2nd European Conference on Education (ECE) 2014 Brighton

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  • The Inter­na­tional Aca­d­e­mic Forum (IAFOR) in con­junc­tion with its global uni­ver­sity part­ners is proud to announce the Sec­ond Euro­pean Con­fer­ence on Edu­ca­tion, to be held on July 9 – 13, 2014 at the This­tle Hotel Brighton in the Brighton, United King­dom.

    Con­fer­ence Theme

    Trans­form­ing and Chang­ing Edu­ca­tion: Bor­der­lands of Becom­ing and Belong­ing

    In this con­fer­ence – one of a series of three held in 2014 on trans­form­ing and chang­ing edu­ca­tion – par­tic­i­pants are invited to explore the edu­ca­tional bor­der­lands of becom­ing and belong­ing, includ­ing bor­der­lands of geog­ra­phy, ‘dif­fer­ence’, cul­ture, edu­ca­tional dis­courses, poli­cies and prac­tices, and so on. Abstracts should explore and chal­lenge the ways in which edu­ca­tion can trans­form and change, and be trans­formed and changed, through the bor­der­lands of becom­ing and belong­ing, address­ing one or more of the sub-​themes below:


    • how con­structs of learner iden­ti­ties as ‘self’ and ‘other’ are nego­ti­ated through the bor­der­lands of becom­ing and belonging
    • how these con­structs shape senses of ‘learner’ and ‘non-​learner’ for mar­gin­alised individuals

    Con­struc­tions of knowledge

    • how under­stand­ings of ‘knowl­edge’ are con­structed for learn­ers and teach­ers through becom­ing and belonging
    • how hier­ar­chies of ‘knowl­edge’ are deter­mined and played out in edu­ca­tional borderlands

    Trans­for­ma­tive pedagogies

    • how trans­for­ma­tive ped­a­go­gies can be devel­oped and sus­tained within and through borderlands
    • how learn­ers and teach­ers can use edu­ca­tion to trans­form and change their under­stand­ings of and engage­ment with becom­ing and belonging

    The role of edu­ca­tional institutions

    • how edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tions endorse and/​or chal­lenge bina­ries belong­ing and unbelonging
    • how hid­den dif­fer­ences and inequal­i­ties are played out in edu­ca­tional bor­der­lands, and the ped­a­gog­i­cal chal­lenges this raises

    Con­fer­ence Streams

    All abstracts should clearly state how the pro­posal is related to the con­fer­ence theme of ECE, “Trans­form­ing and Chang­ing Edu­ca­tion: Bor­der­lands of Becom­ing and Belong­ing” and the sub-theme(s) which are being addressed. Pre­sen­ta­tions might draw on empir­i­cal research; develop the­o­ret­i­cal and con­cep­tual insights; and/​or engage with ped­a­gogy, expe­ri­en­tial and life­long learn­ing. IAFOR con­fer­ences aim to be multi-​, inter– and trans-​disciplinary and pre­sen­ters should not feel con­strained by dis­ci­pli­nary bar­ri­ers. Papers will be located in one or more of the fol­low­ing streams, and this should be indi­cated in the abstract:

    Learn­ing and teach­ing in times of transformation

    • Chal­lenges and trans­for­ma­tion in times of change
    • Equity, social jus­tice and social change
    • Edu­ca­tion and social and polit­i­cal movements
    • Edu­ca­tion, post-​colonialism and globalisation
    • Edu­ca­tion for sus­tain­able development
    • Con­tested per­spec­tives in learn­ing and teaching
    • Vir­tual spaces: dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies and communications
    • Edu­ca­tional change through technologies

    Chal­leng­ing, trans­form­ing and pre­serv­ing cul­tural differences

    • Eng­lishes’ and cul­tural communication
    • Bi-​cultural, bi-​lingual and bi-​national education
    • Lan­guages edu­ca­tion and applied lin­guis­tics (ESL/​TESL/​TEFL)
    • Lan­guage preservation
    • Lin­guis­tics
    • Lit­er­acy, lan­guages, multiliteracies

    Learn­ing and teach­ing through edu­ca­tional structures

    • Pri­mary and sec­ondary edu­ca­tion, Higher education
    • Adult and life­long learning
    • Tech­nol­ogy enhanced and dis­tance learning
    • Inter­na­tional School­ing and Education
    • Edu­ca­tional Vision, Pol­icy, Lead­er­ship, Man­age­ment and Administration
    • Cur­ricu­lum and Pedagogy
    • Eco­nom­ics of Education
    • Insti­tu­tional Accred­i­ta­tion and Ranking
    • Orga­ni­za­tional Learn­ing and Change
    • Pro­fes­sional Con­cerns, Train­ing and Development
    • Spe­cial Edu­ca­tion, Learn­ing Dif­fi­cul­ties, Disability
    • Stu­dent Learn­ing, Learner Expe­ri­ences and Learner Diversity
    • Stu­dent affairs

    Dis­ci­plines and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary approaches

    • Arts, drama, design and music
    • Edu­ca­tional research and development
    • Psy­chol­ogy and soci­ol­ogy of education
    • STEM (sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, engi­neer­ing and maths) learning
    • Tech­nol­ogy in learning
    • Work­ing through and beyond the disciplines

    Pub­lish­ing Opportunities

    Authors of Accepted Abstracts will have the oppor­tu­nity of pub­lish­ing their asso­ci­ated paper in the offi­cial con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings, and a selec­tion of papers will be con­sid­ered for inclu­sion in the inter­na­tion­ally reviewed IAFOR jour­nals asso­ci­ated with the con­fer­ence. For more infor­ma­tion about the IAFOR Jour­nal of Edu­ca­tion and other jour­nals, click here.

    Inter­na­tional, Inter­cul­tural, Interdisciplinary

    The Euro­pean Con­fer­ence on Edu­ca­tion is orga­nized as part of a month long series of aca­d­e­mic events in the UK orga­nized by IAFOR. Those attend­ing ECE will have the oppor­tu­nity of attend­ing sev­eral other con­fer­ences held in par­al­lel for no extra charge:

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