Category: Education

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Communication, Technology and Transparency in Times of COVID

This presentation from ACCS/ACAS2020 compares and contrasts responses to the COVID-19 pandemic from several national contexts, and looks at questions of privacy and freedoms in the context of lockdowns, and the conflicting roles of technology to both free and constrain.

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Numeratives in Japanese: How speakers perceive things when they count

In this ACSS2020 Keynote Presentation, Dr Asako Iida will show the cognitive frameworks which are filtering the morphological application of numeratives in Japanese, and consider the cultural backgrounds affecting them.

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Embracing the Power of Difference as an Elementary Idea

“This presentation uses the context of post-experience management learning in a European Business School to illustrate some of the problems and pitfalls of difference, as well as the tremendous potential of an awareness of its true nature.”

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Making Communicative Teaching Viable through “Bottom-up” Task-based Assessment

This talk will introduce a new task-based assessment tool designed for the classroom. If successful, this has the potential to both inform and transform communicative language teaching in Asian contexts and beyond.

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From South East Asian Classrooms to the Middle of the North Pacific!

Speaking at ACEID2020, Lowell Sheppard talks about his planned voyage to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and announces the Pacific Solo Learning Project.

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Teaching Online through Podcasting

“The purpose of this workshop is to highlight the benefits of podcasting in higher education. Participants in this workshop will discover the benefits of podcasting. The ease of creating one’s own podcast will be demonstrated step by step.”

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Educating Children in Vulnerable Communities

“How do we ensure that all children are receiving the same level of quality education, especially in situations of vulnerable students?”

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WHO’s Role in Emergency 21st Century Challenges

In this ACEID2020 Keynote Presentation, Dr Ryoma Kayano from the World Health Organisation (WHO) Centre for Health Development in Kobe, Japan, will discuss the WHO’s role in emergency 21st century challenges.

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Publishing Snakes and Ladders: Navigating a Path to Publication

In this workshop, using the IAFOR Journal of Education as an example whilst also referring to journals more generally, you will be taken through a number of aspects of presenting your work for publication.

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Professor Mark Pegrum, The University of Western Australia

Beyond web 2.0: Designing authentic mobile learning for everyday contexts in Asia

In this Keynote, Professor Mark Pegrum illustrates the potential of mobile augmented reality (AR) language and literacy learning projects, with particular focus on recent gamified learning trails in Asia.

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Dr Charles Allen Brown, Hokkaido University, Japan

Is the untrained NS teacher worth even less than we thought?: NS teacher endorsement of folk beliefs in EFL education

In this presentation, Dr Charles Allen Brown discusses how his own multi-year ethnographic fieldwork examining ground-level practices of English education in Japan and Taiwan indicates that the untrained NS teacher may be even less valuable than is commonly assumed.

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Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA

Think Like a System, Act Like an Entrepreneur

“Most attempts at social change attempting shifts in people’s behaviours or attitudes fail. There are systematic reasons for this. A more effective strategy may combine two very different ways of thinking, the systemic and the opportunistic.”

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Technology in the Classroom Professor Curtis Ho Emerging Technology

Emerging Technology – The Learner Awakens

Professor Curtis Ho of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa explores how students use multiple tools, including gaming, robotics and virtual learning environments, for both formal and informal learning.

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Kotoba Miners James York, Tokyo Denki University, Computer Assisted Language Learning

Kotoba Miners – Gaming and Language Learning

James York discusses his Kotoba Miners project which brings together English-language and Japanese-language learners in a cooperative virtual language learning environment.

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Professor Christine Coombe ELT TESOL Arabia Dubai

Best Practice in ELT: 10 Traits of a Highly Effective Teacher

Dr Christine Coombe of Dubai Men’s College explores the 10 characteristics that she finds essential for success in the classroom and in educational institutions.

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Dr Richmond Stroupe JALT Learner Autonomy Language Learning

JALT, International Programs and Learner Autonomy

IAFOR International Director of Programme for Language Learning, Professor Steve Cornwell interviews Dr Richmond Stroupe about his work with JALT and Learner Autonomy.

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Tan Tarn How National University of Singapore

Public Policy, Interdisciplinarity and Arts-Activism

IAFOR President, Dr Joseph Haldane, discusses Public Policy, Interdisciplinarity and Arts-Activism with Tan Tarn How of the National University of Singapore.

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Paul Lowe Photographer London College of Communication

Learning Strategies in Practice-based Courses

Professor Steve Cornwell interviews IAFOR Keynote Speaker and award-winning photographer Dr Paul Lowe of the University of the Arts London.

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The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) Education Conferences

IAFOR, Conferences and Education

IAFOR International Directors of Programme Professor Sue Jackson of Birkbeck, University of London and Professor Barbara Lockee of Virginia Tech sit down for a conversation about IAFOR and education.

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Empowering Learners Dr Yvonne Masters

Empowering Learners and the Power of Words

In this follow-up interview to her Featured Presentation at The Asian Conference on Education 2015 (ACE2015) Dr Yvonne Masters sits down with ACE2015 Conference Chair, Professor Sue Jackson, to discuss learner empowerment.

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Executive Director Nobuo Sato Harvard Business School

The Changing Focus of MBA Programs in America: Leadership Education at Harvard Business School

Nobuo Sato, Executive Director of the HBS Japan Research Center in Tokyo, examines the changes taking place in HBS MBA leadership education over a 15 year period, and the shifting focus of MBA programs in the US.

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Equality in Education University of Brighton

Challenging Practices – Imagining Spaces of Empowerment and Participation

How can education contribute to greater equality, and how we can begin to imagine more democratic and empowering spaces in education?

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Technology in the Classroom Professor Curtis Ho

Content Creation and Technology in the Classroom

Professor Ted O’Neill sits down with Professor Curtis Ho of University of Hawai’i at Manoa to discuss technology in the classroom, open educational resources and content creation.

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Professor Mimi Bong Educational Psychology Motivational Beliefs

Context-Specific Motivational Beliefs: Determinants of Adolescent Learning & Self-Regulation

In this presentation, Professor Mimi Bong argues for the importance of context-specific motivational beliefs in the self-regulation and academic performance of adolescent learners.

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Professor Fergal Finnegan Maynooth University

Come build in the empty house: Reimagining Democracy and Education in a Time of Change

Dr Fergal Finnegan makes the case that technological change and new political and cultural formations have opened up the possibility of novel and empowering forms of reflexive action.

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IAFOR International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary

IAFOR – International, Intercultural, Interdisciplinary

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) brings together influential academics and decision-makers from around the globe who have one thing in common: a desire to make a difference.

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Professor Steve Cornwell Interdisciplinary Studies Osaka University

Teacher’s Challenges, Accomplishments & Recognition

How are teachers rewarded? What challenges do they face? Who are their role models? Professor Steve Cornwell discusses these issues at The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2014.

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The Flynn Effect New Education Paradigm David Passig

The Flynn Effect, Technology and the New Education Paradigm

Though the future may seem bleak, Professor David Passig remains optimistic and confident that human society will continue to evolve into something greater with the aid of future technologies.

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IAFOR Technology in the Classroom Professor Ted O'Neill

A Message from IAFOR Technology in the Classroom Conference Chair, Ted O’Neill

Professor Ted O’Neill explains how IAFOR’s conference programmes in technology and education encourage scholars and practitioners to reflect on both the positive and practical implementations of technology in teaching and research.

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A message from the IAFOR Board of Directors on the impact of COVID-19 on our activities.