Wednesday, December 30, 2015

How to Get Scholarships

Scholarships are not open to them with a resounding academic achievement alone, Bright Friends. Many ways to reach scholarship opportunities in accordance with the qualifications you have. How to?

Believed that higher education can change a person's future for the better. Just get better access to higher education is not cheap. In addition to the entry fee, a good student, students S1, S2 and doctoral inevitably expend considerable cost to buy books and do research.

Scholarship is one perfect solution to address the financial problems of the students. In addition to ease the financial burden, if winning a scholarship will certainly add value to your resume. Who are the institutions that will provide scholarship assistance? Consider the following tips before you "hunting"!

Scholarships from the university
Usually many universities both at home and abroad that provide scholarships for new students. So, before enrolling at university you're going, it's good to ask if the university provides scholarships for new students.

There are several considerations put forward by the university before accepting you as a participant scholarships. Each university, faculty and department usually has a different requirement. There is a priority to academic achievement with a minimum value limit, there is also a consideration based on economic status scholarship applicants.

But there are also universities that consider granting scholarships for non-academic achievement as extracurricular who you follow. For example, academic achievement you are not so good, but you are reliable in the sport of basketball.

Each year, the regulations regarding grants scholarships from universities usually different. Some Universities offers scholarships since the beginning of college, but some offer scholarships only to students of a particular level. But not infrequently also universities that offer full scholarships (full time) for a specific program or department annually. We recommend that you consult with your academic advisor in order to obtain a clearer explanation of the terms and conditions of the scholarship.

Government scholarship
If the university does not provide scholarships, you can switch on the scholarship program launched by the government, both domestically and abroad. Usually a scholarship from the government more specifically its kind, based on merit or the needs of the recipients.

Many government scholarships are intended for those who are unable, for example, to those living in remote areas, women, students who suffer from physical disabilities, or indeed not well off financially.

Scholarships for master's and doctoral programs was widely shared by the government. It's just that the competition is intense. But once the scholarship is worth a try, because the funds were given often covers all the total tuition until you pass. Consultation with the academic advisor to find out if you are eligible to participate in the scholarship program offered by the government.

Scholarships from private companies
If you just graduated from high school and want to find a scholarship to continue S1, ask the parents whether their employers offer scholarships to children of employees.

So also with you who are already working, ask HR if it is possible to get a scholarship for employees.

Scholarships from foundations
Universities and private companies are not the only sources of scholarships. You can also try some of the charitable foundation and scholarship of the individual. Usually the scholarship is not only true for learning purposes in the country, but also abroad.

As well as government scholarships, scholarships granted by the charitable foundation aimed at those who are less fortunate or specific targets. Sometimes this type of scholarship only certain educational program offers scholarships to students from areas that have not been considered advanced. But, from the charitable foundation scholarships is also not rule out the possibility for those who are active in organizations or active in social work.

Do not hesitate: immediately register!
As well as schools, scholarships sertiap also has its own prestige. Do not hesitate to sign up scholarships that demand little, or only offer education costs are not much. To overcome this problem, list several scholarships at the same time, in order to accumulate sufficient funds for education that all the costs that you need to continue studies.

Do your research, read the terms and conditions of the scholarship clearly before you start to register. Do not get discouraged before trying, because scholarship is not only intended for those who have a perfect academic achievement. Talent and talent can only be a major capital to achieve the dream scholarship. Happy hunting scholarship, Bright Friends!

5 Tips on Child Education Plan

Every parent would want to provide the best for their child, including in education. Maximizing the interests and talents of children with the best education course is a parent's dream.

Therefore, the cost of a child's education is one of the things that you should not neglect to prepare. Moreover, the estimated cost of education rose by 20% annually, far greater than changes in inflation and salary increases!

With this increase, the best way to set up a fund a child's education is through investment. Hopefully the following five tips can help you:

1. Prepare early
Investments take time to develop. Cost of education is usually a long-term target that takes more than 5 years to be achieved. Therefore, the sooner you start setting aside money and investing, the better.

2. Plan your child's education level
Plan your child's education, such as the type of school you want (public and private schools or abroad), the type of education according to their interests and talents of your child (school of art, or medicine, etc.). After that, use a child's education cost calculator that you can get on the internet to calculate the estimated cost of education in the future.

3. Calculate the amount of investment you need to do
After getting the target cost of education, you can calculate the amount of investment you need to do to achieve these targets. The investment amount is influenced also by the type of investment you are making, for example, education savings, mutual funds, etc.

4. Consider Need for Life Insurance
You also have to think of the worst possibilities. What would happen if you or your partner as a family breadwinner could no longer support a family, for example due to illness or death? Prepare protection for your child, so when the worst happens, your child can still live decently and get the best education.

5. Do not Doubt inquiry
Knowledge of financial planning you can get from books, the Internet, financial news, or ask family or friends that were / are being invested. If necessary, you can also consult a financial planner to make education funding plan is best for your child.

After having a good plan for the preparation of educational funds, you'll need next is the discipline to execute the plan. Reevaluate your plan within a certain period, for example once a year, to adapt to economic conditions, the condition of your finances, etc. All for the sake of providing the best for your child!

What A Good Test...?

A colleague asked that question the other day. What is a good test? It is a really difficult question to answer. There are a number of properties that hold true for a good test. I will list some of them and discuss why I think they are important. Others may think that the order of importance is different or that other properties are more important then those that I list.
I will show some examples using Java and JUnit of what I think are bad tests and how they can be refactored to something better.
Tests are automated in my world. I always try to avoid manually testing. The main reason for this is that manual testing is slow and hard to repeat arbitrary many times. Therefore, test should be read as automated test in for the rest of this text.

