Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language and Language Teaching, ICLLT 2019, 12 October, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Experiential Learning: Exploring Human Literacy of English Language Teaching in Education 4.0

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.12-10-2019.2292232,
        author={Susanti  Malasari and Lemmuela Alvita Kurniawati},
        title={Experiential Learning: Exploring Human Literacy of English Language Teaching in Education 4.0},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Language and Language Teaching, ICLLT 2019, 12 October, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICLLT},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={experiential learning human literacy education 40 english language teaching},
        doi={10.4108/eai.12-10-2019.2292232}
    }
    
  • Susanti Malasari
    Lemmuela Alvita Kurniawati
    Year: 2020
    Experiential Learning: Exploring Human Literacy of English Language Teaching in Education 4.0
    ICLLT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.12-10-2019.2292232
Susanti Malasari1,*, Lemmuela Alvita Kurniawati2
  • 1: Universitas Tidar, Indonesia
  • 2: Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana, Indonesia
*Contact email: susantimalasari@untidar.ac.id

Abstract

Experiential learning, which provides rooms for students to explore, create a project, interact with their environment, real situation, simulation, and guided discovery, has become the focus of Education 4.0. The nature of it, which offers students ways to experience and apply what they have learned in class through social interactions, real-world tasks, and interpersonal experience is manifested in the development of students' human literacy. This study explores the perceptions of English teachers towards the impact of experiential learning in exercising students' human literacy to be better prepared in facing industrial revolution 4.0. This study is qualitative in nature and employs a questionnaire and interview to gather the data. Eight teachers from a private school that offers the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) participated in this study. The results of the study reveal that the majority of the English teachers have positive perceptions towards experiential learning. As an embodiment of human literacy, it helps students connect what they have learned with the real-world experience, promote collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, and use technology effectively. Pedagogical and practical implications of experiential learning embody the development of human literacy in English language teaching in Education 4.0 were discussed in the study.