Folklore and local traditions are not yet extensively incorporated in the area of higher education teaching-learning. With the rapid advances in technology and modernization, folklore and local traditions are becoming less attractive and obsolete within society and academics. Therefore, the need to awaken the human within us is urgent. It is necessary to look back into our cultural roots so that we can better understand ourselves and continue to thrive in the era of big data.
Universitas Indraprasta PGRI is a higher education institution that supports the local traditions. We aim to facilitate understanding of the importance of preserving local cultures and enhancing cross-cultural awareness in humanities and social sciences. Thus, we are happy to welcome you to our first International Conference on Folklore, Language, Education, and Exhibition or ICOFLEX 2019. The Conferences took place in the Hotel Bidakara Grand Pancoran Jakarta, Indonesia on 1 August 2019 under the theme of “Expanding the possibilities of human and social studies: Bridging the past, the present, and the future”.
We are delighted to inform all of you that this conference gathers academicians from Indonesia, Europe, Asia, and North America to discuss the possibilities of taking humanities and social studies into a higher ground in the era of advanced technology. There are 234 papers which have gone through a peer-review process and 74 selected papers will be published as a International conference proceeding. The papers include a wide range of topics which include (1) Folklore and Culture, (2) Design and Media in Digital Age, (3) Language Studies, and (4) Education.
We have also documented ICOFLEX 2019 activities through video for all of you to get a big picture of our magnificent activity. Part I: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXVNLZ5dT-Y, and Part II: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBQZodXX92E.
As the program chair of this conference, I would like to show my gratitude to the team behind this conference, the faculties, staffs, and students that contributed dilligently to the planning, execution, and presentations for today’s conference. I would also like to extend my deep appreciation to the committee members and reviewers for their hard work and commitment to review the papers. We hope that this volume could be an excellent outlet to communicate ideas and promote best practices and knowledge in applying better Folklore, Languange, and Educational Studies.
Dr. Dendi Pratama, S.Sn., M.M., M.Ds.
Program Chair of ICOFLEX 2019