Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Education Research, and Innovation (ICERI 2021)

Conference name: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Education Research, and Innovation (ICERI 2021)
Date: 10-11 November 2021
Location: Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Offline)

We are very pleased to introduce the proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Educational Research and Innovation (ICERI) in conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Practicum and Community Service in Education (ICoPCOSE), the 2nd International Conference on Music Research and Education Community (INTERCOME), and Asia Pacific Network for Moral Education (APNME). The main issue of the four conferences was the research and innovation in education. It was then specified in each of the conference as their focuses. The 1st ICoPCOSE focused on the theories and practices of teaching practicum, industrial internship, and student community service in education with the umbrella theme of Practicum and Student Community Service in the 21st Century. The main interest of the other three conferences was strengthening educational research and innovation based on morals, sciences, and arts in new normal era. These were the issues addressed by the papers presented at those conferences.

Over 180 suitable papers were submitted for the presentation session at the conferences. It required the conferences to be conducted into parallel sessions, each on a specific theme, to provide each paper with sufficient time for presentation and to accommodate all of them within the overall time allocation. Seven countries from Asia, Australia, and Europe were represented in the events.

The presented papers offered great ideas as suggested by the abstracts and full papers sent to the committee, and the presentation sessions were chaired professionally and efficiently way by the session chairs who were carefully selected for their international standing in the themes. The number of speakers and participants, over 500, was also satisfying, showing the high level of international interest in the topics discussed.

Finally, our highest gratitude is addressed to our fellow members of the committee for their work in conducting the events so that people were encouraged to participate. Heaps of thanks also go to the session chairs for their support without which the conference could not have been successful as expected. We also acknowledge the authors who have contributed a lot with their articles, without which there would have been no conferences. We also acknowledge the very important contributions of all the proofreaders and lay outers in preparing the conference proceedings. The success of this conference series implies that the next conference event is waiting to held in Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta next year.

Nunik Sugesti