6th Annual IAFOR Asian Conference on Education (ACE) 2014 Osaka

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  • 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), Vir­ginia Tech (USA), Auburn Uni­ver­sity (USA), and its global part­ners is proud to announce the Sixth Annual Asian Con­fer­ence on Edu­ca­tion, to be held on Octo­ber 28-​November 2, 2014, at the Rihga Royal Hotel and the adjoin­ing Osaka Inter­na­tional Con­fer­ence Cen­ter in Osaka, Japan.

    Trans­form­ing and Chang­ing Edu­ca­tion: Indi­vid­u­als, Com­mu­ni­ties, Soci­eties

    In this con­fer­ence – one of a series of three held in 2014 on trans­form­ing and chang­ing edu­ca­tion – par­tic­i­pants are invited to explore the ways in which edu­ca­tion can trans­form and change indi­vid­u­als, com­mu­ni­ties and soci­eties, and the ways in which indi­vid­u­als, com­mu­ni­ties and soci­eties can change edu­ca­tion poli­cies and practices.

    Abstracts should address one or more of the sub-​themes below:


    • how con­structs of learn­ers as ‘self’ and ‘other’ are nego­ti­ated around com­plex­i­ties of com­mu­ni­ties and societies
    • how these con­structs shape senses of ‘learner’ and ‘non-​learner’ for individuals ‘

    Con­struc­tions of knowledge

    • how under­stand­ings of ‘knowl­edge’ are con­structed for learn­ers and teach­ers through mul­ti­ple lev­els of meaning
    • how hier­ar­chies of ‘knowl­edge’ are deter­mined and played out in com­mu­ni­ties and societies

    Trans­for­ma­tive pedagogies

    • how trans­for­ma­tive ped­a­go­gies can be devel­oped and sustained
    • how learn­ers and teach­ers can use edu­ca­tion to trans­form and change them­selves, com­mu­ni­ties and/​or societies

    Role of edu­ca­tional institutions

    • how edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tions endorse and/​or chal­lenge bina­ries of self/​other
    • how hid­den dif­fer­ences and inequal­i­ties are played out in edu­ca­tion, and the ped­a­gog­i­cal chal­lenges this raises

    We hope and expect the 2014 con­fer­ence themes to inspire a num­ber of research avenues, and look for­ward to dis­cussing ideas, find­ings and syn­er­gies, in this Inter­na­tional Aca­d­e­mic Forum.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    All abstracts should clearly state how the pro­posal is related to the con­fer­ence theme of ACE, “Trans­form­ing and Chang­ing Edu­ca­tion: Indi­vid­u­als, Com­mu­ni­ties, Soci­eties” 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
    • Con­tested per­spec­tives in learn­ing and teaching
    • Equity, social jus­tice and social change
    • Edu­ca­tion and social and polit­i­cal movements
    • Edu­ca­tional change through technologies
    • Edu­ca­tion for sus­tain­able development
    • Edu­ca­tion, post-​colonialism and globalisation
    • Vir­tual spaces: dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies and communications

    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

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

    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.

    Inter­na­tional, Inter­cul­tural, Interdisciplinary

    The Sixth Asian Con­fer­ence on Edu­ca­tion will be held along­side the Sec­ond Annual Asian Con­fer­ence on Soci­ety, Edu­ca­tion and Tech­nol­ogy. Reg­is­trants for either con­fer­ence will allow atten­dees the option of attend­ing ses­sions in the other.

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