FKIP – Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) Universitas Sebelas Maret ( UNS) Surakarta held an international conference entitled “International Conference on Teacher Training and Education (ICTTE) 2021” on Wednesday-Thursday, August 25-26 22021. Themed “Teacher Education and Professional Development in the Covid-19 Turn”, the activity was held online through the Zoom Meeting application.

ICTTE itself is an international conference activity that is routinely held every year by FKIP UNS to share insights, thoughts, and the latest research results related to issues and phenomena of teacher education development around the world. In 2021, ICTTE will be attended by 300 participants who are divided into several categories, namely presenters, participants, and guests. The activity was chaired by Dr. Nur Arifah Drajati, M.Pd. with members Sri Haryati, M.Pd.

As a result of organizing the activity, 110 participants participated to
present papers. Furthermore, selected papers or articles will be published in quality proceedings and proceedings with ISBN. From the ICTTE 2021 activities, more than 30 indexed proceedings were produced.

At the peak of the implementation of ICTTE 2021, the committee presented six speakers. They are Dr. Praptono, M.Ed. (Directorate General of Teachers and Education Personnel, Ministry of Education and Culture RI), Lynde Tan (Western Sydney University, Australia), Hyo-Jeong So (Ewha Women’s University, South Korea), Got Mishra (Arizona State University, USA), Ju Seong Lee (Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong), and Prof. Andayani, M.Pd. (Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta). The presenters gave their views and thoughts on teacher education trends from the perspective of institution quality assurance, curriculum, innovative teaching, educational research, course development, and teaching practice.

In addition to the speakers above, Nadiem Anwar Makarim BA, MBA as the Minister of Education, Culture, Research and Technology (Mendikbudristek) of the Republic of Indonesia (RI) also attended and gave a speech at the 2021 ICTTE activity. In his speech, he said that the COVID-19 pandemic had aware of the importance of using technology and teacher improvement programs.

Dr. Arifah hopes that this activity can become a forum for sharing views and thoughts on teacher education trends and has implications for increasing the publication of quality proceedings and ISBN proceedings by teaching staff and researchers.

“I hope this activity can be used as a forum for researchers, academics, teachers, schools, principals, government agencies, and consultants to share their views and thoughts on teacher education trends. In addition, I also hope that this activity has implications for increasing the publication of proceedings quality and ISBN proceedings for teaching staff and researchers, especially for lecturers UNS,” said Dr. Arifah.

Reporter : Rosantika Utami
Editor : Aulia Anjani

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