Pedagogical Knowledge

Kita (termasuk saya) sering lupa bahwa pengetahuan dalam bidang tertentu (knowledge of a particular subject) berbeda dari pengetahuan dan ketrampilan pedagogis untuk pengajaran bidang tersebut (pedagogical knowledge and skills of the subject). Sehingga, kita sering terjebak pada analogi 'pemain sepak bola yang jago adalah pelatih yang baik untuk siswa sekolah sepak bola' atau analogi 'mike... Continue Reading →

A message for myself

It's easier for us to see our inabilities and doubts, which prevent us from trying, doing and achieving. Perfection is shadowing us, making it difficult to accept flaws and failures. Well, my friends. Focus on abilities and confidence. Try, do and achieve. Perfection is a myth. It's ok to get 7 out of 10, or... Continue Reading →

Finding yourself is not the right attitude, because this assumes that 'yourself' is there, somewhere, and your mission is to find it. What if you never find it? Create yourself, because it's always within you.

Don’t play their game

Everybody is playing a game and sometimes they will take you into the field and push you to play it. If you do, there will be two possible results: you win the game or you lose it. Because it's not your game, the probability that you lose is greater. They set the rules. Leave it.... Continue Reading →

Life is like riding a motorcycle. You will face the wind and rain, but you always have the option to accelerate. Focus on the destination. Just make sure you keep your balance and enjoy the ride. Be grateful for the journey.ย #life

Barangkali, setiap kita harus menyadari bahwa di belantara ilmu, kita tidak lebih dari remahan rengginang atau rontokan abon malkist. Dengan mengetahui luasnya ilmu, kita bisa menjadi rendah hati.

Kenapa kita tidak boleh membenci orang

Membenci dan berkata buruk tentang makanan saja tidak boleh, apalagi membenci sesama manusia Sepatutnya biasa saja. Membenci orang lain karena berbeda dari kita itu bentuk pengingkaran kenyataan bahwa kita juga tidak sempurna, dan mungkin ada orang lain yang membenci kita karena ketidaksempurnaan itu. Membenci orang lain karena berbeda juga bisa jadi bentuk kesombongan, karena kita... Continue Reading →

The Power of Self-acceptance

Paijo malah ikut tertawa ketika beberapa orang di dalam ruangan itu menertawakan dirinya. Mungkin karena jengkel, orang-orang itu semakin semangat mengolok dan menertawakan Paijo. Tapi Paijo memang aneh. Semakin keras mereka tertawa, semakin keras pula tawa Paijo. Bhahaha... Mungkin level jengkel mereka sudah memuncak, sampai akhirnya mereka berteriak. 'Gendeng kowe jo, tak guyu kok kamu... Continue Reading →

ARDIAN.ID

Hi, I'm Ardian - a passionate learner.ย I'm a professional Language Consultant (LC) and the Chief Editor of Prosemantic - professional translation and proofreading-editing service provider (visitย s.id/prosemantic).ย I love twisting my thoughts into words. In this home section, you'll find short posts reflecting my views on common issues, sort of coffee-tea things and the like. I put... Continue Reading →

Paradok

Seperti anjuran untuk menyelamatkan hutan dan pepohonan yang dicetak di atas berlembar-lembar kertas Seperti manusia yang berharap surga, percaya bahwa dunia hanya tempat persinggahan sementara, tapi berebut dunia seperti hidup selamanya Percaya bahwa Tuhan menilai manusia dari kadar taqwanya, kemudian menilai sesama manusia dari merk mobilnya. Bahwa di depan Tuhan semua manusia setara. Di mata... Continue Reading →

Kalah

Sesekali saya biarkan anak-anak kalah, supaya mereka mengerti bahwa terkalahkan itu manusiawi, supaya mereka bisa menerima kenyataan bahwa hidup tidak melulu tentang kemenangan dan keberhasilan. Alasan lain yang lebih penting. Saya biarkan mereka kalah supaya mereka bisa menjadi lebih peka hati dan penuh kasih, bisa berempati, bisa merasakan apa yang dirasakan oleh orang lain, sehingga... Continue Reading →

