PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Day 1 - 17th November2024

08:50 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration Desk

09:00 AM - 09:05 AM

National anthem of Turkey

09:05 AM - 09:10 AM

National Anthem of India

09:10 AM - 09:20 AM

Welcome speech by Moderator

09:20 AM - 09:30 AM

Welcome speech by Special Guest of Honor

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Speech by Keynote Speaker

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Speech by Keynote Speaker

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Speech by Keynote Speaker

11:00 AM - 11:10 AM

Photographic Session

11:10 AM - 11:20 AM

Refreshment Break

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

Speech by Session Speaker -
Prof. Dr. Judilynn Solidum

University of the Philippines
Philippines.

11:40 AM - 12:30 PM

Technical Session I

12: 30 PM - 01:30 PM

Lunch break

01:30 PM - 01:50 PM

Speech by Session Speaker

Assistant Professor (Senior Grade)
Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences
India.

01:50 PM - 03:00 PM

Technical Session II

03:00 PM - 03:10 PM

Refreshment Break

03:10 PM - 03:20 PM

Valedictory

03:20 PM - 03:30 PM

Vote of Thanks

Day 2 - 18th November2024

09:00 AM - 09:10 AM

Welcome Speech by Moderator

09:10 AM - 09:20 AM

Welcome speech by

09:20 AM - 09:50 AM

Speech by Exclusive Event Speaker

09:50 AM - 10:20 AM

Speech by Session Speaker

10:20 AM - 11:40 AM

Technical Session 1 A
Technical Session 1 B

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Rauf Ridzuan

Senior Lecturer
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Malaysia

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Lunch Break

01:00 PM - 01:20 PM

Speech by Keynote Speaker
Assoc Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Aslam

UNITAR International University Malaysia.

01:20 PM - 01:40 PM

Speech by Session Speaker

01:20 PM - 03:00 PM

Technical Session II A
Technical Session II B

03:00 PM - 03:20 PM

Speech by Session Speaker

03:20 PM - 05:00 PM

Technical Session III A
Technical Session III B

05:00 PM - 05:10 PM

Valedictory

05:10 PM - 05:20 PM

Vote of Thanks

Technical Session

Paper Title :Interreligious Engagement through TikTok Video Comments: A Case Study on the Habib Jafar Podcast

Ningsih Sepniar Lumban Toruan

University/Organization: Center for Religious and Cross Cultural Studies Gadjah Mada University
Technical session 1
Abstract :

Habib Jafar, an Islamic podcaster, is inviting figures from various religious backgrounds to address religious issues. The podcast has garnered remarkable attention from TikTok users. In this digital age, social media platforms like TikTok are becoming increasingly immersive and are used as a space to discuss about aspects of religions. However, creating a public sphere for interreligious engagement presents challenges. This research aims to explore how interreligious engagement unfolds among TikTok users who comment on Habib Jafar’s podcast and engage in discussion related to the podcast’s topic. Data were collected from comments on selected TikTok video (VT) reposting Habib Jafar’s podcast. These videos were chosen based on topics that stimulated free discussion and debate among commenters. The research methodology is grounded in virtual ethnography for data analysis. The findings reveal that interreligious engagement among TikTok users emerges from the podcast and the reposting content, leading to virality and inviting user participation. This engagement is characterized by users' courage to express opinions, pose questions—even sensitive ones—and create a space for discussing religious issues that may be hesitant or taboo to be addressed offline

Paper Title :Women Activists Movement in Waste Management Program: A Lived Religion Study

Eri Susilowati

University/Organization: Gadjah Mada University
Technical session 2:
Abstract :

The roles of women are usually invisible in public space. However, women closely related with garbage due to their activities cleaning the house, kitchen and other routines. Yet, the awareness has not been ingrained in the mindset of Indonesian women. This situation is different with women in Kali Code Community, they actively engage in public through waste management program. This study examined what motives influenced women's movement in the program and to what extend it impacted the environment. This paper used qualitative research with observation in Kali Code area in Gondolayu. The village residents are vulnerable to natural disasters because they reside along the riverbank of Kali Code, which flows under the Merapi mountain, an active volcano in Indonesia. This research used in-depth interviews with key informants such as the leader and women activist. By using lived religion approached, an ethnographic framework that helps in understanding religion practiced in everyday life. The findings indicate that the women participation in the community reflect the application of religious understanding in their everyday life through waste management. Their understanding about human-waste drives personal desire to actively engage and create sustainable waste management programs. This also representing interconnected relationship between religion, humans, and nature.

