The International Conference on Education, Language, and Society 2019
Public Relations of UNJ (8/6/2019) – Postgraduate Program of Universitas Negeri Jakarta (UNJ) were holding “The ICELS” International Conference on Education, Language, and Society” on Tuesday, 6 August, 2019 at Bung Hatta Auditorium, Bung Hatta Building Fl. 2, Campus A, UNJ. This international seminar picked a theme of “Reinforcing Education, Language, and Socio-Culture through Creating Qualified Human Resources in The Industrial Revolution 4.0”. Attended the event as well as being the keynote speakers were Acting Rector of UNJ, Prof. Intan Ahmad, Ph.D., Director General of Learning and Student Affairs of the Ministery of Research, Technology and Higher Education, Prof. Dr. Ismunandar, and Acting Director of Postgraduate Program of UNJ, Prof. Dr. Ilza Mayuni, M.A.
ICELS is an international seminar on pedagogy which is held in 2019. The participants attending this event came from various higher education institutions all over Indonesia. Not only did the seminar committee invite the keynote speakers, ICELS also invited plenary speakers across the countries. They were Prof. Dr. Sukree Langputeh, Fatoni Univeristy Thailand; Dr. Mohd Aidil Subhan Bin Mohd Sulor, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University Singapore; and Prof. James T. Collins, University Kebangsaan Malaysia.
“This event is so important, because everyone is talking about Industrial Revolution 4.0. How do we cope with this challenges, globalization, and industrial revolution? Things have changed, the way we interact with each other by this Industry Revolution,” Prof. Intan Ahmad noted. He was expecting that we could share ideas and perspectives throughout the session for it would seem possible for us to design a new curriculum for future endeavor. Prof. Intan Ahmad in his speech was pleasantly welcoming and extending deep appreciation to all participants. Furthermore, Prof. Ismunandar extended his appreciation to UNJ for organizing this international seminar. “The topic revealed is definitely crucial. It is how we transform ourselves to be able to encounter the industrial revolution. We should in education focus on improving the human resources as there have been 4,000 higher education institutions spreading over the country. This has to be balanced with quality human resources,” Prof. Ismunandar emphasized. He encouraged the participants to altogether improve quality learning in higher education by having a collaboration with other educators.
The seminar was followed with plenary session by Prof. Dr. Sukree Langputeh, Fatoni Univeristy Thailand choosing a topic of From Science & Technology in Education to Education Science & Technology; then Dr. Mohd Aidil Subhan Bin Mohd Sulor, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University Singapore; and Prof. James T. Collins, University Kebangsaan Malaysia.
After the keynote and plenary speakers had taken their time, the program was continued with parallel session which ended up to 5 p.m. This session was held at Postgraduate Building Fl. 8. Several topics were elaborated to discuss about, namely: 6 sessions allocated for Language and Literature Teaching topic; 5 sessions for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics; 7 sessions for Art, Literature, and Society; and 2 last sessions for Science and Technology in Education.