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Dinamika Ilmu
ISSN : 14113031     EISSN : 24429651
DINAMIKA ILMU (P-ISSN: 1411-3031; E-ISSN: 2442-9651) is an International Education Journal published by Faculty of Education and Teacher Training of IAIN Samarinda, Indonesia. It is a peer-reviewed journal of Education, including: English Language Teaching and Islamic Education. The journal is published twice a year.
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The Implementation of Character Education in Kalimantan, Indonesia: Multi Site Studies

Abdi, Muhammad Iwan ( IAIN Samarinda )

Dinamika Ilmu Dinamika Ilmu Vol 18 No 2, December 2018
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This research was inspired by some of the realities that the author found related to the implementation of character education, especially in several regencies/cities in East Kalimantan. Apart from the author’s concern toward the case of the moral decadence of the nation's children, this should be a demand and obligation for every educator to form the character of his students. Therefore, various models and innovations began to be developed by educational units led by creative teachers starting to package character-based learning designs and innovations. This research focuses on character models developed by the school. This research is a field work research that focuses on multi-site studies. Sources of data in this study include: teachers and students in several schools are the focus of research. The research locus is spread in several regions, namely: Tarakan, Bulungan, East Kutai and Bontang. The data collection techniques that the author uses in this study include: observations, interviews and documentations. Furthermore, the findings of the research data were processed using Milles and Hubberman's interactive analysis using the data reduction flow , data display and data conclusions . Based on the findings of the research, it can be concluded that the character values developed include: religious values, creative, independent and responsible, the spirit of nationality and love for the motherland, tolerance, communication and love the environment.

The Effect of Physical Working Environment, Group Dynamics and Coping Strategies on English Lecturer’s Occupational Stress at Three Universities of North Sumatera

Rafida, Tien ( State Islamic University of North Sumatera )

Dinamika Ilmu Dinamika Ilmu Vol 18 No 1, June 2018
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The objectives of this research is to obtain information on the effect of physical working environments, group dynamics and coping strategies to occupational stress. Analysis unit is English lecturer’s of three Universities of North Sumatera in Medan, involving 251 English lecturer’s selected randomly. Data analysis applies lane analisys with SPSS program. Research findings show that physical working environment, group dynamics has direct effect to coping strategies, coping strategies has direct effect to occupational stress. Physical working environment and group dynamics through coping strategies has indirect effect to occupational stress. Based on the result of inferential study that occupational stress explainable by variable coping strategies, group dinamics and physical working environment. Equally physical working environment and group dynamics in good condition and supported by choice correct coping strategies, will result occupational stress to decline.

Exposing ESP Teacher’s and Students’ Perception about Teaching Speaking for Tourism Program

Khoirunnisa, Khoirunnisa ( Sebelas Maret University ) , Suparno, Suparno ( Sebelas Maret University ) , Supriyadi, Slamet ( Sebelas Maret University )

Dinamika Ilmu Dinamika Ilmu Vol 18 No 1, June 2018
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This study was framed in English for Spesific Purposes to look into the teacher’s and students’ perception about teaching speaking for Tourism Program. To this end, ten male and female Tourism students and their English teacher in one of private Vocational High School in Surakarta were purposively selected as the participants in this study. They were invited to take part in semi-structured interview. The findings showed that English for Tourism emphasizes more in building students’ speaking skill. All participants shared their positive perceptions toward teaching speaking for Tourism Program. The students perceived that speaking was very crucial for them since it gave such impact to their future career. Nevertheless, there were several difficulties students faced in the learning process including grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, content. There were also some challenges such as lack of confidence, low motivation and limited learning material. However, both teacher and students were actively involved in overcoming those barriers. This study shed light on the importance of collaboration between teacher and students. It is suggested that they should work closely to improve the quality of ESP program. 