Different types of tests

Tests come in many different shapes and forms. They have different purposes. Putting them in different categories is difficult and dangerous. A lot of people have opinions on the subject so it is like stepping in a mine field. Never the less, one way to categorise different tests may be this one (as suggested by Alexandru Bolboaca):
  • Acceptance
  • Integration
  • System
  • Unit
A good acceptance test is written in the domain language and clearly communicates the intent of a feature or story. The purpose is to have a way to measure when a feature can be considered done. It is formulated and understood by a domain expert rather than a developer struggling with the domain knowledge. It is expected to have a life time that is as long as the life time for product.
An integration test is usually slow. The purpose is to verify the integration between components that makes up the system. One such component could be a database.
A system test is usually very slow and could involve operations in GUI. The purpose is to verify that things that are expected to be possible to do actually is possible to do as a normal user. It could be a Selenium script that exercises the GUI through a browser by adding things to the database and then retrieve them.
A unit test must be blazing fast, running in milliseconds. The purpose is to develop the functionality incrementally and in a testable way. It is only using the core classes of the system and everything is executed in memory. This is where the use of tools like JUnit started and normally the result of test driven development, TDD. Unit tests will only test one thing by following the Single Responsible Principle, SRP.
Dividing test into these classes may differ from your opinion. Please suggest an alternative division if you think there may be a need for it.
One common thing for all categories above is that they follow the three R’s of automated tests:
  • Rapid
  • Reliable
  • Relevant

6 Alternative low vacation spots in Indonesia

While there is still in a holiday mood, there is no harm I would like to give a little information about the exact inexpensive vacation travel.

Finally, the holiday season has arrived ya, it's time you vacation with your family and your closest friends. After a long work collecting money, it is time to relax unwind and enjoy time with loved ones. Going on vacation is certainly going to need the money, but the holiday was not cool to go abroad or go to expensive places. You can make your holiday with fun and cool in Indonesia really. Surely you already know about Indonesia's loads of tourist places, so you just select any of the thousands of wonderful places. But for you who are still confused where tourist destinations are cool and you also want a cheap, here we give 6 cool and cheap tourist destinations that exist only in Indonesia.

1. Batu, Malang
City dubbed Apple City has myriad tourist destination is very exciting, cool, and make you shocked. Especially for those of you who have never come to it, you would not have thought that Batu, Malang is a tourist town that is very pleasant. On the stone you can find culinary delicious, a nice view, cool atmosphere calming, and the exact locations of the many attractions, such as East Java Park 1 and 2, Eco Green Park, and New Night Spectacular. To be able to enjoy all the tourist sites, you can buy a season ticket price is very affordable. In addition, for you and your classic car lovers who are looking for a unique photo spot, you can come to the Museum of Transport. Guaranteed you will be astonished.

Costs required to vacation in Stone very varied and can be tailored to your budget. Diverse culinary and lodging can be enjoyed at an affordable price but comfortable.

2. Yogyakarta
Special city that is famous for his Kingdom is one cool cheap tourist destination for living. Typical food as tasty as warm and stir firecrackers can you feel the price is very cheap, but it is also the location of the tour you can enjoy without paying expensive or even some are free! Yogyakarta has attractions which are complete. If you like historical relics, you can come to Prambanan, Yogyakarta Palace and Taman Sari Water Castle. For you who like shopping, Yogyakarta also has the famous shopping center is along Jalan Malioboro. And for nature lovers as well as finding a good photo spot, come to Parangtritis, Mount Merapi, and excited Loka Zoo. So the city is convenience and versatile suitable for all of you.


In addition the price for a vacation in Yogyakarta not really expensive. Cost for a meal and a place to stay you can customize to your budget. To enjoy its attractions as well you do not need to fear costly.

3. Bogor
Rain city has its own charm that is hard to resist. The town lies at the foot of the mountain presents many unique culinary scattered throughout the city and the natural attractions of interest, namely Bogor Botanical Gardens and the Palace of Bogor. The fare walk in Bogor guaranteed cheap, ranging from food prices to the tourist attractions. So, do not be afraid costly.

4. Solo
Solo or Surakarta is also called in a strategic place, ie in the middle of land in Central Java. Because of this, Solo visited by people from various regions. In addition, Solo has attractions which are comprehensive, ranging from culinary, clothing, and various tourist attractions. You are looking for a spot of shopping busatna? Pasar Klewer in Solo there that will make you feel at home because there are various types of batik and the price is very low. Then if you want to go to the tourist attractions, please come to Sriwedari Park, Museum of Ancient Man Sangiran, and the Pandavas Water World Solo Baru. All of this you can enjoy only in Solo and at a cheap price.

5. Lamongan
Located on the north coast of East Java Lamongan city provides various types of tourist tours either artificial or natural. The natural beauty of this place is no doubt due to many great places here. For you who want to relax chili dip, please go to Travel Brumbung Thermal Baths. Well if you want to feel the entertainment here, you can come to the Maharani Zoo and Goa, as well as Marine Tourism Lamongan. Your vacation will definitely low and fun here.
6. Cirebon
The city is located in West Java and is easily accessible by you who live in Jakarta. Here you can enjoy the taste of good food and interesting sights that certainly does not make perforated bag. Culinary enthusiasts should sample the delicious flavor typical rice jamblang Cirebon who also became an icon of the city. You are looking for a great tourist spot, let's go to Taman Sari Sunyaragi Cave and the Great Mosque of the Taste. Both of these places have a good view
Now you already know the holiday destination not make perforated bags but not boring. So there is still fear for the holidays? Indonesia has so many tourist sites that you can go and not lose good scenery may even be better than abroad. In addition, the cost is cheaper. So the holiday fun and cool do not need expensive, right?



NEW HOPE IN NEW YEAR

To the readers of my blog, I wanted to say earlier, happy new year 2016 to all bloggers wherever you are. I hope the readers are not bored with my blog and do not stop visiting my blog, though this year I was somewhat less active in writing on my blog. especially in november, I am one hundred percent of the vacuum, in writing this blog. but hopefully in years to come I can be more active in writing, especially on this blog.

happy new year 2016, hopefully next year could be even better.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Some Mistake That Teacher Must Avoid In Teaching (Part 2)

Failure teachers in teaching often occurs as a result of fundamental errors that are not recognized have been done by the teachers concerned. Of course this is a personal opinion and the observations of colleagues who complain about the failure of students to understand and comprehend the material that has been presented as well as the values ​​of kindness that should be attached to the student life with regard to moral values ​​as if not grounded at all.

