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The Reconstruction of Life Skills Education Views in Relation to Character Education for Human Resource Development in Indonesia's Creative Industry


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The main focus of this study was to examine the researcher's reconstructed views about Life Skills Education approach in Civic Education for the development of Human Resource in Indonesia's creative industry. It has been based on the existing gap between the real situation and the conceptual framework (Das Sein and Das Solen) about human resource and the required life skills to operate in the industry. In the context of this study, the problem being referred to is the issue of globalization and the limited employment opportunities for the increasing numbers of the working age group in the country. The research employed a qualitative approach. This approach helped in the reconstruction of life skills education views and character education (Constructivism) for the field of civic education through a phenomenological approach. I relied on the respondents' views to explore and to establish appropriate views for the study. The data was gathered through: (1) the review of literature; (2) in-depth interview of the participants, practitioners and the students taking courses on creative industry, as well as the participants from the creative industries; (3) observation of respondents. The data, was processed through a reduction process, analysis and presentation were done qualitatively. Conclusion: (1) the transmission of national values or the reconstruction of a social system in the educational institutions can be conducted through civic education, the transmission can cover character education and civic skills; (2) as a holistic framework in shaping citizens skills for a positive contribution to the social system, civic education should be able to shape people's character and life skills, needed for human performance; (3) the education soft skills within civic education have become the basic foundation for the establishment of good character, smart citizens and a creative nation. This makes this form of education a very important component in the teaching and learning process, which in turn helps to generate human resource that is able to adapt to the demands of the rapidly changing era in the creative industries.

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Life Skills Education, Human Resource, Character Education and Creative Industry
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Purnomo Ananto
Politeknik Negeri Media Kreatif, J1. Srengseng Sawah, Jagakarsa, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia

Abstract


The main focus of this study was to examine the researcher's reconstructed views about Life Skills Education approach in Civic Education for the development of Human Resource in Indonesia's creative industry. It has been based on the existing gap between the real situation and the conceptual framework (Das Sein and Das Solen) about human resource and the required life skills to operate in the industry. In the context of this study, the problem being referred to is the issue of globalization and the limited employment opportunities for the increasing numbers of the working age group in the country. The research employed a qualitative approach. This approach helped in the reconstruction of life skills education views and character education (Constructivism) for the field of civic education through a phenomenological approach. I relied on the respondents' views to explore and to establish appropriate views for the study. The data was gathered through: (1) the review of literature; (2) in-depth interview of the participants, practitioners and the students taking courses on creative industry, as well as the participants from the creative industries; (3) observation of respondents. The data, was processed through a reduction process, analysis and presentation were done qualitatively. Conclusion: (1) the transmission of national values or the reconstruction of a social system in the educational institutions can be conducted through civic education, the transmission can cover character education and civic skills; (2) as a holistic framework in shaping citizens skills for a positive contribution to the social system, civic education should be able to shape people's character and life skills, needed for human performance; (3) the education soft skills within civic education have become the basic foundation for the establishment of good character, smart citizens and a creative nation. This makes this form of education a very important component in the teaching and learning process, which in turn helps to generate human resource that is able to adapt to the demands of the rapidly changing era in the creative industries.

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Life Skills Education, Human Resource, Character Education and Creative Industry