Dr. M.Bruri Triyono


Yogyakarta State University

Faculty of Engineering



Field of expertise/main research projects:
- Design Instructional in VET - Strategy Instructional in Laboratory / Workshop VET - Evaluation Teacher Performance in VET

Articles byBruri Triyono

Editorial Issue 12: Technical Didactics as a Theoretical Basis for an Effective Practical Implementation of TVET

Editorial Issue 12: Technical Didactics as a Theoretical Basis for an Effective Practical Implementation of TVET

Full issue 12
Anyone who teaches within a specific technical field must deal with specific knowledge of technology: its functions, its use and the vocational activities deriving from the respective area. However, this alone is not sufficient. Additionally, pedagogical-didactic considerations need to be conducted. Therefore, the question arises: who are the learners and what is the purpose of the educational program? Additionally, the following issues need to be addressed:

−      What is the need of the target groups with respect to the individual learners´ age and corresponding development phase (see Piaget)?

−      How far along is the learner in terms of his/her skills and competence development i.e. is the learner a novice or an expert (Dreyfus/Dreyfus 1980)?

−      Does the educational program address engineering programs in Higher Education or TVET programs that rather focus on work-tasks and work-processes?

Didactics of technology or technical vocational disciplines must recognize the differences in approaches with different prerequisites for the learner or in relation to the objectives, and turn it into a meaningful Concept. 

Alignment of the Curriculum to the Development of the Industrial World (Revitalization Program of Vocational High Schools in Indonesia)

The revitalization program of Vocational High Schools (SMK) in Indonesia is supported by the Presidential Decree in 2017. There are six main elements that have been done by selected SMKs which refer to SMK revitalization guidance in 2017. One of the elements is the alignment of curriculum. Curriculum alignment is an activity in units of time implemented by schools and industry to align the contents of the curriculum so that the graduates can see the needs of the workforce in the industry. By this alignment, the graduates are expected to have certain skills in accordance with the industry requirements and gain expertise certificate from industry accordingly. The survey was conducted in 125 vocational high schools spread out in various regions of Indonesia

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