Megawati, Fika (2015) EMPOWERING TERTIARY LEVEL STUDENTS’ CHARACTERS THROUGH CULTURAL EDUCATION. In: Seminar Nasional Pendidikan : Tema “Peningkatan Kualitas Peserta didik Melalui Implementasi Pembelajaran Abad 21”, 24 Oktober 2015, Universitas Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo.


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Character is a significant element to build. The appropriate place to develop it is through educational institution since most of the students’ time is spent in school besides in their own home with family members. In Indonesian context, character building seems to be a focus on primary and secondary level. However, tertiary level students also need it. One of the ways to insert good characters to the college students in order to set their cultural awareness or avoid culture shock is by giving cultural issues in their courses. By comparing and contrasting between what they and others have, it is expected high respect and responsibility will be hold persistently in both daily and academic life. In EFL, cross-cultural understanding has become the pivotal part to teach. Communication breakdown happens due to limited knowledge about various communication or culture used by English speaking countries. Therefore, this article presents the theoretical framework, the strengths, and alternative implementation of cultural education in fostering students’ good values in response to the big diversity, especially in the use of non-verbal communication.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: character building; cultural education; communication; non-verbal communication
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Teaching and Education Science > School of English Languange Education
Depositing User: Fika Megawati
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 10:21
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 10:21
URI: http://eprints.umsida.ac.id/id/eprint/208

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