Borneo Educational Journal (Borju) <p>Borneo Educational Journal (BORJU) by The Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Widya Gama Mahakam Samarinda University, which is published twice a year in <strong>February</strong> and <strong>August</strong>. The Journal ISSN Number for the online version is <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: medium;">2655-9323</span></span></a></strong></span>. <strong>It contains original Research papers and Theoretical reviews or Conceptual Reviews on&nbsp;education in all countries throughout the world</strong>. The article is written in English Language and Bahasa Indonesia.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> en-US <p><strong>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication</strong> with the work simultaneously licensed under a&nbsp;<a href=""><strong>Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</strong></a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</p> <p><img src="/public/site/images/borju/CC_BY2.png"></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> (Rinda Fitriana) (Dedi Rahman Nur) Sat, 10 Sep 2022 11:41:03 +0700 OJS 60 Students Perception of ICT for Specific Purpose in The Logistics Industry <p>In today's dynamic and competitive world, logistics knowledge has become more complicated and knowledge intensive. Regarding the topic of TESOL in the logistic sector, which is the use of English as a foreign language and a current economic necessity, the use of English as a foreign language is one of the economic sources for boosting the employability of workers through superior communication skills. This study tries to answer the question of how students in the logistics industry perceive the use of ICT in English language learning. This research chapter addresses the importance of logistics education from the perspective of undergraduates. Using a quantitative methodology and survey design, the current study examined the frequency of ICT usage for purposes. The majority of students said that the usage of ICT makes it easier and more interesting for them to study English, is a good way for instructors to distribute learning materials, improves their speaking and listening abilities, and expands their vocabularies. Students and instructors can communicate, share, and discuss course materials and assignments effectively through the use of ICT and the logistics theme</p> Rahmaniah, Iwan Setiawan Copyright (c) 2023 Rahmaniah, Iwan Setiawan Sat, 10 Sep 2022 00:00:00 +0700 EFL Teachers’ Use of Digital Technology to Facilitate M-Learning <p>Taking the concept of mobile-learning as development of instructional technology of what commonly called e-learning, this study aimed to firstly identify the digital products and approach used by EFL teachers for online instruction. Moreover, frequently used digital technologies chosen by the teachers along with contextual factors of using them were investigated. To achieve these objectives, SAMR (substitution, Adaptation, Modification, and Redefinition) model was selected as the framework of corresponding the technology use with the four levels to facilitate effective online instruction. Descriptive analysis of a questionnaire distributed to twenty-three English teachers from four universities in Indonesia resulted in almost equal distribution of technology use to facilitate m-learning purposes within the four levels. Moreover, contextual factors related to the institutional policy of online learning, the features and nature of the technology products, and the students’ varied challenges were admitted affecting teachers’ use of digital technology to facilitate m-learning.</p> Dzul Rachman, Anis Firdatul Rochma, Paulus Widiatmoko Copyright (c) 2023 Dzul Rachman, Anis Firdatul Rochma, Paulus Widiatmoko Thu, 15 Sep 2022 13:09:04 +0700 Are these texts readable? An Analysis on the Readability Level of English Textbooks for Indonesian High Schools <p>Reading texts or passages from textbooks are commonly used as learning materials in the Indonesian EFL context. This leads to the emergence of readability or reading level analyses for EFL reading materials using conventional formulas which, unfortunately, were originally developed for either English as L1 or L2 context. Moreover, there are alternative readability formulas for EFL materials that are relatively newer yet still underused in the field. Hence, this current descriptive study aimed to address this gap by attempting to analyze the reading texts in three Senior High School English textbook series published by the Ministry of Education and Culture, using formulas measuring the readability level without grade-levelling and using simplified EFL reading materials. In this study, the two specific formulas employed to conduct the readability level analysis were Miyazaki EFL Readability Index and McAlpine EFLAW formula. The results showed that the overall Miyazaki EFL readability score of all reading texts in the 10th, 11th, 12th grade English textbooks was 50, categorized as having a “standard” difficulty. Meanwhile, based on the analysis using McAlpine EFLAW readability formula, the overall readability score was 20.86, which was considered as “very easy to understand”. Eventually, it could be concluded that the two formulas could be conveniently used to analyze the readability level of all the reading texts in the textbook series. Moreover, the texts could be deemed as of “suitable and understandable” level for the intended EFL students in Indonesia.