A Religious based Education Concept for Good Personality Development in a Crisis: The Case of Improving Indonesian Students Morals and Character
Keywords:Values Education, Religious based Education Concept, Religious Values and Norms, Personality, Character and Personality
This study aimed to establish a religious based education concept for the improvement of personality of the students through the education system in Indonesia. Due to the fact that in this rapidly changing world, society faces challenges regarding behavior and personality. The changing world has led to negative values, norms, and attitudes caused by advancement in techno-logical values of most nations, including Indonesia leading to erosion of collective morals within the young people. Hence, there is need for learner guidance to help develop good morals as one way to achieve the purpose of education. In this regard, the present study aims to produce a religious guidance model to improve student morality. The study went through procedures which included literature review, needs assessment, content validation from the expert and empiric validation from the university counsellor of the initial model. The method of research and development has been applied. The results of the study have revealed that: a religious based education concept is an important tool in moral development and character building of the students; developing a clear concept such as this religious based concept requires clear steps which must comprise of the primary concept and secondary concepts; and the improved religious based education concept is appropriate according to the expert’s perspective and the practitioners in developing students morals and character, since it meets the requirements of the feasibility study, thus it is recommended for implementation at a wider scale where necessary.