Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Asian Conference on Education 2017 (ACE2017)



Join us in Kobe this autumn for The Asian Conference on Education 2017 (ACE2017), October 19-22, 2017.

***ACE2017 at a glance

The Asian Conference on Education 2017 (ACE2017) will be held in the beautiful and culturally-rich city of Kobe, Japan.

Submit your abstract now to participate in this international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event.

**Location: Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan
**Dates: Friday, October 19 to Sunday, October 22, 2017
**Abstract Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017
**Early Bird Registration Deadline: July 6, 2017
**Enquiries: ace@iafor.org

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT:
iafor.org/ace2017-call-for-papers

Already had your abstract accepted? Register now:
iafor.org/ace2017-registration

To find out about registration packages, presentation options, conference events and more, please visit the conference website: ace.iafor.org

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***ACE2017 Conference Theme: "Educating for Change"

Why are we in teaching and learning if not to be able to help enrich the lives of our students? Educational institutions at all levels, and of all types, should continue to strive for social change in today's world. Beyond the apparent simplicity of our conference theme, however, there is great scope for wide-ranging responses to the question of just how we go about educating for change, by examining the inherent challenges and responsibilities faced by educators the world over.

Education, too frequently, is the victim of politics, and, worse, sometimes ideologies. Politicians and bureaucrats devise and implement policies to effect change that range from curriculum structure and goals to manipulating budgets on behalf of interest groups and their lobbyists. Questions relating to accountability, transparent governance and community relations are too frequently avoided.

Within the classroom itself, bridging the gap between policy, theory and practice, whether traditional or virtual, teachers and professors de facto become, at varying levels, agents for change. Beyond providing students with resources for study in given fields, they also support them by often being seen as acting not merely as mentors, but also as role models.

These issues are part of the global transformation affecting all human civilisation. How can we as teachers function effectively in a very uncertain environment? How do we help to equip our students with the intellectual and existential tools they require? How do we narrow the gap between theory and practice? How do we make decisions about curriculum and course context in the face of political pressure and social norms? What is the role of interdisciplinary studies in educating for change? And, at the macro level, how can we stimulate awareness of issues such as education assisting the promotion of social justice?

This conference, part of IAFOR's global conference series on education, in its broadest sense brings together teachers, researchers and distinguished professors from around the world to share their insights. The goal is to broaden awareness of different contexts in the pursuit of synergies and solutions. We look forward to your active participation in this vital field of future-oriented academic activity of The International Academic Forum.

In conjunction with our global partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2017.

– The ACE2017 Organising Committee (iafor.org/ACE2017-committee)

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***Past ACE Conferences

The ACE2016 conference, held on the theme of "Education and Social Justice: Educating for Equality Within and Across Borders", attracted more than 220 delegates from over 30 countries and offered a diverse variety of papers that encouraged interdisciplinary reflection and discussion. ACE2016 provided the many researchers, academics, scholars and practitioners who attended with an excellent opportunity for intellectual discovery and the development of collaborative links and connections.

As part of a Keynote Presentation, ACE2016 Keynote Speaker Professor Insung Jung of International Christian University, Japan, spoke on how MOOCs are being used by individual learners and university systems, and their impact on access, quality and cost in higher education. In a Featured Presentation entitled "Educating for the Future – How Undergraduate Research Can and Does Provide Opportunity for Students to Succeed", Professor Jose McClanahan from Creighton University, USA, addressed how faculty can include students in research, help dissipate some of the commonly held myths about undergraduate students in research, and discover the benefits of this work for faculty and students.

Programming for ACE2017 will be announced in the coming weeks and months.

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***IAFOR's Grants and Scholarships

For information about IAFOR's new grants and scholarships for PhD students and early career academics, please visit: iafor.org/ace2017-financial-support

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***IAFOR Publishing Opportunities

**Peer-reviewed journal: IAFOR Journal of Education

The IAFOR Journal of Education (joe.iafor.org) is an editorially independent journal associated with ACE2017. The editor of the journal will select the strongest papers from associated conference proceedings for consideration. This Open Access journal, which conforms to the highest academic standards, reflects the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences.

**Conference Proceedings

After having your abstract accepted and presenting your research at the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official Conference Proceedings. Our Conference Proceedings are Open Access research repositories, which act as permanent records of the research generated by IAFOR conferences. Further details are available here: iafor.org/ace2017-final-paper-submission

**THINK

THINK (think.iafor.org), The Academic Platform, is IAFOR's online magazine, publishing the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world's foremost academics, many of whom have presented at IAFOR conferences. Content is varied in both subject and form, with everything from in-depth articles to shorter opinion pieces, interviews, film and photography.

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***Join IAFOR at ACE2017 to:

– Present to a global audience
– Have your work published in the Conference Proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, Open Access journals
– Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing about the latest research in education
– Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
– Take part in interactive audience sessions
– Network with international colleagues

**Register now to take advantage of Early Bird Registration prices. Early Bird Registration is open until the end of July 6, 2017. Lunch is included in all conference registrations.

Please see the registration page for details: iafor.org/ace2017-registration

*If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer additional discounts in appreciation of your support. Please contact us at ace@iafor.org for details.

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***About IAFOR

To learn more about IAFOR, please visit iafor.org. For enquiries please contact ace@iafor.org.


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