The Implementation of Character Education through Local Wisdom Based Learning

Sukadari, Universitas PGRI Yogyakarta and Eko Wahyunanto Prihono, Universitas PGRI Yogyakarta and Charanjit Kaur Swaran Singh. DKK., English Language and Literature Department, Faculty of Language (2020) The Implementation of Character Education through Local Wisdom Based Learning. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change. Volume 11, Issue 4, 2020.


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This study aims to explore, and describe the application of character education through local skill-based learning. This research uses a qualitative descriptive approach. The study was conducted at Yogyakarta Special District Elementary School, and the research subjects are students and teachers. Data collection was completed through observation, interviews, and field notes. Data analysis techniques were performed using triangulation. The medium used in local wisdom-based learning is based on traditional games. The results show that character education through local wisdom based learning plays an effective role in developing the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills of students. With regards to cognitive side, students can think creatively in solving problems through traditional games conducted in learning based on local wisdom. Concerning affective skills, the embedded value of character consist of : a) Concordance, b) Agility, c) Socialisation d) Collaboration, e) Discipline, f) Creativity, g) Religion, Religious, and h) Nationalism. Within the psychomotor domain, students are actively involved in both physical and mental play through traditional game medium. The traditional game consists of cultural heritage which needs to be preserved through a learning process based on local wisdom given to students in elementary school.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Character education, Local wisdom, Traditional games
Subjects: Pendidikan
Divisions: Karya Dosen
Depositing User: Mr. Nugroho
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 02:02
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 02:02

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