Learning Based on Research and Community Service
This article discusses how to maintain the work of lecturers in order to remain novel, namely by designing teaching materials and learning processes around the results of research and dedication, called the “Tri Darma” of Higher Education. This is a solution that demands teaching materials that prioritize lecturer competence according to the field, by proportionally building the performance of Tri Darma. It is based on a real lecturer’s experience and activities, relevant to the problems of society in the environment where the lecturer works. The results of research and community service are also useful for enriching teaching materials so that students will be able to understand significant differences between theory and reality. This study is an empirical examination from the author during his time as a lecturer and focuses on research and learning activities proportionally. It indicates that lecturers can obtain up-to-date teaching materials to support the theory presented. This solution is very important because of how students and lecturers can quickly obtain open information from various sources. Lecturers should not overlook the problem by performing shortcuts from existing internet-based sources. Lecturers have strategies available to them that have novelty in learning, both related to problem-solving and relevance to theory.
Keywords: novelty, teaching materials, learning, research and dedication, Tri Darma
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