Strengthening Character Education through Traditional Cultural Heritage

Ria Putri Rahmawati, Ari Dwi Harsono

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Globalization causes rapid technological development. The development of technology makes degeneration of children's characters. Both in the city and in the villages experience the impact of technological developments. Nowadays children are more interested in modern games like online games. This is due to the growing technology that makes children no longer see the traditional game of Indonesian cultural heritage. The character of a child is influenced by family and environmental factors. The role of parents and society is very important for maintaining the cultural heritage in order to pass the cultural heritage to next generation. The purpose of traditional games is to restore the character of students which is fading as the development of technology. Children's traditional game may provide a solution to the problem of decreasing students’ character. In traditional education, there are values that strengthen character education and can be used to overcome the problems faced. Traditional games include dakon, jamuran, gobak sodor and cublak-cublak suweng. This paper discusses the five important axis of character education, namely religious, nationalist, integrity, independent, and mutual cooperation.

Keywords: characters; globalization; children's culture; dacon; gobak sodor; cublak-cublak suweng


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