Language Learning Strategies (LLS): Teachers’ Notions and Practice

Kussin, Haddi Junaidi ( International Islamic University Malaysia ) , Omar, Ainon ( Sultan Idris Education University ) , Kepol, Napisah ( Sultan Idris Education University )

Dinamika Ilmu Dinamika Ilmu Vol 18 No 1, June 2018
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The purpose of the study was to find out both notions and practice where LLS are concern. The study targeted the teacher population at Centre for Foundation Studies of the International Islamic University Malaysia, particularly teachers responsible of teaching English at the educational institution. However, there were only four teachers who responded to the invitation to become part of the study. The study first explored the individual perception of the four teachers who volunteered (done via three separate interview sessions) before lesson implementations of the four were observed to substantiate their notions on incorporating LLS into lesson implementations. The notions of the four volunteered teachers were found to have aligned with their individual practices where LLS are concern.

Assessment Model Implemented in Learning Gallery to Teach Cross Cultural Understanding for EFL Learners

Iftanti, Erna ( IAIN Tulungagung )

Dinamika Ilmu Dinamika Ilmu Vol 18 No 1, June 2018
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In response to one of the demands for EFL learners to have cross cultural competence mainly on cultures of English speaking countries, this article describes assessment model implemented in Learning Gallery technique to teach Cross Cultural Understanding. Learning Gallery as one of the innovative ways of teaching content courses with an abundant coverage of materials proves to be able to help learners to be competent in some topics of cultures. This fact has been proved by implementing assessment model, namely Student-Self Test and Teacher-Made Test. The result of this study reveals that such an assessment model brings about improving the students’ cross cultural competence and leads them to be more independent learners. Moreover, through a reflective interview given at the end of the course, they claim that by developing their own test and doing their peer’s made test, they are experienced in test development in addition to be better prepared for the test. Accordingly, this study gives a meaningful insight for EFL lecturers teaching content courses to implement Learning Gallery technique with such an assessment model in order to help the EFL learners to be autonomously independent learners and competent in their own subjects learnt. 

Sexual Language Translation: The Perspective of Teaching Polite English

Putranti, Sulistini Dwi ( Pasca Sarjana Universitas Negeri Surakarta Sebelas Maret ) , Nababan, M R ( Pasca Sarjana Universitas Negeri Surakarta Sebelas Maret ) , Tarjana, Sri Samijati ( Pasca Sarjana Universitas Negeri Surakarta Sebelas Maret )

Dinamika Ilmu Dinamika Ilmu Vol 18 No 1, June 2018
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Students of English language can benefit their learning from translating English novels which can be found easily everywhere. Since many of those novels contain sexual languages, students need to be exposed on how to deal with taboo, vulgar and harsh languages.  This research investigated how to produce a good and qualified translation of taboo, vulgar and harsh languages from English into Indonesian without creating pornography. The quality examined was its accuracy, acceptability and readability of the translation. The method applied in this research was descriptive qualitative with the strategy of an embedded case study. The source of data was a novel by Sandra Brown and its translation. The research reveals that the students and/or translators should handle taboo, vulgar and harsh languages found in sexual languages by applying generalization, modulation, euphemism, reduction and deletion as the techniques to translate such languages, so they are able to produce a translation which does not violate norms and values. Those techniques have proved to be able to produce a good quality translation.

Teaching English at Indonesian Islamic Higher Education: An Epistemological Perspective

Irwansyah, Dedi ( IAIN Metro Lampung )

Dinamika Ilmu Dinamika Ilmu Vol 18 No 1, June 2018
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English Language Teaching (ELT) practices are strongly underpinned by an epistemological view. Different beliefs on what constitute as sources of knowledge and methods of knowledge acquisition bring about different instructional implications. The case is true within the context of ELT at Indonesian Islamic higher education where the desired goals of the English teaching are not only for mastering language skills and pedagogy but also for strengthening Islamic faith and nurturing virtuous action. This research, therefore, aims to provide a description of how the decision makers and ELT practitioners at the Islamic higher education view the Islamic epistemology conceptually and practically. It addresses an attitude toward the epistemological contestation between Islam and West, as well as the strategies of integrating Islamic epistemology into English language instruction. A case study with a qualitative technique of data collection was conducted. Four decision makers, with a formal educational background of Islamic epistemology, and three ELT practitioners were involved as the research participants. The findings show that: First, ELT has its roots in Quranic revelation and prophetic tradition. Second, the Islamic epistemology and the Western epistemology ought to be interconnected rather than to be put within a contestation framework. Third, the Islamic epistemology should be integrated, explicitly or implicitly, into the curriculum, teaching materials, classroom scenario, assessment, academic atmosphere, and research policy. It is recommended that ELT practitioners responsibly explore the notion of Quran as the basis of linguistics and language pedagogy, and creatively accommodate the issues of locality and particularity into their instructional activities.

