Investigation of the English Teachers’ Pedagogical Competence in Implementing the Merdeka Belajar Curriculum in Public Junior High Schools in Praya West Nusa Tenggara

Khaerullina Zuhro, Nuriadi Nuriadi, Amrullah Amrullah, Yuni Budi Lestari


Teachers with sound pedagogical competence is a key to successful curriculum implementation. This study is intended to identify and describe teachers’ pedagogical competence in relation to Merdeka Belajar Curriculum. This study is qualitative in nature using interviews and observation as the method of data collection. Content analysis was used as the data analysis. Three teachers from three government junior high schools in Praya were involved to be the study participants. The participants were selected purposively. The study found that only one out of two teachers showed pedagogical competence sufficient for implementing the Indonesian new curriculum.  It is advisable that teachers need to improve their pedagogical knowledge, ability, and skills through a number of teacher training and workshops.


Pedagogical Competence, English Teachers, Merdeka Belajar Curriculum.

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