Nanak Hikmatullah, MSc.
Nanak Hikmatullah is a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and English Lecturer at the Edgar Brood Academic Chair at Siliwangi University, Tasikmalaya, Indonesia.
Since started lectureship in 2018, Nanak initiated a movement called #HumanisingEducation. It is a collection of his learning experiences from different teachers and teaching contexts, from a small village in Indonesia to the UK and the US. He took teaching practices that he thinks is what education should be and practice them in his own classrooms.
#HumanisingEducation is also a criticism towards education system in Indonesia, which is largely hierarchical and oppressive. He is eager to share with other educators the importance of humanising their classrooms. Students and teachers are, after all, humans being who grow, change, and adapt.
His work is inspired by educational philosophers, such as Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, Ki Hajar Dewantara, John Dewey, Paolo Freire, and many others. Currently he is working on the idea of #HumanisingTechnology to promote a more socially and emotionally-responsive online learning.
- Humanising Education & Technology
- Instructional Design
- Online Learning
- PhD: University of Massachusetts, Amherst (on-going)
- Master’s: University of Edinburgh, UK
- BA: Humboldt State University, US & STBA Yapari-ABA, Indonesia
- (2021) The Fulbright Programme
- (2017) Bronze Awards by the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
- (2017) University of Edinburgh Teaching Awards Nominee
- (2016) Chevening Scholarships
- (2016) University of Edinburgh Scholars
- (2018) Writing Grant from American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS), Atma Jaya University and Henry Luce Foundation
- (2011) Global UGRAD Programme