Prof. Dr. Dede Rosyada, MA

 Assalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.

May peace and God’s Mercy and blessings be upon you all

Distinguish speakers and participants,

Let us first express our gratitude to God the Almighty for all His blessings which have enabled us to attend the 3rd ICEMS (International Conference on Education in Muslim Society). It is a real pleasure to welcome you all to Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN Syarif Hidayatullah) Jakarta. This year, the conference raises the issue of “Education in the 21st Century: Knowledge, Professionalism, and Values” is the theme, which I think very relevant to be discussed these days.

I am also pleased to learn that in its 60th anniversary, the Faculty of Educational Sciences (Fakultas Ilmu Tarbiyah dan Keguruan), is able to hold such an important event, especially knowing that this event is also supported by a number of our partner institutions. I really appreciate the involvement of the Faculty of Education of the Universiti Putra Malaysia and Centre for Islamic Thought and Education the University of South Australia. I am also thankful to the Embassy of Canada and the Embassy of France. I hope the partnership will continue to flourish in years to come.

Since its transformation from the State Institute of Islamic Studies in 2002, the University continues to nurture various academic activities and expand its partnership to various institutions. In the last couple of years, we enhance our academic activities to involve international partners. We also encourage and facilitate our colleague professors and lecturers to increase their national and international publication. This is important not only to make this University more heard and seen, but more importantly to improve its contribution to knowledge and societies around the world. There are certainly so many things need to be done to make this University more productive and more contributive, but what we see today, is an example of how our academics give their best efforts to improve the University’s achievement. I am absolutely thankful and pleased with this achievement.

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank distinguished speakers and participants from many different countries and institutions. Without your participation, this conference will not be as successful as it is today. And please allow me to  also to thank and congratulate The Faculty of Educational Sciences, especially the conference committee, that are able to gather scholars from different universities across countries and continents to come to this University, and create a big space to discuss a very important theme for our future generations.

I believe that all of you will take a lot of benefits from this conference, and I also believe that your contributions as speakers and participants will have an impact to the development of education in Muslim societies and societies of different faith and beliefs. I wish you to have an enjoyable and fruitful conference. Thank you.

Wassalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.





Prof. Dr. Arskal Salim GP, MA

 Assalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.

On behalf of the Institute for Research and Community Engagement (LP2M) UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, let me convey my warmest welcome to keynote and invited speakers, presenters and all participants of the 3rd International Conference of Education in Muslim Society (ICEMS). LP2M is very delighted to know that the 3rd ICEMS has attracted many scholars and educators from different parts of the world to come to attend this great event in Jakarta this year. This conference is one of the many conferences that UIN Jakarta is organizing in 2017. UIN Jakarta provides support for 12 (twelve) conferences to take place this year. All this is intended not only to boost UIN’s world wide networking but most importantly to encourage and promote UIN lecturers’ intellectual exposure at the international level. I am so grateful that the Faculty of Tarbiya and Educational Sciences is taking a part to achieve such objectives.

I personally expect that this conference would achieve more. It will not only bring experts and scholars into a forum where they can share and exchange their research findings and insights on education in Muslim society from various perspectives, but I do hope this conference can bridge a gap in communication between academia on the one hand and practitioners as well as public audience on the other. Above all, this conference would have been more successful if it could provide a space, during the conference or thereafter, where different scholars of education regardless of their backgrounds and affiliations can ​ initiate an academic program and closely engage in one way or another to produce knowledge in any kind of formats.  ​

Finally, let me thank all organizing committee members for their hard work to make this conference taking place. I really appreciate your invaluable time and energy devoted for this conference. And to all speakers and paper presenters: thank you and enjoy the conference.

Wassalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.





Prof. Dr. Ahmad Thib Raya, MA

Assalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.

Dear Conference Speakers and Participants,

The Faculty of Educational Sciences of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta is pleased to welcome you to the third International Conference on Education in Muslim Society (ICEMS). The conference aims to get together experts and practitioners of education from various countries to share knowledge and experiences based on their research and insightful experiences.

This year’s conference is very special because the Faculty as well as the University is celebrating its 60th anniversary. While it cannot be considered old for an institution, 60 years of existence gives a lot of experiences in managing teacher education. We continue to learn from experts and teachers, especially realizing that the 21st century is bringing a lot of challenges to teacher education. This is one of the reasons why this conference takes place.

We would like to thank our colleagues from Universiti of Putra Malaysia and the University of South Australia who have extended their collaborative endeavor to support this conference. We are looking forward to continue our partnership in managing the conference in the future as well as other initiatives.

We are also very grateful to receive support from the Embassy of Canada and the Embassy of France in Indonesia. The presence of experts from both countries enriches this year’s conference, and we believe that the delegates find very much knowledge and experience to learn and enjoy as much as we do.

We feel honored and blessed to welcome participants who come from different institutions and different countries. We hope you to enjoy this conference and your visit to this University.

We are thanking Allah the Almighty for this opportunity and we ask His blessings to make this conference a successful one. Thank you

Wassalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.






Maila Dinia Husni Rahiem, Ph.D.


Assalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.

Welcome to all the speakers, presenters, and participants of the 3rd International Conference on Education in Muslim Society (ICEMS).

We have invited sixteen prominent scholars; six from Indonesia, four from Australia, two from Malaysia, one from Canada, one from the UK, one from France, and one from the US to lead us through an exploration of the conference theme: “Education in the 21st Century: Knowledge, Professionalism and Values.”

Their abstracts are printed in the conference program books. We hope that you have had an opportunity to read them before their presentations, and so we look forward to a number of lively and interesting discussions that will be the focus of this year’s conference.

We also invited you, as conference participants, to write papers related to the theme. Subsequently, we received an amazing set of presentation proposals from all over the Asia Pacific and beyond—Indonesia, Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Qatar, Nigeria, Jordan, Iran, the UK, Canada, and the US.

From these efforts, we hope to produce a related set of papers for international publication by Atlantis Press, which are proposed to be indexed in Thompson Reuters; publication in journals, such as in Tarbiya-Journal of Education in Muslim Society, Arabiyat-Arabic Language and Literature Journal, Sosio Didaktika-Social Sciences Education Journal, Edusains—Science Education Journal, Dialektika—Indonesian Language and Literature Journal, IJEE-Indonesian Journal of English Education; as well as in national indexed conference proceedings.

This conference that is hosted by the Faculty of Educational Sciences—UIN Syarif Hidayatullah in partnership with the Faculty of Educational Studies—Universiti Putra Malaysia and Centre for Islamic Thought and Education—University of South Australia, is the beginning of so many opportunities to collaborate and work together with scholars concerning issues of education in Muslim Society. We look forward to engaging with all of you to produce a comprehensive and thoughtful set of work that can guide our endeavors in the years to come.

Thank you for all the committee and student volunteers that have worked very hard and passionately to help prepare this conference over the past year.

Wassalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.