ASPENSI Collaborates with UVRI to Organize an International Conference in Makassar, Indonesia

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An International Conference on

Historical Awareness through Strengthening the National Pillars towards a Smart and Civilized Nation: Shared Experiences of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei Darussalam

Call for Papers and Participation

Dates:
Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday
19, 20, and 21 May 2013

Venue:
Singgasana Hotel,
Jl. Kajoalaliddo No.16, Makassar City, South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Jointly Organized by:
Department of History Education UVRI (Veteran University of the Republic of Indonesia) in Makassar
and ASPENSI (Association of Indonesian Scholars of History Education) in Bandung

INTRODUCTION

In the era of globalization, the nation-states still exist. It is one of the paradoxical indications: in one hand, the globalization brings homogeneity, but in other hand, the nation-states preserve their diversities by opposing the mainstream of globalization. Accordingly, one of the critical issues on nation-states – having gained the independents – is how to search, find out, and enhance their characters and identities in the era of globalization based on their national pillars.

For Indonesia people, there are currently 4 national pillars i.e. Pancasila (Five Principles), UUD 1945 (Constitution 1945), Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity), and NKRI (Unitary State of the Indonesia Republic); for Malaysia people, there are some national pillars such as Rukun Negara (State Principle), Wawasan 2020 (Vision 2020), and 1Malaysia (One Malaysian); and for Brunei Darussalam people, there is known the MIB (Melayu, Islam, Beraja), Monarch based on Malay and Islamic Values, as national pillar.

Department of History Education, Faculty of Education and Teacher Training UVRI (Veteran University of the Republic of Indonesia) in Makassar and ASPENSI (Association of Indonesian Scholars of History Education) in Bandung have aim to identify these critical issues and bring together the various partners involved in Strengthening the National Pillars: lecturers and teachers, policy makers and government agencies, and other learners themselves.

How the history, concepts, principles, implementations, problems and solutions, and prospects of strengthening the national pillars towards the smart and civilized nations, especially in Southeast Asian countries and other nation-states, should constitute a wealth of learnable knowledge for all to discuss and share. Lastly, what important here is also to build the networking among the scholars, lecturers, teachers, and practitioners in Southeast Asian countries and other nation-states.

OBJECTIVES

The general objective of this international conference is to construct the principles and practices of “Historical Awareness through Strengthening the National Pillars towards the Smart and Civilized Nations” in their various settings to gain and enhance the quality of prosperity, progress and democracy. Specifically, the objectives of this seminar are:

1. to provide a forum for sharing and learning the latest ideas, developments and research findings on strengthening the national pillars towards a smart and civilized nations in Southeast Asia and other regions;

2. to identify issues that can increase interests, achievements and involvements in strengthening the national pillars towards a smart and civilized nations from diverse socio-cultural and geopolitical backgrounds;

3. to compare and contrast the practices of strengthening the national pillars towards a smart and civilized nations from diverse socio-cultural and geopolitical backgrounds; and

4. to strengthen linkages and encourage networking among Southeast Asians’ historians, history educators, administrators and leaders in strengthening the national pillars towards a smart and civilized nations of Southeast Asian countries and others.

SUB THEMES

The sub-themes of the conference are:

1. Case and comparative studies for strengthening the national pillars towards smart and civilized nations in Southeast Asian and other regions;

2. History of educational institutions, including theory, methodology, curriculum and assessment in strengthening the national pillars towards smart and civilized nations;

3. ICT (Information and Communication Technology) literacy: challenges and responses in strengthening the national pillars towards smart and civilized nations;

4. The Great Malay cultures and Islamic values in facing the mainstream of globalization.

5. Social justice, equity, and access in educational and social welfare; and

6. Education as power for strengthening the national pillars towards the smart and civilized nations, especially in Southeast Asian countries and other nation-states.

LANGUAGE

This International Conference will use Indonesian, Malay, and English languages.

