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Sunday, September 21, 2014

10th Global Conference: Creative Engagements: Thinking With Children

10th Global Conference: Creative Engagements: Thinking With Children

Sunday 22nd March - Tuesday 24th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
This interdisciplinary and global research project seeks explore the concept of genuine 'engagement' in regard to areas such as learning, development and meaning making within the overarching framework of 'creativity'. Recognizing that these facets of 'creative engagement' and the ideals and ideas associated with children, childhood and learning are developing exponentially, this project is grounded in more than presenting research but making authentic inter-disciplinary connections during the course of the conference. Some of the broader areas of reference and connectivity in past projects have been, and continue to be historical and contemporary representations of childhood, the complex issues surrounding the notion and practices of creative engagement in the context of pedagogy and the curriculum, changing technologies and frequently instrumental institutional imperatives and changes. In a rapidly changing world this project will also seek to address the role of creativity in social interaction, with particular reference to children's development of life skills, autonomy and independence in an increasingly complex and demanding world.

Please note that the following are only suggested foci, and papers can be submitted on any area dealing with creativity and children. Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are invited, but not limited any of the following focus areas;

1. Brain Research and Creativity
- What does current brain/cognitive research tells us about childhood and creativity?
- How does current understanding of brain plasticity impact on other disciplines dealing with children and creativity engagements?

2. The Creative Environmental Space
- What spaces engender or inhibit creativity?
- What is the nature of the architecture of a creative space?
- From Theory to Practice: Case studies of creative spaces in action
- What will the creative spaces of the future look like?
- Children's views on creative spaces

3. The Creative 'Inner' Space
- What is the role of memory in creativity?
- How is the concept of creativity 'framed' in various disciplines?
- What are the origins of these forces and forms of thinking, and links to creative thinking?
- What is the relationship between creativity and divergent thinking?
- How are these developed and nurtured?
- How do various disciplines understand these forms of thought, and praxis?
- What are the similarities/differences in understanding between the related research disciplines?
- How can these be fostered in a world dominated by measurement, outcomes and benchmarks?
- Children's views on creativity.

4. Creativity, Engagement and Education?
- How do various disciplines define the concept of engagement?
- What is the nature of genuine learning, genuine engagement with learning and their relationship to creativity?
- What is creativity in theory and practice? What is creative education? Can creative engagement be taught?
- Engaging with, engagement for, and for whom?
- What does engagement mean for teachers, children and classroom practice?
- How does genuine engagement and creative learning relate to the architecture and physicality of the classroom environment?
- Creative engagement in the areas of planning, resourcing, organization, management and assessment.
- Good practice, classroom examples, and effective strategies for promoting creativity within and across curriculum subjects.

5. Creativity, Pedagogy and Curriculum
- Inter-disciplinary approaches to creative engagement in teaching and curricula.
- Historical and contemporary representations of childhood and adolescence: art, film and literature.
- The future role of text, the visual media as form of critical appraisal, developing creativity and children's engagement.
- Children, creativity and visual literacy.
- Traditional literacies and creativity: what are they and how do they fit in the visual age?
- Assessing Cziksentmihaly's work, and in particular, the notion of 'flow'; how this is understood by different disciplines.
- The role and nature multiple intelligences (re: Howard Gardner) in developing creativity.
- Are there more intelligences than Gardner's 7.5 – e.g. spiritual/existential intelligence, and how do these 'fit' with creativity?
- Pedagogy, curricular and extra-curricula approaches.
- Integrative case studies and examples of team based teaching.
- Creativity in a crowded curriculum.
- Education, entertainment or edutainment, and the 'fit' with creativity?
- Teachers, creativity and professional development.
- How to assess, analyze and describe creative practice?
- Institutions, education and designing systems to develop children's learning in the 21st century

6. Critical and Cultural Thinking and Children
- What is the optimal macro and micro-culture for developing creativity?
- What are the limits of cultural development for creativity?
- What are the enablers and inhibitors of creativity?
- What is critical thinking? Is it the same as critical literacy?
- What is the nature of engagement with critical thinking before school?
- Facilitating creativity: With what, who and when?
- What is the role of the 'significant other' in developing critical engagement at home and in school?
- What are the conditions that foster critical thinking at home and then in the school years?
- The rise of the far right Christian education movement and the effect on critical thinking and engagement.
- Types of critical thinking and their relationship to creativity.
- Cultural contexts of critical thinking.
- What are the links between self-esteem and creativity?
- What is the nature of, and links between teaching creatively and teaching for creativity?

7.Engagement, Skills and Life Issues
- Emotion and links to creativity.
- Engaging in intercultural and human development education with children.
- The role of parents in developing or fostering creativity and engagement with life and learning.
- Engaging in intercultural and human development education with children.
- The nature of school as an enabler or inhibitor of creativity or engagement with learning as a whole.
- The idea of moral, values and spiritual, education as creative experiences.
- The role of play (in all forms) and the concept of creativity.
- Children creatively engaging each other: communication and cooperation; problem solving; play and social issues - ethnicity, immigration etc.
- Creatively engaging the disabled.
- Exploring children's needs, wants, wishes, desires and hopes.
- The nature of natural learning theories.
- Developing antinomy and independence.
- Developing life skills, social issues and education for citizenship.

