The Implementation Of Three Main Pillar Characters Learning Approach (Respect, Responsibility, Independence) Based On Sabu Tribe Family Tradition

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Petrus Ly , Taty Rosiana Koroh , Thomas Kemil Masi , Fredik Kollo


Petrus Ly,Taty Rosiana Koroh, Thomas Kemil Masi, Fredik Kollo. Teacher Training and Education Faculty of Nusa Cendana University, a 2022 research entitled “ The Implementation of Three Main Pillar Characters Learning Approach (Respect, Responsibility, Independence) Based on Sabu Tribe Family Tradition.” This study took place in Sabu Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. It aimed to describe the implementation of character learning approach and process of respect, responsibility and independence in Sabu family; the regression level tendency of these main characters in modern era. Descriptive qualitative research method was applied to analyze and interpret data obtained from key respondents through either individual interviews or focus group discussion (FGD). Informants were recommended by several Sabu elders and selected using certain criteria to ensure data homogeneity in order to describe data obtained from interviews, FGD and questionnaire systematically. The result revealed that the pattern of character learning approach in Sabu families rooted in “how good and nice of loving brotherhood life as it makes many things easy” Ie Lowe Wini Dome Mude Para Lai) philosophy. It was source of inspiration in designing three main characters learning approach of Sabu tribe in order to support respect, responsibility and independence as priority in Sabu families from generation to generation. Parents’ tasks and duties were to teach, educate, and train their children through story telling of infamous figures in Sabu legend. They educated children by describing noble values of the figures to cultivate respect, responsibility and independence behaviors (indirect approach). Training was done using both direct approach by field practice and habituation and indirectly about various life skills practice and cultivating respect. It was also found that there was regression in its implementation of the character learning approach based on the philosophy in Sabu families as an impact of modern education model which tended to part from family tradition that held custom and tradition principles tightly in character learning.

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