Local Content Curriculum Model for Early Childhood Scientific Learning

  • Sutrisno Universitas Muhammadiyah Pontianak
  • Firdaus Zar'in Universitas Muhammadiyah Pontianak
  • Siti Salehcah PIAUD IAIN Pontianak

Abstract

Curriculum material is generally considered the subject matter of information, talents, dispositions, understandings, and principles that make up research programs in the field. At a more complex level, the curricula need to contain historical and socio-political strengths, traditions, cultural views, and goals with wide differences in sovereignty, adaptation, and local understanding that encompass a diversity of cultures, laws, metaphysics, and political discourse This study aims to develop a curriculum with local content as a new approach in early childhood science learning. The Local Content Curriculum (LCC) is compiled and developed to preserve the uniqueness of local culture, natural environment, and community crafts for early childhood teachers so that they can introduce local content to early childhood. Research and model development combines the design of the Dick-Carey and Dabbagh models with qualitative and quantitative descriptive analysis. The results showed that local content curriculum products can be supplemented into early childhood curricula in institutions according to local conditions. Curricula with local content can be used as a reinforcement for the introduction of science in early childhood. The research implication demands the concern of all stakeholders to see that the introduction of local content is very important to be given from an early age, so that children know, get used to, like, maintain, and love local wealth from an early age.

 Keywords: Early Childhood, Scientific Learning, Local Content Curriculum Model

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Published
2021-04-30
How to Cite
Sutrisno, Zar’in, F., & Salehcah, S. (2021). Local Content Curriculum Model for Early Childhood Scientific Learning. Jurnal Pendidikan Usia Dini, 15(1), 81 - 100. https://doi.org/10.21009/JPUD.151.05