Welcome to the 1st International Conference on Innovation in Education (ICoIE 2018). It is an honor for us, the Graduate School of the State University of Padang to have you, our invited speakers, presenters, participants, from several universities coming from different parts of Indonesia and other countries. Welcome to Padang, the land of Ranah Minang.
This conference elevates a theme: Improving the Quality of Education for a Better Life. This general theme is intended to accommodate various interests and expertise in the field of education. Thus, discussions on education in the framework of innovation will yield multifaceted outcomes. The researchers are expected to explain how innovations of their research can serve a basis for the development education now and in the future, including real (practical and pragmatic) benefits in everyday life. The practitioners are welcome to share their best practices that will be beneficial for others.
We are very grateful to have five keynote speakers coming from different countries that will certainly enhance our knowledge and understanding about research and the teaching of language and arts. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them.
Prof. Dr. Inge Schwank, University of Cologne, Institute for Mathematics Education, Germany
Prof. Dr. Mansor bin Abu Talib, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Prof. Dr. John Wee Yeo, Singapore
Dr. Gumpanat Boriboon, University of Srinakharinwirot, Thailand
Prof. Nurhizrah Gistituati, M.Ed., Ed.D., Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia
We would like to extend our gratitude to all speakers for your participation and presence at this conference and the meeting; you made this conference and meeting lively and vibrant. Thanks are also due to the Rector and the Vice Rectors of State University of Padang for their invaluable and continuous support to make this conference happen. We owe all the organizers, internal and external reviewers, and editors, for their hard working to make this conference successful and the proceeding be published. Last but not least, we are eternally grateful Atlantis Press for publishing this proceeding. We really appreciate the cooperation.
We wish all participants of ICoIE 2018 good time during your stay in Ranah Minang. We look forward to meeting you again on the second ICoIE conference.
The Conference Committee