Creating and developing academic activities, both individually and collaboratively, is one of the strategies to realize the vision as well as the mission of Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) as leading and outstanding university in education (Asep Kadarochman’s speech on the opening ICADE’s Conference, September 19, 2019). Therefore, Fakultas Pendidikan Seni dan Desain or Faculty of Arts and Design Education, which was established by UPI in September 2014, hosted the first International Conference on Arts and Design Education (ICADE 2018) on September 18-19, 2018 in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.
ICADE 2018 aims to provide a medium forum for professors, educators, researchers, scholars, arts teachers, graduate and undergraduate students from the diverse `academic and cultural backgrounds to present and discuss research, knowledge and innovation within the fields of arts education and design. This conference also serves as an opportunity for the participants to exchange new ideas and experience, develop the scholarship and collaboration in research and promote the global partnership for future cooperation and promoting new ideas, innovation, and creativity.
The theme of ICADE 2018 is “Arts and Design Education for Character Building”. Character is an important soft skill to prepare people well for life in a multicultural society and in the era of Revolution Industry 4.0. The presenters were encouraged to explore character building for students and people through a broad range of topics on music, dance, visual arts, theatre, arts education, and multidisciplinary arts fields. The theme is divided by six topics: arts and creativity, models of teaching arts and design, multicultural arts education and disciplinary arts studies, new media and technology on arts and design; vocational arts, creative industry based on arts and culture.
The conference was attended by 200 participants either as the presenters, co-presenters, the participants, including committee members. They come from five countries such as: Germany, USA, Malaysia, Thailand, and from different parts of Indonesia. In the ICADE 2018 conference, we have conducted three activities such as two workshops on academic writing and contemporary dance and music. The 1st ICADE 2018 conference has received a lot of supports and help from different parties to enable this conference to take place. I would like to thank the keynote speaker Prof. Dr. Georg Maas from Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. From Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg Germany presents Prof. Klaus Nouman. Their presence on ICADE 2018 is supported by their University. The invited speakers: Prof. Marno Schule from Musikhochschule Luebeck, Germany who is supported by DAAD Germany, Dr. Melanye White Dixon from the Ohio State University who received a grant through Fulbright Specialist program from AMINEF and World Learning in the U.S.A. Prof. Dr. Md. Nasir Ibrahim from ASWARA-Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Malaysia, Prof. Sofyan Salam, Ph.D from Universitas Negeri Makasar, and Prof. Dr. Tati Narawati from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia.
Please accept our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all presenters and participants, all contributors of the 1st ICADE 2018, the collaborative partner AP2SENI, the Association for Professional Arts Education in Indonesia, the Atlantis Press publisher, and all members of the Steering and Organizing Committees and all those who have contributed their entiring efforts in making this conference take place and succeed.
Juju Masunah – Editor in Chief