Our hope through this article fellow teachers especially those of my own through this post can be inspired to not make the same mistake as will be explained below, and able to self-correct as reflective as well of course with the attitude of objective and sincerity in performing continuous improvement so on turn will be able to provide the best for the students they teach and is both a direct criticism for us all.

Actually, every teacher has the potential to successfully carry out their duties as agents of learning that are reliable. This can not be separated from the adage that every person has the characteristics, uniqueness and ability (capability) different. The success of an educator can clearly be seen from the success of pupils when following the process and achieve learning objectives and can familiarize themselves with the good things that have been taught.

Without the success of the students, the teachers do whatever is of no value, everything is nothing. Especially important for an educator is how to prepare learners capable of self-sufficient, independent, competent, capable, responsible and noble, this is actually the toughest challenge of professional educators, it is necessary to educate the educators are calling, not on solely on the basis of calls the value of salaries let alone benefits of certification.

Here are five mistakes teachers when teaching that can lead to failure of students achieve the learning objectives optimally.

Mistake # 3. Ineffective communication. 
Examples of ineffective communication (teacher wants to remind students to do homework given), "Children, you know to be careful not to forget your homework. You do it all. If you do not do your homework, then tomorrow you will not get score from me. "Why not say it like this," Children, remember, do your homework. Everything! Tomorrow I will give you score. "Is not that a second language is more efficient, and therefore more effective. So, when we intend to ask for something, just say exactly what we mean. If the children were told to be quiet, so to say, "Children, be quiet!" 

When the children were told to pay attention to the teacher's explanation, ya say, "Children, look at this!" And the like. Avoid excessive language or even threaten, intimidate learners will only produce the syndrome of fear for learners on the one hand, the other hand will only justify ourselves as a teacher and authoritarian dictator. Effective use of language will lead a proactive attitude of learners to always be focused and used to perform words, works effectively and efficiently.

Mistake # 4. Teaching Without Preparation. 
Speaking about the preparation of teaching, I am reminded of a friend who said things like, "Want to succeed in teaching, preparation for carefully!" Preparation of teaching is like scenario in the movie. There will not be a good movie and a good watch without a good scenario. Similarly, there will be no successful learning without proper preparation. Most teachers (reportedly) reluctant to make proper preparations. As a result, the classroom learning takes place as if without direction.

In fact, it is a professional teacher. One characteristic of the professionalism of a teacher is to develop a learning plan Correctly. I trust you will correct your mistakes in teaching (if the other day did not make the correct preparation), so that the learning outcomes of students really encouraging all components (associated with your learning). Besides the Necessary readiness references least with regards to what we want to discuss the next day, is a naïve if a teacher does not literate information and technology literacy, at least not until there is a situation one step behind, the teacher lost control of the material and reference to the understanding the which is owned by learners when learning takes place.

Mistake # 5. Not Doing Comprehensive Evaluation. 
Evaluation of learning must be done thoroughly. If you've made a thesis on quantitative research, you'll recall that the instrument you use must be tested for validity and reliability. Learning evaluation instrument was actually to be tested for validity and reliability. Evaluation instruments must be valid and reliable. But for this discussion, we will not be as detailed as his thesis. Overall meaning here is that the evaluation of learning about the preparation of a minimum should include forms such as multiple choice, stuffing, short answer. Not only multiple choice, or stuffing it. The material covers the entire material being taught (at least a basic competence).

Some Mistake That Teacher Must Avoid in Teaching (Part 1)

Failure teachers in teaching often occurs as a result of fundamental errors that are not recognized have been done by the teachers concerned. Of course this is a personal opinion and the observations of colleagues who complain about the failure of students to understand and comprehend the material that has been presented as well as the values ​​of kindness that should be attached to the student life with regard to moral values ​​as if not grounded at all.

Our hope through this article fellow teachers especially those of my own through this post can be inspired to not make the same mistake as will be explained below, and able to self-correct as reflective as well of course with the attitude of objective and sincerity in performing continuous improvement so on turn will be able to provide the best for the students they teach and is both a direct criticism for us all.

Actually, every teacher has the potential to successfully carry out their duties as agents of learning that are reliable. This can not be separated from the adage that every person has the characteristics, uniqueness and ability (capability) different. The success of an educator can clearly be seen from the success of pupils when following the process and achieve learning objectives and can familiarize themselves with the good things that have been taught.

Without the success of the students, the teachers do whatever is of no value, everything is nothing. Especially important for an educator is how to prepare learners capable of self-sufficient, independent, competent, capable, responsible and noble, this is actually the toughest challenge of professional educators, it is necessary to educate the educators are calling, not on solely on the basis of calls the value of salaries let alone benefits of certification.

Here are five mistakes teachers when teaching that can lead to failure of students achieve the learning objectives optimally.

Mistake # 1. Egocentric thinking. 
The most fundamental error is really neglected by teachers. This error will also impact on the incidence of other mistakes. Have you ever heard a complaint like this, "I have earnestly teach this class but the result was very disappointing!" Or complaint is, "This child you know, has been described many times still do not understand!" Two examples of such complaints shows that teachers is concerned egocentric thinking, just by himself. Yes, according to the teacher, she has taught in earnest or've explained many times. He did not think about the problems faced by students when learning to follow so that did not succeed. Lest because teachers can not communicate coherently with the language that is easily understood? Or, maybe the student's learning style of visual and kinesthetic but not met by the teacher, so the teacher's teaching style is not acceptable for students?

