We are proud to announce and warmly welcome Politeknik Negeri Padang in joining our MonsoonSIM Family!
Politeknik Negeri Padang is a vocational education institution focused in achieving competence in the implementation of quality education according to the needs of the industrial world. Established in 1987, Politeknik Negeri Padang has produced exceptional graduates now in various government and private institutions worldwide.
With a mission as an educational institution directed to improving the welfare of the professional community and oriented towards industrial practices, Politeknik Negeri Padang strives to guide and produce graduates that are competent, driven and a force of positive change. The polytechnic strives to do so through productive and continuous cooperation with governments, educational and other organizations at both a national and international scale, among them this indispensable partnership with MonsoonSIM.
Having used MonsoonSIM business simulation and gamification education platform since early 2021, Politeknik Negeri Padang's Department of the Faculty of Economics has incorporated MonsoonSIM within their Applied Undergraduate Study Program (D-IV) Accounting and the Applied Masters Study Program (S2) Accounting Information Systems.
Dr. Amy Fontanella., Ak., CA, the Head of the Accounting Department at Politeknik Negeri Padang, states, “The implementation of MonsoonSIM in the learning process at Politeknik Negeri Padang's Accounting Department is very relevant to the concept of vocational education.”
With MonsoonSIM in the classroom, this allows for better visualization and overall understanding of the various departments involved in the running of a business in real life, through countless business concepts that are crucial and fundamental to trading, distribution, eCommerce, manufacturing and service businesses globally. MonsoonSIM presents these concepts in a convenient and comprehensive business simulation with thirteen interconnected business departments.
MonsoonSIM transforms the teaching method in the classroom, facilitating learners and students to conduct self-directed learning through simulation and gamification instead of only teaching with theory. Moreover, the way students learn has been transformed as well. Instead of learning by memorization and remembering, learners now learn by doing and exploring and experiencing, which is certainly an invaluable knowledge gained as it prepares them for work in the real-world of business.
“With MonsoonSIM, students can imagine the real-world business practices through the business simulation and using the concept of Project Based Learning.” Dr. Amy Fontanella continues.
As a student-centered pedagogy, Project Based Learning allows students to gain knowledge and skills through a process of investigating, experiencing and engaging an authentic and complex problem, situation or challenge. MonsoonSIM, which allows teachers and facilitators to configure various different business scenarios to suit the learning topic within classrooms, and in turn enables students to learn by experience when immersing themselves into those business scenarios, creates a veritable education-focused environment where it’s easier to teach and where there’s more to teach as well.
Dr. Amy Fontanella also explained, “In addition to improving students’ academic abilities, the use of MonsoonSIM in the learning process also encourages students’ soft skills, such as the ability to think creatively, boldness to make decisions, and also teamwork. Hopefully, MonsoonSIM can be used more widely, especially in vocational education institutions.”
MonsoonSIM looks forward to supporting the students at Politeknik Negeri Padang in a way where there’s more to learn, easier to learn.