Indonesia Research Update #8: Women’s Utterances Style by Ukhfi Thursina

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Ukhfi Thursina

It is inevitable that men and women have distinct ways of going about being amiable when they speak and one of the factors that make the differences between men and women’s utterances is boosters.

 

Boosting devices used to strengthen and reinforce the utterances to make the hearer do understand about the speaker’s expectation.

Epistemic modal tag, challenging tag, facilitative tag, softening tag, “you know”, “really”, “of course”, interjection and repetition are examples of such boosters.

 

It is essential however, to employ politeness strategies in emphasizing utterances as it is essential to communicate not only in effectively but also in properly way.

Using precise politeness strategies to boost the expression will be the extra spark that draws the hearer’s attention.

 

To have such a good way in speaking, the speaker should consider a bald on record, positive politeness, negative politeness, off record and do not do the face threatening act (FTA) strategy.

 

Women have been found to use boosters a lot, notably in an oral communication.

 

Ukhfi Thursina, a master degree student in School of Education, The University of Adelaide, completed a research investigating women’s extensive use of boosters as politeness strategies.

Her research used a descriptive qualitative approach by analyzing, categorizing and summarizing the content of the conversations of the women on The Hollywood Reporter Roundtable Talkshow.

 

The result of her research shows that women tend to use “you know”, tag question and “of course” to modify the force of statement.

 

Results also indicates that there are two types of commonly used politeness strategies used in those boosters: positive politeness and off record.

 

The use of positive politeness strategy seeks to point and highlight the solidarity to save the hearer’s face as it builds good relationship to both the speaker and the hearer.

More information could be accessed by contacting Ukhfi in ukhfithursina@gmail.com

 

 

Ukhfi Thursina is a postgraduate student in Master of Education Program, The University of Adelaide, with support of scholarship from Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP)

 

She has presented this study at the 2018 International Symposium on Education and Psychology in Kyoto, Japan.

 

 

Indonesia Research Update is an initiative by GoLive Indonesia that aims to promote and disseminate knowledge and information obtained through research completed by Indonesian students outside of Indonesia.

We sincerely thank Ukhfi and wish the best for her future endeavours in career and life.

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Indonesia Research Update #7: Information and Communication Technologies by Ferdinand Wadu He and team

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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is especially useful in developing tertiary students’ higher order thinking skills.

 

However, past literature highlighted two fundamental problems in relation to examining the utility and impact of ICT:

 

First, the difficulty in distinguishing which aspect of technology mediates learning due to the diverse forms of educational technology under the umbrella term ICT;

 

And second, the conventional conceptions of ICT as tools for drill-and-skill education rather than higher order thinking skill learning.

 

Ferdinand Wadu He, a master degree student in School of Education, The University of Adelaide, together with his fellow researchers in South Australia conducted a systematic review aiming to identify ICT utilised in tertiary education of its conceptual and methodological perspectives, and its impact on students’ higher order thinking skills.

 

The team, consisted of Hnin Nwe Nwe Tun, Cherry Htun, Che Yee Lye, Ala’ Fahed Aburumman, and Ferdinand himself searched databases such as ERIC, INSPEC, AEI and Google Scholar.

 

Total number of 114 studies meeting all three criteria concerning ICT, higher order thinking skills and tertiary educational level were included.

 

Analysis done by the team revealed that the majority of the studies emphasized on the utilisation of ICT for teaching and learning (77%), while the remaining focussed on assessment and evaluation (10%), facilities and resources (8%), curriculum and policy (1%), and others (4%).

 

The in-depth review of the 114 studies revealed that ICT tools such as Wiki, Web-based bulletin board and online discussion tools positively impacted on higher order thinking, critical thinking, problem solving and creativity skills.

 

This review from Ferdinand and his colleagues provides the implications of students need to be made aware of higher order thinking skills and the use of ICT, while teachers need to undergo professional development for use of ICT to promote students’ higher order thinking skills.

