Environationalism: An Integration of Environmental Science into Nationalism Education to Transform Cognitive Knowledge into Affective Knowledge. (Study Case: Tunas Muda International School)

Ridwan - Bachtra, Prof. Haryoto Kusnoputranto, Prof. Achmad Fedyani Saifuddin, DR. Suyud Warno Utomo

Abstract


Nationalism is an abstract concept for most of teeagers, especially for those that grew up in ia cosmopolitan city such as Jakarta, Indonesia.  Most of children born from upper class families do not experience any form of financial struggle. Furthermore, they are also intensively influenced by many types of entertainment from different countries such as Korea, USA, India and many other nations from variuos mass media. In short, the children’s spirit of nationalism has been diluted by changes in lifestyle and by the nature of nationalism education itself.  Educators should  to seek for ways to transform cognitive knowledge in nationalism into affective knowledge that suits teenager learners. This study aims to introduce a new education model, termed Environationalism, that can increase the tangibility of issues raised within nationalism studies by integrating EE into a model for young Indonesians. It is expected that, through this process, the students will experience an elevation in nationalism. This experimental research is using qualitative methodology to obtain its aim. Some deep interviews were conducted to input.


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ISSN : 2251-1563