Technohumanistic-based character education is an approach in teaching character developed by Dantes (2012) which involves three dimensions namely mastery of science and technology, mastery of moral values (moral knowing, moral feeling, and moral action), and wisdom. To know whether the approach is effective for character building, a post test-only control group design of quasi-experiment has been carried out involving 180 junior high school students taken from three classification of tourist destination in Bali (resort, stop over, and excursion). The dependent variables of the study were moral knowledge and wisdom (moral action which is based on moral feeling). Data were collected through questionnaires, observation, and interview. Data analysis was carried out by using multivariate analysis of variance. Results of the analysis show that Technohumanistic-based character education affects significantly to teenagers’ moral knowledge and wisdom in the three tourist destination areas. Further analysis reveals a number of moral action emerged; for instance, in resort and stop over areas, teenagers avoid drugs; and in excursion area teenagers show more respect and are more friendly to visitors.
Nyoman Dantes, Ganesha University of Education (Undiksha), Indonesia
Anak Agung Istri Ngurah Marhaeni, Ganesha University of Education (Undiksha), Indonesia
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