Monthly Archives: December 2016


(An article on tafseer of Qur’an combining all the previous separate postings) There is nothing wrong with Islam; there is everything right about Islam. What could be wrong is how some Muslims interpret Qur’anic verses of rules—that are fixed—with ijtihad or logic or critical thinking. So now we have the […]

On Tafseer of Qur’an (All the Previous Separate Postings Regarding ...


(Posting tentang berpendapat) Saya menyimpulkan—dari perkuliahan S 2 dulu dengan Prof. Dr. A. Chaedar Alwasilah https://www.facebook.com/Prof-Chaedar-Alwasilah-124137637614109/—bahwa berpendapat itu ada dalam beberapa kategori: a. mengedepankan pendapat sendiri dengan disokong oleh bukti penelitian sendiri atau pendapat orang lain. b. menyerang pendapat (attacking opinions) orang lain dengan pendapat sendiri dengan disokong oleh bukti […]

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(A posting on teaching speaking formally using slides of ideas) One effective technique for teaching speaking formally to students is by using slides of ideas that they have to present. You teach all that you know you have to teach. Students then begin with explaining the ideas roughly briefly; next […]

Teaching Speaking Formally Using Slides of Ideas



(Posting tentang ujian dan ujian nasional) Kalau pendidikan sejatinya memang untuk memberdayakan siswa dalam apapun kemampuan dan kecakapannya (multiple intelligence, how are you smart? not how smart are you?) dan diukur terhadap perkembangannya sendiri dari waktu ke waktu (progress against himself from time to time, portfolio assessment), maka ujian dan […]

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