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers will also be considered on any related theme.

What to Send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 31st October 2014. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 23rd January 2015. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords.
E-mails should be entitled: CE10 Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). Please note that a Book of Abstracts is planned for the end of the year. We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs:
Phil Fitzsimmons and Edie Lanphar: phil.fitzsimmons@avondale.edu.au
Rob Fisher: ce10@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'At the Interface' series of research projects run by ID.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference must be in English and will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s). All publications from the conference will require editors, to be chosen from interested delegates from the conference.

Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation.

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/education/creative-engagements-thinking-with-children/call-for-papers/

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

8th Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

8th Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Saturday 14th March – Monday 16th March 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
Interculturalism stands at the interface between the individual, local groups, societies and cultures. These compete, conflict, co-exist and trigger reactions and responses on a number of levels including the social, the economic, the political and the personal. These are reinforced through language, the media, cultural events, social institutions and migration policies. Amidst all these dynamic and static forms of interaction, identities are built and consolidated.

The previous meeting of this project recognised that identity is not something which is fixed and predetermined but rather is continuously created and recreated from the day-to-day flow of living in communities. With mobility not simply a commonplace factor in society but continuing to rapidly expand, people are faced with challenges to and changes in their own identity as a result of encounters with new cultures, new ways of living and new ways of thinking. People find themselves forging and reforming their identities through integration, assimilation, disintegration, reintegration... and so the pattern continues.

A very important topic to be discussed in the 2015 conference is the use of interculturalism models in daily life. The previous conference, the one of March 2014, exhibits the need of discussions about how to create working platforms within varied professions such as medical professions: nurses, doctors etc. or social workers, teachers, local administrative and so on.

The 2015 conference will build on the work of previous meetings in this series and examine the meaning and parameters of Interculturalism, how it is studied and what it means. How can we talk meaningfully of interculturalism? What role does hybridity play in understanding the way cultures morph, adapt and become suited to their context?

The 2015 conference encourages people, not necessarily academics, working in multicultural environments, to describe their experiences in the field. The first interests would be theories of cultural sensibility and its practical aspects. The focus of the 2015 Interculturalism conference will be on meeting between cultures and identities:

-Cultural sensibility? What is it in practice?
-How does understanding of cultural signifiers assist in studying intercultrualism?
-Recent criticism of literature has emphasized the problematics of identity and meaning associated with globalisation; how so and why?
-What are the implications of processes adopted to consider the centre-periphery?
-How do the immersion, absorption and the intersection of cultures promote a better understanding of individual and group identities?
-Is "Transculturalism" possible in disputes over resource use?
-How can "Transculturalism" be taught more effectively to professional field workers, such asas nurses, teachers, aid workers, psychologists etc?
-What can one learn from and about significance of Cross Cultural Psychology and Interculturalism, as well as Autism and Interculturalism and cultural manifestations of identity, Citizenship and Diaspora?
-Are patterns of cognition governed by acculturalisation?
-Is intercultural experience therapeutic or problematic in respect of mental health?

Presentations will also be considered which deal with related themes.

What to Send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 31st October 2014. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 23rd January 2015. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract
E-mails should be titled: Interculturalism 8 Abstract Submission

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Joint Organising Chairs:
Efrat Tzadik: efrat@inter-disciplinary.net
Ram Vemuri and Rob Fisher: ic8@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the 'Diversity and Recognition' research projects, which in turn belong to the 'At the Interface' programmes of Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore discussions which are innovative and challenging. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference must be in English and will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s). All publications from the conference will require editors, to be chosen from interested delegates from the conference.

Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation.

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/diversity-recognition/interculturalism/call-for-papers/

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Opening for Economics and English Faculty

B M English School - A leading and reputed school/ PU College located at Ulsoor, Bangalore requires faculty to teach Economics and English at class 9 to 12 level.  Postgraduates or trained graduates may apply.  Mail to drsrajesh@yahoo.com or call 09844108895

BICE 2014 - Belgrade International Conference on Education

BICE 2014 is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives and others interested in the field of Education

Enquiries: vilic@tomorrowpeople.org
Web address: http://www.biceducation.org
Sponsored by: Tomorrow People Organization

Dear Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:

We are happy to announce BICE 2014, hosted by Tomorrow People Organization (www.tomorrowpeople.org)

This highly exciting and challenging international Conference is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others interested in Education.

More specifically, it targets:

Scholars: Share your research, learn some new approaches, hear about others' experiences and pass on your knowledge and experience.

Government officials and policy makers: Learn about the best practices, educational development strategies and educational systems around the world; network with other policy makers and NGOs working in the field of supporting educational development.

NGOs: Network with other international NGOs, possible donors and colleagues from around the world and share your achievements and strategies with others.

Graduate students: Meet your colleagues from around the world, make new friends, and improve your knowledge and communication skills.

Company representatives: This is a chance to improve your leadership skills, learn more about the importance of permanent education in achieving the high performances of your organization, meet your colleagues, exchange ideas and establish new connections and partnerships.