Mistake # 2. Insensitive To change class atmosphere. 
In the process of learning, a teacher obligatory control of the class. Completely! It is important that the learning process goes smoothly. We know that the class consists of various characters. Therefore, efforts should be made so that the diverse characters that can be orchestrated towards the realization of learning enjoyable symphony (please check again quantum learning). Symphony orchestrated towards learning enjoyable, meaning that all potential class (students) should be empowered to help each other to realize success for every individual. Thus the average achievement to be high grade.

Examples insensitivity for example letting teachers when teaching the class clown to distract the student who is eager to follow the teacher's explanation that the concentration of the class being split. Or allow students who are not orderly distract other students who are learning. This seemingly minor problem, but if not immediately addressed could result in failure of the entire class. This is related to classroom management. So in this case an educator needs to equip itself with an understanding of the characteristics of each student as well as the understanding of the values of understanding of the management of the study group. And the most important thing is how an educator capable of putting rigor on learners, without having seasoned with anarchic and destructive behavior that makes learners are reluctant to return to the next learning atmosphere.

Next Article . . . .

DEVICES ADMINISTRATION OF LEARNING

Compile syllabus and RPP is one of the main tasks and functions of the teacher in the learning process activities. However, in reality, in making this syllabus and lesson plans teachers have different abilities. Otherness ability of teachers in preparing the syllabus and lesson plans were in fact strongly influenced by its insights, especially in the field of professional competence and pedagogical competence.

If a teacher has been able to prepare syllabus and RPP properly in accordance with the rules / guidelines that have been set by the National Education Standards Agency (BSNP) actually reflects that the teacher already has a pedagogical competence and social competence because the syllabus and RPP set forth in detail the activities that will be carried out by teachers with students who will eventually describe to the demands of the curriculum learning objectives appropriate to a subject. Therefore, to be able to prepare syllabus and RPP properly then the teacher should have a good insight also in the field of pedagogical competence and competence profesioal as has been stipulated by Ministerial Regulation No. 16 of 2007.

Government Regulation of the Republic of Indonesia, No. 74 of 2008, concerning teacher Article 1, paragraph 1 explaining that the definition of the teachers are professional educators with the primary task of educating, teaching, guiding, directing, train, assess, and evaluate students on early childhood education track formal education, basic education, and secondary education. Professional word in the definition of a teacher as described above indicate that a teacher is required to have professional competence in accordance with the regulations of national education minister No. 16 of 2007,

As is the professional competence according to Permendiknas No. 16 of 2007 is as follows:

  1. Mastering the material, the structure of the concept, and the mindset of scientific support of teaching subjects
  2. Mastering standard of competence and basic competences subjects / fields of the development of teaching
  3. Float of teaching learning materials creatively
  4. Developing professionalism in a sustainable manner by taking action reflective
  5. Harnessing information and communication technologies to communicate and develop themselves

Just to share with friends teacher especially productive in vocational teacher I attach an example of a full professor in accordance Curriculum administration in 2013, namely:

1. Core Competence and Basic Competence
2. Mapping Content
3. Calculation Effective Sunday
4. Semester Program
5. Syllabus
6. RPP

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Blog Notes

Dear readers of my blog, I am very pleased to be on the development of this blog, although there are still many weakness in this blog, but I believe the future of this blog can perform better. After I saw the number of visits in my blog, I realize there are many readers of asia who visit my blog, and I was very impressed because my blog is favored for bloggers in Asia, particularly southeast asia and bloggers from east asia. but to get closer to each other among fellow bloggers in Asia, especially bloggers who use Mandarin or other languages ​​that use characters other than the Latin alphabet, no disrespect me, through this message I ask for help if you want to leave comments on my blog please typed with the English language, so that other readers especially I can understand the content of the comments you leave, thank you for your attention and I apologize for this inconvenience.



greetings blogger
Signed


Agus Riadi

Benefits Of Greening For Human Enviroment (Part 2)

Global warming is no longer an environmental issue but a real fact that the environmental problem is happening. Global warming causes the cycle to be difficult to predict the change of seasons. Real facts of global warming was marked by drought which caused droughts and heavy rainfall causing flooding.

Real action that can prevent the deterioration of environmental conditions due to global warming is to preserve and maintain the natural environment today. Various environmental maintenance concept established by international organizations and communities in the country. Real action to do is greening the environment, within the scope of the macro and micro.

In macro scale, such as afforestation undertaken extensive mapping of forest conservation and protection of forest conservation consistency in the region / county and state. For micro-scale that the scope for urban greening. Environmental problems such as deteriorating urban air quality and water supply problems caused by the deteriorating condition of water catchment areas.

Water catchment areas should be a green zone has now changed into the area awakened. The vast amount of changes in catchment land being woken warming centralized city called "Urban Heat Island". This centralized heating increases the temperature of the heat in the city, so the use of air conditioners in buildings is increasing.

Greening of urban land is real action to save the environmental conditions continue to deteriorate. Through reforestation, environmental problems such as flooding, water shortages, and the frequency of the environmental impacts of air pollution on the wane. Greening one easy way to save the environment. Maintaining a green zone with greening / green movement will improve the quality of the environment and living creatures. The following can be seen 25 benefits for the environment and human greening:

11. Protect Pedestrian and Cyclists

Pedestrians would be happy to get around town by bicycle or walking along the street when there are shade trees. In addition to the board appointed for track cyclists, providing green zone serves to reduce the number of motorists on the highway.

12. Natural Fertilizer Supply

Leaves are falling on the road or in the soil can be recycled into compost for other plants and of course free of chemicals. The leaves that fall to the ground enough left to rot and with the soil, this way more natural than burning trash tree.

13. Gardening in Your Own Home

Greening can also be performed in a narrow area or even in homes that do not have vacant land. Greening at home without the land can be done in the wall of the house or the balcony of the house. Plants are chosen for example vegetable or herbal remedies that do not require the planting medium is too big.

