Local Wisdom Essay

1775 Words8 Pages
H. Review of Relevant Theories This review of relevant theories is divided into: Local Wisdom, local wisdom’s scope and characteristic, the use of local wisdom in ELT and Textbook, Textbook in ELT, Content of the textbook, Function of the textbook and Textbook Evaluation. 1. Local Wisdom Local wisdom is a part of the people in specific culture and arises according to each specific location which cannot be separated from their own lives and it is usually inherited orally from generation to generation. Culture mean is all human products that originate from the brain, heart, and drivers that are beneficial for the sake of human welfare. According to E.B. Tylor, culture is "that complex whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law,…show more content…
This wisdom can be both abstract and concrete, but the important characteristic are that it comes from experience or truth gained from life. The wisdom from real experience integrates the body, the spirit and the environment. It emphasizes respect for elder and their life experience. Moreover, it values moral more than material things (Nakorntap et al., in Mungmachon’s journal). It is related to culture in the community which is accumulate and passed on. This wisdom can be both abstract and concrete, but the important characteristic are that it comes from experience or truth gained from life. The wisdom from real experience integrates the body, the sprit, and…show more content…
The educational model of local wisdom education is an example of high relevance education for life development skills, based on skills empowerment and local potential in each region. Local wisdom is authentic material can be the base of character education in schools. Wahab (2012: 18), described that local genius or local knowledge can be the source of values as well as the academic materials. The good value of education that a country has, the good value of human resources it has. The good value can take from local wisdom that comes from community itself and implemented in English language teaching. Komin (1998) said in Piromruen and Pandian journal “the extent of local culture lost due to English language influence is in fact and important and relevant issue in English learning and teaching. Although no answer available, it is worth of being food for thought for language teachers to ponder”. Involving the local wisdom-based learning that has a positive value will provide learning contained character building in it and teaching base on local wisdom can preserve the culture that has been

More about Local Wisdom Essay

Open Document