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Analizing The Importance of Character Education for Millennial Generations in The Digital Era

Version 1 : Received: 11 June 2021 / Approved: 14 June 2021 / Online: 14 June 2021 (10:36:05 CEST)

How to cite: Eka, R.; Pandin, M. Analizing The Importance of Character Education for Millennial Generations in The Digital Era. Preprints 2021, 2021060348 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0348.v1). Eka, R.; Pandin, M. Analizing The Importance of Character Education for Millennial Generations in The Digital Era. Preprints 2021, 2021060348 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0348.v1).

Abstract

Character education is essential for the current millennial generation and must be applied in everyday life in the surrounding community. The character of the millennial generation is different from the previous generation, which requires us to pay more attention to character education which is starting to erode along with the times. The Millennial generation is a generation that in everyday life can never be separated from science and technology. In this digital era, the millennial generation has a social function of strength in technology. In this study, there are research questions that will be discussed in this article, namely the first regarding what problems occur in the millennial generation who occupy the digital era?. Second, what is the important role and influence of the digital era on character education for the millennial generation in Indonesia?. Writing this article uses a qualitative research method, namely a literature review study, where researchers use or look for references from journals or books. Samples of respondents were taken randomly from each region, and there were ten respondents. From this research, it is found that the millennial generation in the digital era chooses to use social media to access the latest news and information rather than reading print media that contains education. This article aims to find out the importance of character education for the millennial generation, which is starting to erode with the times in the digital era. Many people underestimate character education, especially for the current millennial generation. Therefore, we must implement educational programs at any level, especially in Indonesia, because the character shows the national identity. This article will discuss the vital role and influence of character education for millennials who live in the digital era to be aware of the importance of character education in citizenship.

Keywords

character education; the millennial generation; digital era

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