Titian Foundation

Teacher Quality Improvement (TQI)

Teacher Quality Improvement (TQI)

Crucial to the success of any drive to improve Indonesia’s education system is the quality of its teachers. Titian’s Teacher Quality Improvement (TQI) Programme is designed to bring the latest teaching ideas and techniques into Indonesian classrooms.

Traditional teacher training in Indonesia focuses on the cognitive aspects of teaching, neglecting other equally important competencies such as emotional intelligence and psychomotor learning. Titian’s TQI Programme aims to improve teachers’ skills in the areas of personality building, social skills and pedagogy in an attempt to deliver more appropriate and effective learning approaches and activities.

In 2007, the government recognised the importance of the quality of teaching and in that year Titian conducted a teacher training programme entitled ‘Excellence in Teaching and Learning’. In 2010, in partnership with ROTA (a member of the Qatar Foundation), Vodafone and the Ministry of National Education (MONE), Titian took a further step. It developed the Teachers Quality Improvement (TQI) programme.

A decade later, Titian Foundation was selected as one of the organizations to receive government assistance through Program Organisasi Penggerak (POP) by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek). With this government support Titian TQI programme was implemented from 2021 to 2023.

After a decade of its conception

had benefitted from the TQI Programme with total project value of
more than IDR 20 billion.

A direct outcome of the programme was that at least


Students received higher quality teaching with all the subsequent benefits that this entails.

The direct beneficiaries of the TQI Programme were elementary and junior high schools’ teachers in Yogyakarta and Klaten. The programme targeted between 35 and 40 teachers per batch, followed by three months post-training assistance.

At the conclusion of the TQI programme, impressions were obtained from teachers that clearly illustrated how it had fundamentally changed the way they teach. After their TQI training, teachers were inspired to implement innovative and enjoyable learning methods. As a result, they are capable of nurturing and developing their students’ enthusiasm for school, and teachers have also gained a deeper understanding of their role as educators.

Partnerships and Looking Forward

TQI Programme is intended to help teachers become professional educators, who have reliable pedagogy skills, and embody positive personality and social characteristics as educators. Teachers are expected to be able to inspire students to strive for higher academic achievements, motivate them to learn and pursue their education, and be able to meet the demands of the future.

The TQI Programme has touched a mere fraction of those who need its help. We actively appeal to new partners who are interested in improving the quality of those who play such an important role in the future of our children and Indonesia. Click here to see how you can help.

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