Month: May 2014

National Anthem of Indonesia – Indonesia Raya

Indonesia tanah airku. Tanah tumpah darahku.

Indonesia, my native land, the land where I shed my blood.

 

Disanalah aku berdiri, jadi pandu ibuku.

There, I stand, to be the guard of my motherland.

 

Indonesia kebangsaanku. bangsa dan tanah airku.

Indonesia my nationality, my nation and my homeland.

 

Marilah kita berseru : “Indonesia bersatu!”

Let us exclaim : “Indonesia unite!”

 

Hiduplah tanahku, hiduplah negeriku, bangsaku, rakyatku, semuanya.

Long live my land, long live my state, my nation, my people, entirely.

 

Bangunlah jiwanya, bangunlah badannya.

Build it’s soul, build it’s body.

 

Untuk Indonesia Raya!

For Great Indonesia!

 

Indonesia Raya! Merdeka, merdeka!

Great Indonesia! Free, independent!

 

Tanahku, negeriku yang kucinta.

My land, my country which I love.

 

Indonesia Raya! Merdeka, merdeka!

Great Indonesia! Free, independent.

 

Hiduplah Indonesia Raya.

Long live Great Indonesia.

 

 

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Punishment Necessary To Develop Self – Discipline In Students

Positive punishment is a concept used in B. F. Skinner’s theory of operant conditioning. The goal of punishment is to decrease the behavior that it follows. In the case of positive punishment, it involves presenting an unfavorable outcome or event following an undesirable behavior.

The concept of positive punishment can difficult to remember, especially because it seems like a contradiction. How can punishment be positive? The easiest way to remember this concept is to note that it involves an aversive stimulus that is added to the situation. For this reason, positive punishment is sometimes referred to as punishment by application. (Gershoff, E. T. 539-579)

For example, you wear your favorite baseball cap to class, but are reprimanded by your instructor for violating your school’s dress code. You’re late to work one morning, you drive over the speed limit through a school zone. As a result, you get pulled over by a police officer and receive a ticket. Your cell phone rings in the middle of a class lecture, and you are scolded by your teacher for not turning your phone off prior to class.

Can you identify the examples of positive punishment? The teacher reprimanding you for breaking the dress code, the officer issuing the speeding ticket and the teacher scolding you for not turning off your cell phone are all examples of positive punishment. They represent aversive stimuli that are meant to decrease the behavior that they follow. (Hockenbury, D., & Hockenbury, S. E.)

let it go final exam verse

the clock ticks by fast this time
not a moment to be lost

a sack of books around me
and it looks like its the day

finals are coming and we all must try our best
but I’ve given up I’ll just swing that test

no fun today, no fun at all
no more talking on the telephone

read this write that and learn it all
can’t learn at all

let it go, let it go
can’t study this anymore

let it go, let it go
all my classes are a bore

I dont care
If I fail my test

Let my mom rage on
my grades never bothered me anyway

Nostalgic Seduction

I brought your dreams to fly into the night sky
so you will know,
missing the light, is not common
let the moon light reflect and let the pen talk

look at the top,
I’ve made the most beautiful poems in the dark sky
in the hope,
being able to explore the dark heart

I say to the brightest star,
my night is a night that longing his presence,
here, I could not shorten the distance,
I miss the time you were around

The value of education

Nowadays, it seems to be universally accepted that increased education is a good thing. Thousands of colleges and millions of student spend their time and money for pieces of paper, and then we started to ask, “what is the value of these qualifications?”. Students in college are being sold an illusion. They believe that self-understanding and society approval will come come with the acquisition of a piece of paper. Instead of thinking for themselves, and finding their own personality and strengths, they are fitted like square pegs into round holes, in so-called professional jobs. This essay will discuss whether education has been devalued.

The role of education is to prepare masses of people operate at low levels of ability in a very limited and restricted range of activities. Supporters of education (usually teachers or educators, or those in the business of education) say that the higher your education is, the higher status symbol you will receive, as well as a passport to a private club of money and power. They also said increased level of education will open door for students.

However, the most important thing is not those with degrees, but people who stand back and look what is really important in life. These people are found in every part of society. Brilliant people like Einsten who was a weak math student. Successful businessmen, Bill gates who never completed college. Inventive and creative people like Edison who never went to school. The greatest religious teachers do not have letters after their name. Many of the world’s political leaders do not have master’s degrees or doctorates. There are people who shape our lives and they are too busy to spend time in the paper chase.
People are still not genuinely expected think for themselves. In fact, the longer years of schooling make the brainwashing even easier. There is still a role in for study, research, and education. However we need to examine our emphasis on education for the sake of a piece of paper, and to learn the real meaning and revolutionary challenge of knowledge.