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The globalization era inflicts potential impact and implications for TVET systems. As a consequence of advances in transportation, communication, and information technologies, the implications of globalization for TVET include the areas of, for example, standardization, policies, skills and personal development, curriculum design, social and culture, pedagogical innovations, and resource mobilization.

The world of TVET is undergoing substantial change to reconsider the role of TVET systems in a more globalized accentuated by interlinkages among social, economic and environmental issues. This change reflects the role to achieve several targets of Sustainable Development Goal 4 referring directly to technical and vocational skills by 2030. However, the role of rapidly growing technology provides not only new opportunities but also disruptions in unprecedented changes. The essential question is how adapting to change when taking on the key challenges and opportunities facing TVET.

The 5th UPI International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training focuses on “Globalization, challenges, and disruptions in TVET”, to discuss key challenges and adaptation strategy to changes on technical and vocational education practices in the region and beyond. Organized by the Faculty of Technology and Vocational Education and TVET Research Center (TVETRC), Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) in collaboration with Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP), Universitas Palangkaraya (UPR), Universitas Negeri Manado (UNIMA), and Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT), Thailand, the conference will take place in Bandung, Indonesia, on 11-12 September 2018. It provides a forum for knowledge and experience exchange, and invites TVET scholars, practitioners, decision makers, and stakeholders from all parts of society and all regions of the world to share their knowledge, experiences, concepts, examples of good practice, and critical analysis with their international peers.

Aim and Scope

The conference theme is:
Globalization, challenges, and disruptions in TVET

The conference invites contributions on the following topics:

Standardization in TVET

This includes, but not limited to:
   Standards of vocational education teacher
   Occupational/labor standards
   Current status of TVET in the region
   TVET policy development and harmonization
   Vocational education as regional challenges
   Access to education and training
   Safety and health at the workplace
   Ethical aspects
   Human rights
   Greening on TVET framework
   Improving and assuring TVET quality
   School-to-work transition

Skills and Personal Development

This includes, but not limited to:
   Skills development for employment
   TVET teacher competencies (technical, didactical,
transferable and organizational competencies,
industry experience)

   TVET teacher professional development
opportunities (in-/pre-service training, industry
immersion, ToT)

   TVET management staff competencies

Social and Cultural Issues

This includes, but not limited to:
   Inclusivity in vocational education
   Inclusion of women in TVET
   Inclusion of persons with disabilities in TVET
   Inclusive employment
   Gender in TVET

Pedagogical Innovations in TVET

This includes, but not limited to:
  Pedagogical enhancement with e-Learning
   Blended learning
   Collaborative learning
   Game-based learning
   Groupware-based learning
   Immersive learning
   Multimedia-based learning
   Project-based learning
   Simulation-based learning
   Synchronous and asynchronous learning
   Video-based learning
   Performance assessment

Innovations in Engineering and Education

This includes, but not limited to:
   Basic science in engineering education
   Engineering education reforms
New technologies in engineering education
Industry and education collaboration
Research and development in engineering education
Globalization in engineering education
Women in engineering education
Computers, internet, multimedia in engineering
Organization of laboratories
Agricultural bio system engineering education
Mechanical engineering education
Electrical and electronic engineering education
Civil engineering and architectural education

Invited Speakers

Venue and Activities

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The Trans Luxury Hotel
Jl. Jendral Gatot Subroto No.289, Cibangkong, Batununggal
BandungJawa Barat, Indonesia

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline
Notification of abstract acceptance
Payment Deadline
Conference dates
Full paper submission deadline
31 May 2018  20 August 2018
1 June 2018   30 August 2018
1 September 2018   4 September 2018
11-12 September 2018
26 September 2018

Call for Abstracts

Authors are requested to submit an abstract to the Organizing Committee by 20 August 2018. The abstract must contain the following section: introduction, aim of the study, method, results, conclusion, and keywords. The abstract must have no longer than 200 words.

Abstract and Manuscript Submission

[IMPORTANT]  To submit an abstract, authors must register first (click here). Then they can submit their abstracts by logging in to this site (menu “Submission System” then “Login”). The manuscript (full paper) can be submitted only after authors submit their abstracts. The whole submission process is done fully online (NOT by email) to guarantee smooth administration. Letter of Acceptance (LoA) and Letter of Invitation (LoI) can be downloaded directly from your account once your abstract is accepted to be presented at the conference.

The paper must be submitted two weeks after the conference day (26 September 2018). Please go to “Submission System” menu then “Login” to submit the full paper. Selected papers will be indexed in Thomson Reuters / Scopus.