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Keywords</em></strong><strong><em>:</em></strong>Readability; Texts; Textbooks; Miyazaki EFL formula; McAlpine EFLAW formula</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fahrisky Azima, Maria Teodora Ping, A.K. Amarullah Copyright (c) 2023 Fahrisky Azima, Maria Teodora Ping, A.K. Amarullah Sat, 05 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0700 Teachers’ Teaching Strategies For Teaching Speaking Skills At Junior High School <p>A teaching strategy is defined as a set of activities carried out to achieve a learning goal. This study aims to analyse the strategies implemented by the teacher for eighth grade students at one of Junior High School in Pasuruan, East Java. Furthermore, this study looks into the teacher's motivations for using the strategies in teaching speaking skills. This research used qualitative research with a case study design. The instruments used in this research were observations and interviews. The results of this research show that the teachers implemented the teaching strategies proposed by Thornbury. Moreover, the teacher was known for applying other strategies such as reading aloud, repetition drills, and modelling cooperative learning as they aligned with the students’ competencies. These research findings indicate that the teacher successfully implemented her strategies in teaching speaking skills, which can be proven from the students’ responses that they are motivated to learn English, especially speaking skills.</p> Nurul Octavia, Yuli Astutik, Endang Mastuti Rahayu Copyright (c) 2023 Yuli Astutik, Nurul Octavia, Endang Mastuti Rahayu Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0700 Perceptions of Students of the Islamic Religion Education Study Program on Lecturer Professionalism at the Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teacher Training Raden Fatah State Islamic University Palembang <p>This research aims to determine the Perceptions of Students of the Islamic Religion Education Study Program on the Professionalism of Lecturers at the Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching Sciences, State Islamic University of Raden Fatah Palembang. In this research using qualitative methods, qualitative research. The results of the research show that the perceptions of students of the Islamic Religious Education Study Program towards Lecturer Professionalism at the Tarbiyah and Teacher Training Faculty of UIN Raden Fatah Palembang, reveal varying perceptions, between one student and another, because everyone who expresses perceptions critically is influenced by feelings, experiences, thinking abilities, and other aspects according to what is felt, then their perception can be revealed. On average according to students regarding the professionalism of lecturers in terms of lecturer pedagogic competence, of course there is no doubt from the scientific field, insight, educational foundation, but all of that cannot be denied that there are also some lecturers who do not apply their pedagogic competence as there are some lecturers who do not use media and methods varied learning so that lectures feel bored and monotonous.</p> Alihan Satra, Herwan Efendi, Ade Akhmad Saputra, Ibnu Rozali, Lia Efriliyanti Copyright (c) 2023 Alihan Satra, Herwan Efendi, Ade Akhmad Saputra, Ibnu Rozali, Lia Efriliyanti Wed, 01 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0700 Revealing the Educational Message in Surah Al Fatihah <p>The Qur'an is the word of God which was revealed to be a guide for human life in all its roles and aspects. In it, of course, there is a lot of wisdom and knowledge that people can study, especially those related to education. This research used a descriptive qualitative approach and intended to explore the wisdom and knowledge related to education mentioned in the Al Fatihah surah by relying on Teun A. Van Dijk's Discourse Analysis theory. The results of this study include: First, implicitly the verses in the Al Fatihah surah are educational verses, where Allah teaches humans to know who their God is and who they are. More than that, through this verse Allah also teaches how humans should position themselves before their Lord. Second, implicitly also the verses in the Al-Al Fatihah contain the basic principles of learning methodology. This research is limited to exploring the meaning of education in the Al Fatihah surah. Therefore, it is suggested that future research be able to examine the application of the meaning of education to the Al Fatihah surah for students.