Wednesday (23/11), the Center for Medical Bioethics and Humanities held the Raboan Discussion Forum. The topic raised was Humanist Education. The speaker for this discussion was dr. C.B. Mulyatno, Pr. and moderated by Noviyanti Fahdilla, S. Tr.Keb, MPH.
Experimental School is a school that focuses on human and experience. The core of the school built by YB Mangunwijaya is the development of the character of solidarity. The reason is because Indonesian society is plural, so it has religious riches such as respecting, celebrating, and giving meaning to life. So far, education in Indonesia has only prioritized by the value of rivalry through the ranking. That’s why, YB Mangunwijaya want to create a happy school and every student was involved in self-development.
Students were invited to make some agreement like classroom rules, so we let the children to contribute. Thus the class becomes an exploratory space. An integral aspect of the experimental school is children get the value from the activities that they do, so children can express it by understanding the meaning of sharing, empathy and friendship.
Mangunan experimental school is a school that has a basic education system by developing children’s creativity. The main goal of the experimental school is the ability to value and live life. According to YB Mangunwijaya, the meaning of school is convivium (learning community), which is a place to interact with teachers, students, parents, and the community. The experimental school didn’t use any fences because they thought that children can directly interact with the people around the school.
There are 7 basic modalities applied by experimental schools:
- Have good mental and spiritual character.
- Understanding the language so they can express themselves in a polite communication.
- Independent, honest, critical, and creative
- Able to understand and appreciate useful items in life.
- Like to help someone and doing good.
- Respect each other and work together to keep the environment in a good term.
- Physically and spiritually healthy
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