International Conference of the Faculty of Education of UNP: Guidance and Counselling Need in This Era

International Conference of the Faculty of Education of UNP: Guidance and Counselling Need in This Era
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The 1st International Conference on Counseling, Educational Technology, and Behavioral Science (ICCETBS) invited participants to discuss more about counseling and guidance, education technology, and behavioral science in order to face the era of industrial revolution 4.0.

The sub-session on the conference which was held by the Department of Counseling and Guidance of Faculty of Education of Universitas Negeri Padang (FIP UNP) on Wednesday to Thursday (November 14 to 15) is dealing with discussion on how to implement the industrial revolution 4.0 on multidisciplinary sciences.

The Rector of UNP, Prof. Ganefri who was represented by the Vice-Rector III of UNP, Prof. Ardipal said that the era of industrial revolution 4.0 requires certain skills in every field of work, therefore the Counseling and Guidance Study Program is challenged to face this era.

"Through this ICCETBS, the investigation and research as well as discussions on human behavior in the industrial era 4.0 are hoped to be completed and produced a new breakthrough,” the Vice-Rector III of UNP, Prof. Ardipal said when opening the conference where took place on the Hall of the FIP’s Building (Wednesday, November 14).

Furthermore, the Dean of FIP UNP, Dr. Alwen Bentri revealed that this conference was the Ninth conference which held by the FIP UNP that consisted of 7 international conferences and 2 national conferences. The main theme on this conference was "Counseling, Educational Technology, Human Development, and Issues Challenges for The Fourth Industrial Revolution for Better Sustainability”.

International Conference of the Faculty of Education of UNP: Guidance and Counselling Need in This Era

During the opening ceremony of the conference, the participants were presented with a local dance of Ranah Minang which was witnessed directly by the keynote speakers namely Prof. Dr. R Subramaniam (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Prof. Dr. Faizah bt Abd Ghani (UTM, Malaysia), Prof. Dato Dr. Norazah Mohd Nordnin (UKM, Malaysia), Prof. Wan Marzuki bin Wan Jaafar (UPM, Malaysia), Dr. Ebrahim Panah (Iran), and also by the Vice-Head of DPRD of West Sumatera province, Guspardi Gaus.

"We hoped that this moment will provide an enlightenment for all participants to obtain new information and to gain new experience so that the participants’ capacity can significantly increase and the quality of learning and education in Indonesia can be improving," he said.

Meanwhile, the Chief Executive of the event, Evan Pratama reported that as many as 69 papers from various domestic and foreign researchers were presented at this International Conference. (Public Relations of UNP/Translated by: Shilva Lioni)