The Proceedings of Previous Conference

        Regionalization and Harmonization in TVET Proceedings of the 4th UPI International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET 2016), November 15-16, 2016, Bandung, Indonesia book cover

Registration Fee and Payment

Indonesian Presenter IDR. 3,000,000/paper
Indonesian Presenter IDR. 2,500,000/paper
Indonesian Participant IDR. 1,500,000
 Indonesian Participant IDR. 1,000,000
International Presenter USD. 350/paper
and participant 
International Presenter USD. 300/paper
and participant
Please do bank transfer for the registration fee to:
Bank Name: Bank Negara Indonesia,
Branch Perguruan Tinggi Bandung, Bandung, INDONESIA

Account Number: 0720443331
Account Holder: TVET
[IMPORTANT] After making the payment, author MUST upload the transfer proof via this website (NOT Email). Author can upload by logging in to our submission system. Payment receipt can be downloaded directly from your account once your payment is confirmed by the committee.

Visa Information
Official Information about Indonesia Visa can be found here

See here for more information about hotels in Bandung

Advisory Board

Assoc. Prof. Numyoot Songthanapitak (President of RAVTE)
Dr. Margarita Pavlova (Director, UNESCO-UNEVOC Center, Hongkong)
Prof. Maizam Alias (UTHM, Malaysia)
Prof. Hiroyuki Iida (JAIST, Japan)
Prof. Erica Smith (Federation University, Australia)
Assoc. Prof. Tetsu Kubota (Hiroshima-University, Japan)
Prof. Thomas Schröder (TU Dortmund University, Germany)
Dr. Luisa Brotas (London Metropolitan University, UK)
Assoc. Prof. Sirilak Hanvatananukul  (RAVTE, Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand)
Prof. Lilia Halim (UKM, Malaysia)
Dr. Asnul Dahar Mingat (UTM, Malaysia)
Assoc. Prof. Muhammad Sukri Saud (UTM, Malaysia)
Prof. Ramlee bin Mustapha(UPSI, Malaysia)
Dr. Mohd. Sattar bin Rasul (UKM, Malaysia)
Dr. Nazeri bin Mohammad (IPGK Perlis, Malaysia)
Dr. Phil. Dadang Kurnia (GIZ-Germany)
Dr. Sigit Dwiananto Arifwidodo (Kasetsart Univ-Thailand)

Scientific Committee

Prof. Dr. As’ari Djohar, M.Pd. (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia)
Prof. Dr. M. Syaom Barliana (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia)
Prof. Dr. Budi Mulyanti, M.Si. (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia)
Prof. Dr. Ivan Hanafi (Universitas Negeri Jakarta)
Prof. Dr. Henita Rahmayanti, M.Si. (Universitas Negeri Jakarta)
Prof. Dr. Nizwardi Jalinus, M.Ed. (Universitas Negeri Padang)
Prof. Dr. Kasman Rukun, M.Pd. (Universitas Negeri Padang)
Remon Lapisa, Ph.D. (Universitas Negeri Padang)
Wawan Purwanto, Ph.D. (Universitas Negeri Padang)
Dr. Eng. Agus Setiawan, M.Si (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia)
Dr. I Wayan Ratnata, M.Pd. (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia)
Dr. Ida Hamidah (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia)
Dr. Ana, M.Pd. (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia)
Dr. Sudjani, M.Pd. (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia)
Dr. Ade Gafar Abdullah, M.Si. (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia)
Tutin Aryanti, Ph.D. (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia)
Dr. Eng. Beta Paramita, M.T. (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia)
Didin Wahyudin, Ph.D. (Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia)
Roni Teguh, Ph.D. (Universitas Palangkaraya)
Dr. Debora, M.Pd. (Universitas Palangkaraya)
Dr. Thosporn Sangsawang (Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand)
Assistant Prof. Dr. Arnon Niyomphol (Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand)
Dr. Suttiporn Boonsong (Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand)
Assistant Prof. Dr. Tiamyod Pasawano (Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi, Thailand)

Organizing Committee

Conference Chair:

Iwan Kustiawan, Ph.D. – Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia

Co- Conference Chair:
Dr. Fahmi Rizal, M.Pd., M.T – Universitas Negeri Padang

Dr. Eng. Usep Surahman, M.T.
Dr. Isma Widiaty, M.Pd.
Mustika Nurmalia Handayani, M.Pd
Shinta Maharani, M.Sc.
Siti Nurasiyah, M.T.
Tommi Hariyadi, M.T.
Mirna Purnama Ningsih, M.Pd.
Nenden Rani Ronekasari, M.Pd.
Restu Minggra, M.T.
Riskha Mardiana, M.Pd.