Inauguration of Prof. Dr. Ir. Arita Marini, M.E
Public Relations UNJ (19/6/2019) – Universitas Negeri Jakarta (UNJ) inaugurated Prof. Dr. Ir. Arita Marini, M.E., as a Professor in the Management of Elementary School in the second session at 12:30 WIB, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the Latief Hendraningrat Hall, Gedung Dewi Sartika, Campus A UNJ. Ad interim Rector of UNJ, Prof. Intan Ahmad, Ph.D., Vice-Rectors, Deans, and some Lecturers attended the inauguration of the Professor. Several honorary guests, including Rector of Universitas PGRI Palembang, Dr. H. Bukman Lian, M.M, M.Si., Head of the Curriculum and Learning Center, Balitbang, Ministry of Education and Culture, Dr. Awalludin Tjala, M.Pd., and the Dean of FKIP Universitas PGRI Palembang, Dr. Dessy Wardiah, M.Pd., also attended the event.
Ad Interim Rector of UNJ, Prof. Intan Ahmad, Ph.D., led the open session of the inauguration for approximately two hours. On the second session of the inauguration, Prof. Dr. Ir. Arita Marini, M.E., delivered her scientific speech entitled “Establishment of Web-Based Elementary School Student Characters to Build Smart and Virtuous Civilizations to Respond to the Challenges of the Industrial Revolution 4.0”.
In her speech, Prof. Dr. Ir. Arita Marini, M.E., explained that primary education is the first and the main education that implements scientific foundations that determines success at the next level of education. Indonesian primary schools have an essential role in developing students’ characters. Primary school age is a critical age for personal character development. Industry 4.0 requires students to have an integrated character of knowledge, skills, spiritual attitudes, and social attitudes that can be implemented later in life. The challenge is how to prepare students to face the fourth industrial revolution and ensure that the quality of human resources is in accordance with the industry based on digital technology. According to Prof. Dr. Ir. Arita Marini, M.E., character education that has been implemented in primary schools so far has not been able to maximize the use of technology and information. The success of a primary school in facing the fourth industrial revolution lays in the mastery of digital technology, including the use of the web.
Prof. Dr. Ir. Arita Marini, M.E., earned a Doctorate in Education Management Study Program at Universitas Negeri Jakarta in 2010. She pursued a career as a Civil Servant Lecturer in the Primary School Teacher Education Study Program, Faculty of Education, Universitas Negeri Jakarta since 1992. During her time as a lecturer at UNJ, she had served as the chief executive of the International Conference of Elementary School Teacher Education and received the Karya Satya 10 and 20 years award. She became the Head of the UNJ Internal Supervisory Unit and served as UNJ’s Past Learning Recognition Program Coordinator until now. Prof. Dr. Ir. Arita Marini, M.E., is active in conducting research funded by UNJ and the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education. She is also a community service activist. In addition, she actively writes international publications, and has produced several national books with ISBNs, and produced 3 IPRs in 2017, 2018, and 2019. At the end of her scientific speech, Prof. Dr. Ir. Arita Marini, M.E., also specifically thanked her parents, Drs. Mawardi Rasul, and Dra. Safnie Mawardi, and several other great figures who have supported her in achieving this Professor title.
Translated by OJ.