|The speakers were presenting material about literacy. (Photo: Aan / PR)|
Based on data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Indonesia was ranked 64th out of 72 countries that routinely read. In fact, according to The World Most Literate Nation Study, Indonesia was ranked 60th out of 61 countries.
The findings of this data are termed by Dr. Sugiarti, M.Sc., The head of the Indonesian Language and Literature Education (PBSI) Department at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), that the Indonesian generation was blind reading and paralyzed writing.
This was conveyed by Sugiarti during the agenda of PBSI Department UMM with PBSI Universitas Muhammadiyah Sukabumi (UMMI) in the national seminar event with the theme "Language Literacy Movement, Literature, and Learning in Industrial Era 4.0".
"Even though literacy is very important. With literacy we can understand various problems in life with critical reasoning, "she stressed. At this national seminar at the same time cooperation was carried out in the academic field between the two parties.
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Added by the UMSI PBMI Department lecturer Deden Ahmad Supendi, M.Pd., he said that the literacy that needed to be driven was not just students as millennial generation. However, lecturers also needed to enrich literacy.
The lecturer, mentioned Deden, did not just study the field. "The lecturer when teaching must be rich in the latest cases. Not the old cases in the guidebook, "he said in front of hundreds of seminar participants.
This discussion was closed by Dr. Poncojari Wahyono M.Pd, Dean of the UMM Teaching and Education Faculty, quoted Al-Alaq. He said that the first letter to the Prophet Muhammad was about the importance of reading.
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"The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was illiterate, so the purpose of reading was not just reading the writing, but also reading the phenomena of life," he explained. This was meant by Poncojari, that literacy did not only stop at textual.
Poncojari then explained how Japan rose from World War II by promoting the literacy movement. "Now Japan is above other countries. Look, on the streets of Indonesia flooded with cars from Japan, "he said.
Vocational students were able to make electric cars, but they will lose fighting in the market because marketing management literacy was lacking. So anyone, especially lecturers, must enrich literacy in any field, "he said. (Win)