14. Control Landscape

Trees can disguise the shape of the building seemed stiff and do not have aesthetic value. The building that has trees would look more humane and healthy eyes.

15. Breaking Wind

The trees on the green line functions to break down wind for air circulation are spread evenly in one area. Trees also protect the building construction from the brunt of strong winds in the rainy season.

16. Prevention of Erosion

Tree root fibers serves to prevent erosion that causes landslides, it is what makes the benefits of forests is essential for life. The roots of the trees will protect the soil so as not fragile, especially in the rainy season.

17. Interior Walls

Greening can now be done anywhere by using any medium, especially the walls. Green Wall, also serves to soundproof and recovery of patients either in hospital or treated at home. Green landscape on the walls give the impression of shade for anyone, it is good for health.

18. Environmental Education in Schools

Classroom space can also be used as a medium greening, such as the arrangement of classrooms that put furniture for pot plants. This kind of atmosphere will add to the impression of calm in the classroom because the air is fresh and the students benefit from this reforestation.

19. Improving Image Zone

Landscape greening will improve the image of the region because of the resulting visualization is a beautiful sight. Image of green areas is better than dense areas that do not have a green zone in it. Green landscape is very important to improve the image of the region, from the slum into a beautiful, arid region into the shade.

20. Interconnection region

The green line on the pedestrian can be attributed to a variety of other green lines in different regions. Greening also serves to connect the pedestrian routes and public zones that exist in the city.

21. Means Learning

City park can be an educational tool for students of elementary school students. The city park or forest city into a laboratory for school children to learn about plants and the ways to preserve the environment.

22. Public Space Children

Greenery in the city park beneficial for child development, as it is closer to nature and training in environmental sensitivity. Bring the kids to the park much more useful than carrying children playing in the mall.

23. Maintain Springs

Trees for the indigenous tribe Kajang very big role in maintaining the quality of the springs in the area of ​​customs. Trees store the bag of water in the soil which bermanfaar for quality springs. Greening around rivers and water springs useful for quality springs in the region.

24. Competitiveness of Cities

Cities beautiful and has many green zones, green line can be a part of the increase in local tourism. Singapore managed to advance the tourism industry thanks to the Singapore government's commitment to greening movement in various corners of the city of Singapore. This situation led to the number of tourists Singapore is always higher than Indonesia, although Indonesia has a beautiful natural scenery.

25. Green As Esthetic Zone

Structuring the landscape in the area and the green zone will add to the artistic impression is no less interesting with entertainment in the building. Greenery in the city park will beautify the area and visual form.

Well this is a very comprehensive greening benefits to our understanding together, without the greening of the earth will feel barren and threaten human safety.

Benefits of Greening For Human Environment (Part 1)

Global warming is no longer an environmental issue but a real fact that the environmental problem is happening. Global warming causes the cycle to be difficult to predict the change of seasons. Real facts of global warming was marked by drought which caused droughts and heavy rainfall causing flooding.

Real action that can prevent the deterioration of environmental conditions due to global warming is to preserve and maintain the natural environment today. Various environmental maintenance concept established by international organizations and communities in the country. Real action to do is greening the environment, within the scope of the macro and micro.

In macro scale, such as afforestation undertaken extensive mapping of forest conservation and protection of forest conservation consistency in the region / county and state. For micro-scale that the scope for urban greening. Environmental problems such as deteriorating urban air quality and water supply problems caused by the deteriorating condition of water catchment areas.

Water catchment areas should be a green zone has now changed into the area awakened. The vast amount of changes in catchment land being woken warming centralized city called "Urban Heat Island". This centralized heating increases the temperature of the heat in the city, so the use of air conditioners in buildings is increasing.

Greening of urban land is real action to save the environmental conditions continue to deteriorate. Through reforestation, environmental problems such as flooding, water shortages, and the frequency of the environmental impacts of air pollution on the wane. Greening one easy way to save the environment. Maintaining a green zone with greening / green movement will improve the quality of the environment and living creatures. The following can be seen 25 benefits for the environment and human greening:

1. Greening To Prevent Flooding

Greening can restore the function of water catchment areas in the city. Water catchment areas can include football fields, city parks and urban forests. Maintaining the water catchment area is a real action greening movement. The benefits of reforestation in the region is to reduce the discharge or runoff water during the rainy season due to seep into the soil easily. This effort is a way to prevent urban flooding due to a reduction in the amount of water catchment areas.

2. Maintaining the quality of groundwater

The more green zones in the city, the quality of ground water, the better. Greening is very important to maintain green zones in the city. Imbalance proportion of land area green and woke zones will damage the quality of ground water. Waste seep into the ground will damage the quality of ground water so the impact on health if the water is back on consumption.

3. Protecting wildlife / edhapis

Green environments such as urban forest habitats for wildlife such as rare birds in the city. Greening of the urban forest will save the population of endangered species that play a role in the ecological system environment.

4. Reduce air pollution

Greening the road corridor also serves to reduce pollutants in the air is wasted. Tree canopy serves to cleanse the solid particles such as lead and will stick to the branches and tree trunks.

5. Reduce the Impact of Acid Rain

Pollution from vehicles and factories adversely affect air quality. To reduce waste pollution released into the air, trees are needed to absorb the CO2 that has been mixed with the sulfur. The trees will reduce the impact of the discharge of pollutants so that the air they breathe is cleaner.

6. Climate Control

Plants can create a better life for people, especially in areas of tropical and subtropical climates. In the temperate regions, the leaves will fall so that sunlight can illuminate the building. In the tropical areas, leafy trees serves to reduce the effects of direct sunlight.

7. Reduce dust particles

Trees also serve to reduce levels of dust particles. According to the observations Bianpoem (1997) trees with an area of ​​300 × 400 m2 can reduce levels of dust particles than 7,000 particles / liter to 4,000 particles / liter.

