4th Indonesia Research Day Panelist: Welmince Djulete

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Welmince Djulete is currently a PhD student in Flinders University. She is an awardee of Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) scholarship. She graduated from Nusa Cendana University in Kupang, NTT in 2009. Then, she taught English in Senior High School before continuing her education. In 2012, Welmince was a recipient of Australia Awards Scholarship. She studied Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) and graduated in 2013, with an outstanding academic achievement (in the top 15% within Flinders University), receiving a Letter of Commendation from the Flinders University Chancellor.

After completing her master degree, Welmince returned to her home town Kupang and taught in one of the university in NTT as visiting lecturer. Welmince was involved in several social causes reaching out to people from disadvantage areas and rural or remote communites. In Kupang, she taught English to children in the ex-refugee camp from East Timur and taught English to prisoners in Kupang Jail.

Welmince established a non-government organisation focusing on strengthening rural education; Sabu Morning Star Foundation. The vision of this NGO is to provide access and quality supports for education in rural areas in East Nusa Tenggara. Welmince believes that “Education is a powerful way to transform people and erase poverty”.

She is interested in rural education research, professional learning/development, English teaching and learning, and quality teaching. At the moment, she is researching on the topic of teachers’ professional learning in rural areas in Indonesia.

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