Diversity, unity, and global citizenship education: a case study in community outreach program in Indonesia

Anggono, Juliana and Lim, Resmana and Limbong, Frans and Wartono, Poedi Soenarjo and Palit, Herri Christian (2017) Diversity, unity, and global citizenship education: a case study in community outreach program in Indonesia. In: 6th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning, 01-06-2017 - 01-06-2017, Surabaya - Indonesia.

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    COP (Community Outreach Program) is an established service-learning program which has been around for 21 years. The program offers an inter-discipline activity set in an international atmosphere to connect the academic theories with the actual social life and problems in the community. This program is conducted during semester break in July-August every year as a supporting medium to foster community development in a rural area of East Java Province, Indonesia. So far in the program there have been students from 15 university partners from 10 different countries ever participating. This diverse background of students group who join COP, locate and live in several sub-villages for 3 to 4 weeks can be considered as a small world in which diversity exists – there are many differences in their background, how they see and think about the world but yet they serve and learn from one another and unite to try to solve problems. In this study, the reflection books of participants from COP 2015 were studied to understand how COP has provided an education setting in which an interaction in a multiracial, multiethnic, and different religions setting is possible and even the diverse was united to educate caring and responsible citizens committed to peace and sustainable development, open to other cultures, able to appreciate the value of freedom, respectful of human dignity and differences.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Community Outreach Program, Service-Learning, Diversity, Citizenship Education.
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
    Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Technology > Electrical Engineering Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2017 00:19
    Last Modified: 03 Oct 2017 20:05
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/17854

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