Academic journal article Researchers World

Model Project Citizenship in Developing Nationalism Attitude through Intelletual Citizenship

Academic journal article Researchers World

Model Project Citizenship in Developing Nationalism Attitude through Intelletual Citizenship

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The spirit of nationality is necessary to be developed on any personal especially the Indonesian youthsters. However, some say that young generations do not have nationalism spirit. But there does nationalism soul exists, With no trigger that is able to make it appear. Here are many ways though which the nationalism soul can be sowed among young Indonesian generation.

A university student is seen as the hope for the nation's youth and the country has an important role to embody attitude towards nationalism soul. One thing that can be conducted by those Indonesian youths to embody attitude toward nationalism soul is to utilize education science, as it is one of the important things in creating nationalism attitude.

The intelligence possessed by Indonesians youth must be mirrored in three aspects such as civic knowledge, civic skill, and civic disposition.

Colleges as the formal a educational institution organizing in deed have the vital rules.Exceedingly colleges use regulations to implement objectives of national education in accordance with the idealities in Indonesian constitution.

University students as the nation's next young generation must have good knowledge about the dynamics of national life. Colleges of course have responsibility to creatuch an environmente for the students. From civic point of view students are believed as the new citizens, means that they are citizens who need be aware of rights and obligations either as an individual or community members. Especially the attitude of nationalism should be owned by the younger generation who later will run the government of this country.

One of the learning models to develop student's nationalism is to use citizen project model. This model learning is portfolio based and, through this model students are not only persuaded to understand the concepts and scientific principles but also they can develop their abilities to work cooperatively through empiric practice of learning activities. Therefore the learning process is getting more challenging, active and meaningful.


Learning is associated with children's mental development that is not separated from their activities. Therefore children's mental development is dependent on to what extent children manipulate tools and other learning tools (Suparno, 2009). Mental development is not a plan from piece of separated information. Yet it is a mental frame construction by students to understand their environment, so they are free to develop their own understanding.

There are four learning pillars that are determined by UNESCO (Budimansyah D. , 2009) :

1. Learning to know is a learning process that allows students to master the technique of finding (discovery) knowledge and no merely to find (inquiry) knowledge.

2. Learning to do is learning to achieve the ability to carry out controlling, monitoring, maintaining, designing, and organizing. Learning by doing something concrete in the potential not just limited to the ability of mechanistic, but also includes the ability to communicate, cooperate with others and to manage and resolve conflict.

3. Learning to live together is to equip the ability to live together in diversity from others with tolerance, mutual understanding and without prejudice.

4. Learning to be is the success of learning to achieve this level of success required the support of the first pillar, the second and third.

Those four pillars are addressed for a student's birth who seek information and find out knowledge that is capable of solving problems, cooperation, and tolerance in diversity. If those fuor succeed in a satisfactory manner it will increase the students' confidence so that they will become aresponsible citizen and civilized human being who can recognize themselves with steady and independent personality and have the emotional stability with intellectual knowledge. They are also able to control themselves consistently, which is otherwise called as Emotional Quotient. …

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