Contextualization of National Values in the Meong-Meong Traditional Game


  • Kusuma Putri Faculty of Philosophy Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
  • I Putu Adi Permana Putra Master of Public Administration, Universitas Warmadewa Bali, Indonesia


contextualization of values, nationality, traditional game, meong-meong


Children are closely related to the game as t world of children is the world of play. Since Games are as important as learning therefore a fun learning model is necessary for children. As the next generation of Indonesians, there is a responsibility to reserve culture and local wisdom amidst the onslaught of modernity. The sense of belonging to the homeland can be started through loving the works and traditions of the nation one of which is through the game. The traditional game plays a role in children's education in addition to forming attitude, mental, as well as adding insight for children regarding the cultural heritage of this Nusantara. A traditional game that is integrated into local wisdom education will become a medium for playing and learning to create a fun and meaningful learning model for Indonesian children. Conceptions of defending the state and awareness of nationalism can be generated through traditional games because they have deep meanings. Meong-meong game originating from Bali is one of the games in this nation that is full of national values. ​​ If the younger generation is introduced with that game early it will make a generation with a noble personality and identity. This research is qualitative research with a literature study approach. The methods used are interpretation, heuristics, and philosophical reflection. The results of this study found that meong-meong traditional game has national values ​​and has implications for children's attitudes to be able to synergize with one another to uphold the values ​​of the Indonesian nation. In addition, this game is an alternative to preserving the nation's culture so that it does not become extinct amid the rise of modern games.


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