PRWR: Evidence of Its Effectiveness in Teaching Academic Content-Area Reading Across English Proficiency

Lubis, Azhar Aziz ( Universitas Bengkulu ) , Sulistyo, Gunadi Harry ( Universitas Negeri Malang )

Dinamika Ilmu Dinamika Ilmu Vol 18 No 1, June 2018
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This factorial quasi-experimental 22 study aimed to corroborate the effect of PRWR strategy compared to Translation and Reading Aloud on students’ academic content-area reading comprehension as observed from their English proficiency. The interaction between the strategy and English proficiency was also examined. Data were obtained from a reading comprehension test, a TOEFL PBT Equivalent test, and a questionnaire on students’ perception towards the PRWR strategy. Both the reading test and the questionnaire were expert validated and tried out, whereas the TOEFL PBT Equivalent test was conducted under the auspices of an English institute. 58 sophomore students at a state university in Malang, Indonesia, served as the subjects of the study. This turned out that first; students taught by the PRWR strategy have better reading comprehension than that of by Translation and Reading Aloud. Second, students with high English proficiency taught by the PRWR strategy have better reading comprehension than that of taught by Translation and Reading Aloud. Third, there was no interaction between reading strategy and English proficiency. All in all, the employment of the PRWR strategy was highly recommended in academic content-area reading comprehension.

Investigating the Relationship between Foreign Language Anxiety and Oral Performance of Non-English Major University Students in Indonesia

Subekti, Adaninggar Septi ( Duta Wacana Christian University )

Dinamika Ilmu Dinamika Ilmu Vol 18 No 1, June 2018
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This quantitative study was conducted to find out the relationship between Foreign Language Anxiety (FLA) and the achievements of non-English major university students in Indonesia. Through descriptive analysis, the study found that learners experienced various degrees of FLA with the mean score 93.07 (SD = 17.69, N = 119). This study also found a statistically significant, negative correlation between the learners’ FLA and their achievements as measured with their grades, r (117) = -.37, p < .01. Consistent with that, significant, negative relationships were also found between the learners achievements and all the three related situation-specific anxieties, namely, communication apprehension, test anxiety, and fear of negative evaluation. Considering the results, it is suggested that both teachers and students should minimise the debilitating effects of students’ FLA. Based on the limitations of this study, some recommendations for future researches are also stated. Suggested directions of future researches on FLA in Indonesia are investigations on the relationship between FLA and achievements across different levels of education as well as thorough qualitative investigations of FLA. Keywords: Foreign Language Anxiety, learners’ achievements, correlations. 

Investigating Self Professional Development in Teaching English: The Case of English College Teachers’ Role as Models

Nurhayati, Dwi Astuti Wahyu ( IAIN Tulungagung )

Dinamika Ilmu Dinamika Ilmu Vol 18 No 1, June 2018
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Self Professional Development is one of the key factors in Foreign Language Learning, and therefore strategies in developing English professional college teachers should be seen as an important aspect of improving English lecturers’ role as models. This study was done through a survey to 30 EFL college teachers of PGRI Teacher Training College and State Islamic Institute of Tulungagung, a small town in East Java, Indonesia, in order to underline the basis of making a decision on improving efforts for the sake of creating English Professional Development college teachers who are influential toward the success of English teaching and learning process. The instrument -a questionnaire including three open ended questions-was developed in accordance to reviewing some related research articles about professional developing. This study reveals the fact that to be a professional English college teachers, one should develop ten professional efforts namely perceived professional identity as model; career development needs, theoretical and content knowledge; practical knowledge and professional skills; professional networking; pedagogical content knowledge; perceived benefits of ICT use to students (perceived by the teacher); perceived benefits to the college teachers (self); engaging conducting research.