The Development of Direct-Contextual Learning: A New Model on Higher Education

Agus Budiman, Muchlas Samani, Rusijono Rusijono, Wawan Hery Setyawan, Nurdyansyah Nurdyansyah


The development of Islamic education demands a change in the teaching system that leads to the availability of a constructivist-oriented learning model in constructing Fiqh knowledge more logically and rationally through analyzing the context of people's life. This study aims to develop a Direct-Contextual Learning (DCL) model by integrating the characteristics of direct instruction and contextual learning and improving the learning outcomes of comparative Fiqh in higher education. This type of research included the type of research development (R&D) with a systematic approach using the Dick and Carey model. The participants involved in this study were 100 first-level undergraduate degrees at Gontor Islamic University who were selected using the purposive sampling technique. The data collection techniques used include questionnaires, literature reviews, and test learning outcomes. This study's results were the DCL model, and the DCL teaching plan that was developed led to better Fiqh learning outcomes. The DCL phases developed to consist of an introduction, presentation, context exploration, confirmation, and closing. This study provides a new learning model at Modern Islamic University that can be used by lecturers to impart student fiqh knowledge without leaving the lecturer's role in facilitating students through critical analysis of the relationship between Fiqh and the context of social life.

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