Others: Anyone who is interested in making some positive changes around them and gaining new knowledge, skills and friends and becoming more useful to their own communities.

Belgrade International Conference on Education will provide unlimited resources and opportunities to interact with prominent leaders in the field of education and greatly expand on your global network of scholars and professionals.

We welcome: ORAL, POSTER and VIRTUAL presentations. Early submissions are strongly encouraged due to limited space in the venue, as applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis - as long as space is available.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to: Adult Education, Arts Education, Anthropology and Education, Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Educational Systems and Policy, Educational Psychology, Environmental Education, Gender and Education, Guidance and Counseling, Health Education, Higher Education, History of Education, IT and Education, Language Education and Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Mathematics Education, Mentoring and Coaching, Multicultural Issues in Education, Philosophy of Education, Physical Education, Primary Education, Quality in Education, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Research and Development, Rural Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Sociology of Education, Special and Inclusive Education, Teacher Education, Values and Education, Vocational Education and Training, Other areas of Education.

Papers presented at the conference will be published in a dedicated ISBN publication of BICE 2014 Conference Proceedings.

We look forward to seeing you in Belgrade in October 2014, as one of our participants, coming from over 40 countries worldwide!

Sincerely,

BICE 2014 Organizing Committee
Email: vilic@tomorrowpeople.org

STEM CONFERENCE 2015

Cleveland / OH, United States of America
April 16 and 17, 2015
The mission of The STEM Conference is to provide a platform for educators and professionals working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math to share their latest research, experiences, and educational tools to strengthen K-12 STEM education.
The STEM Conference seeks to build a stronger foundation in science, technology, engineering, and math in US schools so teachers have the tools they need to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. The STEM subjects are linked to every aspect of modern society. Creating the right connections between schools, business, and community is the key to success for students. The STEM Conference 2015 tracks include:
- Adding Value to STEM Education through Public/Private Partnerships
- Bridging the Gender and Ethnic Divide in STEM Fields
- Enlarging the STEM Pipeline
- Measuring Success in STEM Education
- Knowing When to Use Technology in the Classroom
We are actively seeking research papers and presentations in these five, interdependent areas. We look forward to your stellar contributions to this exciting and growing conference: STEM Conference 2015.
Inquiries: STEMconference@conceptschools.org
Web Page: http://www.stemcon.net/
Partnered in 2014 by: Lindenwood University, Cleveland State University, Rockford University
Venue: Cleveland Convention Center / Grand Ballroom B
300 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113

Fwd: 1st Global Conference: Happiness

1st Global Conference: Happiness

Saturday 14th March âАУ Monday 16th March 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentations:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore one of the most basic and universal human desires: happiness. Aristotle spoke of happiness as the only phenomenon which is an end in itself. The nation of Bhutan has established a system that attempts to quantify happiness: the Gross National Happiness Index. Each culture and age interprets the nature of happiness differently, and every art form of every era finds different ways to express and capture it.

The conference will inquire into the place of happiness in our lives, its possible meanings, ways in which it is interpreted, promoted, articulated and shared.

This project seeks submissions that look at how our understanding of happiness reveals something about the nature of persons, the relationship between persons and their bodies, the relationship between persons and their communities, and/or the place of "spirit" in the lives of individuals.
Furthermore, we will explore how the concept of happiness is used in the fields of medicine, mental health and social welfare.

Submissions in the form of papers, presentations and pre-formed panels are invited on any of the following themes:

I. What is happiness?
-Defining "happiness." Is it an emotion? A neurological/biochemical response?
-Is happiness unique or exclusive to human beings?
-Non-human happiness
-Categories of happiness: Joy; euphoria; ecstasy; contentment; satisfaction

II. The origins of happiness
-Happiness as universal; as international; as national; as local; as particular
-Happiness and/as/in history
-The contexts and conditions of happiness
-Producing happiness

III. The meaning of happiness
-Happiness and meaning
-Happiness and language
-What is at stake when dealing with happiness?
-The "limits" of happiness
-The dangers of happiness

IV. Explaining happiness
-Happiness and explanation: can happiness really be explained?
-Theories of happiness: philosophical, anthropological, sociological, psychological, economic, physiological

V. Happiness and Practice
-Engendering happiness
-Practices causing and prolonging happiness
-Happiness, hope and optimism
-Meaning, happiness and action
-Happiness and self-efficacy
-Case studies

VI. Happiness and Religion/Spirituality
-Happiness from the perspective of religious traditions
-Happiness and sacred texts
-Portraits of happiness
-Happiness and "redemption"
-Happiness and atheism

VII. Happiness and Well-Being
-Happiness and physical wellness
-Happiness and mental health
-Happiness and healing
-Case studies

VIII. Representing happiness
-Happiness and representation
-Happiness in literature
-Happiness in the media
-Happiness in tv, film, theatre and radio
-Happiness and cyberculture

The topic of happiness provides a fertile ground for the intersection of theory and praxis from a variety of disciplines. As we explore the manifold aspects of this concept, we encourage participants to think outside the limits of their own discipline, to explore the implications for practice in the theories which they represent. Our intention is to unlock the ivory tower for the benefit of all, not merely the academy.

