The 1st International Conference on Social Sciences Education (ICSSE) 2017 was held on 3-4 November 2017 at Rattan Inn Banjarmasin, Indonesia. This conference was held by the Social Sciences Education Major, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Lambung Mangkurat, Banjarmasin, Indonesia with the theme "Multicultural Transformation in Education, Social Sciences, and Wetland Environment". This theme was brought from the concept of diversity which is identified as the wealth of a nation. In fact, the diversity is sometimes also a threat of disintegration of the nation that must be wary of all elements of the nation. It indicates that it is not easy to maintain unity amidst cultural diversity, and it needs strategic efforts to deal with the various problems that arise in the life of the nation. All in all, this conference aims to 1) demonstrate various models of national-based education and learning through sharing of the research results and thought; 2) create a research plan that gives attention to the aspect of nationalism in educational praxis in all educational disciplines; 3) develop a critical, creative, innovative and productive thinking culture among lecturers in terms of building a national-based education; 4) enhance the academic atmosphere conducive to the development of shared culture and discussion; and 5) socialize the dissemination of creative ideas, innovative, and productive in learning innovation to various media and to policymakers.
This conference consists of two main agendas, namely a cross-disciplinary research workshop on social sciences and an international seminar as a forum of sharing, collaborating, and understanding. In this conference there are ..... submitted papers with 81 accepted papers for publication in the conference proceedings. These papers were reviewed by the content reviewers, language reviewers and finally to the template reviewers. In short, there were three reviewers who have reviewed the selected papers for publishing.
Based on careful consideration, the distinguished keynote speaker involved in this conference was Prof. Dr. Sutarto Hadi, M.Si., M.Sc. who is the Rector of Universitas Lambung Mangkurat and the distinguished invited speakers were Prof. Dr. Peter Carey from Trinity College Oxford, England, Dr. Tod Jones as the Senior Lecturer in the School of Cities and Urban Planning in the School of Built Environment Curtin University, Australia, Assoc Prof. Dr. Jalalludin Abdul Malek from Faculty of Education Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and Andi Suwirta, M. Hum. From Indonesian Education University. This 1st International Conference on Social Sciences Education in 2017 was attended by lecturers, teachers, students, education practitioners, NGOs, and other community organizations that concentrate on education.
Finally, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to extend our gratitude to everybody who has participated and supported this ICSSE 2017, among others Rector of Universitas Lambung Mangkurat, Dean of FKIP Universitas Lambung Mangkurat, the distinguished keynote speaker and invited speakers, the experts who are members of the advisory board, and all participants who have participated in this conference. Our appreciation goes to all committees who have worked hard for the success of this event since the preparation, the running of this conference, to the post activity. We do hope ICSSE can continue in the following year and become the regular agenda of the Social Sciences Education Major, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Lambung Mangkurat for the betterment of the social sciences education.