The European Conference on Education 2016
The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, United Kingdom
Wednesday, June 29 - Sunday, July 3, 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 1, 2016
Registration Deadline for Presenters: June 1, 2016
Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience the UK. Join a global academic community.
This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in education. As with IAFOR’s other events, ECE2016 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
The European Conference on Education 2016 (ECE2016) will be held alongside The European Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2016 (ECTC2016), and The European Conference on Language Learning 2016 (ECLL2016). Registration for any one of these conferences will allow attendees to attend sessions in the others.
ECE2016 Conference Theme: “Education and Social Justice: Democratising Education”
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 boarders of space, identity, culture and more, and to consider the ways in which education can develop (or hinder) social justice.
International Advisory Board
International Advisory Board – Education
Dr. Sarah Louisa Birchley – Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo, Japan
Professor Tien-Hui Chiang – National University of Tainan, Taiwan
Professor Dexter Da Silva – Keisen University, Japan
Professor Sue Jackson – Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Professor Sing Kong Lee – The National Institute of Education, Singapore
Professor Svetlana Ter Minasova – Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Professor Ka Ho Joshua Mok – The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
Dr. Bernard Montoneri – Tamkang University, Taiwan
Dr. Jo Mynard – Kanda University of International Studies, Japan
Professor Haruko Satoh – Osaka University, Japan
Professor Mary Stuart – Lincoln University, UK
International Advisory Board – Education & Technology
Professor Curtis Ho – The University of Hawai’i at Manoa, USA
Professor Barbara Lockee – Virginia Tech, USA
Dr. Robert Logie – Osaka Gakuin University, Japan
Professor Keith Miller – University of Missouri-St.Louis, USA
International Advisory Board – Language Learning
Dr. Christine Coombe – Dubai Men’s College, U.A.E.
Professor Steve Cornwell (Osaka Jogakuin University, Osaka, Japan)
Dr. Ebru Melek KOÇ – Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Dr. David McLoughlin – Meiji University, Japan
Professor Michiko Nakano – Waseda University, Japan
Professor Ted O’Neill – Gakushuin University, Japan
About IAFOR’s Education Conferences
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, transformation and social justice. 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 education for social justice continues into 2016 in the Asian, European, Middle Eastern and North American Conferences on Education.
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 has 5 annual education conferences, exploring common themes in different ways to develop a shared research agenda which develops interdisciplinary discussion, heightens intercultural awareness and promotes international exchange.
Why join an IAFOR conference?
IAFOR Publishing Opportunities
The IAFOR Journal of Education is an editorially independent journal. A small number of papers from the conference proceedings are selected by the journal editor. Articles may also be submitted directly by contacting the appropriate editor. These open access journals, which conform to the highest academic standards, reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organized thematically.
If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings published on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline.
THINK, 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, podcasts, film and photography.
As part of our Asian Conference on Film & Documentary (FilmAsia), each year IAFOR hosts the IAFOR Documentary Film Award & Festival (IDFA).
The quality of submissions to our competition and the power behind these documentaries has been extremely impressive. IDFA2015 featured some of our most interesting and compelling documentaries to date. The mission of the IDFA is to recognize and support these storytellers in their efforts to expose truths and bring attention to the world’s untold stories.
Registered Delegates are invited to attend these screenings at no additional charge.
The Greatest Gift
IAFOR Media Original Production
Directed by Shawn Mahler
In conjunction with HOPE International Development Agency, the IAFOR Media team travelled to Davao, Philippines to shoot an informational short documentary about the Pamulaan Center for Indigenous Peoples Education. We are very supportive of the work being done at Pamulaan and will be including screenings of The Greatest Gift at select conferences throughout the year.
IAFOR Education Conference Videos
IAFOR University & Institutional Partners
The International Academic Forum works with our partner institutions to encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research at this conference.
We work with senior administrators and professors to develop programs which are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. This global partnership alliance allows our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world’s foremost institutions of learning. Read more about our partners.