Wahyuningsih Hasan

Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Maulana Malik Ibrahim


ELC UIN Maliki held “Round table discussion” activity on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 in Language Center building, Islamic State University of Malang. This event is the routine agenda that will be held twice a month. This agenda is held by training and course division in the aim of giving chances for English lecturers to discuss each other and share knowledge for academics development. Every lecturer responsible in turn to be the speaker in the discussion. On the first edition of the event that was held last Wednesday, the speaker were Afif Ikhwanul M, SS. and Adam Basori, S.Pd., M.Ed. both  delivered topics on Internet-Based Teaching and Learning Media which focus on “Wordpress and Edmodo”.

There were about 20 lecturers participated in the event which was held for 4 hours. Through this event, the lecturers of ELC made their own wordpress products which were directly connected to the official website of ELC of Malang State Islamic University.  This event was expected to help the ESP lecturers of ELC of Malang State Islamic University to optimize their support for e-learning education system. Furthermore, it is hoped that the function of the latest technology used for the learning which applies the principle of “Classroom without Wall” can also be optimized. Besides, the lecturers’ quality improvement is expected to improve the learning quality so that the learning product that is the improvement of students’ competency, particularly the competency in English, can be produced. This is an effort to actualize the vision of Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University, to be the World Class University. (WH).

Kadri Vihvelin


Kitcher’s analysis of a apriori knowledge has been widely criticised, by
advocates of a so-called “modest” conception of a priori knowledge, for imposing unreasonably high standards for a priori knowledge. More recently, it has been  criticised for entailing that it’s impossible for us to have empirical knowledge of an a priori knowable proposition. I defend Kitcher’s analysis against both charges.
In so doing, I note that Kitcher’s analysis does not entail the conclusions that Kitcher defends; in particular, it is consistent with our having a priori knowledge of mathematical truth.