All of the readers, in this volume Indonesian Journal of Curriculum and Educational technology (IJCETS) publishes several articles from field research and one book review. First article from Ethiopian authors who want to share their finding on how to foster sport student achievement through peer-oriented instruction. They found that this approach has enhance the student achievement better than the conventional learning approach previously.
Second article talking about teachers’ perception on student learning style and their teaching. The research indicates that the teachers’ understanding about their students’ different learning style and their awareness to design more appropriate teaching method to meet with their students’ learning style. Third article illustrates how the authors develop an interactive virtual module to improve the student achievement on physic subject.
Fourth article is quite interesting, because pick up the contemporary discourse on Indonesia’s political realm about how the government prioritize to build the nation from the margin and put maritime as an important part of this orientation. The author tries to analyze and develop a conceptual frame of maritime curriculum design for coastal community in Jepara, the north of the Central Java province. Several important subjects have been proposed by the author.
The next article discusses the need assessment of developing android-based application in order to facilitate the English learning process in this digital era. The research found that most of the students have smartphone (82,5%) and most of them stated that using android application is interesting (95%). The sixth article describes the teachers’ perception related to the implementation of the 2013 national Indonesia’s curriculum and proposes the need of the teachers to get more training program in order to master the Curriculum 2013 deeply.
Next, it is for the third time we publish book review in order to analyze and propose to the readers that some books are interesting and important as a literature for curriculum or educational technology development as a field of studies or practice. This time one of our editors reviewing an interesting book by Selwyn to broadening the perspective on how we should perceive educational technology by using more philosophical and sociological perspectives.
Of course, we hope more authors could give many reviews to make our field of studies has more strong academic discourse and potential to be developed further. IJCETS as an academic journal feels that it is our duty and responsibility to share many researches finding and literatures related to our field of studies (curriculum, educational technology, or education studies in general). It is such as prerequisite if we seriously want to develop our field of studies, especially in Indonesian context.
At least, thanks to all of the authors, editors, reviewers and readers for your immense and valuable participation for the publication of this volume an onwards.
Semarang, April 2019
Editor in Chief