Association of Philosophy Doctors (ADF) hosts a National Seminar themed Nationalism among Young Generation on Wednesday (24/10) in Auditorium of Faculty of Philosophy UGM.
The ADF raised the theme for seeing the current situation of Indonesian students. “Many fights among the youth have happened, so what is actually happening with the teaching of Pancasila at school?” said Dr. Sarbini Mbah Ben, chairman of the Association in his speech.
The Seminar, according to Sarbini, aimed at uncovering the problems among the youth nowadays, particularly their understanding of nationalism. After discovering the problems, the duty of the ADF was to find the solution to be implemented for school curriculum in Indonesia. “Hence, we uncover, construct, and implement it,” he said.
Sarbini explained the outcomes of the seminar was the formation of curriculum patterns for Pancasila learning that can be be easily grasped by the young people. So, to achieve this, Faculty of Philosophy can help with enrichment materials.
Meanwhile, Dr. Arqom Kuswanjono, Dean of Faculty of Philosophy UGM, said this was the moment for Philosophy UGM to prove that philosophy is not just a dream. “Philosophy is present to criticise the problems. “We are talking about the value, not the practice,” he said.
Arqom agreed if the seminar was to uncover the problem, but he reminded the participants to also make construction. “Through this seminar, we want to spread the seeds that will grow high and so there will be a focus for all to construct,” he said.