IMPLEMENTATION OF AGRICULTURE EDUCATION AS A MEANS OF CHARACTER EDUCATION AT AL-MUTAWAKKIL ISLAMIC BOARDING SCHOOL PONOROGO
Indonesia is an agricultural country that has abundant agricultural resources. This potential must be maximized and developed to improve the welfare of the people and to become a strength for the nation. Character in the younger generation is a reflection of a nation. With strong character and values, an individual will be able to become a filter for himself and others around him. This study aims to determine the form of character education for santris through agricultural education applied at the Al-Mutawakkil Islamic Boarding School, Ponorogo. The approach used in this research is a descriptive qualitative approach. Data collection techniques using triangulation techniques. Analysis of research data was carried out in three stages, namely the stage of data reduction, data presentation, and conclusion. The results show that agricultural education can shape the principles of character education in santri which include: learning based on the spirit of changing for the better, based on reality, building togetherness and family, exemplary figures of a kyai/teacher, and needs-based curriculum (life skills) for santris. All of these educational principles aim to build character in the santris of Al-Mutawakkil Islamic Boarding School as a provision when they graduate from Islamic boarding schools and enter the community.
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