Policy and Curriculum of Study Program of German Language Education at the State University of Malang in Welcoming the Needs of German Language Teachers in Indonesia in the Era of Industrial Revolution 4.0


This study aims to describe the curriculum readiness of the German Language Education at the State University of Malang in welcoming the Industrial Revolution 4.0. As one of the colleges with German graduates in Indonesia, the German Language Education at the State University of Malang has an important role in the development of learning in the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0. It requires a strong and appropriate guideline to achieve this goal, namely the curriculum of study program of German Language Education with the demands of the Revolution 4.0. It needs the research of the graduates’ needs, interview of graduate users and experts in learning German to develop the curriculum. This study was conducted through a focus group discussion with the German Language lecturers of Center of Development and Empowerment of Language Teachers and Educational Personal in Jakarta (P4TK Bahasa Jakarta). The results of the study indicate that the the German Language Education at the State University of Malang curriculum for lingustic has referred to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Some notes that must be done by the study program to implement the development of curriculum and learning in study program in accordance with the demands of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 era are as follows: (1) development of a pedagogic curriculum that not only emphasizes theory/concepts but also implementation in schools, (2) curriculum development based on current issues, (3) study program should multiply research as a basis for analyzing market needs and students, (4) the development of ICT skills of lecturers needed for ICT-based learning preparation, and (4) study program has benchmarking to improve the quality of learning and the quality of graduates.


Keywords: curriculum, study program, German language

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