Assessing the Impact of Merdeka Belajar on Student Engagement and Academic Performance: A Comprehensive Literature Review
Keywords:Merdeka Belajar, Student Engagement, Academic Performance
The Merdeka Belajar policy in Indonesia aims to enhance student engagement and academic performance through various strategies and initiatives. This comprehensive literature review assesses the impact of Merdeka Belajar on student engagement and academic performance by examining relevant studies and research findings. The research methodology for assessing the impact of Merdeka Belajar on student engagement and academic performance can adopt a mixed method approach. This approach can include both quantitative and qualitative methods to gather comprehensive data on the various factors influencing student engagement and academic performance under Merdeka Belajar. The collected data can be analysed using statistical techniques such as regression analysis to examine the relationship between the implementation of Merdeka Belajar and student engagement and academic performance. The qualitative data can be analysed through thematic analysis to identify common themes and patterns related to student experiences and perceptions of Merdeka Belajar. The literature review reveals that the web-based character-building model implemented in Pontianak, Indonesia has been effective in improving students' positive characters. This model can potentially be applied in other cities in Indonesia to manage school and enhance character development among students. Additionally, the literature review highlights the importance of collaboration and integration among educational institutions to facilitate effective implementation of the Merdeka Belajar policy.