Foreword (Director of Graduate School)

On behalf of State University of Malang, as the Postgraduate Director, I am very pleased to be able to welcome you most cordially at the meeting of the first International Conference on Education. The conference was organized by Graduate School, State University of Malang. Conference organizers have put excellent scientific and social programs that encompass the latest research findings, and provide an opportunity to expand collaboration and friendships among conference participants.

Papers presented at this conference and included in proceeding covers current issues in the field of education, vocation, arts, language, science, and social sciences under the conference theme: Education in the 21st Century: Responding Current Issues. The aims of this conference were to address current issues related to problems and development, to discuss creation and use of knowledge, to present case studies and analysis from different perspective and context, and to stimulate changes for delightful education. The information and empirical evidence presented herein should help to expose and accelerate new possibilities for future research and provide talented young researchers to grow up with new thoughts to help them improve their academic capacity.

Furthermore, I would like to express my gratitude to keynotes speakers, Dr. Antonino Giambrone from York University, Toronto Canada, Dr. Nasser Salaheldein Mansour from University of Exester, United Kingdom, Prof. Dr. Siusana Kwedju from State University of Malang, Dr. Mohd. Rizal Bin Palil from University Kebangsaan Malaysia, and Dr. Christian Hoffman from Goethe Institute, Germany who so generously make this event come together smoothly, and we couldn't have done it without you. The editors deserve special thanks for their excellent endeavors in reviewing and preparing manuscripts for publication. I would like to thank for the presenters for their willingness to share their latest research and ideas. Without their efforts, this conference would not be possible. Keep up productive discussion.

Finally, the richness of knowledge, research findings, and some experiences are presented in this event. We know that our work has not been completed by this conference. We are already planning the second international conference in 2017. We see conferences as one way to build knowledge, to share experiences, to network and to open space to new, different and challenging ideas. Therefore, we will make the conference as an innovative event which is challenging both for the participants and also for the organizers.

We hope you enjoy Malang.


Prof. Dr. I Nyoman Sudana Degeng

Director Graduate School, Universitas Negeri Malang