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals.

In order to support and encourage interdisciplinarity engagement, it is our intention to create the possibility of starting dialogues between the parallel events running during this conference. Delegates are welcome to attend up to two sessions in each of the concurrent conferences. We also propose to produce cross-over sessions between two and possibly all three groups âАУ and we welcome proposals which deal with the relationship between Hope and/or Interculturalism and/or Happiness.

What to Send:
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 31st October 2014. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 23rd January 2015. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word or RTF formats with the following information and in this order:

a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract f) up to 10 key words
E-mails should be entitled: HAPPI1 Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs:
Nancy Billias: nbillias@usj.edu
Rob Fisher:happiness1@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the Tranquility and Well-Being programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference must be in English and will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s). All publications from the conference will require editors, to be chosen from interested delegates from the conference.

Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation.

For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/probing-the-boundaries/tranquillity-studies/tranquillity-well-being/conferences-events/happiness/call-for-presentations/

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.


African Education and Development Conference 2014

African Education and Development Conference
9-11 November 2014
Bangkok, Thailand

AEDC 2014 is a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students and other interested in the topics related to education.

Enquiries: vilic@tomorrowpeople.org
Web address: http://www.aedconference.org
Sponsored by: Tomorrow People Organization

Dear Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:

We are happy to announce AEDC 2014, hosted by Tomorrow People Organization. This highly exciting and challenging international Conference is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others interested in Education.

More specifically, it targets:

Scholars: Share your research, learn some new approaches, hear about others' experiences and pass on your knowledge and experience.

Government officials and policy makers: Learn about the best practices, educational development strategies and educational systems around the world; network with other policy makers and NGOs working in the field of supporting educational development.

NGOs: Network with other international NGOs, possible donors and colleagues from around the world and share your achievements and strategies with others.

Graduate students: Meet your colleagues from around the world, make new friends, and improve your knowledge and communication skills.

Company representatives: This is a chance to improve your leadership skills, learn more about the importance of permanent education in achieving the high performances of your organization, meet your colleagues, exchange ideas and establish new connections and partnerships.

Others: Anyone who is interested in making some positive changes around them and gaining new knowledge, skills and friends and becoming more useful to their own communities.

African Education and Development Conference 2014 will provide unlimited resources and opportunities to interact with prominent leaders in the field of education and greatly expand on your global network of scholars and professionals.

We welcome: ORAL, POSTER and VIRTUAL presentations. Early submissions are strongly encouraged due to limited space in the venue, as applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis - as long as space is available.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to: Adult Education, Arts Education, Anthropology and Education, Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Educational Systems and Policy, Educational Psychology, Environmental Education, Gender and Education, Guidance and Counseling, Health Education, Higher Education, History of Education, IT and Education, Language Education and Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Mathematics Education, Mentoring and Coaching, Multicultural Issues in Education, Philosophy of Education, Physical Education, Primary Education, Quality in Education, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Research and Development, Rural Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Sociology of Education, Special and Inclusive Education, Teacher Education, Values and Education, Vocational Education and Training, Other areas of Education

Papers presented at the conference will be published in a dedicated ISBN publication of AEDC2014 Conference Proceedings.

We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok in November 2014, as one of our participants, coming from over 60 countries worldwide!

Sincerely,

AEDC 2014 Organizing Committee
Email: vilic@tomorrowpeople.org


Fwd: IICE2015 - The IAFOR International Conference on Education - Dubai

IICE2015 - The IAFOR International Conference on Education - Dubai
8th to 10th March 2015 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

IAFOR, in conjunction with its international partners, invites you to participate in this international, intercultural and interdisciplinary conference in Dubai, from March 8-10, 2015. Come join the discussion on the future of education.

Abstract Submission Deadline - November 1, 2014
Enquiries: iice@iafor.org
Web address: http://iice.iafor.org
Sponsored by: IAFOR - The International Academic Forum

IICE2015 Theme: "Education, Power and Empowerment: Developing Transnational Spaces"

In this conference âАУ one of a series of five held in 2015 on education, power and empowerment âАУ participants are invited to explore and question the transnational spaces of education and the power relations attached to them. This might include geographical spaces but is not limited to them. Abstracts should address one or more of the streams below, identifying a relevant sub-theme:

Transnational or international?: Developing new spaces of learning
Education, power and globalisation
Developing transnational spaces of education
Challenges of literacy and communication in transnational spaces
Education and transnational spaces: power and Disempowerment

http://iafor.org/iafor/iice2015-call-for-papers/

IICE2015 Conference Chairs and Featured Speakers

Professor Sue Jackson
IAFOR International Director of Programme: Education
Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Sue Jackson is Pro-Vice-Master (Vice-President) for Learning and Teaching, Professor of Lifelong Learning and Gender and Director of Birkbeck Institute for Lifelong Learning at Birkbeck University of London. She publishes widely in the field of gender and lifelong learning, with a particular focus on identities. Sue's recent publications include Innovations in Lifelong Learning: Critical Perspectives on Diversity, Participation and Vocational Learning (Routledge, 2011); Gendered Choices: Learning, Work, Identities in Lifelong Learning (Springer, 2011, with Irene Malcolm and Kate Thomas); and Lifelong Learning and Social Justice (NIACE, 2011). Sue is delighted and honoured that she has been involved with the Asian Conferences on Education since their inception: first as a featured speaker in 2009; then as co-Chair and keynote speaker in 2010; and co-Chair for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 conferences. Read Full Biography.

