Contextualizing Local Values of Children‟s Games in the Perspective of Ecopragmatics to Enhance Culture-Specific Based Communication
R. Kunjana Rahardi1, Yuliana Setyaningsih2
1R. Kunjana Rahardi*, Master Program of Language and Literature Education, Faculty of Teachers‟ Training and Education, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
2Yuliana Setyaningsih, Master Program of Language and Literature Education, Faculty of Teachers‟ Training and Education, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Manuscript received on September 23, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on October 20, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2019. | PP: 143-151 | Volume-9 Issue-1, October 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1096109119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.A1096.109119
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Abstract: This research focuses on the contextualization and preservation of the diminishing local values which are slowly abandoned by the young generation. The data consists of texts containing local values or presumed to contain values collected by the researchers. The data was gathered by observing the texts describing traditional children’s games during the timeline of research. The technique to implement the observation method was recording and note-taking. Besides, interview or speaking method was employed to gather the data. Interview was conducted to experts who understood the values of local wisdom contained in the traditional children’s games. The data analysis was done using the distributional and content analysis methods. The result of the analysis shows that the values of local wisdom contained in the traditional children’s games are values of: (1) Affection; (2) Agility and Fighting Spirit; (3) Creativity and Adaptability; (4) Creative Imagination; (5) Acceptance of the Facts of Life; (6) Fulfilling the Destiny; (7) Obedience and Discipline; (8) Intelligence Test; (9) Synergy and Collaboration. These values and wisdoms were found in the following games: (a) Dedek-Dedekan, (b) Rerodaan, (c) Bentik, (d) Topeng-Topengan, (e) Boneka Kodokan, (f) Kitiran Umbul, (g) Masak-Masakan, (h) Polisi-Polisian, (i) Mekrok, (j) Dingklik Oglak-Aglik.
Keywords: Contextualization, Local wisdom, Traditional children’s games, Ecopragmatics.