A Report on the Panel Presentations on Inclusive and Adaptive Education

The 8th European Conference on Education (ECE2020) was held online, but was attended by more than two hundred delegates from more than 40 countries, and reached many thousands more as plenary sessions were streamed online and shared on social media as part of IAFOR’s continued outreach in response to the pandemic.

Panels on inclusive and adaptive learning were among the highlights, and the following briefing report summarises these panels and outlines the main points raised by each speaker. It also synthesises the pertinent ideas, perspectives and questions emerging from the discussions. The purpose is to inspire prospective activities/projects and other outputs moving forward.

Thank you to Dr Carmina Untalan of the IAFOR Research Centre, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, who prepared the report.

The video recordings of these panels are provided below.


ECE2020 Plenary Presentations


Keynote Presentation
Creating a Motivating School: Considerations and Challenges
Woon Chia Liu, National Institute of Education, Singapore


Keynote Presentation
That’s NOT Online Learning!: The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning
Charles B. Hodges, Georgia Southern University, United States
Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech, United States



Keynote Presentation
The Future of People
Zachary Walker, University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom


Keynote Presentation
Flexible Learning in Uncertain Times: The HyFlex Model in Response to COVID-19
Brian Beatty, San Francisco State University, United States
Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech, United States (Moderator)



Keynote Presentation
Multi-Competence, Translanguaging and Multimodal Learning
Li Wei, University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom


Panel Presentation
The impact of COVID-19 on Children and Young People Across the Globe
Jake Anders, University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom
Jo Van Herwegen, University College London, United Kingdom
Andrea Samson, University of Fribourg & Swiss Distance University Institute
(Unidistance), Switzerland
Keri Wong, University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom



Panel Presentation
Inclusive Education: A Critical Dialogue on Marginalized Communities
Kwame Akyeampong, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Christine Callender, University College London, Institute of Education, United Kingdom
Tam Cane, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Tamsin Hinton-Smith, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Farish A. Noor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Moderator: Krisna Uk, Association of Asian Studies, USA


Panel Presentation
Embracing Difference? Adaptive Lifelong Learning
Thanassis Rikakis, Virginia Tech, United States
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan
Moderator: Anne Boddington, Kingston University, United Kingdom

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