Professor Stuart Picken
Chairman of the IAFOR IAB

Stuart D. B. Picken is the founding chairman of the IAFOR International Advisory Board. The author of a dozen books and over 130 articles and papers, he is considered one of the foremost scholars on Japan, China, and Globalization in East Asia. As an academic, Professor Picken has devoted more than 30 years to scholarship in Japan, notably as a professor at the International Christian University in Tokyo, where he specialized in ethics and Japanese thought, and as International Adviser to the High Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine (Mie prefecture). He has also served as a consultant to various businesses, including Jun Ashida Ltd., Mitsui Mining and Smelting Corp., Kobe Steel, and Japan Air Lines. In November 2008, the Government of Japan awarded Professor Picken the Order of the Sacred Treasure for his pioneering research, and outstanding contribution to the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and the UK. The honour is normally reserved for Japanese citizens and is a mark of the utmost respect in which Professor Picken is held by the Japanese Government. Although now resident in Scotland, Professor Picken maintains his interests in Japan, as Chair of the Japan Society of Scotland, and through his work with IAFOR. A fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, he lives near Glasgow with his wife and two children.

Fwd: New academic opportunities from the UNCTAD Virtual Institute network

Dear Vi friends,

Vi Swiss affiliate member, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, invites Vi members to apply for its Winter Programme on the United Nations and Global Challenges 2015, scheduled for January 5-16, 2015.

Geared toward young professionals, MA-level or undergraduate students, the two-week programme explores the concepts and key issues of peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, North-South relations and the future of global governance.

Vi members benefit from a 10 percent discount off the CHF 2,800 tuition fees. To receive the discount, Vi affiliation must be specified in the application form (motivation letter and/or in the page "Indicate how you learned to know the Graduate Intitute's Winter Programme").

Applications must be submitted by November 15.

Best regards,

Susana Olivares
Virtual Institute
UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Division on Globalization and Development Strategies
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10 - Switzerland
Phone: +41 22 917 5823 Fax: +41-22 917 0050
Web: http://vi.unctad.org


INTCESS15 - 2nd International Conference On Education And Social Sciences

INTCESS15 - 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Istanbul, Turkey

2nd, 3rd and 4th February 2015.

Website: http://www.intcess15.org/
Enquiries: intcess15@hotmail.com

Organized by: OCERINT - International Organization Center of Academic Research

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:

You are invited to participate in INTCESS15 - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES that will be held in ISTANBUL, Turkey on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th February 2015.

INTCESS15 - 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES:

INTCESS15 is an multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary international conference that provides the ideal opportunity to bring together professors, researchers and high education students of different disciplines, discuss new issues, and discover the most recent researches in all fields of EDUCATION, SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES in a multicultural atmosphere.

AN INTERNATIONAL EVENT:

You will be able to share all your experiences with other experts in a truly international atmosphere. This conference will be held at international level. Plenty of participants more than 70 different countries all over the world are expected to attend.

THE CONFERENCE TOPICS:

include, but are not limited to:
all areas of Education; communication, accounting, finance, economics, management, business, marketing, education, sociology, psychology, political science, law and other areas of social sciences; also all areas of humanities including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, ethics, folklore studies, history, language studies, literature, methodological studies, music, philosophy, poetry, theater and others.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PAPERS:

- Abstract Submission Deadline: November 10th, 2014
- Final Paper Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2014
- Registration deadline for Authors: December 15th, 2014
- Conference Dates: 2nd, 3rd and 4th of February, 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey

PUBLICATION:

All the accepted papers are going to be published in the INTCESS15 Abstracts and Proceedings CD-ROM (e-book) with an ISBN number and will be given to the participants on the conference day. Participants also will be able to reach and download INTCESS15 Abstracts and Proceedings E-book from OCERINT's online e-library (http://www.ocerint.org/index.php/digital-library.
INTCESS15 Abstracts and Proceedings will also be included in Google Scholar and sent to be reviewed for their inclusion in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

VENUE:

Istanbul (Turkey) is one of the most impressive cities in the world: unique for its culture, historical and artistic richness, cultural and musical events of all kinds, lovely weather in winter and tasty gastronomy.
Istanbul is one of the world's great cities famous for its historical monuments and magnificent scenic beauties. It is the only city in the world which spreads over two continents: it lies at a point where Asia and Europe are separated by a narrow strait - the Bosphorus. Istanbul has a history of over 2,500 years, and ever since its establishment on this strategic junction of lands and seas, the city has been a crucial trade center.

We look forward to seeing you in Istanbul.