</p> Zeinul Ubbaidi, Lestari Budianto Copyright (c) 2023 Zeinul Ubbaidi, Lestari Budianto Sun, 25 Dec 2022 00:00:00 +0700 Analysis of Technology Involvement in Islamic Religious Education Learning <p>The utilization of new technologies in Islamic educational practices is an undeniable necessity at this time. This article analyzes how Islamic religious education utilizes technology in the teaching and learning process, as well as the difficulties related with implementing this technology. This study employed a qualitative research approach in the form of a literature review to collect its data. According to the research findings, technology serves multiple functions and contributes to a variety of Islamic religious education components. This includes evaluation tools, transmission media, and design and planning forums for learning. Other findings explain some of the obstacles teachers face when utilizing technology, such as the need for more technological skills and infrastructure. On the basis of this study's findings, recommendations have been developed to enhance teachers' and students' understanding of how to maximize available technology by engaging in an intensive learning process.</p> <p><strong>Keywords: </strong>engagement; Islamic education; learning technologies</p> Unik Hanifah Salsabila, Rosyada Ayu Fatimah, Riska Anisa Indriyani, Fuad Dirahman, Yuhan Anendi Copyright (c) 2023 Unik Hanifah Salsabila, Rosyada Ayu Fatimah, Riska Anisa Indriyani, Fuad Dirahman, Yuhan Anendi Mon, 02 Jan 2023 16:49:55 +0700 Characteristics of School Culture in Inculcating Religious Values at SD Pusri Palembang <p>School culture is the foundation for presumptions, a system of values, beliefs, and habits, as well as the various types of products produced in schools that will encourage all school personnel to collaborate based on mutual trust, invite all citizens to participate, promote the emergence of new ideas, and present opportunities for implementing reforms in schools. Ideally, each school must have its own characteristics and policies to provide a good and religious environment in shaping students' character. However, many schools still do not pay much attention to school culture and the surrounding environment, so students' religious experience in learning is lacking. This study aims to describe the inculcation of religious values in elementary schools. This type of research is qualitative. The results of the study show that the religious values instilled in SD Pusri Palembang are the values of discipline, honesty, responsibility, tolerance, mutual respect, care for the environment, and sincerity. The inculcation of religious values is integrated in every subject, school culture and extracurricular activities. This study also shows that internal and external factors hinder the inculcation of religious values in students</p> Ani Marlia Copyright (c) 2023 Ani Marlia Thu, 05 Jan 2023 02:11:46 +0700 Planning for the Merdeka Belajar Curriculum at the Ar-Riyadh Palembang Islamic Boarding School <p>This study examines the curriculum planning set in the Ar-Riyadh Islamic boarding school environment. The purpose of this research was to find out the learning process, identify curriculum development plans, curriculum development processes, and find out the supporting and inhibiting factors in planning the <em>Merdeka Belajar</em> curriculum in the Ar-Riyadh Islamic boarding school environment. The research method used in this research is qualitative research and field research using interview, observation and documentation techniques. Based on the results of the study, it was found that the Ar-Riyadh Islamic boarding school used the local curriculum created by the mudir and planning in the development of the Islamic boarding school curriculum in the form of forming the character of students, increasing hard skills and soft skills, providing learning in accordance with the conditions and needs of students and increasing competence. teachers who influence career development.</p> Ahmad Zainuri, Yunita, Zahidal Hakim Copyright (c) 2023 Ahmad Zainuri, Yunita, Zahidal Hakim Sat, 07 Jan 2023 09:05:40 +0700 The Problem Faced by Freshmen Students of English Education Department In Writing English Paragraph <p>This research is aimed to reveal new students’ obstacle in doing paragraph writing; from the pre-writing activity, writing process and also editing. Descriptive qualitative was done to conduct this research. The researchers used interview to collect data and also to verify the result of the data by doing observation on student’s work in writing process. After the results revealed, it is hoped that they are useful for teachers and also students to know the problem they probably face in paragraph writing teaching and also learning, therefore they can anticipate the problem and find solution to those obstacles. The result of this research shows that the students face difficulties in determining topic, main idea, and also the rest of content, grammatical error, vocabulary difficulty, making brainstorming phase, forgot or confused to determine conclusion, punctuation, translation and coherence problem, mistake in language (sentence structure, spelling and word choice).</p> Widi Syahtia Pane, Aranxtha Olivia Sanchez Copyright (c) 2023 Widi Syahtia Pane, Aranxtha Olivia Sanchez Fri, 03 Feb 2023 16:04:25 +0700