Understanding & Applying Character Education in Chemistry: A Case Study of 10th Grade High School in Indonesia

Abstract

Indonesia tries to balance the quality of content learned and the quality of the characters one' develops. Character education implemented to prepare good human resources in the future as the golden generation of Indonesia 2045. Based on The Presidential Regulation no. 87 of 2017 on Strengthening Character Education, there are 18 character values that related to environment, nationality, connected with god, connected with others and connected with one'self. Understanding and applying character values in an academic subject matter is very important, such as in chemistry. This paper focused on the integration of character which connected with one'self in chemistry lesson for 10th-grade high school student and the respondents are chemistry teachers. 35% of respondent never read about the policy and 57% can not mention the total of character values. There are 9 chapters of chemistry and 9 values that assessed in this paper. The average is 50% for the dependability and ease of deployment of character values in every chemistry's material, where the highest scores are curiosity and fond of reading. 43% of respondents had difficulty measuring and applying character values and 37% had not understood the assessment. These are caused by the lack of training and socialization, no assessment guidelines, the number of student in 1 class and the difficulty determining the benchmark of each student's character.



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Ahmad Ma'ruf, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
Yulianto Yulianto, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Paper Information
Conference: ACE2018
Stream: Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis

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