The 2024 Election Stages are already run. One important aspect is socialization, especially to first-time voters. This makes students of the Political Science Study Program FISIP UB come up with interesting innovations such as Election Engklek to Electopoly.
There are 13 innovations on display on the 1st floor of B building FISIP, Wednesday (7/12/2022). Some of the innovations include Election Engklek, Electopoly, Buzzers, Harry Potter and several other innovations. This innovation focuses on games so as to make first-time voters interested in elections.
UB Political Science Lecturer, Wawan Sobari Ph.D, said that the innovations that these students brought up were works from the Political Entrepreneurship course. According to him, students are not only given basic knowledge about political entrepreneurship but also to design concrete forms for society.
“So far, people have focused that entrepreneurship is always in an economic or business context. But entrepreneurship in the context of FISIP is social and political entrepreneurship,” he said.
“The principle is how we on campus carry out reforms in society. And students are asked to have skills on how to design reform changes in society,” he continued.
With this innovation, Wawan said that besides getting theory, students would also be able to understand entrepreneurship using political science methods. “All this is done to find new things in society,” he said.
The Doctoral Alumni of Flinders University of South Australia explained an educational game project aimed at helping socialization for first-time voters.
“Those students are pushing for socialization of the Election not to be classical so that it can touch more young voters,” said Wawan Sobari.
According to Wawan, the innovation that was brought up by UB Politics students will be effective for beginner voters such as new students or can be adopted for socialization in high schools.
“Of course we also still need feedback from the game that has appeared. After this, we will evaluate it so that this innovation is increasingly accepted by various parties,” he explained.
Wawan emphasized that the innovations that emerged were all student ideas. As a lecturer, he only helps sharpen their ideas.
“I hope this activity is part of a public campaign that election socialization does not have to be done in a classical way, and can be done in two directions. Hopefully this exhibition can be done much better next year, “he said. (mia/Humas FISIP/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)