OPENING CEREMONY

The conference will launch the TAWARIKH: International Journal for Historical Studies that is accredited by Ditjendikti Kemdikbud RI (Directorate-General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia) and opened officially by:

Andi Suwirta, M.Hum. (Chairperson of ASPENSI);
Dr. H. Syamsu A. Kamaruddin (Rector of UVRI);
Haji Samsul Bahri, M.A. (DPR RI, Indonesian Legislative Assembly).

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof. Dr. Anhar Gonggong of UI (University of Indonesia), Jakarta, with paper entitled “National Pillars and Character Education in Indonesia: An Historical Perspectives”.
Prof. Dr. H. Andi Agustang
of UVRI (Veteran University of the Republic of Indonesia), Makassar, with paper entitled “The Roles of Education in Building the National Character: The Indonesian Context”.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ismail Ali of UMS (Malaysia University of Sabah), Kota Kinabalu, with paper entitled “The Teaching and Learning of Maritime History in Strengthening the National Identity in Malaysia-Indonesia: Challenges and Future”.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norhasni Zainal Abiddin
of UPM (Putra University of Malaysia), Serdang, with paper entitled “Generating Human Capital Development in Higher Education”.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hj. Awg Asbol bin Hj. Mail
(UBD, University of Brunei Darussalam), Bandar Seri Begawan, with paper entitled “Educational Policies in Brunei Darussalam, 1950-2010: Its Appearances and Implications”.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ampuan Haji Brahim
(UBD, University of Brunei Darussalam), Bandar Seri Begawan, with paper entitled “Education System in Twenty First Century: Issues and Challenges in Brunei Darussalam”.

CALL FOR PAPER AND PARTICIPANT

The Committee will invite experts, lecturers, teachers and others to submit their papers in the conference. The deadline for abstracts, full papers, and registration is 20 April 2013. The abstract and full paper must not exceed between 15-25 pages (single spaced) and sent to the Secretariat of Committee via e-mail at: [email protected] and [email protected]

The deadline for participant registration (not as speaker) is 10 May 2013. The number of participants will be limited, thus early registration is strongly encouraged.

WORKING PAPERS AND PUBLICATION

The papers will be selected for publication. The relevance and selected papers in English as well as in Indonesian and Malay languages will be published in the academic journals for forthcoming issues, such as:

TAWARIKH: International Journal for Historical Studies, published every April and October;
EDUCARE: International Journal for Educational Studies, published every February and August;
SOSIOHUMANIKA: Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan (Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences Education), published every May and November;
ATIKAN: Jurnal Kajian Pendidikan (Journal of Educational Studies), published every June and December;
SUSURGALUR: Jurnal Kajian Sejarah & Pendidikan Sejarah (Journal of History Education and Historical Studies), published every March and September; and

CONFERENCE FEE

The papers, categorized as “accepted and selected papers” which will be published in the academic journals, have to pay the Conference Fee as amount as: (1) For Indonesian: IDR 1,500,000; (2) For Malays: MYR 500; (3) For Brunei: BND 250; and (4) For other countries: USD 150 per author.

The Conference Fee is not including the accommodation. It means that all speakers/presenters should pay the Hotel, Transports, and others by his/her own self.

Meanwhile, the participants from Indonesia and other countries (not as presenters) have to pay the conference fee as amount as IDR 500,000 (five hundred thousand Rupiah Indonesia).

The conference fee should be sent to Bank BTN KC Bandung Timur, West Java, Indonesia, on behalf of ASPENSI, Account number: 00602.01.30.000002.9, with Sweep Code: BTANIDJA. Transfer copy should be showed later to the Committee.

CONFERENCE FACILITIES

All participants in the Conference will get seminar kit, journal, certificate, coffee break, and lunch.

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information about International Conference please not hesitate to contact:

Secretariat of Committee
Address: Campus II UVRI, Jalan Baruga Raya, Antang, Makassar 90234, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Mobile: +628122178018 and +6281241872250.
E-mail: [email protected] and [email protected]

 

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Sir/Madam:

    How far is Bali airport from Campus II UVRI, Jalan Baruga Raya, Antang, Makassar City, South Sulawesi

    • I think from Philippines to Makassar City is near. Makassar city is located in South Sulawesi island. If you go to Bali, I think it is too far. Please you see the map of Indonesia. Cheers.

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