Sincerely,

INTCESS15 Organizing Committee

Conference website: http://www.intcess15.org/

Enquiries:

intcess15@hotmail.com
or
intoffice@ocerint.org


Thursday, September 18, 2014

2014 FALL GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION

2014 FALL GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE
November 14-15, 2014
Las Vegas, United States of America

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE REMINDER

Early Bird Discount is 100.00 USD if paid by October 15, 2014

Presenter Fee: 500.00 USD
Attendee Fee: 350.00 USD

- Submission of an abstract, topic of interest or proposal will be accepted for the purpose of registration.
- Time schedule to be determined later after all the papers have been received.
- 30 minute presentation per paper
- Approved and Peer Reviewed papers will be published in on-line proceedings.

Enquiries: conference@uofriverside.com
Web address:
http://www.uofriverside.com/conferences/global-education-conference/
Sponsored by: University of Riverside

TOPICS

Abstracts of research papers in 150-200 words are invited from academics, Administrators and Ph.D. scholars/Post Graduate students on contemporary issues in Leadership and Management befitting any of the conference tracks mentioned as under. Topics of interest for submissions include, but are not limited to:

- Academic Advising and Counseling
- Art Education
- Adult Education
- APD/Listening
- Acoustics in Education
- Environment Business
- Education Counselor
- Education Curriculum Research and Development
- Competitive Skills
- Continuing Education
- Distance Education
- Early Childhood
- Education
- Educational Administration
- Educational Foundations
- Educational Psychology
- Educational Technology
- Education Policy and Leadership
- Elementary Education
- E-Learning
- E-Manufacturing
- ESL/TESL
- E-Society
- Geographical Education
- Geographic information Systems
- Health Education
- Higher Education
- History
- Home Education
- Human Computer Interaction
- Human Resource Development
- Indigenous Education
- ICT Education
- Internet technologies
- Imaginative Education
- Kinesiology and Leisure Science
- K12
- Language Education
- Mathematics Education
- Mobile Applications
- Multi-Virtual Environment
- Music Education
- Pedagogy
- Physical Education (PE)
- Reading Education
- Writing Education
- Religion and Education Studies
- Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
- Rural Education
- Science Education
- Secondary Education
- Second life Educators
- Social Studies Education
- Special Education
- Student Affairs
- Teacher Education Technology in Education Cross-disciplinary areas of Education
- Ubiquitous Computing
- Virtual Reality
- Wireless applications
- Other Areas of Education

Enquiries: conference@uofriverside.com
Web address:
http://www.uofriverside.com/conferences/global-education-conference/
Sponsored by: University of Riverside

IICLL 2015 - The IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning

IICLL 2015 - The IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning
8th to 10th March 2015 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

IAFOR, in conjunction with its international partners, invites you to participate in this international, intercultural and interdisciplinary conference in Dubai. Come join the discussion on the future of language learning.

Abstract submission deadline: November 1, 2015 - Please submit your abstract through the online submission system found on the "Call for Papers" page of the website
Enquiries: iicll@iafor.org
Web address: http://iafor.org/iafor/conferences/iicll2015/
Sponsored by: IAFOR - The International Academic Forum

IICLL2015 Theme: "Indtegrated Practices: Creating Experiences to Enhance Learning"

Educators face continually shifting demands from all directions: students, administrators, and society. With some of these demands, teachers and learners may feel greater isolation and pressure. These trends may be seen in the disaggregation of the university or in frequent testing of discrete outcomes for analysis and accountability purposes. In the face of these developments, it is more important than ever to reflect on learning as experience, and to bring theory, research, and craft to bear on creating those experiences.

Dewey wrote that, "the central problem of education based on experience is to select the kind of present experiences that live fruitfully and creatively in future experiences". So, how does research in second language acquisition and teacher expertise tell us which experiences live on in communication? How do learning theories direct us to view the connections between experiences? And, how can application of technology both become normalized and create vivid experiences?

Finally, we need personal and professional integration. Coming together to share best practices in these twinned conferences is a chance to share and develop ways to better integrate our institutions, teachers, and most of all the experiences of the learners in a coherent practice of education.

IICLL2015 Conference Chairs

Professor Steve Cornwell
IICLL2015 Conference Co-Chair
IAFOR International Director of Programme: Language Learning
Osaka Women's University, Japan

Steve Cornwell is Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Osaka Jogakuin University, and also teaches in the online portion of the MATESOL Programme for the New School in New York. He helped write and design several of the New School courses and has been involved with the program since its inception. He is involved with the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) (an affiliate of IAFOR) severing on its National Board of Directors (Director of Programme); his duties involve working with a volunteer team of more than 50 to put on JALT's annual, international conference each fall. Most recently, since 2012 he has been the Committee Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University's Lifelong Learning Committee and is responsible for their evening extension Programme geared at alumni and community members. He is also the Vice-Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University's English Education Committee which is responsible for suggesting policy regarding English Education and also responsible for developing material for the integrated curriculum.

