Alimah, Ade (2020) Contemplative and transformative learning for character development in islamic higher education. Ulumuna: Jurnal of Islamic Studies, 24 (1). pp. 1-23. ISSN (P) 1411-3457, (E) 2355-7648

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ENGLISH Islamic higher education is supposed to develop Indonesians' characters due to its focus on teaching Islam. Moreover, the number of Islamic higher education institutions is vast, reaching 777. Indeed, their contribution to the character development of Indonesians may be significant. However, occurring religious-based prejudices and conflicts, as well as a high index of corruption, show the paradoxes and challenges of Islamic higher education. Although there has been no research demonstrating a statistically significant correlation between Islamic teaching and crime rate or moral issues, educators in Islamic higher education institutions should reflect on what should be done to enhance their leverage on character education. In this paper, two concepts of contemplative learning and transformative learning are discussed to find feasible ways of teaching Islam in the challenging contemporary world. Contemplative and transformative learning in character development requires educators to implement mindfulness and connectedness through integrating all entities of learners' cognition, emotion, intuition, and body, interrelating multi-disciplines, and connecting learning to the real world.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: contemplative learning; transformative learning; character development; Islamic higher education
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220403 Islamic Studies
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Keguruan > Jurusan Pendidikan Profesi Guru
Depositing User: Syahrul Gunawan Adita, S.E
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2022 02:37
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2022 02:37

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