It is a great honor and pleasure to bring you this collection of articles from the 5th UPI International Conference on TVET in conjunction with 5th UNP ICTVET. This conference was 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. This conference was held in The Trans Luxury Hotel Bandung, Indonesia, September 11th, 2018.
We would like to express our gratitude to all keynote speakers from overseas who travelled to our country to deliver and exchange their ideas. Our appreciation also goes to all the committee members who have worked hard to make this event possible.
The theme of the conference focuses on “Globalization, challenges, and disruptions in TVET” which implies that the world of TVET is undergoing substantial change to reconsider the role of TVET systems in a more globalized accentuated by interlinkages and convergence among social, economic and environmental issues. These issues pose the distinct challenges for TVET in terms of adapting to education markets, economic restructuring, and the migration flows. So, the role of rapidly growing technology provides not only new opportunities but also disruptions in unprecedented changes.
This volume of proceedings provides an opportunity for readers to engage with a selection of refereed papers that were presented during the TVET conference. Themes for the sections will be of interest to TVET scholars, professionals, and stakeholders from all parts of society and all regions of the world to disseminate their knowledge, experiences, concepts, examples of good practice, and critical analysis with their international peers. And so the reader will sample here reports of research on topics through a suite of issues related to standardization, policies, skills and personal development, curriculum design, social and culture, pedagogical innovations, and resource mobilization.
We wish you enjoy and discover valuable your engagement with their ideas in sustaining your own professional development in the world of TVET. Thank you.
Ade Gafar Abdullah – Editor in Chief