The 21st Century Skills in Indonesia Senior High School English Textbook

  • Rivaldi Anwar Singaperbangsa Karawang University
  • Nia Pujiawati Universitas Singaperbangsa Karawang
  • Mobit Mobit Universitas Singaperbangsa Karawang
Keywords: English textbook, content analysis, the 21st century skill

Abstract

Integrating 21st-century skills into textbooks is very important to accommodate students' needs for the 21st-century skills to face the global era. This study investigates the integration of the 21st-century skills in the Merdeka Curriculum English Textbooks for the tenth-grade students. Content analysis was employed as the research design. The researchers used checklist method as the instrument and analyzed the findings by using a descriptive approach. The result of the analysis revealed that 11 of the  21st-century skills were integrated into the textbook, including the essential skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, effective communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation. The textbook also includes various other skills, such as media literacy, leadership and responsibility, information and communication technology (ICT), productivity and accountability, initiative and self-direction, social and cross-cultural, and flexibility and adaptability. The 11 skills are included through Nunan’s (2004) task components, namely goals, inputs, procedures, learner roles, and settings. The integration is also completed  through other strategies, such as pictures and quotes. In conclusion, this textbook has fulfilled skills which required by current context of education, so that students are capitalized by the appropriate characteristics.

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Alismail, H. A., & McGuire, P. (2015). 21st century standards and curriculum: Current research and practice. Journal of Education and Practice, 6(6), 150-154.

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Nunan, D. (2004). Task-based language teaching (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Rakhmawati, D. M., & Priyana, J. (2019). A Study on 21st Century Skills Integration in the English Textbook for Senior High School. JEES (Journal of English Educators Society), 4(1), 9-16.

Rinekso, A. B. (2021). The representation of 21st century skills in an Indonesian EFL textbook. LLT Journal: A Journal on Language and Language Teaching, 24(1), 191-211.

Trilling, B., & Fadel, C. (2009). 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons.

Van Roekel, D., & National Education Association. (2014). Preparing 21st century students for a global society: an educator's guide to the "Four Cs.". National Education Association.

Voogt, J., Erstad, O., Dede, C., & Mishra, P. (2013). Challenges to learning and schooling in the digital networked world of the 21st century. Journal of computer assisted learning, 29(5), 403-413.

Published
2024-02-12
How to Cite
Anwar, R., Pujiawati, N., & Mobit, M. (2024). The 21st Century Skills in Indonesia Senior High School English Textbook. Jurnal Ilmiah Wahana Pendidikan, 10(3), 755-767. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10645934