Faculty of Philosophy UGM held training for the Development of Pancasila Science at Higher Education. Supported by Centre of Pancasila Studies of UGM, this event was joined by 45 lecturers from Indonesian universities.
The event was the second batch to be done after its first batch held in May 2018. The training was given to develop Pancasila sciences further.
"From being an ideology to a science, it entails consequence and philosophical reflection,” said Dr. Heri Santoso, Head of Centre for Pancasila Studies, at Faculty of Philosophy UGM on Tuesday (14/8).
According to Heri, being a science, Pancasila needs not be too dogmatic, but to be evaluable and challenged.
"Pancasila serves not only as a dogma but turns into academic studies,” he said.
The participants come from different disciplines such as animal sciences, chemistry, education, etc. After the training, they are expected to develop this science in their respective field of studies.
"We hope there would be a network for Pancasila development at higher learning so that Pancasila is taught in education, research, and community service,” he said.
UGM Vice-Rector for Research and Community Service, drg. Ika Dewi Ana, M.Kes., Ph.D., whilst opening the training expected that Pancasila should not stop as an ideology, but developed as a science. Thus, research, studies, and community service projects are needed to allow new findings.
"This event is appreciated and, going forward, UGM would back up further training in other cities. UGM is expected to be the driving force of the development of Pancasila science at higher education,” she said.