The British Council


Institut Teknologi Bandung


University of Leeds

TENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

ITB Bandung Indonesia

3rd – 5th June 2014

Call for Papers

The Bandung International Conferences - jointly organised by Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), the British Council in Indonesia and the University of Leeds (UK) – explore issues of topical concern to language educators in Indonesia. They also attract significant numbers of participants from other parts of the world.

 

The Tenth International Conference has a double focus: the language curriculum and the assessment of language competence. The conference will explore the relationships between these two issues.

 

The Government’s introduction of a new school curriculum in Indonesia in 2013 has given rise to widespread discussion about the design of the curriculum, the way in which it was introduced and the role that teachers are expected to play in implementing it.

 

Every year, the implementation of national examinations for SMP/MTs (junior secondary schools and madrasah), SMA/MA (senior secondary schools and madrasah) and SMK (senior vocational schools) also generates much debate in the media, in education institutions and among the general public. The questions asked include whether it is reasonable to have one standard set of examinations in a highly diverse country like Indonesia, whether examination results provide useful information about learners’ competence and whether the examinations are too stressful for everyone concerned.

 

Overarching questions concern the relationships between the curriculum and assessment. In particular, how should the curriculum be reflected in the design of examinations and other forms of assessment? And how can examination results and assessment findings feed into curriculum renewal?

 

The Conference will discuss these and other related issues in the context of language education (English, other foreign languages, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia and Indonesian local languages). The Conference language is English.

 

Proposals for papers and workshops are invited in the following areas:

 

  • The teacher, the school and the curriculum (For example: What are teachers’ experiences with the 2013 curriculum so far? How have teachers and schools been helped to prepare for the new curriculum?)
  • Innovation in the language curriculum (e.g. How was the new curriculum designed? Is it really possible to include character development in the language curriculum? Curriculum revolution or curriculum renewal? National- or school-based curriculum?)
  • The teacher, the school and assessment (e.g. How can assessing learners’ language competence be done meaningfully? Should assessment be done nationally or at the school level?
  • Links between assessment and the curriculum (e.g. How can language assessment reflect the curriculum? How can language assessment results be used to improve the curriculum? How can teachers use assessment results to improve their own teaching?)

 

This event builds on the achievements of the nine previous conferences:

1995

Teaching English to University Undergraduates in the Indonesian. Context: Issues and Developments

1997

English in High Schools and Universities in Indonesia: Bridging the Gap

2000

Testing and Evaluation in the Context of Undergraduate English Language Teaching in Indonesia

2002

Autonomy: Perspectives from the English Language Classroom, Challenges for English Language Teaching Organisations

2004

Teaching English to Young Learners: Why and How?

2006

Competency-Based English Teaching: Theory and Reality

2008

Teachers’ Competencies and Qualifications for ELT in Indonesia

2010

Internationalisation in Education: Implications for ELT in Indonesia

2012

Language, Development and Identity.

 

The Conference organisers invite abstracts of papers (45 minutes) or workshops (90 minutes) from:

  • language teachers in schools and universities
  • teacher educators
  • curriculum designers
  • language testing specialists
  • education administrators and managers
  • policy makers
  • researchers
  • and anybody else who is concerned with issues of language, development and identity.

 

Participants from outside Indonesia will be especially welcome.

 

The Proceedings of the Conference will be published with an ISBN number. However, copies must be pre-ordered on the Registration form.

Plenary Speakers

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Dr Martin Wedell, University of Leeds, UK; author of Planning for Educational Change and co-author of Understanding Language Classroom Contexts: The Starting Point for Change
  • Associate Professor Dr Soubakeavathi Rethinasamy, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Itje Chodidjah, independent education management professional, Indonesia
  • Prof Iwan Pranoto, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
  • Ahmad Bahruddin, founder of the alternative school Komunitas Belajar Qaryah Thayyibah, Kalibening, Salatiga, Indonesia
  • Dra Hj Teriska R. Setiawan MEd, Head of PPPPTK Bahasa (Centre for Development & Empowerment of Language Teachers & Education Personnel), Indonesia.

Venue

 

Aula Timur and TVST Building
Institut Teknologi Bandung
Jalan Ganesa no. 10
Bandung
West Java
Indonesia

Important Dates

14th March 2014

Deadline for receipt of abstracts. PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED DEADLINE! .  Please use the online Proposal Form at www.lc.itb.ac.id/id/10th-international-conference.

31st March 2014

Announcement of accepted proposals

2nd May 2014

Deadline for speakers to confirm their participation and to register

2nd May 2014

Deadline for Early Registration (Early Registration fee is Rp 700,000.)

3rd – 5th June 2014

Conference (On-site registration fee is Rp 800,000.)

 

Contact

Conference Organising Committee

UPT Pusat Bahasa

Gedung Lab. Tek. VIII Lantai 1

Institut Teknologi Bandung

Jalan Ganesha 10

Bandung 40132, Indonesia, www.lc.itb.ac.id

Phone/Fax +62 22 2505 674 / Within Indonesia 022 2505 674

Email conference@lc.itb.ac.id

Timetable

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Registration Fee

The Early Registration Conference Fee until 2nd May 2014 (excluding accommodation) is Rp 700,000 (seven hundred thousand rupiah). Participants are strongly encouraged to register by this date because places are limited. The final deadline for presenters to register is also 2nd May 2014. Registration at the conference is Rp 800,000 (eight hundred thousand rupiah). The fee includes 3 lunches, snacks and certificate of attendance.

Please transfer payment to:

  • Bank account name: Neti Murniati
  • Bank name: BNI 1946 Cabang ITB
  • Bank address: Jalan Ganesha 10 Bandung
  • Bank Account number: 0313289270

Then send the copy of the receipt to this email: conference@lc.itb.ac.id

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The Early Registration Conference Fee until 2nd May 2014 (excluding accommodation) is Rp 700,000 (seven hundred thousand rupiah). Participants are strongly encouraged to register by this date because places are limited. The final deadline for presenters to register is also 2nd May 2014. Registration at the conference is Rp 800,000 (eight hundred thousand rupiah). The fee includes 3 lunches, snacks and certificate of attendance.

The Proceedings of the Conference will be published and will be available for Rp 150,000 (one hundred and fifty thousand rupiah) per copy. Copies must be pre-ordered. Please indicate here if you wish to order a copy. Please remember to add the appropriate amount to your bank transfer.
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Please transfer payment to:
  • Bank account name: Neti Murniati
  • Bank name: BNI 1946 Cabang ITB
  • Bank address: Jalan Ganesha 10 Bandung
  • Bank Account number: 0313289270

Please return this form by 2nd May 2014 to:

UPT Pusat Bahasa
Gedung Lab. Tek. VIII Lantai 1
Institut Teknologi Bandung
Jalan Ganesha 10
Bandung 40132 Indonesia
Phone/Fax : +62-22-250-5674; within Indonesia : 022-250-5674
Email : conference@lc.itb.ac.id