Professor Stuart D. B. Picken
IICLL2015 Conference Co-Chair
Order of the Sacred Treasure, M.A. (Hons), B.D., Ph.D. (Glasgow), F.R.A.S.
IAFOR International Advisory Board Chair

Stuart D. B. Picken is the founding chairman of the IAFOR International Advisory Board. The author of a dozen books and over 130 articles and papers, he is considered one of the foremost scholars on Japan, China, and Globalization in East Asia. As an academic, Professor Picken has devoted more than 30 years to scholarship in Japan, notably as a professor at the International Christian University in Tokyo, where he specialized in ethics and Japanese thought, and as International Adviser to the High Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine (Mie prefecture). He has also served as a consultant to various businesses, including Jun Ashida Ltd., Mitsui Mining and Smelting Corp., Kobe Steel, and Japan Air Lines.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

51st ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INDIAN ECONOMETRIC SOCIETY (TIES)

51st ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INDIAN ECONOMETRIC SOCIETY (TIES) 
ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
The 51st Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society is scheduled to be held at Punjabi University, Patiala, from 12th to 14th December, 2014. Profesor Prasanta K. Pattanaik, University of California, Riverside, U.S.A, is the Conference President.
The Society welcomes research papers that fal in the broader area of quantiative economics. Al those who are interested in submiting papers for the Conference should
send the softcopy of the ful paper and the abstract (30 words) to Dr K Shanmugan, Convener, Programme Commite (e-mail: treasurerties@gmail.com) and one copy to
Secretary at nrbmurthy@gmail.com. More information can be obtained at www.tiesindia.net. For acommodation and other local logistical details please contact Local Organizers Prof Inderjet Singh and Prof Lakhwinder Singh at pbites@gmail.com The last date for submision of papers is 1st November 2014. Communication about the acceptance of papers will be conveyed to the authors by the end of November 2014. Life Members are requested to communicate change of adres, if any, to the Secretary,
TIES, at he earliest.
Dr N R Bhanumurthy
Secretary, TIES

ISIS - MANILA INTERNATIONAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC CONFERENCE: Promoting Global Progress and Excellence in Academia

2014 ISIS/IAABR-MANILA International Multidisciplinary Academic Conferences

Theme: Promoting Global Progress and Excellence in Academia

Organized by Institute of Strategic and International Studies-ISIS And
International Academy for Advancement of Business Research-IAABR

Hosted by University of the East, Manila, The Philippines

Dates: NOVEMBER 5th-7th, 2014

Place: MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES
CENTURY PARK HOTEL (5-star)
Address: 599 P. Ocampo Street, Malate - MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES

The Conference Hotel is a 5-minute drive from the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Philippine International Convention Centre. Wi-Fi is free in public areas. Century Park Hotel is a short 5-minute walk from Vito Cruz LRT Station. Ninoy Aquino International Airport is only 4 miles away.

Deeply discounted rooms are still available at the Century Park Hotel for the ISIS/IAABR-Manila Conference Participants!

TWO CONFERENCES, ONE LOCATION! You are invited to join the International Conference of INSTITUTE OF STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES-ISIS and the International Conference of the INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR ADVANCEMENT OF BUSINESS RESEARCH-IAABR in MANILA. The conferences are on the same days, at the same venue, and ONE REGISTRATION FEE will allow you to ATTEND BOTH CONFERENCES and to have YOUR PAPER PUBLISHED in one of the double-blind peer-reviewed journals sponsoring the conferences!

The ISIS/IAABR ORLANDO Conferences offers the expected participants from around the World the popular ISIS 2 FOR 1 ADVANTAGE: 2 OPPORTUNITIES (an OPPORTUNITY to PUBLISH your accepted paper in one of ISIS peer-refereed publications plus an OPPORTUNITY to PRESENT the results of your work at an INTERNATIONAL FORUM) for 1 LOW FEE!!!

The Editors and Editorial Board Members of the ISIS/IAABR journals are truly distinguished faculty, who earned their Doctoral degrees from leading academic institutions, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and who are holders of numerous international awards, among which is the recognition as "The Most Outstanding World Researcher". All members of the ISIS/IABR Academic Boards represent recognized universities from all continents.

MANILA is the capital of the Philippines. Listed as a Global City by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network, it has its strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport making it the historical, cultural, political, economic and educational center of the Philippines. Dubbed "The Pearl of the Orient", Manila attracts over 1 million tourists each year. Major destinations include the walled city of Intramuros, museums such as the National Museum of the Philippines, and other tourist attractions including Ermita, Santa Cruz, Chinatown, and events such as the Feast of Black Nazarene, free performances in Rizal Park and events within the Cultural Center of the Philippines, located close to the Conference Hotel.

Journals Sponsoring 2014 ISIS/IAARB International Multidisciplinary Academic Conferences in MANILA:
- Journal of Strategic and International Studies
- Review of Strategic and International Studies
- Journal of Academy for Advancement of Business Research
- Review of Business and Economic Studies
- Review of Social Studies, Law, and Psychology

Papers related to all areas of Accounting, Banking, Business Ethics, Communication and Media, e-Business, e-Government, e-Learning, Ecology, Economics, Engineering, Environment and Life Sciences, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Gender Studies, Globalization, Human Resources, IT, Law and Legal Studies, Leadership, Logistics, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Security Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sustainable Development, and Women Studies are invited for the above international conferences, which is expected to be attended by authors from nearly all parts of the World. People without papers can also participate in these conferences, and they are invited to serve as session chairs or discussants, as well as informal contributors to the academic quality of this international event.