Dialogisme dalam hidup

Seorang teman datang dengan penuh emosi. 'Kurang ajar penulis itu. Dia menulis kalimat-kalimat yang tidak bisa saya terima. Saya tersinggung'. 'Sik, kenapa bro?' saya bertanya lewat jalur panggilan yang samar, mungkin jaringan sedang tidak baik. 'Dia menulis kalimat begitu, maksudnya pasti menyinggung saya. Saya emosi'. 'Haha.. Ojo gampang ngamuk ta bro. Kita kan tahu, makna... Continue Reading →

Systematic and Critical Thinking

๐ƒ๐ฎ๐š ๐ก๐š๐ฅ ๐ฒ๐š๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐š๐ฃ๐ข๐› ๐๐ข๐ค๐ฎ๐š๐ฌ๐š๐ข ๐ฆ๐š๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฐ๐š ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ค๐š๐ข๐ญ ๐๐ž๐ง๐ ๐š๐ง '๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ ' - ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฉ๐ข๐ค๐ข๐ซ. (1). Systematic Thinking - banyak mahasiswa di berbagai level masih belum bisa berpikir sistematis. Kemampuan untuk mengorganisir informasi masih belum cukup baik. (2). Critical Thinking - belum mampu dan belum 'berani' berpikir kritis, cenderung menerima konsep/ide dan pandangan tanpa evaluasi kritis yang cukup.... Continue Reading →

Students out there

Sekitar tahun 2008, bersama beberapa teman, saya terlibat dalam proyek Microsoft for Indonesia. Salah satu tujuan proyek tersebut adalah mengukur computer literacy guru-guru dan siswa di beberapa daerah. Banyak hal menggembirakan. Namun, kita juga menemukan kondisi yang membuat kita sedih. Pada umumnya, sekolah sudah memiliki komputer (dan lab), tapi banyak siswa dan beberapa guru tidak... Continue Reading →

You’re a doughnut

Imagine this. You're a sweet, soft and fluffy doughnut. Would you change yourself to salty chicken porridge if someone is trying to irritate you? No, please don't. Anytime in the future, when someone is trying to insult you, don't change yourself. Say this to yourself... I'm a sweet, soft... fluffy doughnutย ๐Ÿฉโ˜•

Student well-being

Selain pertanyaan 'how's the progress?' dan 'what chapter are you working on?' - pertanyaan lain yang sering diajukan pembimbing riset doktoral saya adalah 'are you ok?' - 'are you feeling ok?'. Yes, student well-being adalah salah satu aspek penting dari studi. Studi (dan hampir semua layanan kampus) sangat berorientasi pada mahasiswa. Dalam proses studi, pembimbing... Continue Reading →

Teaching

Teachers should be willing to climb down and simplify things to reach students' understanding and then lift the students to a higher level. Teachers should not be selfishly standing on the top of the ivory tower without offering helping hands.

Corpora Resources

Online Corpus PolyU Language bank Over 36 mil words of multilingual, multi-genre corpora free RCPCE Profession-specific Corpora A large collection of texts used in different professions in Hong Kong free A Query to Internet Corpora (Leeds U) Updated general-purpose online corpora with different languages British National Corpus (1980-1993) A standard English corpus often used as... Continue Reading →

Success

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life youโ€™re proud to live. (Anne Sweeney)

The Effective Teacher

Impressing others by complicating simple things is easy, but simplifying complicated things to make others understand is more challenging. It requires a higher level of comprehension, empathy, and the ability to deliver meanings/messages clearly.    

Writing a Scientific Manuscript

Scientific manuscript writing requires writers (researchers) to use various genres (cognitive genres - Bruce, 2008). In this post, I arrange the sample practices provided by UEfAP based on the basic structure of a scientific article. The arrangement will help you understand how particular genres are used in article sections, and allow you to compare genres... Continue Reading →

Why scientific manuscripts are rejected?

