Merdeka curriculum: Characteristics and potential in education recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic

Education recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic


  • Dedi Riyan Rizaldi Madrasah Aliyah Plus Nurul Islam
  • Ziadatul Fatimah


The implementation of the education process is currently a new challenge for all the education community due to the recovery phase after the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this research is to describe the implementation of an Merdeka Curriculum at the school level as an effort to improve the quality of education after the COVID-19 pandemic. The type of research used is in the form of qualitative research. Research data in the form of written data sourced from various scientific works that are relevant and trustworthy. The data obtained were then analyzed descriptively and described systematically. Based on this, it is known that the Merdeka Curriculum has good characteristics and is very supportive as a form of efforts by all parties to restore the quality of education, especially after going through a long pandemic period. This is also supported by the conditions of learning in schools, most of which experience the same problem, namely the occurrence of learning loss conditions among students.