The Conception of Intercultural Learning Media and Education

Darmawan Edi Winoto


Conflicts and violence occur in various regions of Indonesia. It due to a lack of mutual understanding and respect between one group to other. Intercultural education was needed to build communication and understanding diversity. This article aims to explain the perceptions of students and educators regarding intercultural education. The research design used a qualitative method. Informants were 40 respondents. In this study,the survey instruments used interviews and questionnaires which contained 3 main components. Data analysis used coding and categorization. Data analysis used interactive analysis which includes data collection, data reduction, and verification to find general patterns. Data validation used the method triangulation by checking through interviews with the respondents.The result showed the most students considered that the direction of intercultural learning was to develop knowledge and sensitivity to social reality. Intercultural learning digitally becomes an opportunity and a challenge. We could utilize learning technology,innovative and creative methods, the efficiency of learning time, provide new perspectives on intercultural learning digitally. Digital media visualized themes and made learning more concrete. Students’ sense of meaning difference increased as a necessity. Differences in background, culture, thought, behavior, environment, level, and religion did not become a problem for students in interacting and communicating.


Intercultural Education; Perception; Learning Media

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