Summarizing various reasons for rejection of scientific manuscripts,ย Lucey (2015) proposedย 12 dominant factors:   Clarity: the paper needs to tell us what it is doing. If there are a host of good ideas all crowding each other out then in the confines of the space available in a modern journal article this is going to present... Continue Reading →

Rhetorical Functions in Academic Writing

Typical rhetorical functions used in academic writing Descriptive Describing objects, location, structure and direction Reporting and narrating Defining Writing instructions Describing function Describing processes, developments and operations Classifying / categorising Giving examples Including tables and charts Critical Writing critically Arguing and discussing Evaluating other points of view Comparing and contrasting: similarities and differences Generalising Expressing... Continue Reading →

Analyze My Writing

  One of challenging (and time-consuming) tasks writing teachers face in their teaching is assessing learners' written works. It takes a lot of energy to read and analyze students' writing. This online text context and readability analyzer will help teachers assess learners' written works. Some useful features are available on the website, such as basic... Continue Reading →

Berbicara dan Menulis

Saya sudah banyak berlatih berbicara dan menulis, tapi hasilnya belum baik. Kenapa? Karena ucapan dan tulisan adalah produk olah pikir, maka yang harus ditingkatkan atau diperbaiki adalah pola pikir (kemampuan berpikir sistematis), bukan sekedar berlatih berbicara atau menulis. Pembicara dan penulis yang baik mampu berpikir secara sistematis dan menata ide dengan baik sehingga ucapan dan... Continue Reading →

Writing the Methodology

Read this first - Writing the Introduction How should you write the section? What are important points you should include in the section Ok. Let's use the Q&A method. Here are key questions you need to answer for completing the methodology part of your scientific article. ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜, ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ [๐—ถ๐—ณ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ]ย โฌ‡๏ธ What is... Continue Reading →

Writing an Introduction

Writing an introduction is not easy. Writers (researchers) often face the challenging question of how to write the introduction part of a scientific article. In my workshop, I use a Q&A method to help writers (researchers) identify key points which should be included in the introduction. If you can answer most of these questions, then... Continue Reading →

Bad Words

Two important points to remember (when you receive bad words from others) Bad words thrown at you are not yours if you don't take them. The words belong to the ones who say them. Don't let the words go into your heart and hurt you. Bad words thrown at you do not represent who you... Continue Reading →

From Comfort Zone to Growth Zone

While the term is often used in the public discourse, comfort zone is still a problematic/difficult concept. We are often told to leave the comfort zone without being given an explanation of what the zone is. So, what's comfort zone? This diagram visualizes the concept clearly, providing indicators we can use for measuring the zone(s).... Continue Reading →

Log on -or- log in?

You might find the two phrases confusing. So, here areย a brief explanation about the two phrases and sample sentences. In nontechnical sense, 'Log on' means visiting (without using a username and password) while 'log in' means signing in with a username and password (or- sign in). Sample sentences: The user canย log on to a websiteย operated... Continue Reading →

Regret

Why worry about the past if you have the present and future days. Regret is a word of the future. It is meant to change your future, not to trap you in a static vacuum box - your past. If you regret something, just change it. Make decisions. Regret is a reminder. It reminds you... Continue Reading →

Action Research

What makes action research different from other types of investigation? Action research is flexible. It is uniquely suited to exploring and supporting change. It is the integration of an exploratory action and social research aimed at promoting development. The results of action research are both theoretical and practical

Ontological and Epistemological Stances

Why disclosing our ontological and epistemological stances? Research should begin withย ontological and epistemological assumptions which become the foundation of the inquiry (Guba & Lincoln, 2004; Hesse-Bibber & Leavy, 2004; Creswell, 2013, 2014). Because our assumptions affect the research process, it is necessary for researchers to be aware of theirย philosophical assumptions, and to disclose theirย ontological and... Continue Reading →

Objectivity

The way we think is neither objective nor unbiased. It is always distorted and partial. Therefore, our judgments are not the truths. They are just tiny particles of the truths. Treating distorted/partial judgments as the truths reflects ones' misunderstanding [and unawareness] of the real truths.

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