Paper Title :Examining employee social intrapreneurial behaviour (ESIB) in Kuwait: Pilot Study

Ardita Malaj

University/Organization:Istanbul Technical University
Technical session 3
Abstract :

Organizations worldwide, particularly in Kuwait, are concerned with implementing a progressive workplace culture and fostering social innovation behaviours. The main aim of this research is to examine and establish a thorough comprehension of the relationship between an inventive organizational culture, employee intrapreneurial behaviour, authentic leadership, employee job satisfaction, and employee job commitment in the manufacturing sector of Kuwait, which is a developed economy. Literature reviews analyse the core concepts and their related areas by scrutinizing their definitions, dimensions, and importance to uncover any deficiencies in existing research. The examination of relevant research uncovered major gaps in understanding. This study examines the reliability and validity of a newly developed questionnaire designed to identify the appropriate applications for a large-scale investigation. A preliminary investigation was carried out, determining a sample size of 36 respondents selected randomly from a pool of 223 samples. SPSS was utilized to calculate the percentages of the demographic characteristics for the participants, assess the credibility of the measurements, evaluate the internal consistency, validate all agreements, and determine Pearson's correlation. The study's results indicated that the majority of participants were male (66.7%), aged between 35 and 44 (38.9%), and possessed a bachelor's degree (58.3%). Approximately 94.4% of the participants were employed full- time. 72.2% of the participants are employed in the electrical, computer, and ICT sector, whilst 8.3% work in the metal industry. Out of all the departments, the human resource department had the highest level of engagement, making up 13.9% of the total. Most participants (36.1%) possessed intermediate or advanced levels of experience, whilst 21% were classified as entry-level. Furthermore, 8.3% of individuals were categorized as first- level management, 22.2% were categorized as middle management, and 16.7% were categorized as executive or senior management. Around 19.4% of the participants have over a decade of professional experience. The Pearson's correlation coefficient for all 5 components varies between 0.4009 to 0.7183. The results indicate that all elements of the questionnaire were effectively verified, with a Cronbach alpha factor predominantly exceeding 0.6, which is the criterion commonly accepted by researchers. Therefore, the work on the larger scope of testing and analysis could continue.

Keywords:

pilot study; ESIB; innovative organizational culture; Kuwait; validation

Paper Title :Predicting Success in Academic Writing
Technical session 4:
Abstract :

Writing is a fundamental skill for the academic success of first-year undergraduate students in English-medium institutions. Learners for whom the script and structure of their first language (Arabic) differ notably from those of English may find writing quite challenging. Thus, the ability to quickly and efficiently identify at-risk students at the time of enrollment in writing-intensive courses is critical to academic success. The present study examined whether vocabulary knowledge (as measured by the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test, PPVT) or reading scores (as measured by the reading- comprehension section of the TOEFL) could predict second-language learners’ performance in writing-intensive courses of the general education curriculum. Freshmen’s abilities to identify factual information as well as to infer information while reading accounted for a greater portion of the variance in course grades (38% and 27%, respectively) than did vocabulary knowledge as indexed by the raw scores of the PPVT (18%). These findings highlight the dependency of writing on reading skills. Furthermore, they indicate that the ability to identify factual information in a reading passage can be an efficient tool for identifying students who are likely to experience difficulties in writing at the university level.

Paper Title :Take a Load off: How Cognitive Load Relates to Phonological Fluency of Novel Sounds in EFL Learners
Technical session 5:
Abstract :

Take a Load off: How Cognitive Load Relates to Phonological Fluency of Novel Sounds in EFL Learners Arifi Waked, Reem Ahmad, Minnah Yassin, & Maura Pilotti Learning a foreign language not only requires the acquisition of a new set of phonological and lexical items. Foreign language learners must also inhibit the retrieval of items in their native language. Thus, retrieval of words with novel phonemes creates a heavy cognitive load on the working memory (WM) of English as a foreign language (EFL) learners. Our study investigated inhibitory control, phonemic fluency, and WM capacity in EFL learners. Participants were 71 native Arabic speakers enrolled in an English-medium university. Phonological fluency was tested using a phoneme found in both English and Arabic as the control condition (/f/), whereas a phoneme found in English but not Arabic was used as the test condition (/p/). Results showed significant relationships between phonological fluency of the novel consonant /p/ and measures of both WM capacity and inhibition. Findings suggest that greater cognitive load may be associated with the retrieval of words beginning with a novel phoneme. Thus, EFL learners may benefit from instruction targeting phonological awareness of novel phonemes to reduce the cognitive load in foreign language processing.