Faculty of Languages and Arts of Universitas Negeri Padang (FBS UNP) held an International Conference on Languages and Arts (ICLA) on Friday to Saturday (October 19-20, 2018) in order to enliven the anniversary of UNP and the Youth Pledge Day which fall on October.
The conference was held in the Hall Room of the Hospitality of UNP and followed by around 300 participants from local and abroad which consisted of staff executives of Faculty of Languages and Arts through Indonesia, lecturers and researchers from 12 Teacher Education Institute (LPTK)throughout Indonesia, bachelor and postgraduate students, and education observers.
The conference was attended and opened by the Rector of UNP, Prof. Ganefri Ph.D. Not only the Rector, this activity was also attended by the Vice Rector I, Directors and Vice Director I for Postgraduate study, Deans and Vice Deans within UNP, the Head of Department and Program Study, the Deans of Faculty of Languages and Arts through Indonesia, the Keynote Speakers from local and abroad, the several invited guests.
The conference discussed about the current issues on languages and arts education in Indonesia. The development of research is important to face global challenges. We need to develop insights in dealing with problems surrounding sciences in Indonesia. In order to doing that, the Faculty of Languages and Arts of Universitas Negeri Padang (FBS UNP) in collaboration with all of the LPTK of Indonesian Association for Languages and Arts then held the annual activities of the 7th International Conference on Languages and Arts (ICLA-7) and meeting for the LPTK of Indonesian Association for Languages and Arts with the theme “Breakthrough to Excellence of Languages and Arts Research and Education”.
The chief executive of the event, Prof. Yeni Rozimela, Ph.D., hoped that the researches that were produced and presented on this activity could bring new things which related to the theme that was carried out this time, so that all of participants from all regions of the Indonesian campus can participate on this activity as well as possible.
In his speech, Prof. Ganefri Ph.D said that the conference was conducted in order to make some breakthrough for creating the innovations of learning because innovation and creativity are needed and important to face the challenges of the Industrial Revolution of 4.0.
Rector of UNP, Prof. Ganefri, and the Dean of FBS UNP, Prof. Dr. M.Zaim, M.Hum., hoped that this activity could be the key for future of LPTK development namely through the implementation of clear work in the future on the sciences of languages and arts both in increasing innovation in education and in improving the existing research in order to face the challenges of the digital era of the industrial revolution 4.0.
With the international conference indexed by Thomson Reuters, Google Scholar, and Atlantis press, it was expected that this activity can be the forum for academics to improve their scientific publications and innovations in languages and arts education to build a high civilization.
Till now, 120 of papers are already on review process and worth to display and publish in Atlantis press.
The International Conference presented speakers from various countries, namely Prof. Low Ee Ling (Singapore), Dr., Anna Philippi (Australia), and form local namely Prof. Dr. Harris Effendi Tahar (UNP), Indrayuda (UNP), and Prof. Safril, M.A., Ph.D. (UNIB). (Public Relations of UNP/Translated by Shilva Lioni)