8. Prevent the Glasshouse Effect

In addition to reducing particle dust, trees also reduce the glasshouse effect. The glasshouse effect is the accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere is causing the atmosphere perforated, but the tree can be prevented because the forest can change 3.7 tonnes of CO2 into 2 tons of O2.

9. Reinforce the direction of the road

Greening in city road corridor serves to clarify the direction of the road, especially areas that crowded many buildings. The existence of useful trees for the rider as a marker direction to reach the destination.

10. Economic Benefits (Office Building)

Reforestation by planting trees around the office building will cost of air conditioning in the building. AC maintenance operating costs will be costly, than the maintenance of shade trees.

Green Environmental as The Place For Learning

Just five minutes of exercise a day in the outdoors can improve mental health, according to a study and policy makers should encourage more people to spend time in parks and gardens.

Some researchers at the University of Essex found that just five minutes of "green activity" such as walking, gardening, cycling or planting trees to encourage the spirit and self-esteem.

"We believe that there will be many potential benefits for all the people, society and the health care costs if all groups of people doing a lot more self medication with exercise on green place," Barton said in a statement about the study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. (between)

Many studies have shown that exercise in the open can reduce the risk of mental illness and improve the taste of healthy, but Jules Pretty and Jo Barton, who led the study, said that so far no one knows how much time needs to be spent in the exercise in the green so that the benefits were seen.

Barton and Pretty looked at data from 1,252 people with mental health status, gender, and age, were taken from 10 existing studies in Britain.

They analyzed activities such as walking, gardening, cycling, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding and planting trees.

They found that the greatest health changes occurred in the young and those who suffer mentally ill, although people of all ages and social groups also enjoy the benefits.

The greatest positive impact on self-esteem emerged from a five-minute dose of "green exercise on the spot".

All the natural environment beneficial, including parks in small cities or large, they said, but green areas with water seems to have a more poAt least the executive education "Teacher" in particular should be able to create a school environment becomes green to support mental and physical health of children's intelligence. In addition to reducing the effects of global warming at least a good many of the Green School Environment. Unlike school portrait in big cities with a program that looks barren pavingisasi (my term) actually reduces that child's learning media surrounding natural environment.

Let's green the school each with promoting the concept of "Nature School" school environment is an environment that blends with nature and nature as a child's learning media.sitive impact.

Moreover, if learning in places green area certainly can affect brain development in learning. We can imagine ...

Practical ways Embedding Concept Green School

Green School Environment.
Realize the concept of the environment to go green community must begin with personal awareness so that the process can be sustained for the long term. Therefore, the application of green lifestyle awareness should be applied as early as possible. One effective way to do that is through education in schools, where most children spent their day to interac with the environment in addition to the house.

In the application of this green concept, the important thing is the sense of involvement to be applied against any child-related activities as well as knowledge of the benefits of applying the concept of green living.

Here are some ways you can do to instill environmental awareness with the go green concept:


  • Make the waste places that are separated between organic and non-organic. In addition, non-organic waste can be separated again into plastic, paper, porcelain and metal. This is done while promoting the importance of grouping bins in the recycling process.
  • Spend at least a few hours a week to invite students of gardening and planting a variety of crops such as flowers, herbs or a simple mosquito repellent plants. Do not forget to make a turn to take care of the garden and cultivate awareness of the benefits of reforestation.
  • Slipped environmentally conscious programs in learning and extracurricular activities, for example by slipping a composting project in science lessons or recycling of waste paper derived from teaching and learning activities. The results can be used to buy something for the sake of pupils or school.
  • If there is a craft lesson, ask students to create something from recycled materials such as old newspapers, old magazines, old plastic cups and so on. Do not forget to explain why it is better to use second-hand goods if possible.


Instilling environmental awareness of the importance of having to go green concept should be done gradually and consistently. However, if starting from such an early stage in the school environment, awareness of the concept would be more easily embedded and be remembered by someone until he is an adult.

The Benefits Of Green School

School embodies the interactive world conditions on a small scale. However school should remain an important part in the governance of a healthy natural environment. One is the effort that the school still looks shady, green, comfortable and healthy. For that we will share how to stay healthy schools program "Green School".

School greening useful to have a positive impact, protection of flora and fauna, water and soil erosion control, climate amelioration, minimize the reflection of sunlight, soil erosion control, reducing runoff, soil binding. Construction of vegetation may regulate water balance by way of interception, infiltration, evaporation and transpiration. Thus greening the school environment as an element of "forest school" needs to be improved conceptually includes planning, implementation and maintenance by considering the aesthetic aspects, environmental preservation and functional. Implementation should be in accordance with the planning as well as maintenance must be carried out continuously.

Some of the benefits of greening:

  1. As the lungs school. Plant as a green element, the growth produces acid substances (O2) that is necessary for living things for breathing;
  2. As the regulatory environment (micro), the vegetation will cause local environmental air becomes cool, comfortable and fresh;
  3. The creator of environmental (ecological);
  4. Natural Balance (adaphis) the establishment of places of natural life for the animals that live in the surrounding areas;
  5. Protection (protective), the physical condition of the natural surroundings (strong wind, sun, gas or dust);
  6. Beauty (aesthetics);
  7. Health (hygiene);
  8.  Recreation and education (educational).
In addition to those already noted above, the results of the greening of schools can also be used as a means of learning outside the classroom. For example, as a "laboratory" schools, especially in teaching biology subjects. Due to the results of the greening of schools there are a wide variety of plant species both perennials and ornamental and medicinal plants.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Green School

The meaning of the word Green school is environmentally friendly school. But in a broad sense, is defined as schools that have the commitment and systematically develop programs to internalize environmental values ​​into all school activities. Therefore, the physical appearance of the school ecologically laid out so that it becomes a vehicle for learning for the entire school community to be wise and environmentally friendly behavior (Sugeng Paryadi, 2O08).

See the environmental conditions around this time, the concept of green schools is very important to be implemented more widely. Various natural disasters such as floods, landslides, and so on, mostly caused by human actions which damage the ecosystem environment. In addition to surrender to Him, of course, necessary to the realization that people more friendly to the environment.

