Endah Istiqomah (Elementary School Teacher Education), Hindun Nur Aisyah (PG-PAUD), and Nur Milati (Mechatronics Education) developed a media to strengthening character culture through audio-based pop up learning for elementary school students.
"The media pop up that we developed support the effort to instill cultural learning and introduce diverse Indonesian cultures to children," said Endah as the learning media developer leader .
Based on data obtained from the Central Statistics Agency in collaboration with the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), in 2013 there were 633 large tribal groups consisting of sub-groups and small groups of tribes. This illustrates the diversity and heterogeneity of Indonesia. Therefore, the introduction of national culture to children is important to foster nationalism. This is also appropriate and relevant to the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that has been ratified by Indonesian government.
"Based on our observations and interviews at Triharjo Elementary School, children have not been directed towards education that can shape character through Indonesian cultural values. Though culture-based character is an important thing that must be instilled in children. "Children only understand the culture in its beauty and do not understand the importance of the culture itself," Endah added.
Hindun Nur Aisyah stated that cultural values should be instilled early in children. "Therefore, we develop a culture of pop-up learning media based on audio light sensors as one step to instill the character of that culture," Hindun said.
This audio-based pop up culture book is equipped with an LDR sensor so that this book's media automatically emits audio when the book is opened. The contents of this audio adapts to the songs from each region and is equipped with a brief explanation of the culture such as the philosophy of the traditional house, traditional clothes, dances, weapons and food from the area. (Muhammad Abdul Hadi / JK)