DEVELOPING AN ACTIVE LEARNING MODEL: CASE STUDY IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Mastan, Stanislaus Adnanto
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The fact that the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 is inevitable. Educational institutions especially universities is one of the institutions that hold an important role in preparing qualified Indonesian human resources. However the learning method most frequently encountered at the higher education level is the method of delivery of material in the classroom. This method tends to make students bored and lowered their learning interest. Ciputra University has a vision to create world class entrepreneurs who are ready to compete in AEC through active learning methods, and this methods also hold the principal from, by and for students. The purposes of this study is to find how the Active Learning model implemented in some of certain subject in higher education environment. This research uses qualitative approach and case study method for six month to nine groups of students in Ciputra University. This research uses in-depth interview, documentation and observation to gain information from each group. Nine group of students said in their reflection that this learning process was not boring at all, furthermore this learning could encourage students to be creative and innovative and to cultivate the solidarity between the students. These findings shows that through the development of active learning method the student have a better understanding and living experiences rather than just learning the theory through lectures. This research also show that active learning method give stimulus to students to apply the theory, the students are expected to become real players not spectators only.