UPI held the 3rd International Conference of Educational Sciences (ICES) 2019 in collaboration with ASTEN (The Association of Southeast Asian Teacher Education Netwrok) at Auditorium FIP B, 10th Floor Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, November 7st, 2019.
This year’s conference theme is “Education No Boundaries as a Challenge in the Society 5.0”. Society 5.0 is a term that was introduced by the Japanese government where digital technology is applied and centered on human life, meaning that the digital era is going to be adopted into every basis of everyday life in the fields of health, finance, infrastructure, and also education. This is harmonious with ICES 2019’s objective which is to provide a space for academics, researchers, and practitioners to share their knowledge and expertise in the field of education concerning ‘Borderless Education’ in the era of society 5.0.
The conference was opened by a welcome speech from Dr. Riche Cynthia Johan, M.Si, followed by opening remarks from the President of UPI, Prof. Dr. H. R. Asep Kadarohman, M.Si.
“We realize that now in the digitalized era, education now can be pursued not only in class but anywhere and everywhere. This is why we as academicians must prepare ourselves in solving this issue. We hope that academicians will grasp that technology is not only tools for teaching but also one of the parts of their lives. There will be continued improvements in learning materials and curriculum in teaching.” Said Dr. Riche Cynthia J., M.Si. as the ICES 2019 Conference Chair.
The Keynote Speakers for ICES 2019 included Prof, Dr. Ismunandar, Director General of Learning and Student Affairs of the Ministry of Research, Dr Marek Grummt from Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg, Dr. Rudi Susilana, M.Si, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs of Faculty of Educational Sciences, and Dr Mary Ellis from Nanyang Technological University, followed by parallel sessions which were attended by 160 presenters.
This year’s seminar was well anticipated not only from domestic participants but also from overseas. It was attended by a total of 120 people from various countries, namely Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Singapore, and Philippines. (Ghina Aulia Saffanah)