The European Conference on Education 2016

***The deadline to submit your abstract to The Fourth European Conference on Education (ECE2016) has been extended to May 1. Submit your abstract and join us in the beautiful seaside city of Brighton, UK.

Held alongside The Fourth European Conference on Language Learning, and the Fourth European Conference on Technology in the Classroom, at the Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront from June 29 - July 3, 2016, join us as we discuss this year's conference theme, "Education and Social Justice: Democratizing Education" along with ECE2016 conference chairs Professors Sue Jackson, Linda Morrice, Chairman Prof. Stuart D.B. Picken, invited speakers and more!

ECE2015 welcomed over 350 delegates from more than 40 different countries last year and we look forward to continuing this international event in 2016. To submit an abstract for presentation or participate as an audience member, please visit the website or contact us for more information.

Submit an abstract:
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Join IAFOR at ECE2016 to:

-Deliver your research findings to a global audience
-Have your work published in the conference proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open access IAFOR Journals
-Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research in Education, Lanaguage Learning, and Technology in the classroom
-Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
-Participate in interactive audience sessions
-Access international networking opportunities

*Discounts on registration fees are available for those able to pay registration fees early. Please see the registration page for details:

*If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer a 10 percent discount in appreciation of your support.

*See the full schedule of our conferences in Japan, Dubai, Hawaii, Barcelona and the UK at

Conference Theme

The conference theme for ECE2016 is "Education and Social Justice: Democratizing Education", 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 2016 on education and social justice – participants are invited to explore and question ways in which education can transcend boorders of space, identity, culture and more, and to consider the ways in which education can develop (or hinder) social justice. 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 in to the following thematic streams:

- Education: social justice and social change

- Education: social and political movements
- Education and post-colonialism
- Education for sustainable development
- Conflicting perspectives in learning and teaching
- Digital technologies and communications
- Educational change through technologies

- 'Englishes' in global communication
- Bi-cultural, bi-lingual and bi-national education
- Languages education and applied linguistics (ESL/TESL/TEFL)
- Linguistics and Pedagogy
- Multilingual societies
- Education for interdisciplinary thinking
- Education for intercultural communication
- Education for international exchange
- Challenges of new technologies

- Primary and secondary education
- Higher education
- Adult and lifelong learning
- Technology enhanced and distance learning
- International Schools and Educational goals
- Educational Policy, Leadership, Management and Administration
- Curriculum Research and Development
- Economic Management of Education
- Institutional Accreditation and Ranking
- Organizational Learning and Change
- Professional Concerns, Training and Development
- Special Education, Learning Difficulties, Disability
- Student Learning, Learner Experiences and Learner Diversity

IAFOR looks forward to welcoming you to Brighton, UK.

ECE/ECTC/ECLL 2016 will be part of a series of events taking place in Brighton, UK from June 29 - July 14. These events are international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary and will cover topics such as psychology, education, business, sustainability, literature, media and more.

Please visit the UK events page of the IAFOR website for details:

ECE2016 Conference Chairs and Featured Speakers

Dr Linda Morrice
ECE2016 Conference Chair
University of Sussex, UK
Panel Presentation: Challenging practices - Imagining spaces of empowerment and participation

Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele
ECLL2016 Keynote Speaker
Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Keynote Presentation: The non-linguistic benefits of language learning

Dr. Amy Azano
ECE2016 Keynote Speaker
Assistant Professor of Adolescent Literacy, School of Education, Virginia Tech
Leveraging Place and Moving Toward Glocalized Learning

Professor Sue Jackson
ECE2016 Conference Chair
Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Professor Barbara Lockee
IAFOR International Director of Programme: Technology, Education, Information and Society
Professor of Instructional Design and Technology. Associate Director of the School of Education. Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach, Virginia Tech, USA

Professor Steve Cornwell
IAFOR International Director of Programme: Language Learning
Osaka Women's University, Japan

Ken Wilson
ECLL2016 Keynote Speaker

IAFOR has a series of education events held in locations around the world. For information on these events, please visit the conference websites:

April 3-6 - Kobe, Japan
ACEID 2016 - The Asian Conference on Education & International Development

October 20-23 - Kobe, Japan
ACE 2016 - The Asian Conference on Education

January 5-7, 2017 Honolulu, USA
IICE Hawaii - The IAFOR International Conference on Education - Hawaii
Website coming soon. Please check and for updates!

About IAFOR and its events

IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics to our conferences each year, which range in size from around 100 to in excess of 500 attendees. They do so because of the supportive and nurturing research environment, because of the unique networking opportunities, and because of the strength of the organization's platform.

Our conferences are meticulously planned and programmed under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programs of the highest level, and are also quite unique in the way in which they are supported by some of the world's leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Monash University (Australia), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), the National Institute of Education (Singapore), and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR).

IAFOR's credibility has enabled it to become a genuine pioneer, and has grown to be the most respected and trusted organization encouraging international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study. The organization is a formative influence in providing new research avenues and visionary development solutions necessary in our rapidly emerging globalized world.

We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events, as we look forward to breaking new ground, together.

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