FKIP – History Education Study Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) Sebelas Maret University (UNS) Surakarta held a Website Seminar (Webinar) Guest Lecture on Saturday (16/10/2021). Themed “Youth Pledge, Roles and Challenges of Indonesian Youth, Present and Future”, the webinar was held online through the Zoom Meeting application.

Moderated by Dadan Adi Kurniawan, S.Pd., MA as Lecturer of History Education FKIP UNS, this Guest Lecture Webinar presented two speakers. Meanwhile, the two resource persons were Kuncoro Hadi, SS, MA as a Lecturer of History at Yogyakarta State University (UNY) and Tzabit Azinar Ahmad, S.Pd., M.Pd. as a Lecturer in History Education at the State University of Semarang (UNNES).

The first resource person, Kuncoro Hadi, SS., MA. presented a material entitled “Youth and the Shadow of the Nation: Chronological Notes”. In the material, he emphasized three periods of the role of youth in the archipelago drawn from the period of the national movement in 1908, namely the primordial period, the period of unity. , as well as the military and political period. He explained that the youth’s experiences and anxieties were the things that gave birth to the image of becoming one nation and one country.

“From these experiences and anxieties, the young man finally had dreams and visions. In this period of experience, they have not yet imagined the nation and state, but based on these experiences, youth have anxiety that gives birth to the image of becoming one nation and one state,” explained Kuncoro.

The Second resource person, Tzabit Azinar Ahmad, S.Pd., M.Pd. explained the material entitled “Understanding the Youth Pledge”. In the material, he explained that studying history has three paradigms. He also explained the wisdom of history, where learning history is not for the past but the present and the future.

“Learning history is the paradigm. there are three. The first is learning about stories or learning about history, for example by memorizing the years, causes, and factors in historical events. Second, learning from the story or learning from history. That is, learning from important things and lessons from historical stories are then implemented in life so that it becomes the third paradigm, namely learning for history or learning to create history. So after we know and take lessons, we are visionaries to create a new history that is better than the previous period. Studying history or learning about the past should not be for the past, but the present and the future,” concluded Tzabit.

Reporter: Rosantika Utami
Editor: Aulia Anjani