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Educational and Language Philosophy Principle: Content Analysis on “Basic English Handout”

Yulia Agustina, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Darmiyati Zuchdy
Voices of English Language Education Society , Volume 4, pp 130-141; doi:10.29408/veles.v4i2.2261

Abstract: Educational and language philosophy is the combination of education philosophy and language philosophy. Education philosophy seeks the truth in the education section. On the other hand, language philosophy is a combination of linguistics and philosophy. Hence, language is a vital medium in philosophizing. The research was aimed to ascertain the educational and language philosophy principle. This research used content analysis inferential. The data resource was ‘Basic English Handout’ for the first semester students of the Early Childhood Education Program of Hamzanwadi University. The data were collected by data making, data reduction, inference, and analyzing the data. To ascertain valid and reliable data, semantic validation data and test-retest reliability were used. The researchers used an analytical construct with a qualitative conceptual domain in analyzing data. The results showed that educational and language philosophy principle on ‘Basic English Handout’ were: existentialism, reconstructionism, and humanism. Existentialism refers to students’ activities on committing themselves in learning concrete experiences, dynamic reflection, observation, active experimentation, and creating thinking conceptualization. While, reconstructionism created students on: problem-solving, focusing on transformation (direct participation), democracy, learning by doing, cooperation in learning, and doing the exercises. Last, humanism instructed students to think inductively, explore and develop self-concept, develop their own experience and trials, actively participating, and discipline in learning activities.
Keywords: students / existentialism / Language Philosophy / English / basic / Reconstructionism / handout / Ascertain

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