Conciencia <p style="text-align: justify;">Conciencia is published by the post-graduate program of Raden Fatah State Islamic University in Palembang. Conciencia is expected as a valuable source of information and views about issues on Islamic Education. All articles published in Conciencia are based on publication ethics. Each article published in Conciencia has been through several steps of publication processes which comprised of reviewing, revising, and editing.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Pascasarjana Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Fatah Palembang en-US Conciencia 1412-2545 CHARACTER EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN PALEMBANG CITY <p>This study aims to explain the pattern of character education during the covid-19 pandemic and see the <em>learn from home </em>policy on weakening the character of elementary school students in Palembang City. The outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic has forced schools to change the tradition and model of implementing education. Basic education institutions must adapt quickly to the covid-19 emergency. The <em>learn from home </em>(LFH) policy has formed a new habit where teachers must use a <em>full </em>online learning system. The implementation of online learning has had an impact on weakening student character. This phenomenological qualitative research succeeded in finding the fact that the character education curriculum development model in elementary schools during the covid-19 pandemic tends to be unclear. The obstacles experienced by teachers in educating character during the Covid-19 pandemic include the absence of school management support in the form of <em>support for </em>learning tools and the weak understanding of teachers and internet-based learning models. The weakening of character in elementary school students is quite serious as a result of the LFH learning system in the form of the emergence of bad attitudes such as annoyance, sadness, anger, low self-esteem, lack of enthusiasm, lack of discipline as a result of the ineffectiveness of the <em>online </em>learning system.</p> Abdurrahmansyah Abdurrahmansyah Syafran Afriansyah Nurseri Hasnah Nasution ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2023-11-30 2023-11-30 22 2 1 17 10.19109/conciencia.v23i2.10028 THE EFFECT OF GROUP COUNSELING WITH A RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY APPROACH IN OVERCOMING SMARTPHONE ADDICTION IN CLASS X STUDENTS OF PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL 1 SIPIROK <p>Smartphone addiction is becoming a problem for students in the technological era. The teenagers (students) need guidance from adults (teachers or students) in this case. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of group counseling with Rational Emotive Behavior in minimizing smartphone addiction. The background of this study specifically is the topic of research at SMA Negeri 1 Sipirok, namely with 35 students in class X TA. 2022/2023, to test how high the level of smartphone dependence in students before, then after using the REB approach. This type of research is Guidance and Counseling Action Research (PTBK) which was carried out in two periods. Data analysis was done quantitatively by observation and questionnaire. According to the findings of this study, the level of smartphone addiction of class X SMA Negeri 1 Sipirok students at the time of the pre-test was 14 students (38.9%), 2 students were in the very high category and 12 students were in the high category. In addition, group counseling was conducted during Cycle I with the REB approach, and during questionnaire filling, 1 student (7.1%) was in the very high category that is still a smart addict, and 8 students were in the very high category in cycle II, there were 4 students (28.6%) in the high class still addicted to smartphones, 2 students in the middle class, 7 students in the low class, and 1 student in the very low class. In this way, it is assumed that the level of smartphone dependence among class X students of SMA 1 Sipirok decreased after the REBT group approach counseling.</p> Yana Yupita Sitompul Nurussakinah Daulay ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2023-06-30 2023-06-30 22 2 53 62 10.19109/conciencia.v23i1.17299 STUDENTS LEARNING CULTURE IN HIGHER EDUCATION AFTER THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC <p>This study aims to analyze the description of student learning culture in higher education after the Covid-19 pandemic so that it can develop better learning productivity. The type of research used is quantitative descriptive research using a case study method conducted at Ma'some University with a total research population of 150 students at the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education. The results showed that students in higher education classified the learning culture implemented through social interactions and the value system in the substance of learning culture as high after the Covid-19 pandemic with a score of 3.32 and 3.34 for each dimension. Students in higher education can adapt to post-Covid-19 pandemic learning. However, universities still need to improve and maintain the stability of student learning culture by being conducive to social interactions and values and systems in the substance of learning culture.</p> Muthahharah Thahir Andre Julius Badrud Tamam Wahyuni Thahir ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2023-06-30 2023-06-30 22 2 75 82 10.19109/conciencia.v23i1.16385 IMPLEMENTATION OF GUIDANCE FOR PRIVATE ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS UNIVERSITIES <p>PTKIS is an Islamic Higher Education Institution that is fostered and developed by the Ministry of Religion of the Republic of Indonesia. This study aims to analyse the implementation in the development of Private Islamic Religious Universities (PTKIS) through the supervision control program, and coaching Kopertais region VII in Palembang.The research method used is descriptive qualitative with case study research type. Data collection techniques were carried out through observation, in-depth interviews, and documentation. Meanwhile, data analysis techniques were carried out through data reduction, data presentation, and conclusion drawing. The results showed that the implementation of PTKIS coaching through the Wasdalbin programme in Palembang went well.&nbsp; Kopertais conducts visits, coaching, and conducts evaluations within one year. The regulations given by Kopertais are followed by PTKIS as they should be. Through the supervision programme, Kopertais conducts direct and indirect supervision, as evidenced by the existence of a budget for certified lecturers, monitoring the tridharma of higher education activities that must be carried out by all lecturers in each semester, providing guidance through meetings either online (zoom meeting) or offline, making visits to PTKIS according to the agenda, lecturers who are required to provide reports to Kopertais. The report is in the form of a lecturer report, facilities and infrastructure report, PTKIS portal reports that are accessed such as EMIS and PDPT reports. In terms of control, socialisation, giving warnings if there are errors or lack of files, and taking action if PTKIS does not heed the warning. The last is coaching, where Kopertais provides guidance to personnel through career development for lecturers, scholarships for students, as well as accreditation and institutional legality.</p> Sherin Destrianjasari Waspodo Waspodo Ahmad Zainuri Saipul Annur ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2023-06-30 2023-06-30 22 2 83 92 10.19109/conciencia.v23i1.16525 APPLICATION OF GROUP GUIDANCE SERVICES WITH COGNITIVE DEFUSION TECHNIQUES IN INCREASING STUDENT CONFIDENCE AT MTS AISYIYAH NORTH SUMATERA <p>Self-development is always related to self-confidence. Self-confidence is important because it influences individual success. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the application of group guidance services with cognitive defusion techniques to increase student confidence. The research design used is <em>Quasy Experiment </em>with <em>pre-post-test control group design</em>. In this design, the experimental group received treatment and the control group did not receive treatment. The sample was taken 30 students and then divided into two groups, namely 15 students into the experimental group and 15 other students into the control group. Data collection was taken through a structured questionnaire given to students to measure the level of self-confidence. The instrument applied is the self-confidence scale. Data were analyzed using Microsoft Excel software and SPSS Version 25. The analysis applied hypothesis testing (t test). The results of the analysis obtained information, t P &lt;0.05, namely (0.001 &lt;0.05) the significance value is less than 0.05 so that the hypothesis is accepted. This indicates that group guidance services with cognitive defusion techniques are effective for increasing students' confidence levels.</p> Sukma Permata Sari Abdul Aziz Rusman ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2023-06-29 2023-06-29 22 2 41 52 10.19109/conciencia.v23i1.17080