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ERIC Number: EJ893705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1683-1381
Service-Learning in Duta Wacana Christian University: Past, Present, and Future States
Krisnawati, Lucia Dwi
New Horizons in Education, v57 n3 p74-81 Dec 2009
Background: The concept of linking academic study with the practical experience of community service has been considered since the first university in Indonesia had been founded in 1949 but has been realized since 1951. This program evolved to be a community service and was called Kuliah Kerja Nyata (KKN) or Student Study-Service. Since 1973, KKN has been integrated into the higher education curriculum for Indonesian universities, and it became one of higher education's threefold responsibilities besides teaching and conducting researches. This study described how KKN and all of its variations are implemented in Duta Wacana Christian University. Aims: Firstly, to explain that KKN and Service-learning have commonalities in their concept and implementation. Secondly, to claim that KKN is an Indonesian version of Service-learning. Thirdly, to share the implementation of KKN & Service-learning at Duta Wacana Christian University from past, present and in future. Fourthly, to describe how Service-learning became a variant of KKN. Arguments/comments/suggestions: The claim that KKN has commonalities with Service-learning can be proved by their concepts such as, the concept of reflection activities, live-in into the community for some periods of time, participatorily planning and implementing programs, and working in a mono- and interdisciplinary areas of study. Because of the political unrest, the need of modifying the implementation of KKN has emerged. In present, there are at least two forms of KKN done by UKDW: the regular KKN and aperiodic KKN. The Service-learning falls under the category of aperiodic KKN that is done in response to specific demands or urgent needs. In future, Service-learning is projected to be a long-term project that is collaborated with other institutions. Conclusion: The Service-learning activities in future such as realizing IT village (Kampoeng IT) depend on the cooperation and networking with the local government, and other institutions. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia