Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Business, Law And Pedagogy, ICBLP 2019, 13-15 February 2019, Sidoarjo, Indonesia

Research Article

Opportunities or Challenges? Building Student Social Character through WhatsApp-Based Project Citizen in Disruptive Era

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.13-2-2019.2286090,
        author={Tetep  Tetep and Jamilah  Jamilah and Endang  Dimyati and Odang  Hermanto},
        title={Opportunities or Challenges? Building Student Social Character through WhatsApp-Based Project Citizen in Disruptive Era},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Business, Law And Pedagogy, ICBLP 2019, 13-15 February 2019, Sidoarjo, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICBLP},
        year={2019},
        month={10},
        keywords={social character project citizen disruptive era},
        doi={10.4108/eai.13-2-2019.2286090}
    }
    
  • Tetep Tetep
    Jamilah Jamilah
    Endang Dimyati
    Odang Hermanto
    Year: 2019
    Opportunities or Challenges? Building Student Social Character through WhatsApp-Based Project Citizen in Disruptive Era
    ICBLP
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.13-2-2019.2286090
Tetep Tetep1,*, Jamilah Jamilah1, Endang Dimyati1, Odang Hermanto1
  • 1: Institut Pendidikan Indonesia
*Contact email: tetep@institutpendidikan.ac.id

Abstract

The disruptive era is marked by the cloud wars happening in the cyberspace. This disruptive era provides both opportunities and challenges to education. The WhatsApp-based Project Citizen model aims at developing student social character required to deal with the opportunities and challenges of the disruptive era. This study was conducted on social science students in Indonesia. The implementation of WhatsApp-based Project Citizen allows students to actively, critically, creatively, innovatively, and cooperatively participate in democracy and tolerance building. The results of this study show that WhatsApp-based Project Citizen model improved the openness of classroom climate and foster a cooperative responsibility and democratic values in students. This implies that the wise use of social media can help build social intelligence in the young generation of the nation.