Here, the concept of green schools in growing attitude of care for the environment through a process of learning and habituation becomes important and strategic. At school, the learning process leading to the efforts to establish the behavior of students who care about the environment through a learning model that is applicable and touches of everyday life. Meanwhile, the school environment to be used as habituation behavior of daily care for the environment. Thus, both aspects of the earlier, towards one goal, namely internalizing or habituation environmentally conscious behavior in everyday life.

Sugeng Paryadi cites the opinion, the preparation of green schools program is done holistically to link all existing programs in schools and to consider enabling and inhibiting factors.

Internal potential schools such as the availability of land, water resources, energy,
landscapes, traditions surrounding communities, and ecosystems are objects in the development of green school concept. Meanwhile, in view of the NGO Indonesian Biodiversity (Biodiversity), green schools program should develop 
  1. a curriculum-based environment; 
  2. community-based education; 
  3. improving the quality of the school environment and its surroundings; 
  4. support systems that are environmentally friendly; and 
  5. environmentally sound school management.

Implementation of green schools is done in three steps: first strategic, curricular fields, the learning environment is integrated with the existing subjects. Teachers must be good at learning pack with understanding and learning experience that is applicable. Second, the extra fields that lead to the formation of students' awareness of environmental conservation through environmental education and environmental work competitions.

Thirdly, the management of the school environment, namely through 
  • The utilization and management of the school grounds into natural laboratory like to gardens and medicinal plants, solicitation saving energy and water, recycling of waste through a process of reduce, reuse and recycle, and 
  • Management of social environment in the form of habituation behavior of real-perila my positive in them discipline, cooperation, caring, honesty, and respect for local knowledge

The school environment is the environment of everyday life of students. If the school environment can be organized and managed properly, it will become an effective vehicle for the establishment of environmentally conscious behavior

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

characteristics of smart kids

You already have a child, it may be a bit difficult to know whether your child is classified as smart-witted child or not. It is rather difficult to know, but that does not mean it is impossible to see, because the intelligence of a child can still be seen from the attitude or behavior everyday.

1. Comprehension is quite fast. When you're studying, he quickly understood about it or the material being he learned.

2. Sense of curiosity is greater than other children. Intelligent child is a boy who used to think, and his brain was always working. The time to learn something, he sometimes can not take for granted the subject matter.

3. His brain will continue to wonder why? or how?. Therefore, it is not surprising that one of the characteristics of intelligent boy is she always asks about things he wanted to know.

4. Easy to focus on something that is at hand. This is one feature of a smart kid.

5. A bright child will find a solution or an answer to be. For example, when he was given a question, he will never be satisfied until he had solved the problem.

Generally, the characteristics of smart kids are looking for answers to a problem in its own way. For example, a student is given matter, he did not want to just be given a direct answer. He prefers to be directed, until he can get the answer itself to be more satisfied.

7. Most of the intelligent child is a child who is active and responsive to anything. This is because the brain is accustomed to worn or used to think. So when faced with problems, he was quick to respond and actively seek a solution.

8. The characteristics of the other smart kids is easy to give self motivation or to motivate yourself to move forward.

9. Children are generally intelligent child who is able to socialize well. Examples of smart child is that he is able to interact with others and even strangers. He does not look awkward or embarrassed (confidence).

10. Children are intelligent tend to be very disciplined, responsible and able to be independent.

11. Easy to memorize is one of the characteristics of smart kids. He could memorize the place easily, memorize how to do the problems, and memorize a variety of other things.

Characteristic feature of the Smart Baby

That is some characteristic feature of smart kids. The intelligence of a child can even be seen since he was a baby. Generally, at the age of about 3 months, the intelligence of your baby can be seen from the ability to contact the eye, giving a response, or even a serious look / silent when spoken to by his mother.

At the age of about 6-8 months, the characteristic feature is the intelligent babies begin to capture or understand what was said by the mother or other people. For example, a mother tells about the name body parts, for example the hand. When asked about the baby which is called the hand, he could raise his arms or pointing her hand in response.

9 Characteristics of a Healthy Child Physical and Psychological Aspects

Every parent would want their children to grow up healthy and smart. Should identify healthy children from an early age, in order to quickly overcome when confronted with disorder.

There are several characteristics of a healthy child. Children were cheerful, ideal body weight, and clever and has a good appetite seems highly expected that each parent. The characteristics of healthy children not only in terms of physical, but also in terms of the psyche and how he socialize with their environment. Here are nine characteristics of healthy children:

Smart kid

1. Grow well, which can be seen from the increase in weight and height were regular and proportionate. You can see in the table height and weight for babies and children.
2. The level of development in general according to age level. You may be able to compare the physical and mental condition with kids his age.
3. Tampat active, agile and happy.
4. clean and shining eyes.
5. Appetite good.
6. lips and tongue looked fresh.
7. Respiratory odorless.
8. Skin and hair looks clean and dry.
9. Easy to adjust to the environment.

Simply put, healthy children in terms of physical, psychological and socialization are:

In terms of physically marked with a healthy body and a normal physical growth.

Psychologically, it is the soul of healthy children develop naturally, thought to grow smart, sensitive feelings grow, the willingness to socialize well.
In terms of socialization, children ponds active and agile, cheerful and easy to adjust to the environment.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The First Child is Smarter than The Younger Child.

The first child does have a higher intelligence than they brothers, but the difference in IQ level is not too high.

Results of studies involving 377,000 school children concluded, first born child does have a higher IQ and have a positive attitude than they brothers.

However, differences in the level of intelligence of children with the eldest brother is not too significant, so less impact on everyday life.

Eldest children tend to be more extroverted (personality open), has a high curiosity and readily agreed. In addition, children are also more rare first panic than a second child and so on

"The first child has the advantage of a higher level of IQ 0:02. Although the difference was statistically significant but it's useless," said Rodica Damian, professor of psychology at the University of Houston.