 

More information could be accessed by contacting Ferdinand in ferdinandwaduhe@gmail.com or Che Yee Lye in cheyee.lye@adelaide.edu.au

 

 

Ferdinand Wadu He is a postgraduate student in Master of Education Program, The University of Adelaide, with support of scholarship from Australia Awards Scholarship.

Ferdinand is also an active GoLive Indonesia volunteer.

 

He and his team presented this study at Higher Education Research Group of Adelaide (HERGA) 2017 Conference in Adelaide.

 

Indonesia Research Update is an initiative by GoLive Indonesia that aims to promote and disseminate knowledge and information obtained through research completed by Indonesian students outside of Indonesia.

We sincerely thank Ferdinand and his colleagues and wish the best for his future endeavours in career and life.

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Indonesia Research Update #6: Problem Based Learning by Shinta Sari

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Mathematical problem-solving abilities are critical to be learned by students for uses in their daily life activities.

 

The abilities of Indonesian students in mathematical problem solving are still leaving room for improvement.

 

Problem Based Learning (PBL) is expected being an appropriate approach to overcome the issue.

 

Shinta Sari, a master degree student in School of Education, The University of Adelaide, conducted a research comparing PBL and the more conventional approach in relation to mathematical problem-solving abilities of junior high school students in Indonesia.

 

In her research, she used quasi-experiment research with pre-test and post-test as the design, and used tests of mathematical problem-solving abilities as the instrument.

 

The result of this study revealed that the increase in mathematical problem-solving abilities of the students who were taught with PBL approach is higher than the more conventional approach.

 

She suggested utilization of PBL approach to improve students’ mathematical problem-solving abilities.

 

More information could be accessed by contacting Shinta in shintasari013@gmail.com

 

 

Shinta Sari is a postgraduate student in Master of Education Program, The University of Adelaide, with support of scholarship from LPDP (Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education).

 

She has presented this study at the 2018 International Symposium on Education and Psychology in Kyoto, Japan.

 

Indonesia Research Update is an initiative by GoLive Indonesia that aims to promote and disseminate knowledge and information obtained through research completed by Indonesian students outside of Indonesia.

We sincerely thank Shinta and wish the best for her future endeavours in career and life.

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Discussion Series Highlights: “Intellectual Property Rights: The Design and Acquiring Process of a Patent Awarded Research in Indonesia”

GoLive Indonesia collaborated with PPIA The University of Adelaide and LPDP (Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education) South Australia community in September discussion series on 26 September 2017. The discussion series highlighted on patent awarded research in Indonesia and was held in Rumours Café, The University of Adelaide. The discussion went for 90 minutes followed by welcoming event for new students hosted by LPDP South Australia community.

 

The session begins with warm greetings from GoLive Indonesia Coordinator, Indra Kiling and also by President of PPIA The University of Adelaide, Muhamad Bai’ul Hak.

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Greetings from GoLive Indonesia Coordinator

Edy Purwanto, today’s speaker is a current PhD student in The University of Adelaide, with expertise in chemical engineering field. He is currently granted a patent from Indonesian Government for synthesis of biodiesel through simultaneous reactions ozonolysis and transesterification. The discussion was moderated by Anne Romea, a new student in The University of Adelaide whom also a GoLive Indonesia volunteer.

 

He began the presentation with explaining definition of patent and invention, highlighting the differences on both concepts. He continued with elaborating the differences between patent and simple patent, breaking down characteristic of both, and also encouraging the attendees that a person doesn’t have to study science or have higher degrees of research to create a new invention.

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Edy Purwanto explaining his experience on patent registration

For examples of simple patent, he provided pictures of paper clip, ring-pull cans, aircraft seat buckle, and post-it notes. He mentioned that invention products are not necessarily sophisticated, and most of the times they are just simple things we encountered in our daily life.

 

He continued with explication on the process of designing research that could produce new invention that’s patentable, before sharing his research and the journey of obtaining his patent.

