Marine edutourism based on local wisdom of Bajo Tribe in Wakatobi National Park as an environmental education alternative

Riza Sativani Hayati, I Gusti Putu Suryadarma, Paidi Paidi

Abstract


Indonesia is an archipelagic country with potential as a world maritime axis. One of Indonesia's marine potentials is Wakatobi National Park, which is known as a world biodiversity hotspot and an underwater paradise for tourists. In the coastal area of Wakatobi live the Bajo Tribe who have an emotional closeness to the sea which is shown in their caring attitude towards the sea. The local wisdom of the Bajo Tribe can be used as a learning resource for environmental education to improve students' marine environmental literacy. One of the uses of this potential can be through marine edutourism which is a tourist trip with the aim of learning the local wisdom of the Bajo Tribe in environmental management through direct observation. The purpose of this study was to develop a marine edutourism learning model based on the local wisdom of the Bajo Tribe in Wakatobi National Park to improve students' environmental literacy. This research is a development research using the Design and Developmental Research (DDR) method. This research resulted in a learning model called Experiential and Joyful Learning-Marine Edutourism (EJoy-ME) and its components for high school students of Grade X with material  about marine and its conservation. The resulting learning model components include learning syntax, social systems, reaction principles, support systems, instructional impacts, and accompaniment impacts. In conclusion, this development research has produced a marine edutourism learning model based on local wisdom of the Bajo Wakatobi tribe named EJoy-ME which is ready to be tested and can be used as an environmental education  alternative for students.

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