THE ROLE OF COOPERATIVE MODEL OF TEACHING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN DEVELOPING PERSONALITY EDUCATION ON SOCIAL SKILL
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The shortfalls of education at elementary schools in building the students’ personality and self-esteem has eventually entailed the systematic educational failure. It requires the integrated education which offers the character bulding to get themselves set to face the future challanges which become more and more complicated. This article is sttempted to discuss the role of cooperative model of teaching in elementary schools in enhanching the students; character building. Personality values as stated by the Centre of Curriculum , the National Ministery of Education cover those of: religion, honesty, tolerence, discipline and hard work, creativeness, independence, democracy , curiousity, national reliance and patriotism. The social skill of the students can be developed through 3 main characters: solidarity/ communicative, social awareness, responsibility. The social skills are closely related to the educational outcome – the way how students communicate, participate and cooperate. Those skills are in accordance with the statement of Rut and Weichan (in Goleman, 2001: 516) that emotional capability has a twofold strength in making someone have sufficient achievement rather than pure knowledge and technical capibility. By implementing the cooperative teaching at elementary schools, the development of national reliance can be hopefully encopuraged – especially in the area of values of social skills.