Friday, January 23, 2015

ACE2015 - The Seventh Asian Conference on Education

IAFOR invites you to join us in Kobe, Japan for the Seventh Asian Conference on Education. This international, intercultural and interdisciplinary event, welcomes participants from all over the world to discuss the challenges faced in education today.

Abstract Submission: http://iafor.org/cfp
Enquiries: ace@iafor.org
Web address: http://iafor.org/iafor/conferences/ace2015/
Sponsored by: IAFOR - The International Academic Forum

2015 Conference Theme: "Education, Power and Empowerment: Transcending Boundaries"

IAFOR promotes and facilitates new multifaceted approaches to one of the core issues of our time, namely globalization and its many forms of growth and expansion. Awareness of how it cuts across the world of education, and its subsequent impact on societies, institutions and individuals, is a driving force in educational policies and practices across the globe. IAFOR's Conferences on Education have these issues at their core. The conferences present those taking part with three unique dimensions of experience, encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating heightened intercultural awareness and they promoting international exchange. In short, IAFOR's Conferences on Education are about change and transformation. As IAFOR's previous education conferences have shown, education has the power to transform and change whilst it is also continuously transformed and changed. The theme of transforming and changing education continues into 2015.

Globalized education systems are becoming increasing socially, ethnically and culturally diverse. However, education is often defined through discourses embedded in Western paradigms as globalised education systems become increasingly determined by dominant knowledge economies. Policies, practices and ideologies of education help define and determine ways in which social justice is perceived and acted out. What counts as 'education' and as 'knowledge' can appear uncontestable but is in fact both contestable and partial. Discourses of learning and teaching regulate and normalise gendered and classed, racialised and ethnicised understandings of what learning is and who counts as a learner.

In many educational settings and contexts throughout the world, there remains an assumption that teachers are the possessors of knowledge which is to be imparted to students, and that this happens in neutral, impartial and objective ways. However, learning is about making meaning, and learners can experience the same teaching in very different ways. Students (as well as teachers) are part of complex social, cultural, political, ideological and personal circumstances, and current experiences of learning will depend in part on previous ones, as well as on age, gender, social class, culture, ethnicity, varying abilities and more.

IAFOR annual education conferences are held across the world, and explore common themes in different ways to develop a shared research agenda which develops interdisciplinary discussion, heightens intercultural awareness and promotes international exchange.

Streams:
Educating through borders of power
Transcending boundaries of 'self' and 'other'
Challenging and transcending learning spaces
Education and the boundaries of communication
Borderlands of being and becoming
We hope and expect the 2015 conference themes to inspire a number of research avenues, and look forward to discussing ideas, findings and synergies, in this International Academic Forum.

On behalf of IAFOR and the conference co-chairs, we hope to see you at ACE2015!

Professor Sue Jackson
IAFOR Interdisciplinary Program Director for Education

Professor Barbara Lockee
IAFOR International Director of Program for Technology, Education, Information and Society

Professor Michiko Nakano
ACE/ASCET2015 Conference Co-Chair

Professor Keith W. Miller
ACSET2015 Conference Co-Chair

Conference Theme: "Education, Power, and Empowerment: Transcending Boundaries"

The conference theme for ACE2015 is "Education, Power, and Empowerment: Transcending Boundaries", and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

In this conference - one of a series of five held in 2015 on education, power and empowerment - participants are invited to explore and question ways in which education can transcend boundaries of space, identity, culture and more, and to consider the ways in which power relations might hinder or enhance learning. Abstracts should address one or more of the streams below, identifying a relevant sub-theme:

Educating through borders of power
Transcending boundaries of 'self' and 'other'
Challenging and transcending learning spaces
Education and the boundaries of communication
Borderlands of being and becoming

Submissions are organized into the following thematic streams:

Learning and teaching beyond boundaries - education: social justice and social change
Learning and teaching beyond boundaries - education: social and political movements
Learning and teaching beyond boundaries - education and post-colonialism
Learning and teaching beyond boundaries - education for sustainable development
Learning and teaching beyond boundaries - conflicting perspectives in learning and teaching
Learning and teaching beyond boundaries - digital technologies and communications
Learning and teaching beyond boundaries - educational change through technologies?

Challenging and preserving traditional cultures - 'englishes' in global communication
Challenging and preserving traditional cultures - bi-cultural, bi-lingual and bi-national education
Challenging and preserving traditional cultures - languages education and applied linguistics (esl/tesl/tefl)
Challenging and preserving traditional cultures - linguistics and pedagogy
Challenging and preserving traditional cultures - multilingual societies
Challenging and preserving traditional cultures - education for interdisciplinary thinking
Challenging and preserving traditional cultures - education for intercultural communication
Challenging and preserving traditional cultures - education for international exchange
Challenging and preserving traditional cultures - challenges of new technologies

Learning, teaching and educational structures - primary and secondary education
Learning, teaching and educational structures - higher education
Learning, teaching and educational structures - adult and lifelong learning
Learning, teaching and educational structures - technology enhanced and distance learning
Learning, teaching and educational structures - international schools and educational goals
Learning, teaching and educational structures - educational policy, leadership, management and administration
Learning, teaching and educational structures - curriculum research and development
Learning, teaching and educational structures - economic management of education
Learning, teaching and educational structures - institutional accreditation and ranking
Learning, teaching and educational structures - organizational learning and change
Learning, teaching and educational structures - professional concerns, training and development
Learning, teaching and educational structures - special education, learning difficulties, disability
Learning, teaching and educational structures - student learning, learner experiences and learner diversity

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