of six INOVASI partner districts in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) province, INOVASI has been implementing an early grade literacy pilot. Aiming to strengthen teaching skills and knowledge…

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Local learning media helps improve early grade numeracy skills in Sumbawa

Since partnering with the INOVASI program, SDN Kapas Sari primary school has been taking leaps and bounds to improve the quality of education and early grade numeracy outcomes for its…

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Spreading the word about inclusion in East Sumba

In September 2019, Rajawali TV (RTV) visited Sumba Island to meet with INOVASI teachers and stakeholders and share their stories. Rugaiya Eka Wati was one of those teachers. Rugaiya lives…

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The Guru BAIK pilot improves education for the younger generation in Central Lombok

“My hope is that even though I have an honorarium of 14 years, I remain passionate about improving education for the children of this nation, turning them into honest young…

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Reading to improve literacy in North Lombok

In 2018 – 2019, INOVASI commenced 34 grant-funded pilots, with 20 new grant partners. This grants initiative is a key part of our approach to expanding and strengthening engagement with…

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Central Lombok teacher working group makes independent effort to change education for the better

To ensure long term program sustainability, independent effort and scale out are key components. In all of its pilot activities, the INOVASI program works closely with government stakeholders and local…

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Latest Publications

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POLICY BRIEF: Improving teacher working groups in Indonesia, October 2019

The Indonesian system of school clusters (gugus) and teachers’ working groups (kelompok kerja guru or KKG) is well established, but is not yet used to best effect as a vehicle…

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POLICY BRIEF: Early grade literacy in Indonesia, October 2019

Basic literacy is the foundation for all learning, including for science, technology, mathematics, character education and higher-order thinking. Literacy is recognised as a key skill for the 21st century, and…

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POLICY BRIEF: Inclusive education, October 2019

Education for all has been Indonesian  policy since it was first agreed in 2000 through the Dakar Declaration. Responding to the agreement, the Government of Indonesia implemented an education-for-all program…

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POLICY BRIEF: Assessment for improved learning outcomes, October 2019

An effective assessment system provides students, teachers, parents and government with valid and reliable information about learning outcomes. Assessment informs teachers’ planning so they can tailor lessons to students’ needs,…

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POLICY BRIEF: Multi-grade teaching, October 2019

According to the World Bank, over 30 per cent of the world’s children are taught in multi-grade classes. In many small primary schools and madrasah in Indonesia, there is no…

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POLICY BRIEF: School leadership and learning, October 2019

The critical role of school leaders and especially principals in delivering quality education has long been recognised. Since the reforms of the early 2000s, the Indonesian government has implemented a…

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The NTB Innovations Drive 2018 winners have been announced! Thank you to everyone who submitted their innovative teaching ideas. Click to know all the winners!

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