Because it is a little difference, according to Damian, this should have no effect on parenting.

He said, to ensure a child's IQ differences based on birth order, research should be done long term, collecting data and IQ test scores of personality until the child reaches a
certain age.

Who Know....?

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Character Education Role In Completing Personality

In the beginning, man was born only bring "personality" or personality. In general, there are four kinds of human personality and there are a lot of theories that use different terms even use color, but the pattern remains the same. In general, there are four personality, namely:

  1. Koleris: This type is characterized by personal who like independence, assertive, fiery, like challenges, boss of himself.
  2. Sanguinis: This type is characterized by practical things like, happy and cheerful always, like surprises, like all social activities and fun.
  3. Plegmatis: This type is characterized by like cooperation, avoid conflict, do not like the sudden change, the interlocutor is good, like a sure thing.
  4. Melancholy: This type is characterized by love with detail, save anger, Perfection, like clear instructions, highly favored routine.

On top of this is that the classical theory and the theory now growing a lot, and is still widely used as an assay to measure human potential.
Personality is not a character. Everyone has a different personality. Well from 4 to these personalities, each personality has weaknesses and advantages of each. Eg type koleris identical to the person who spoke "rough" and sometimes it does not matter, which is often difficult personal sanguine invited to serious, often difficult plegmatis invited definite step and impress passive, melancholy stuck with a personal dilemma "yes" in the mouth and "no" hearts, and tend perfectionis in detail the life and this is what sometimes makes others quite hassles.

Every man can not choose his personality, personality has a gift of God the creator when men are born. And every person who has a definite personality flaw and advantages in aspects of social life and each individual. Easy yes, this explanation.

Well, his character where? As each man learns to overcome his weaknesses and improve his weaknesses and bring a new positive habit that is called character. For example, a pure koleris but very polite in expression and instructions to others, a sanguine able to bring himself to be serious in a situation that requires calmness and focus attention. That character. Character education is the provision of views on the various types of life values, such as honesty, intelligence, and a concern for others. And that is the choice of each individual to be developed and need in building, from an early age (ideally).

Character can not be inherited, the character can not be bought and character can not be exchanged. Character must be consciously built and developed day by day by means of a PROCESS that is not instant. Character is not something innate that can not be changed again as fingerprints.

I noticed that many people with bad character likely to blame their circumstances. They often claim that they brought up the wrong way, financial difficulties, treatment of others or other conditions that make them like this. It is true that in life, we have to face a lot of things beyond our control, but your character is not the case. Your character is always the result of your choice.

Know that you have the potential to become a person of character, Earn the it. Character, more than anything and will make you a person who has added value. Character will protect everything that you value in life.

Each person is responsible for his character. You have full control over your character, meaning that you can not blame others for your bad character because you are entirely responsible. Develop character is your personal LIABILITY.

Character Building Education

Understanding Character Education According to Expert

Strengthening moral education (moral education) or educational character (character education) is very relevant in the present context to address the moral crisis that has engulfed our country. The crisis, among others, in the form of increased promiscuity, rampant levels of violence children and adolescents, crimes against friends, teenagers theft, cheating habits, drug abuse, pornography, and the destruction of property of others has become a social problem that until now have not been able to completely resolved, therefore, the importance of character education.

Expert Told . . .
According Lickona, related to the concept of moral character (moral knowning), moral attitudes (moral felling), and moral behavior (moral behavior). Based on these three components can be stated that the characters are well supported by the knowledge of the good, the desire to do good, and do deeds of kindness. Outlined below is a chart of the third link this framework.

Character Education According Lickona
Simply put, character education can be defined as any business that can be done to influence the character of the students. But to know the proper sense, it can be noted here that the definition of character education delivered by Thomas Lickona. Lickona stated that the definition of character education is a deliberate attempt to help someone so that he can understand, pay attention, and do the ethical values that core.

Character Education According to Suyanto
Suyanto (2009) defines the character as a way of thinking and behaving that is characteristic of each individual to live and work together, both within the family, community, nation, and state.

Character Education According Kertajaya
Character is the hallmark of which is owned by an object or individual. Characteristic is genuine and rooted in personality or individual objects, as well as an "engine" that drives how an act, behave, say, and respond to something (Kertajaya, 2010).

Character Education According to the Dictionary of Psychology
According to the dictionary of psychology, personality character is to be reviewed from the standpoint of ethical or moral, for example a person's honesty, and is usually associated with the properties of the relatively fixed (Dali Gulo, 1982: p.29).

The values in character education
There are 18 grain values of character education that, Religious, Honest, Tolerance, Discipline, Work Hard, Creative, Independent, Democratic, Curiosity, Excitement Nationality, Love homeland, Appreciating the achievements, Friendly / communicative, Love Peace, Joy of reading , Care for the environment, social Caring, responsibility.
More details on the values of character education can be seen in the chart below


Read more: CHARACTER EDUCATION: Understanding Character Education

Character values based culture of the nation

18 values of character education
  1. religious
  2. honest
  3. tolerance
  4. discipline
  5. toil
  6. creative
  7. independent
  8. democratic
  9. curiosity
  10. national spirit
  11. love of the homeland
  12. appreciate achievements
  13. friends / communicate
  14. love peace
  15. like to read
  16. environmental care
  17. social care
  18. responsibility

Character education has become a concern to many countries in order to prepare the next generation of quality, not only for the benefit of individual citizens, but also for the citizens as a whole. Character education can be defined as the deliberate us of all dimensions of school life to foster optimal character development (we deliberately efforts of all dimensions of the life of the school / madrasah to assist the formation of character optimally.
Character education requires special methods appropriate for the purpose of education can be achieved. Among the appropriate learning method is exemplary method, the method of habituation, and methods of praise and punishment.

Well so is some sense of character education, according to experts, may be useful.

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