Character Building Through Teaching Literature, Culture, and Local Wisdom


This article is talking about Character Building Through Teaching Literature, Culture, and Local Wisdom.Literature, culture, and local wisdom could develop the basic ability of students, teachers, and lecturers comprise perceptual, intellectual, emotional, social, intuitive, creativity, and ethics.. Actualization and the presence of literature, culture, and local wisdom will have a continually shifting and continuation. Globalization and sophisticated technology information continually flow in all aspects of live of human beings. Awareness and social control mainly derive from the society as the owner of literature, culture, and local wisdom. They are hoped to have deeply and powerful understanding about actualization in the presence of cultural values which exist in each ethnic in Indonesia. The awareness could create the character building ???sipakatau, sipakalebbi, andsipakaraja??????mutual honor, respect, and value. This research aims to find out and to describe: (a) the meanings of literature/culture that have philosophical, religious, and social/humanity values and (b) the meanings of ancestral local wisdom. This research is texts and field research. Its approach is ???Semiotic Symbols???.The managing of documentation and revitalization of language, literature, and culturehas been done, but it is still not maximal yet. This is done in order to avoid extinction. Therefore, the teachers and lectures now must do research to reveal the meanings beyond meaning, and to teach them to their students that are contained in the songs and the ancestral local wisdomof each ethnic in Indonesia. The best solution is to teach them through education. By this way, our nation generations will know and understand their culture.. Therefore, it could accelerate the character building and self-dignity of our nation who has a high culture, high dignity, and high civilization

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