Recently, there have been many new challenges in social life with increasingly ideas that have the potential to destroy the world community. The ideas that then emerge in the form of exclusive values, religious radicalism, strong patriotism, and more social goals are centered on a community that ignores this heterogeneous and diverse world. Individual values, the emergence of intolerance, and are not exempt from the values of other communities as a result of ignoring the heterogeneity of the community, will disrupt the balance of people's lives. This change brought the world of education, including social science education, to face major challenges related to the preparation of graduates and the community.
Social Science Education plays a role in social changes to be ready to serve students of the millennial generation close to "civic competence" and facilitate students to have the ability to contribute in creating a cohesive society that is more harmonious and integrative. Through the International Conference on Social Science and Character Education (ICoSSCE), which takes the theme "The Future of Social Studies Education in the Rise of Conservatism, Populism, and Nationalism" is expected to be able to treat a little of the turmoil that is happening in this world.
ICoSSCE which was held on September 28, 2019 by presenting speakers from Australia, Malaysia, India and Indonesia including Prof. Dr. Zarina Othman (UKM, Malaysia), Dr. Nadirsyah Hosen (Monash University, Australia), Dr. Kunal Mehta (LR DAV College Jagraon, India), Dr. Balraj Singh Brar (Punjabi University, India), Nasution, Ph.D(UniversitasNegeri Surabaya, Indonesia), and Dr. Supardi (UniversitasNegeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia) presented scientific views related to social issues that were brought up in the seminar theme. The seminar was opened by UNY ViceRector for Planning and Cooperationand attended by 130 participants including students, lecturers, and practitioners with the Director of Graduate School UNY, Prof. Dr. Marsigit, M.A. as a Keynote Speaker. (ant; Tj.Lak)