The Implementation of Curriculum 2013: A Case Study of English Teachers’ Experience at SMA Lab School in Indonesia

Yulia Nur Ekawati(1*)

(1) Pancasakti University of Tegal, Indonesia
(*) Corresponding Author


The lack of the character building at schools in years becomes the focus of government to change the curriculum from KTSP (School Based Curriculum) to the 2013 Curriculum. The 2013 curriculum concerns on the students’ attitude (behavior), knowledge, and skills. This study investigates the implementation of the 2013 curriculum at SMA Lab School Pancasakti Tegal. To get the data, two English teachers are observed and interviewed. The data is analyzed regarding three categorizations; (a) preparing a lesson plan, (b) applying the steps of teaching-learning activities, and (c) making an evaluation. The result shows that teachers do not implement the steps of scientific approach and the basic concept of 2013 curriculum (i.e. inquiry-based learning, project-based learning, discovery learning, problem-based learning and task-based learning) effectively since there arises students’ problem, who are too passive in a class. The teachers also get problems in formulating achievement indicators and valuing students’ attitude (behavior) as it is quite abstract to measure. 


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