Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Asian Conference on Education and International Development 2018


Dear Colleague,

The final submission deadline is approaching. We invite your participation in The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2018 (ACEID2018), so submit your abstract by January 10, 2018.

Every year, we strive to explore the nexus between educational policies, practices and theories, along with development of the global world towards sustainability and positive change. This year's conference theme is "Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change". Whether we are looking at how education has changed or will change, or how education has changed or will change us, we understand that change affects us all. As administrators, teacher educators, teachers, educational policy leaders, students or community members, we all come face-to-face with change, often on a daily basis.

We know that change is not only about test scores or proficiency going up; it is also about lasting change in one's life and life choices, and, looking beyond ourselves as individuals, in the larger society that we live in. Thus, we invite you to contribute to this 2018 conference on educating for positive change in our lives and in the world at large. At the conference, we hope to examine change in ways that are important to us as individuals, as well as the challenges, complexities and constraints of educating for change. Our goal is to offer wide-ranging conversations from a multitude of disciplines, including all areas of education, community development, the arts and business.

Please join us to help unpack how to educate for change, to share your research, to contribute to international development, and to engage in important conversations around social sustainability in an ever-changing world.

We hope to see you in Kobe, March 26–28, 2018.

Our best regards,

– The ACEID2018 Organising Committee

Professor Steve Cornwell, Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan
Dr Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Dr Rachel Lam, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Professor Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech, USA
Professor Ted O'Neill, Gakushuin University, Japan
Professor Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan

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***ACEID2018 Key Dates

**Venue: Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan
**Dates: Monday, March 26, 2018 to Wednesday, March 28, 2018
**Final Abstract Submission Deadline: January 10, 2018
**Final Registration Deadline: February 9, 2018
**Enquiries: aceid@iafor.org

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***Keynote and Featured Speakers: https://aceid.iafor.org/speakers/

IAFOR is proud and excited to announce the following speakers that will present in plenary and featured sessions. For more information on these speakers, please see the speakers page of the conference website.

Professor Joshua Mok, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Professor Geoff Beattie, Edge Hill University, UK
Dr Laura McGuire, Edge Hill University, UK
Dr Xu Di, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA
Professor Curtis Ho, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA

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***Call for Papers: aceid.iafor.org/call-for-papers

Conference Theme: Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change

The conference theme for ACEID is "Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change", and the organisers 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 across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

Abstracts should address one or more of the streams below, identifying a relevant sub-theme:

– Diversity in Global Contexts
– Education and Socio-Economic Development
– Education and Development: Local and Global/Domestic and International
– Education: Public & Private Partnerships
– Economics and Management of Education
– Literacy: Poverty and Sustainability

Submissions are organised into the following sub-themes:

Teaching & Learning
– Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
– Teaching Experiences, Pedagogy, Practice & Praxis
– Assessment Theories & Methodologies
– Curriculum Design & Development
– Adult, Lifelong & Distance Learning
– Education & Difference: Gifted Education, Special Education, Learning Difficulties & Disability
– Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary & Transdisciplinary Education

Educational Structures
– Educational Policy, Leadership, Management & Administration
– Educational Research, Development & Publishing
– Professional Training, Development & Concerns in Education
– Primary & Secondary Education
– Higher Education

Community & Society
– Education, Sustainability & Society: Social Justice, Development & Political Movements
– International Education

Language & Culture
– Language Development & Literacy
– Foreign Languages Education & Applied Linguistics (including ESL/TESL/TEFL)
– Challenging & Preserving: Culture, Inter/Multiculturalism & Language

Psychology, Mind & Brain
– Mind, Brain & Psychology: Human Emotional & Cognitive Development & Outcomes within Educational Contexts
– Counselling, Guidance & Adjustment in Education

Innovation & Technology
– Design, Implementation & Assessment of Innovative Technologies in Education
– Nurturing Creativity & Innovation: New, Innovative & Radical Education
– Knowledge Creation, Preservation & Access: Curation, Librarianship, Information & Archival Science

Submit your abstract: aceid.iafor.org/call-for-papers

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

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***IAFOR Publishing Opportunities

**Peer-Reviewed Journal: IAFOR Journal of Education

The IAFOR Journal of Education (ije.iafor.org) is an editorially independent journal associated with IAFOR's conferences on education. The editor of the journal will select the strongest papers from associated Conference Proceedings and open call 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 that act as permanent records of the research generated by IAFOR conferences. Further details are available here: aceid.iafor.org/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 full research papers to shorter opinion pieces, interviews and media-themed articles.

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***Join IAFOR at ACEID2018 to:

– Present to a global audience
– Have your work published in the Conference Proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, Open Access journals
– Hear about the latest interdisciplinary research in education and international development
– 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 Advance Registration prices. Advance Registration is open until the end of January 12, 2017. Lunch is included in all conference registrations.

Please see the registration page for details: aceid.iafor.org/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 aceid@iafor.org for details.

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***About IAFOR

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is a research organisation, conference organiser and publisher dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating intercultural awareness and promoting international exchange, principally through educational exchange and academic research.

To learn more about IAFOR, please visit iafor.org.

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