Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL): A Flexible Approach to Teaching in Kurikulum Merdeka

Kawan Kreator is certainly familiar with the discussion of the Kurikulum Merdeka. This curriculum focuses on diverse learning with the selection of essential materials to support the learning experience. One interesting aspect of the curriculum is its flexibility; teachers are given the autonomy to teach in a way that accommodates students’ abilities and capabilities. However, there are various abilities and capacities of students that are found in reality. This can lead to a gap in understanding among students during the learning process. To optimize the teaching flexibility of the Kurikulum Merdeka, one of the solutions is applying the Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) approach.

Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) is a learning approach that emphasizes the level of students’ abilities rather than their class level. Thus, this approach can help teachers to design learning experiences according to the level of achievement and abilities of each student, especially in improving numeracy and literacy skills.

How to apply Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) in the class?

Kawan Kreator can implement Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) in the class based on the following steps:



  1. Assessment
    At the beginning of the learning process, teachers conduct a diagnostic assessment to identify the potential, characteristics, needs, and development of students. Based on the results, students are grouped according to their similar levels of achievement and ability.
  2. Planning
    In this stage, teachers have the freedom to design various learning activities using various teaching aids, so that the lessons can be adjusted to the students’ levels of achievement and abilities, and not just their age or grade level.
  3. Learning Process
    During the class, teachers keep an eye on the progress of the students’ achievement and basic abilities by regularly assessing what can be done through various activities.

Now, Kawan Kreator is aware that one solution to optimize teaching flexibility in the Merdeka curriculum is by implementing Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL) in the class with good preparation.

To fully optimize teaching preparation, Kawan Kreator can use the Guru Kreator platform to design and organize class learning experiences. Try the Guru Kreator demo on the website www.gurukreator.id/hubungi-kami or download the Guru Kreator Basic mobile app on Playstore.



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Cahyono, C, S. (2022). Melalui Model Teaching At The Right Level (TaRL) Metode Pemberian Tugas Untuk Meningkatkan Motivasi Dan Hasil Belajar Peserta Didik Mata Pelajaran Prakarya Dan Kewirausahaan KD. 3.2/4.2 Topik Perencanaan Usaha Makanan Awetan Dari Bahan Pangan Nabati Di Kelas X MIA 3 MAN 2 Payakumbuh Semester Genap Tahun Ajaran 2021/2022. 6(2). Jurnal pendidikan Tambusai. (pp. 3-4)
Fallen, A. (2022). Mengenal konsep TaRL pada kurikulum prototipe. Diakses pada 3 Januari 2023, dari https://naikpangkat.com/mengenal-teaching-at-the-right-level-kurikulum-prototipe/
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