Implementation of Character Education in Teaching and Learning English by the Students Practice Field Experience Activities Online during the Covid 19 Pandemic

Fathul Zannah, Yulianti Hidayah

Abstract


It is revealed that the EFL teachers have inserted character education in classroom with various activities and frequencies. Most of them inserted character education with both explicit and implicit modes. The Students practice field experience in teaching and learning English course in their teaching practice faced obstacles in the implementation of character education using 2013 curriculum that has not been maximized during the online course of covid 19 pandemic. The practiced teachers with full awareness as future educators try to carry out activities that prioritize character education as characteristic of the Indonesian nation in every activity as an EFL teachers during the online course. The design of this study was a descriptive qualitative study through two students practice field experience among them in teaching and learning English activities online that consisted of verbal and nonverbal activities using google meet application, google classroom, WhatsApp media. The techniques for collecting the data were observation and document study from the lesson plans and were analyzed using Miles and Huberman model. The results of the study show that the students practice field experience have been able to implement 18 character values in the English teaching and learning activities integratedly as a whole procedure in two times observation, which are in pre- teaching, whilst-teaching, and post-teaching. The character values implemented are Honesty, Responsibility, Discipline, Curiosity, Friendly / Communicative, Tolerance, Independent, Religiosity, Work Hard, Creative, Rewarding Achievement, Joy of Reading, Environmental Care, Social Care, Democratic, Love the Country, The Spirit of Nationality and Love of Peace.

 


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character education; English teaching learning activity; students practice field experience

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