Proceedings of the 1st Tidar International Conference on Advancing Local Wisdom Towards Global Megatrends, TIC 2020, 21-22 October 2020, Magelang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia

Research Article

Nuwun Sewu Culture as Local Activity in The Formation of Community Characters

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-10-2020.2311859,
        author={Sukron  Mazid and Achmad Busrotun Nufus and Delfiyan  Widiyanto and Danang  Prasetyo},
        title={Nuwun Sewu Culture as Local Activity in The Formation of Community Characters},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st Tidar International Conference on Advancing Local Wisdom Towards Global Megatrends, TIC 2020, 21-22 October 2020, Magelang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={TIC},
        year={2021},
        month={11},
        keywords={nuwun sewu culture local wisdom character},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-10-2020.2311859}
    }
    
  • Sukron Mazid
    Achmad Busrotun Nufus
    Delfiyan Widiyanto
    Danang Prasetyo
    Year: 2021
    Nuwun Sewu Culture as Local Activity in The Formation of Community Characters
    TIC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-10-2020.2311859
Sukron Mazid1,*, Achmad Busrotun Nufus1, Delfiyan Widiyanto1, Danang Prasetyo2
  • 1: Tidar University, Indonesia
  • 2: Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata Ambarukmo, Yogyakarta
*Contact email: sukronmazid@untidar.ac.id

Abstract

The specific purpose of this study is to identify the culture of nuwun sewu as a character building in social life. Javanese people used to always use the nuwun sewu habit in their daily life as a tradition of upholding politeness. Javanese people are known for their manners and their advantages of respecting others. Nuwun sewu culture as local wisdom and shaping the character of the community becomes an example and culture in behaving. This research applied descriptive qualitative approach. The results showed that first, the social environment of the community influences the formation of the character culture of a civilised society through modeling. Second, the educational environment is influential in providing understanding and knowledge of citizen behavior in building the character of society by means of culture.