To submit your full paper or abstract for these conference, please email it as an attachment (acceptable formats are .doc and .docx;) to Conference@ISISWorld.org (Please put the words "MANILA CONFERENCE" in the Subject line of your message). All conference submissions will be double blind peer-refereed by members of the Conference Review Committee. Authors will be notified of the review outcome within 3-4 weeks after the arrival of their submissions.

FULL PAPERS submitted by OCTOBER 5TH, 2014 will be considered for publication in one of the double-blind, peer-refereed Journals Sponsoring 2014 ISIS/IAABR-Manila International Multidisciplinary Academic Conferences or the refereed Conference Proceedings with ISBN number. The authors of these articles will receive their publications in person while still attending the ISIS/IAABR conferences in Manila (one copy per a registered participant will be provided free of charge), as long as they satisfy all Editorial requirements or provide a clear explanation stating why (some of) these requirements can't be done.

Authors of ABSTRACTS submitted by OCTOBER 15TH, and which would meet the selection criteria of the Conference Review Committee, will be given the chance to present their work in progress at the ISIS/IAABR Conferences in Manila. These abstracts will be published in a separate section of the refereed Conference Proceedings. If the authors decide to complete their work in progress after the conferences in Manila, they could also submit their COMPLETED PAPERS by February 15th, 2015, in order to be considered for publication in a later issue of one of the double-blind, peer-refereed ISIS Journals (again subject to meeting all Editorial Requirements).

Authors, who could NOT travel to Manila for visa or other reasons, may PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY in the ISIS/IAABR conferences, and these authors will have the same publication opportunities, as the regular conference presenters.

Regular Registration Deadline: OCTOBER 15TH, 2014.

The regular registration fee is 295 EUR (the reduced registration fee for virtual participants via Skype is 275 EUR), and the regular registration fee includes: 1) the popular ISIS 2 FOR 1 ADVANTAGE: 2 OPPORTUNITIES (an OPPORTUNITY to PUBLISH your accepted paper in one of ISIS peer-refereed publications plus an OPPORTUNITY to PRESENT the results of your work at an INTERNATIONAL FORUM) for 1 LOW FEE; 2) one printed issue of the journal or Proceedings CD containing your paper; 3) an Official Certificate for International Conference participation; 4) the Conference Luncheon and Keynote Address; 5) Attending all Conference sessions 6) Attending all Social and Networking events; 7) Attending the Welcome Reception and Coffee Breaks; 8) Listing of your presentation in the program; 9) an Opportunity to meet, exchange ideas, and network with your international colleagues in a friendly environment and 10) Explore Manila, "The Pearl of the Orient"!

For any inquiries, please contact the Conference Organizing Committee via admin@ISISWorld.org or visit our Website www.ISISWorld.org.

Conference Chair: Prof. Dr. Ester Albano Garcia, President, University of the East, Manila, The Philippines
ISIS Global Office: Miami Beach, Florida 33139, USA

International Workshop on CGE and SAM_Brochure attached

Capacity Building and Training Workshop on Village Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) and Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Modelling: Application in Agricultural Research and Development Studies
November 3 – 10, 2014
Venue:  D.T. Lakdawala Hall
Gujarat Institute of Development Research
Ahmedabad
Organized by:
Rationale: 
Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) and Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models are very widely used for ex-ante and ex-post assessment of direct and indirect impacts of policy interventions, including its distributional implications, and impacts across social institutions. They help capture a wider set of economic impacts of the implementation of a specific policy reforms. The village SAM and CGE are used to understand the full range of impacts of policies and programmes. However, despite the importance of these models, there is an inadequate expertise in this area in developing countries. These tools are usually not included in the present syllabus of MS and Ph.D. programmes of most of the agricultural universities in India, and in other developing countries. Thus, many of the empirical analytical issues that demand the application of SAM and CGE remain unanswered.  
2. Who should attend the course? 
Young scholars with PhD and/or equivalent degree in applied economics, development economics, and agricultural economics are eligible to apply. Junior and young-career faculty and researchers from India and other South Asian countries like Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan are especially encouraged to apply for this course. 
3. Training Fee

Foreign participants: US$ 125; Indian participants: INR 7500. 

GIDR will reimburse a maximum of US$ 400 (including round-trip travel, Visa cost, Health insurance and Local travel) to selected foreign students coming from South Asian Countries. The Indian students will be reimbursed IIIrd AC train ticket for the shortest route. GIDR will arrange for hotel accommodaton and food expenses of the selected participants during the training programme. 
4. How to Apply? 
Interested researchers may send a concept note and CV to Ms. Sheela (email id sheela@gidr.ac.in) and mark a copy to Mr. Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati (email id: chandrasekharbahinipati@gmail.com). 

Important Dates and Information: 
Date of training Workshop: November 3-10, 2014.

Last date for receiving application at GIDR: September 30, 2014.

Communication to selected candidates: October 3, 2014.

Venue: Lakdawala Hall, Gujarat Institute of Development Research,  Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

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