BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – This year, Faculty of Teaching and Education (FKIP) Universitas Pasundan is getting its 44th anniversary.
In order to welcome the main event of the anniversary, Unpas FKIP held a national seminar entitled “Transformasi Pendidikan Pengembangan Keterampilan Guru Bimbingan Konseling Abad 21” on Monday, 24 January 2022.
Seminar which was attended by counselling teachers from various schools in West Java presented a Counselling Professor from Indonesian University of Education (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, UPI), Prof. Dr. Uman Suherman AS, M.Pd and General Chairman of Paguyuban Pasundan Prof. Dr. H. M. Didi Turmudzi, M.Si as keynote speakers.
In his remark, Dean of Unpas FKIP, Dr. H. Uus Toharudin, M.Pd stated that the educator’s duty is not only about transferring the knowledge to the students. But more than that, educator plays the role to direct and form their students to be a person who loves, respect and is obedient to both parents and other individuals around them.
“A counselling teacher and whoever they are related to education and makes the Koran as the basic to carry out their duties – may Allah gave them a way, blessing and His guidance, especially they intend to do to get a blessing from Allah,” he said.
In line with the Dean’s statement, Prof. Uman agreed that in educating people, there should need a strong basic. Therefore, the knowledge they transferred would be useful when applied in the daily life.
“The values of the Koran encourage these educators to dismiss narrowed-thoughts of some people who think education is not important. By building the principle of long-life learning, that is what we call ‘the way of thinking’ in the 21st century,” he said.
Learning makes a person have capacity, so in the future, he/she would be able to obtain recognition, reward and trust.
“When education is not considered important anymore, people would think that life would be passed easily and instantly; respects for parents decreases; social sensitivity and closeness reduce,” he continued.
Counselling teacher should not only build technical skills, but also increase thinking capacity in order to produce graduates who are strong in both oral and written terms.
“Keep in mind, being smart in writing is not enough. Here, teachers take on the role of teaching language intelligence, so that students can process words and use good language when communicating with other people,” he said.
Meanwhile, Prof. Didi discussed the importance of noble character in the educational process, because he considered that the nation’s ethics and morals had begun to crumble.
“If we take a look from the religious point of view, there has also been a religious paradox. The most important thing in education is noble character, but it is not touched much, even though that is the key,” he explained.
Currently, education tends to prioritize competitiveness, intelligence, and intellectuality. Educational institutions sometimes forget to educate noble character and moral life.
“This methodology is what we must help, so that education creates people who can live their lives properly,” he concluded. (Reta)*