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Attendees paying attention

His presentation concluded after 45 minutes long and continued with question and answer session. As many as 15 persons were immersed in the discussion involving questions concerning the property rights of batik, tempeh, cost of applying a patent, royalties associated with patent, and administration procedures concerning patent.

 

The session then concluded with handing of certificate by Khusaini, lurah (head) of LPDP South Australia community to Edy, and a photo session.

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Certificate of appreciation

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Photo session

The morning then continues with a welcoming event for new students hosted by LPDP South Australia community. Leaders from several communities in South Australia gave welcoming speech such as Khusaini, Iwan Tirta as lurah of Spirit scholarship community, Michael Patrick as President of Australia Indonesia Youth Association-South Australia chapter, Soni Ariawan as secretary of MIIAS (Indonesian Islamic Society of South Australia), Bara Asyrof as representative of Rebana community, and Mada as head of Pri Muhammadiyah Adelaide.

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Welcoming speech and sharing from leaders of communities

 

The long morning then ended with lunch prepared and brought by all the attendees.

GoLive Indonesia would like to thank Edy Purwanto as the speaker and Anne Romea as moderator and highly appreciates the collaboration opportunity provided by PPIA The University of Adelaide and LPDP South Australia community in this event.

Further information on the presentation could be obtained by contacting Edy Purwanto in edy.purwanto@adelaide.edu.au

Photos courtesy of Ainun Najib Alfatih

 

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Indonesia Research Update #5: Digital Pedagogy Review by Raissa Mataniari

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Previous research has shown the effectiveness of ICT (Information Communication Technology) integration in learning to improve critical thinking skills of students.

 

Hence, technology could not function solely in ICT-integrated learning, it should be associated with the way teachers employ ICT-integrated materials in classroom, known as digital pedagogy.

 

However, the role of digital pedagogy is sometimes neglected in ICT-integrated learning; which potentially results in inadequate learning processes.

 

Raissa Mataniari, a master degree student in School of Education, The University of Adelaide, conducted a systematic review examining the way digital pedagogy has been included in ICT-integrate learning to improve critical thinking skills of students.

 

In her review, the inclusion of digital pedagogy elements: attitude and aptitude; in 145 journal relevant articles were examined.

 

The results showed that 28 articles included the act of embedding digital technology meaningfully into an educational context (attitude) in 91% of journal articles and the meshing of pedagogical expertise with digital technology (aptitude) in 87% of journal articles. With regard to validity and reliability, construct validity was used.

 

Despite some limitations, this study gives benefits to researchers and educators as a point of reference for future interest in designing ICT-integrated learning. Further, this study also gives recommendation of future research to seek the affiliation between digital pedagogy and TPACK.

 

 

More information could be accessed by contacting Raissa in raissamataniari@gmail.com

 

 

 

Raissa Mataniari completed her Bachelor of Education Degree (Biology) in Universitas Jambi.

She is a postgraduate student in Master of Education Program, The University of Adelaide, with support of scholarship from LPDP (Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education).

  

Indonesia Research Update is an initiative by GoLive Indonesia that aims to promote and disseminate knowledge and information obtained through research completed by Indonesian students outside of Indonesia.

We sincerely thank Raissa and wish the best for her future endeavours in career and life.

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Discussion Series: “Intellectual Property Rights: The Design and Acquiring Process of a Patent Awarded Research in Indonesia”

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We have a lot of discussion on socio-humaniora topics lately, leaving question marks on our science researchers.

This time a collaboration of GoLive Indonesia, LPDP South Australia and PPIA The University of Adelaide will bring to you an answer to that.

Edy Purwanto, a PhD candidate in The University of Adelaide who recently received a patent for his research in Indonesia, will share with us his experience and research!

Everyone is invited, discussion will be in English, and lunch will be provided. Share plate welcome.

See you then!

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Special Interview: Dr Chatib Basri on Indonesia – Australia relations

Dr Chatib Basri, former Minister of Finance in the Second United Indonesia Cabinet, shares with GoLive Indonesia his views on Indonesia – Australia relations.

 

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