The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) in partnership with Waseda University (Japan), Birkbeck University of London (UK), The National Institute of Education (Singapore), The National University of Tainan (Taiwan), Lincoln University (UK), the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR), Auburn University (USA), and its global partners is proud to announce the Fifth Annual Asian Conference on Education (ACE), to be held from October 23 – 27 2013, in Osaka, Japan.
The Asian Conference on Education is an interdisciplinary international conference that invites academics and independent scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue, and offering the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education.
Since its inception in 2009, ACE has welcomed over 1500 academics and practitioners to its annual Osaka event, and this year we expect to welcome a further 500 attendees as ACE continues to grow.
We are also excited to develop the conference with the addition of the Asian Conference on Society, Education and Technology (ACSET 2013), which will be run in parallel to ACE.
Authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity of publishing their paper in the official conference proceedings, and a selection of papers will be considered for inclusion in the IAFOR Journal of Education or the planned IAFOR Journal of Technology, Education and Society. For more information about IAFOR journals, please click here.
Conference Theme: Learning and Teaching in Times of Change
The conference committee and program advisers for the Fifth Asian Conference on Education encourage submissions that consider learning and teaching, and other research disciplines connected to education, and have organized the following sub-themes and streams into which presentations will be arranged:
Learning and Teaching in Times of Change
- Challenges and transformations 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
- Contesting perspectives in learning and teaching
- Virtual spaces: digital technologies and communications
- Educational Change through Technology
(Inter)cultural communications & understanding: challenging and preserving cultural differences
- ‘Englishes’ and cultural communications
- Bi-cultural, bilingual and bi-national education
- Languages Education and Applied Linguistics (ESL/TESL/TEFL)
- Language Preservation
- Literacy, Language, Multiliteracies
Learning and teaching through changing educational structures
- Adult, Vocational, Distance, and Professional Learning
- Higher education
- Primary and secondary education
- Educational Vision, Policy, Leadership, Management and Administration
- Curriculum and Pedagogy
- Economics of Education
- Institutional Accreditation and Ranking
- International Schooling and Education
- Organizational Learning and Change
- Professional Concerns, Training and Development
- Special Education, Learning Difficulties, Disability
- Student Learning, Learner Experiences & Learner Diversity
- Student Affairs
Disciplines and interdisciplinarity
- Arts, Drama and Design
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Learning
- Music Education
- Technology in Learning
- Integrative Studies: Working beyond the disciplines
- Educational research and Development
ACE/ACSET 2013 Keynote Speaker
Professor Mary Stuart – Vice-Chancellor, University of Lincoln, UK
Professor Stuart joined the University of Lincoln as Vice Chancellor in November 2009. She is a Board member of Universities UK, a member of HEFCE’s Teaching Quality and Student Experience Strategic Committee and the Higher Education Public Information Steering Group as well as being Chair of the Universities Association of Lifelong Learning (UALL), Chair of Open Educational Resource (OER) Steering Group, Chair of Action on Access Advisory Committee and Deputy Chair of the University Alliance.
ACE/ACSET 2013 Conference Co-Chair & Featured Speaker
Professor Keith Miller – University of Illinois Springfield, USA
Keith W. Miller is the Schewe Professor of Liberal Arts and Science at the University of Illinois Springfield, where he is a member of the Computer Science Department, and an associate member of the Philosophy Department. Dr. Miller’s research interests are in software testing and in computer ethics, and he is currently the editor-in-chief of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. He was awarded the 2011 Joseph Weizenbaum Award by the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology. He is the principal investigator of a recent grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to study the effects of ethics education for computer science students.