Keywords : Christian Education

A New Autism as The Next Pandemic: How Christian Education Eliminating Nomophobia

Sandy Ariawan; Sri Wahyuni; Roy Pieter

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2021, Volume 3, Issue 6, Pages 140-144
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2021.153

The world is grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic. This precarious situation forced adjustments in every aspect of human life, not least in the field of education. We were facing a twin pandemic, which is damaging to physical health as well as mental health. This study aimed to analyze the influence of fatherlessness on nomophobia among Christian students in Indonesia. This is a quantitative research with survey methods. All participants (200 students) completed a battery of questioannaires assessing predictor and outcome variables related to nomophobia The result of the analysis revealed that fatherlesness condition had a strong correlation with nomophobia, a new form of autism that will be the next pandemic. This can be eliminated by restoring parental function in the family.

Virtual Discussion for Improving Motivation: A Christian Education Strategy against Covid-19 Pandemic Effect

Sandy Ariawan; Kristyana .; Nungky Nurprasetyaningsih; Rusmi .

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2020, Volume 2, Issue 7, Pages 1-5
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2020.56

There was a big question about the transition to online learning on around the world, could it motivate student as good as the traditional methods? This study is aimed at finding out the effectiveness of virtual discussion for improving motivation of students during the Covid-19 pandemic. A total of sixty Christian students of State Vocational High School Malang were involved in the study, separated in two classes. The first class was treated with virtual discussion method and the other class as a control class. This study used a quasi-experimental research design, and analyzed using a paired sample t-test. The result obtained sig. 0.000 less than 0.05, showed a significant difference in the mean scores, indicated that virtual discussion was effective for improving motivation of students. From the finding, it is recommended to use virtual discussion in Christian education, against Covid-19 pandemic effect.

Cultivating Grit for Students Career Maturity: An Overview of Christian Education Approach to Combat Covid-19 Pandemic Effect

Siani Listio; Hotman Parulian Simanjuntak; Marlon Butarbutar; Vera Setyowati

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2020, Volume 2, Issue 7, Pages 131-135
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2020.77

Christian educators often struggle to motivate students in pandemic era. There was a big crisis among them to develop the ability to manage strong emotions and respond effectively to stressful situations, which affected to their career maturity. It was necessary to cultivate “perseverance and passion for long-term goals,” named grit. The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of grit to career maturity. This study was a quantitative research, applied causal design. The research subjects were Christian college students in East Java, 90 in numbers, using random sampling. The analysis was done by using simple linier regression and obtained the coefficient of determination 0.923. It meant that grit influenced students’ career maturity by 92.3%, while 7.7% was influenced by other factors. From the finding, to combat Covid-19 pandemic effect that caused students’ career maturity had been decreasing, Christian educators should cultivate grit.

Building Critical Thinking in Covid-19 Pandemic Era: Impossible or I am Possible?

Sandy Ariawan; STIPAK Malang

International Research Journal on Advanced Science Hub, 2020, Volume 2, Issue 6, Pages 127-130
DOI: 10.47392/irjash.2020.49

This study aimed to examine the influence of blended learning on critical thinking of Indonesian Christian students during the covid-19 pandemic era. Blended learning was a mixture of traditional learning and online learning. It was a method that students were freely to study the subject matter independently by utilizing the materials available online or conducting discussions with teachers or other students outside the hours of face-to-face, and teachers could add enrichment materials through internet facilities, might have students read the material or did the tests performed before the study. This method produced a critical thinking, which was a consideration of viewpoint, interpretation and withdrawal of conclusions, assumptions, implications, and consequences, open minds, collecting, assessing and translating relevant information. This study was a quantitative research, using simple linier regression. A hundred and twenty students were randomly selected from schools in Malang East Java Indonesia. The result reveals that blended learning influenced 81.6% adjustment of critical thinking of students. In this regard, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia should on regular bases organize workshops on blended learning for teachers