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Article Published In Vol.6 (July-Aug-2018)

Establishing Character Education in Elementary School: Increasing Concern and Environmental Responsibility Through Habiting and Modeling Working Group Activities

Pages : 779-785, DOI: https://doi.org/10.14741/ijmcr/v.6.4.15

Author : Dinie Rizky Amelia, Mohamad Syarif Sumantri and Erry Utomo

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Character is an important and major in equipping the elementary school. Character education in elementary schools is not only applied in the classroom but can also be applied outside the classroom as well as in extracurricular activities of working groups. In the extracurriculars the working group of students is divided into several activities. The working group (Pokja)consists of: (1) TOGA (Family Medicine Plants) pokja, (2) Planting pokja, (3) fishery pokja, (4) energy pokja, (5) pokja biopori, and (6) a hygiene working group that will hold each program based on the group that has been determined. The research will be conducted on students of grade III in Elementary (Sekolah Dasar Negeri /SDN) Menteng 02, Central Jakarta with the number of sample students. This study uses the design of classroom action research model Kemmis and Taggart consists of four stages of plan, action, observation, and reflection. After doing research, it is found that using modeling and habituation in extracurricular activity process work group proved effective in increasing the character of responsibility and awareness to environment. This is because students are actively involved and there is a real example of the subject matter that becomes the learning objective.

Keywords: Character education, Responsibility, Environmental care

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