James Kalimanzila
Airlangga University

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Re-Promoting Autonomous Learning for University Students: A Lesson from Pandemic Covid-19 Girindra Putri Ardana Reswari; James Kalimanzila
Jurnal Ilmiah Profesi Pendidikan Vol. 6 No. 1 (2021): May
Publisher : Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan, Universitas Mataram

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.29303/jipp.v6i1.144


Autonomous learning shifts the focus from teaching to learning in relation to lifelong learning skills. This system helps students to get direct skills and knowledge from different sources rather than focusing on passing their examinations. However, lecturers remain as an advisor and guider. This paper describes the application of autonomous learning and why it is essential to be promoted massively again especially during and after the COVID-19 issue. This study aims to re-promote the practice of autonomous learning as an alternative strategy in learning system due to social distance policy resulted from pandemic covid-19 era. This research has used qualitative research method, both primary and secondary information were collected from various sources such as observation, reading published articles, newspapers, books, social media, universities reports and students’ forums, as well as document analysis on the previous research of autonomous learning. Results of the research shows that autonomous learning is a best alternative learning strategic in this tragedy pandemic covid-19 era. However, in order to facilitate and enable this learning student’s readiness is more important, this is because it is a self-learning approach. As the conclusion and suggestion, the development of digital service and online studies have increased and stimulated the use of this system.  
Cultural Immersion Program as a Potential Live Laboratory for Applied English Students in Indonesia Girindra Putri Ardana Reswari; James Kalimanzila
Journal of Vocational Studies on Applied Research Volume 2, Issue 1, Year 2020 (April 2020)
Publisher : Sekolah Vokasi Universitas Diponegoro

Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | Full PDF (178.479 KB) | DOI: 10.14710/jvsar.v2i1.7631


Applied English students as vocational future graduates must be prepared to be ready to work in international atmosphere directly after they are graduates. One of the most essential skills that should be learned is intercultural interaction. There are two problems that should be answered in this research. First, how is the previous implementation of CIP in Indonesia? Second is why CIP can be used as live laboratory for applied English students? The purpose of this research is to discuss and analyze the success of CIP in Indonesia and its potentials of Cultural Immersion Program (CIP) in becoming the live laboratory for Applied English students. Reflected on the increasing number of International Students in Indonesia, many Cultural Immersion Programs (CIP) held by some institutions to build interaction between local society and international students. This research is a qualitative study. The data is collected by asking 30 international students. This study found that the implementation of CIP in Indonesian is seen as something effective to learn about Indonesia by the international students who ever joined the program. Another finding is CIP could be a miniature of the working place for international tourism since it also has intercultural interaction as well as has same goal and principle with international tourism. Therefore, it could be a potential live laboratory for Applied English students in Vocational School at the university level.  Keywords: cultural immersion program; international student; international tourism; intercultural communication