2nd Group Exercise
Translate each paragraph and fable assigned to your group into most accepted Indonesian! Write your answers in the reply section below. Start by providing your group members list, then put your Indonesian version successively. Deadline: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 0:00 a.m.
As a visionary, an Edutainer (educator who relates learning to enjoyable culture) understands that culture plays an important role in shaping our lives. Education often views the influences of culture as irrelevant to learning, when in reality it is an essential aspect of the learning. Movies, music, television, video games, and other media outlets have a profound influence on learning. In fact, research suggests that media and pop culture may be the most important means through which children are educated. Therefore the effective educator embraces cultural changes as an opportunity to connect learning to the real world. (from: Johnson, B. & McElroy, T.M. (2010). The Edutainer: Connecting the Art and Science of Teaching. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. p. 9)
The Fox and the Lion
When a Fox who had never yet seen a Lion, fell in with him by chance for the first time in the forest, he was so frightened that he nearly died with fear. On meeting him for the second time, he was still much alarmed, but not to the same extent as at first. On seeing him the third time, he so increased in boldness that he went up to him and commenced a familiar conversation with him. ¶¶¶
Moral: Familiarity breeds contempt.
Embracing cultural influences not only makes learning more engaging, but also makes it more relevant as well. With the technological explosion of the “Information Age,” students have access to unlimited information at their fingertips. The Internet, a cell phone with Internet access, laptop computers—the list goes on. If our culture has changed so dramatically, why has education remained relatively unchanged? Especially when culture plays such an important role in the shaping of our children’s education? (from: Johnson, B. & McElroy, T.M. (2010). The Edutainer: Connecting the Art and Science of Teaching. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. p. 9)
The Tortoise and the Birds
A tortoise desired to change its place of residence, so he asked an Eagle to carry him to his new home, promising her a rich reward for her trouble. The Eagle agreed and seizing the Tortoise by the shell with her talons soared aloft. On their way they met a Crow, who said to the Eagle: “Tortoise is good eating.”
“The shell is too hard,” said the Eagle in reply.
“The rocks will soon crack the shell,” was the Crow’s answer; and the Eagle, taking the hint, let fall the Tortoise on a sharp rock, and the two birds made a hearty meal of the Tortoise. ¶¶¶
Moral: Always beware the good will of an enemy.
Even business has been influenced by cultural change as we transition from production type goods to service oriented industries in a global economy. Education in the twenty-first century must make a transition from the traditional education of assembly-line mentality, rote memorization, and antiquated thinking, to education that utilizes the cultural resources available to make education relevant to students and to the present-day world in which we live. ((from: Johnson, B. & McElroy, T.M. (2010). The Edutainer: Connecting the Art and Science of Teaching. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. pp. 9-10)
The Four Oxen and the Lion
A lion used to prowl about a field in which Four Oxen used to dwell. Many a time he tried to attack them; but whenever he came near they turned their tails to one another, so that whichever way he approached them he was met by the horns of one of them. At last, however, they fell a-quarrelling among themselves, and each went off to pasture alone in a separate corner of the field. Then the Lion attacked them one by one and soon made an end of all four. ¶¶¶
Moral: United we stand, divided we fall.
As the name “The Edutainer” suggests, there are many similarities between an educator and an entertainer, but there is one conspicuous difference. The entertainer makes her ideas, dialogue, or performance relevant to today’s culture, so the audience finds it relatable. If a stand-up comedian used references from fifty years ago most of the audience would not be able to relate, and there would be the proverbial “cricket sound” to break the silence. ((from: Johnson, B. & McElroy, T.M. (2010). The Edutainer: Connecting the Art and Science of Teaching. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. p. 10)
The Hedge and the Vineyard
A foolish young heir who had just come into possession of his wise father’s estate, caused all the hedges about his vineyard to be grubbed up, because they bore no grapes. The throwing down of the fences laid his grounds open to man and beast, and all his vines were presently destroyed. So the fellow learned, when it was too late, that he ought not to expect to gather grapes from brambles, and that it was just as important to protect his Vineyard as to possess it. ¶¶¶
Moral: They also serve who only stand and wait.
Well, guess what—education is still presented much as it was fifty years ago, and yet we expect students to embrace it passionately. Would they embrace a black and white television with only three channels or a video game that only offered the game Pong? How excited would your child be if you told him you were going to buy a new stereo, but that it only had an eight-track tape player? Think about the fact that even organized religion, which is often steeped in old tradition, has adapted to meet the needs of children in our current culture better than schools. Even from a business perspective, how effective will a student be when he enters the business world if the extent of his education is to sit still, take notes, and memorize information for a test? ((from: Johnson, B. & McElroy, T.M. (2010). The Edutainer: Connecting the Art and Science of Teaching. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. p. 10)
The Shepherd and the Sea
A shepherd, keeping watch over his sheep near the shore, saw the Sea very calm and smooth, and longed to make a voyage with a view to commerce. He sold all his flock, invested it in a cargo of dates, and set sail. But a very great tempest came on, and the ship being in danger of sinking, he threw all his merchandise overboard and barely escaped with his life in the empty ship. Not long afterwards when someone passed by and observed the unruffled calm of the Sea, he interrupted him and said, “It is again in want of dates, and therefore looks quiet.” ¶¶¶
Moral: Trust not in him that seems a saint.