FKIP – Two students of the Elementary School Teacher Education Study Program (PGSD) Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) Sebelas Maret University (UNS) Surakarta won 1st place in the National Level Digital-Based Learning Media Competition at the 2021 PGSD Creativity Festival organized by Student Association of PGSD Department (HMJ) of Borneo Tarakan University (UBT). They are Elvina Isna N. and Kartika Chandra H.

Held in commemoration of the 76th Anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia (RI), HMJ PGSD UBT held five categories of competitions in the 2021 PGSD Creativity Festival. The five categories were the Digital-Based Learning Media Competition, Creative Dance, Poster Design, Microteaching, and the Musicalization of Poetry. The competition was held from Wednesday (18/8/2021) to Saturday (4/9/2021). Meanwhile, the theme carried was “Building Student Creativity in Expressing Indonesian Independence”.

Announced as the champions on Monday (20/9/2021), Elvina and Kartika brought a digital learning media entitled “Kupas Tuntas Proklamasi Indonesia (KTP-I)”. They discussed the history of the proclamation of Indonesia. The material was chosen because of its suitability with the stated theme and the needs of learning media related to the topic.

“In the national-level digital-based learning media competition at the 2021 PGSD Creativity Festival, we brought up a digital-based learning media which we titled Kupas Tuntas Proklamasi Indonesia or KTP-I by presenting material on the history of the Indonesian proclamation. We choose to add references to learning media regarding the history of the proclamation of Indonesia which has not been widely discussed,” explained Elvina.

Kartika hopes that the media can be useful as a learning medium for teachers so that students can understand the material more easily. In addition, Kartika also hopes that the media will be able to foster a sense of nationalism in students who are the nation’s next generation.

“I hope this media can be used as a learning medium, especially in delivering material on the history of the proclamation of Indonesia for teachers so that students can understand the material more easily. Furthermore, I also hope that the media we created can foster a sense of love for the homeland in students remembering that they are the next generation of the Indonesian nation,” Kartika hoped.

In the future, Elvina and Kartika plan to take part in various similar competitions to improve their ability to innovate and design better learning media.

Reporter: Rosantika Utami
Editor: Zalfaa Azalia Pursita