The IAFOR International Conference on Education 2016 – Hawaii
The Hawai‘i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A.
Friday, January 8 - Monday, January 11, 2016
Abstract Submission Deadline: November 1, 2015
Registration Deadline for Presenters: December 1, 2015
Hear the latest research. Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network. Experience Hawaii. Join a global academic community.
The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global university and institutional partners, is proud to announce the inaugural IAFOR International Conference on Education in Hawaii.
This international and interdisciplinary conference will act as a centre for academics, practitioners and professionals to discuss new research in education. IICEHawaii2016 will create opportunities for the internationalisation of higher education and sharing of expertise. We invite professionals from all corners of the world to develop policies, exchange ideas, and promote new partnerships with organisations and peers.
The inaugural IAFOR International Conference on Education 2016 – Hawaii will be held alongside the inaugural IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning 2016 – Hawaii and the inaugural IAFOR International Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2016 – Hawaii. Registration for either conference will allow attendees to attend sessions in all three conferences.
IICEHawaii2016 Theme: “Education and Social Justice: Learning and Teaching for Change”
In this conference – one of a series of five held in 2016 on education and social justice – participants are invited to explore and question the ways in which education can influence global trends and develop local solutions for social justice and diversity. Abstracts should address one or more of the streams below, identifying a relevant sub-theme:
- Challenging learning: individuals, groups, societies
- Challenging injustices in educational spaces
- Power and disempowerment: Structures and challenges for ‘self’ and ‘others’
- Managing education in and for diverse societies
- Literacy, power and empowerment
LEARNING AND TEACHING BEYOND BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES
– 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
CHALLENGING AND PRESERVING TRADITIONAL CULTURES
– ‘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
LEARNING, TEACHING AND EDUCATIONAL STRUCTURES
– 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
– Organisational learning and change
– Professional concerns, training and development
– Special education, learning difficulties, disability
– Student learning, learner experiences and learner diversity
About IAFOR’s Education Conferences
IAFOR promotes and facilitates new multifaceted approaches to one of the core issues of our time, namely globalisation 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 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.
Globalised 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 incontestable 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 five 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.
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IICE2016Hawaii Conference Chairs
Professor Sue Jackson
IICEHawaii2016 Conference Co-Chair
Pro-Vice-Master, Learning and Teaching,
Professor of Lifelong Learning and Gender,
Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Sue Jackson is Pro-Vice-Master (Vice-President) for Learning and Teaching, Professor of Lifelong Learning and Gender and Director of Birkbeck Institute for Lifelong Learning at Birkbeck University of London. She publishes widely in the field of gender and lifelong learning, with a particular focus on identities.
Sue’s recent publications include Innovations in Lifelong Learning: Critical Perspectives on Diversity, Participation and Vocational Learning (Routledge, 2011); Gendered Choices: Learning, Work, Identities in Lifelong Learning (Springer, 2011, with Irene Malcolm and Kate Thomas); and Lifelong Learning and Social Justice (NIACE, 2011).
Sue is also the Director of the IAFOR Education Research Institute.
Professor Barbara Lockee
IICEHawaii2016 Conference Co-Chair
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
Dr. Lockee is Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Virginia Tech., USA, where she is also Associate Director of the School of Education and Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach. She teaches courses in instructional design, message design, and distance education. Her research interests focus on instructional design issues related to technology-mediated learning. She has published more than 80 papers in academic journals, conferences and books, and has presented her scholarly work at over 90 national and international conferences.
Dr. Lockee is Immediate Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, an international professional organisation for educational technology researchers and practitioners. She earned her Ph.D. in 1996 from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology), M.A. in 1991 from Appalachian State University in Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Media), and B.A. in 1986 from Appalachian State University in Communication Arts.
IAFOR Publishing Opportunities
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 organised 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.
Eye Magazine is The International Academic Forum’s own in-house e-magazine publication. Through Eye magazine, we hope to enlighten you to various views and opinions of our contributors, many of whom have presented full research papers at our various conferences in Asia, Europe and North America.
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 programmess 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.