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.

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Mother-tongue language education: improving education quality while preserving culture

This blog was originally published with The University of Melbourne, and authored by INOVASI MERL Officer Senza Arsendy.  According to UNICEF, children whose first language is a local language are far…

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Deputy Regent of West Sumba welcomes child friendly libraries

“Never lend a book because it will never be returned. The books in my library are all borrowed.”  Marthen Christian Taka, Deputy Regent of West Sumba, half jokingly quoted the…

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West Sumba puts education quality first

In September 2018, INOVASI commenced 27 grant-funded pilots, with 18 new grant partners. This grants initiative is a key part of our approach to expanding and strengthening engagement with Indonesia’s…

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Replicating INOVASI’s pilot programs in Sumba through local ownership

Program sustainability is a core feature of the INOVASI program. With effective dissemination of pilot results and approaches, non-partner schools, teachers, students and communities stand to benefit from improved education…

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Edukasi 101 and INOVASI share teacher success in West Sumbawa

In September 2018, INOVASI commenced 27 grant-funded pilots, with 18 new grant partners. This grants initiative is a key part of our approach to expanding and strengthening engagement with Indonesia’s…

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Engaging parents for better learning outcomes

Understanding local context and education challenges is a key feature of the INOVASI program. In Dompu, INOVASI has been working closely with the local community to better understand and identify…

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Latest Publications

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REPORT: BASELINE REPORT, EAST JAVA

Once the project was initiated in East Java, INOVASI conducted this baseline study to investigate the social and political context of basic education in the area. The study focuses on…

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INOVASI Insights Edition 7 – April – June 2019

INOVASI Insight is a digest of updates, highlights, and content from the Innovation for Indonesia’s School Children (INOVASI) program. Partnering with the Ministry of Education and Culture, INOVASI is finding…

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Report: INOVASI Midline in West Nusa Tenggara, July 2019

West Nusa Tenggara was the first partner province for the Innovation for Indonesia’s School Children (INOVASI) program in Indonesia. The pilot program was carried out in six targeted districts: North…

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Study: A study report on working groups for teachers, principals and school supervisors as a forum and support network for continuing professional development

The overall quality of education can only be improved by continuously enhancing the professional skills of the teachers, principals and supervisors working within the system. The continuing professional development program…

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Final Report: Batu City PERWALI, The Mayor’s Regulation on Batu as a Literacy City

This outcome harvesting study examines the factors leading up to Batu city issuing a mayor’s regulation on Batu as a literacy city, referred to throughout this document as the PERWALI…

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INOVASI Insight Edition 6 – January-March 2019

INOVASI Insight is a digest of updates, highlights, and content from the Innovation for Indonesia’s School Children (INOVASI) program. Partnering with the Ministry of Education and Culture, INOVASI is finding…

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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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