Unisma’s graduates must have special characteristics, most importantly religious characteristics such as knowledge, thoughts, attitudes and worship according to the teachings of Islam Rahmatan Lil Alamin. During their study at Unisma, students will have religion lectures in 12 credits for six semesters. How can this religion knowledge be maximally accepted by students during the pandemic with online lectures?
Unisma held a workshop on the development of online religion teaching methodologies to dozens of lecturers of religion subjects on Thursday (7/23). The goal is to make Islamic studies in line with the mission and target.
“Because it is online, the lecturer certainly will not be maximally touching the hearts of students and for Islamic religious material; this is a challenge because religion material is more implementative, “said Unisma’s Vice Rector III, Dr. Ir. H. Badat Muwakhid, MP.
In the workshop, the lecturers were guided directly by the Rector of Unisma, Prof. Dr. H. Maskuri, M.Si. The material focuses on religion education. Prof. Maskuri explained the importance of developing applied religion knowledge because it can affect students’ soft skills. This might make them more easily accepted in the work market, because they have beeen accustomed to think positively, honestly and trustfully.
“The ability of religion is not only for their ability to be more pious, but other people also give recognition to their scholarship,” explained Badat.
Another resource person in this agenda was Malang State University Lecturer, Dr. Muslihatin. She explained the strategy of education and teaching of Islam for millennial society. This material is considered important because today’s students are thriving in the millennial era.